Not only is the big bad wolf responsible for the “decimation” of the 1.4 million plus Wisconsin deer herd, hundreds of phantom “missing” calves, livestock, stalking kids at bus stops, hurting jobs, and killing “pets”, according to Wisconsin Assembly Representative Erik Severson (R-WMC) they are also a threat to CROPS. That’s right. They are a threat to CROPS. If you need anymore evidence about how out of touch these wolf hating legislators are read the response sent below to a site reader:
Thank you for contacting me with your concerns about the wolf hunt. This legislation was introduced and passed into law on bipartisan votes in response to the federal government’s removal of the wolf from the endangered species list. As a cosponsor and supporter of this legislation, I believe that a managed wolf hunt is important to protect Wisconsin landowners’ livestock, pets, and crops. It allows the State of Wisconsin to manage the wolf population, which has grown exponentially in recent years. The wolf hunt is managed similarly to the bear hunt, and it limits the number of hunting permits issues.
Contrary to popular belief, it did not create an open season on wolves. This legislation allows for the issuance of depredation permits that allows farmers and property owners to protect their pets and livestock. In 2010, over 30 incidents occurred with pets and hunting animals resulting in more than $200,000 in wolf depredation reimbursements. By managing the wolf population in Wisconsin, we can limit the number of incidents and protect citizens from the financial burden these predators are causing.
Again, thank you for contacting me with your concerns about the wolf hunt.
28th Assembly District
Room 221 North, State Capitol
P.O. Box 8953
Madison, WI 53708
Keep voting these people in Wisconsin. Maybe they will one day be as successful at “job creation” as they are with wildlife destruction. At least they are keeping those “crops” safe from the big bad wolf. Right, Severson?