Rep. Suder (R-ALEC) and Wolf Kill Bill Proponents Cannot Get Their Lies Straight

11 Sep

An interesting article appeared today in the The Isthmus newspaper out of Madison, WI. The article talks about the wolf kill bill and the controversy surrounding who really wrote the bill. The DNR refuses to talk about any “consultation” they gave the “authors” of the bill and Rep. Scott Suder (R-ALEC) now claims that he wrote the bill:

“State Rep. Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford), the bill’s lead Assembly sponsor, emphatically denies that hunters called the shots. He says he wrote the bill himself, with input from the DNR, legislative support staff, and “all kinds of groups.”

“DNR spokesman Bill Cosh says agency staff reviewed and helped tweak the bill, but declines to offer details or say whether it supported the bill’s controversial provisions, like night hunting or dog use: “We do not discuss our confidential conversations with legislators.”

Really Suder? Then how do you explain this testimony from bear hounders before the Senate:

“Four representatives from the Bear Hunters Association testified in favor of the bill. A few times they came close to admitting that they wrote it. Bob Welch, lobbyist for the Bear Hunters and other extreme blood sport organizations said, “We believe the stars are aligned at this time and the process was done right this time to get the bill passed. We hired the best lawyer in D.C., the former head of US Fish & Wildlife, to defend delisting. We support the hunting techniques in the bill because hunting wolves is difficult. Without those tools you aren’t going to be able to harvest wolves.”

“Scott Meyer, a member of the Bear Hunters Association and lobbyist for United Sportsman, went even further. He said, “”Seven attorneys were involved with drafting this bill to make sure it didn’t put delisting in jeopardy. The bill is not liberal enough, but unfortunately, these are the cards we’ve been dealt. The idea that we’re going to extirpate the wolves is ludicrous.”

Uh, oh. It looks like Suder is being called out for yet another lie. The Isthmus article offers hints that the current lawsuit may only be the beginning and it looks like the entire process of this bill is going to be called into question. This is the first time the cozy relationship between the extremist hunting groups, the DNR, and legislators is being called into question. Then we have the bear hounder, Scott Meyer, basically hinting that hounders are not going to follow the injunction:

“Scott Meyer, a lobbyist for United Sportsmen of Wisconsin, which supported the bill, says that hunting groups were consulted during the drafting process but that “hunters don’t write bills.” He acknowledges that other U.S. states with newly minted wolf-hunting bills do not allow dogs, but says they are routinely used for this purpose in Canada. And he argues that the DNR cannot legally enforce a ban on dogs, because the statute allows their use.”

“Does that mean hunters might disregard rules that would keep dogs out? “I’m not going to speculate,” Meyer says.”

These thugs are so arrogant that they feel they do not have to follow an explicit court order. Apparently this guy missed his civics lessons in school, because in the real world a court order overrules any statute. Canada also allows thousands of newborn baby seals to be clubbed to death. I suppose that is next on the United Sportsmen of Wisconsin’s agenda. Maybe they will import and raise harp seals just so they can club them to death just as they raise and release non-native pheasants to blow away. These people are out of control and it is long past time that the decent members of the hunting community call out and ostracize these sadists. The overreach of this bill and those behind it is finally coming to light and it is blowing up in their faces. This is very good news for all of us who care about wildlife. For the first time ethical hunters and living wildlife advocates are on the same page on an issue. I may not agree with hunting, but it is a good thing that both sides are at least starting to stand up to the extremists.

Here is the excellent article from the Isthmus:

Wisconsin wolf hunting bill fares badly in court 


Posted by on September 11, 2012 in Hunting, Trapping, Wisconsin Insanity, Wolves


11 responses to “Rep. Suder (R-ALEC) and Wolf Kill Bill Proponents Cannot Get Their Lies Straight

  1. gannonned

    September 11, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    They can move to Canada if they want. I’d like my state and my country back from these guys anyway. It’s time reason and moral action prevailed a bit.

    • rali74

      September 11, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      The arrogance of these people is just astounding. The have the DNR wrapped around their fingers and they know it. They really believe that the judge has no authority to stop their sadism. This is the same line George Meyer keeps parroting. More and more people across the country are becoming aware of how brutal Wisconsin really is toward wildlife and these idiots are too smug to see it. They are only making our state look horrible and they don’t care. Just look at all of their whining since the injunction came out. Do they really think anyone other than their fellow sadists really care about how “inconvenienced” they are by not being able to participate in legal animal fighting. This whole thing shines a light on hounding in general. Why do these thugs need to use dogs against bears, bobcats, coyotes, wolves, and turkeys? Just wait they will propose using dogs to go after deer soon.

    • Maureen

      September 12, 2012 at 12:29 am

      Please, no! We don’t want them up here either!

      • gannonned

        September 12, 2012 at 7:39 am

        Right, sorry Maureen.

  2. Bobette Traul

    September 11, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Just wait until they start hunting Sandhill cranes. I can hear the screaming now. Your dogs can’t chase deer. It’s against the law. Give ’em enough rope and maybe they will hang themselves. rali- how are the plans for Bob Fest going?

  3. Bobette Traul

    September 12, 2012 at 12:59 am

    By screaming, I mean crane lovers. Canada has some very serious wolf issues in connection with the tar sands mess. That pipeline may go through the US but the oil will go to China. Poor Mother Earth. One of these days, she will loose it.

  4. Suzanne Dunham

    September 12, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Thank you for everything you do for wildlife and for keeping us updated. Hope to be able to stop by at Bobfest. Again thank you for all you do.

  5. Bobette Traul

    September 13, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Pleased to do so Suzanne. Waiting for a friend to call- if she goes, I’ll have a ride. Otherwise if I can meet some one in Oregon I’d be happy to chip in for the gas.

  6. Bobette Traul

    September 13, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I must have been half asleep when I wrote last becauses I don’t think Suzanne was speaking to me. Sorry about that. If it wasn’t for rali we would be in the dark. Hope to see you at Bobfest.

  7. gannonned

    September 14, 2012 at 9:10 am

    You guys may have heard this before, but it always gets a smile out of me. I heard it on the way to work the other day. This is a Youtube link.

  8. Bobette Traul

    September 15, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Love it. Will save. Thankx.


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