Earlier today I received this email:
Coming to you again with even more shocking news. Today at 12:09 pm I was arrested for peacefully protesting the killing of wolves and other animals at the state capitol. I was cited with “obstruction” and “protesting with out a permit. This is what the advocates are up against. I am a frequent commenter on the blog Howling For Justice as but my alias is. I wish for an entry to be written about how anti-wolf people will shut down and intimidate advocates with arrest and fines. A challenge must be made.
This is apparently how the right wing in this country interprets the First Amendment. So we now need a “permit” to protest our own government in Walker’s Wisconsin. I wonder if the same rules would apply to Walker supporters or hunting groups? I doubt it. To the arrested protester: please take these citations to court and tell anyone who will listen.
In other news the Humane Society of the United States have FINALLY decided to challenge the delisting of wolves in the Great Lakes. I along with other devoted wildlife advocates pleaded with them to take action immediately after Rep. Scott Suder (R-ALEC) introduced his bear hounder written legislation and nothing happened. Now the very day that Wisconsin begins the wolf slaughter the HSUS finally sent notice to Cowboy Ken Salazar and his anti-wolf, Fish and Wildlife Service, that they intend to sue if the Great Lakes wolves are not placed back on the Endangered Species List in 60 days. It is about time. The states have proven that they cannot “manage” the gray wolf without turning it into a slaughter-fest. The arrogance of Suder, George Meyer and their bear hounder enablers are enough of a reason for the wolves to be returned to the list. While we would have been against any wolf killing, the mere fact that dogs, bait, electronic calls, night hunting, and traps were pushed by Suder and his allies shows that this state is incapable of “managing” this species. Little is also mentioned about the items that were struck from the wolf kill bill where Suder wanted to allow road shooting and unlimited private property wolf killing without a permit. Minnesota is not much better because they rammed through legislation just as Wisconsin did and also ignored the voice of wildlife advocates in favor or extremist hunting groups.
It is refreshing to see people finally waking up, but what took so long? The sadists must be called out and never allowed to influence wildlife decisions again. Please keep up the pressure and support the HSUS in their lawsuit and continue to support the lawsuit to stop wolf hounding.