Not content being able to kill just about any species that walks, flies, or swims in Wisconsin, now the “kill everything state” has a new target: woodchucks. Instead of that “laser focus” on jobs that the Legislature wants us to believe they have, they keep coming up with more and more killing proposals each week. From this article:
Rep. Andre Jacque (R-De Pere) is putting the finishing touches on a bill that would remove woodchucks from Wisconsin’s protected species list and allow people to kill an unlimited number of woodchucks during a season that would run nearly year-round. Jacque said woodchucks don’t serve protected status because they’re abundant and a nuisance.
“There really isn’t a good justification for why woodchucks are on the protected list,” Jacque said. “(The season) is more to control a nuisance. I can imagine they can certainly do some damage.”
What a genius. What’s next Wisconsin? A robin hunting season? A bluejay hunting season? How long before hounders will be allowed to run their dogs against woodchucks? And it is not only Republicans that are behind this idiocy:
Jacque hasn’t formally introduced the bill, but he already has bipartisan support. Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, a Democrat who lives on a farm in Alma, has signed on as a co-sponsor.
“We have a lot of problems with woodchucks that are very fat and eat a lot of our grain,” Vinehout said. “I look out my bedroom window every morning and see those guys running around. They’re very fat and very happy. This (bill) would allow the neighbor boy to come over and shoot them and solve a small problem on the farm.”
This rocket scientist also voted for the wolf kill bill. I have no faith left in this state. The idiots in the legislature on both sides of the aisle keep coming up with more and more insane ideas to kill, kill, kill. It never stops. The best quote in the article comes from the director of Wisconsin’s Sierra Club Chapter, Shahla Werner:
“Why can’t these trigger-happy folks shoot targets or cans like I did when I was little?” Warner wrote in an email to The Associated Press. “How are you going to explain to a second-grader in Sun Prairie why we shot Jimmy the Groundhog??”
Considering that citizens in this state get off on blowing away the state symbol of peace, the mourning dove, it shouldn’t come as a shock to expect them to take mercy on groundhogs. What have we become as a state? For that matter what have we become as a species?
Good job Wisconsin! Keep showing the rest of the country that we really are the most brutal and sadistic state in the country. Be proud!