A candlelight memorial is planned to honor the 117 wolves that were killed in this year’s Wisconsin wolf hunt.
The memorial will take place from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. in front of the State Natural Resources Building, 101 South Webster Street in Madison on Friday, January 11.
The Wisconsin wolf hunt took place October 15 and ended on December 23 when the last wolf was killed. 62 of the wolves were killed in traps, with the remainder by hunters using firearms.
“The killing of our wolves has affected me deeply and I know that I am not alone in wanting to honor the 117 wolves who were killed in the Wisconsin hunt this year,” said Deanna Devaul organizer of the memorial. “It is our intention to symbolize the wolves lives and deaths at this memorial.”
Devaul has received support for this vigil from Madison-based Alliance for Animals and Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic, who will assist in organizing the event.
The memorial will include candles, the ringing of bells, and a poem for the wolves. “We hope to get the attention of those who work inside the State Natural Resources Building to let them know that we disapprove of the Wisconsin wolf hunt,” said Devaul, “but more than that we want to honor the wolves who lost their lives to this unnecessary hunt.”
Deanna Devaul is has been an active member of Alliance for Animals and is a supporter of Wisconsin Wildlife Ethic. More information can be found at the Wolf Memorial Facebook page.
More information to come.