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Wolf Haters, Homophobes, Racists, and “Freedom of Speech”

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When news broke over the past couple of days about the homophobic comments from one of the bearded fake “sportsmen” of A&E Network’s Duck Dynasty the hateful, racist, homophobic, and anti-wolf internet sites went crazy with support for his disgusting comments. This is what the bearded, animal exploiting, redneck “hero,” Phil Robertson, had to say:

“It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anus. That’s just me. I’m just thinking: There’s more there! She’s got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I’m saying? But hey, sin: It’s not logical, my man. It’s just not logical.”

It gets even worse:

“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

Even more astounding is that in the world of “The Beard” racism didn’t exist “pre-entitlement” and “pre-welfare.”

“I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field…. They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!… pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”

This man is a “hero” among many on the right wing in America. That says it all. Among those that jumped to the defense of “The Beard” were those at the anti-wolf Facebook page, “Wisconsin Wolf Hunting.” Among all of the exploitative pictures of trapped, shot, hounded wolves, and a picture of a truck with dead coyotes “stacked like cord wood” there are posts supporting “The Beard’ and bemoaning him being “persecuted” for his “free speech” and for ” for being a Christian.”

The person that runs the anti-wolf hate site and is always flaunting that he bans those that disagree with his sick and twisted posts with his “ban hammer,” is whining about ‘The Beard” having his “Freedom of Speech” rights violated.

Wisconsin Wolf Hunting: The only bigotry in this thread is by some people who only want freedom of speech when it suits their agenda . Oh that is spelled Bigot , not biggot.
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Funny that is exactly what this person practices every day when he uses his “ban hammer” on pro-wolf people. This is what drives me nuts about hypocrites like this. They go and quote the Constitution and are too self important to understand what it really means. Freedom of Speech under the Constitution applies to GOVERNMENT limitations on it. The government is nowhere in this thing. The Beard made his homophobic comments to a privately owned magazine and A&E, a PRIVATELY owned company, suspended him from his sadistic exploitation show. Just like they cancelled that mulleted freak and convicted murderer, “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” when he made racist comments a few years back. A&E is a PRIVATELY OWNED company that is part of the whole corporate world that these right wing “bloggers” get their propaganda from and now they complain about them. Ironic, isn’t it?

Wisconsin Wolf Hunting: Our current American society: “you have to let everyone express their beliefs and respect them. unless they’re a Christian.” True Story!!!!!!!!!
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Really? He can express his views anywhere and any time he wants. But every action has a reaction. I am so tired of this “persecution” complex by people like this guy. If you say something stupid you WILL get called out on it no matter what religion or whatever you are. Does this guy take “Freedom of Speech” and differing opinions from pro-wolf people into account when he uses his “ban hammer?” Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion apparently only apply if you agree with them or are a Christian on the Wisconsin Wolf Hunting site. Just ask anyone that posted pro-wolf comments on that site. The GOVERNMENT cannot limit or block your freedom of speech in public or private, but PRIVATE entities like Facebook, WordPress, and A&E networks CAN and DO have the ability to hold people responsible for hateful, bigoted,and reckless comments. I do and will continue to block hateful, bigoted, racist,and anti-wildlife comments on MY blog because I, just like A&E Networks, are NOT the government. But you don’t see me throwing up the “Freedom of Speech” banner when my comments or views are criticized or deleted.

A&E is just as guilty here. You create a show that caters to the lowest common denominator in our society and what kind of people do you think it will attract? The Beard is a “hero” to these people just as draft-dodger/poacher Ted Nugent is. Good riddance to bad trash and I hope that wolf hate pages go along with it. Maybe A&E and their other exploitation channels will rid themselves of their hate filled wildlife snuff programming as well. I am not holding my breath.

The funniest comment of this whole situation is below. (Warning: Graphic Language)

 

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2013 in Hounding, Hunting, Trapping, Wisconsin Insanity, Wolves

 

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Images From the Blood Sport Capital of the United States

Be proud Wisconsin. This is what is the result of legalized dog fighting/sadism in our woods. Of course the DNR claims that these wolves have “no injuries” from the dogs. You decide.

DNR large carnivore specialist Dave MacFarland says as far as he knows, hunters are following the law. “To our knowledge, there have not been injuries to the dogs or to the wolves from the dogs.”

MacFarland says the successful wolf hunters don’t have to register their kills with a warden until January 5. He says wardens could give hunters a ticket if dog bites or scratches help kill the wolf, but local law enforcement would take the lead if hunters let the dogs and wolves fight.

So hounders get a month to register their wolf kills? Strange. Why do deer hunters have to register right away? Hmmmm.

Images shown under the Fair Use Doctrine:

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Hounder slime

 

Welcome to Wisconsin! The Blood Sport Capital of the United States and the ONLY state that allows this. Be proud!

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2013 in Hounding, Hunting, Trapping, Wisconsin Insanity, Wolves

 

Hypocrisy: Thy Name is Wisconsin

Joel "Ribeye" Kleefisch

Joel “Ribeye” Kleefisch

Page #23 of Scott Walker’s Book, “Unintimidated, A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge”

“As conservatives, we believe that as many decisions as possible should be pushed down to the local level. This is not only a matter of efficiency, it is fundamental to our freedoms.”

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

hy·poc·ri·sy

noun \hi-ˈpä-krə-sē also hī-\ the behavior of people who do things that they tell other people not to do : behavior that does not agree with what someone claims to believe or feel

According to the quote above from Governor General Walker’s fable book he believes that decisions should be made at the “local level” to protect our “freedoms.” If that is the case then why did Walker just sign into law a bill that takes away all local government control when it comes to bow hunting within city limits?

A bill signed Thursday by Gov. Scott Walker will allow bow hunting within city limits.
Hunters would have to be at least 100 yards from any building when hunting within city limits.Rhinelander Alderperson Alex Young says the law will erase Rhinelander’s city hunt ordinances the city had on the books, like background checks on people hunting in the city.

“Those restrictions we used to have are off and anybody who has a hunting license can come in and bow hunt,” Young said. “The only thing that you are really allowed to restrict is the distance from neighboring houses.”

You read that right. First they take over our national forests, then they took over our state parks, now we cannot even have a respite from animal killing WITHIN our own cities. This means that essentially any bow killer with a license can come into our cities and impale deer and other wildlife as long as they are 100 yards from a building. Is it the goal of this regime to eliminate any and all safe havens for wildlife in this state? Mark my words this is just the first step. Next they will be demanding that local governments allow recreational trapping within our cities. So much for the “local decisions” and being against “big government” that the Teahadists always preach.

While we are on the topic of hypocrisy it should be noted that the “author” of the bill that allowed bow killing in our cities is none other than Joel “Ribeye” Kleefisch. Not only was old Ribeye the “author” and chief cheerleader of this bill, he was also a big supporter of the wolf kill bill that now allows state sanctioned animal fighting in our woods. It also appears that old Ribeye has a brand new title to add to his disgusting resume: convicted wildlife law violator and maybe poacher.

From the Cognitive Dissidence blog:

Meanwhile, crazy Joel Kleefisch, Blinky’s tubby hubby, paid a $243 fine earlier this year after pleading guilty to failure to register wildlife he slaughtered in the unit of kill.

Another one of those “rule of law” Conservatives in action. The citation is below:

State of Wisconsin vs. Joel M Kleefisch

Waukesha County Case Number 2013FO000038

Filing Date
Case Type
Case Status
01-23-2013
Non-Traffic Ordinance Violation
Closed
Defendant Date of Birth
Address
06-1971
WREDACTED

Charge(s)
Count No.
Statute
Description
Severity
Disposition
1
NR10.106(2)
Fail/Register Deer or Bear in Unit of Kill
Forf. U
Guilty Due to No Contest Plea
Defendant Owes the Court: $ 0.00
Responsible Official
Prosecuting Agency
Prosecuting Attorney
Defense Attorney
Binn, Martin
District Attorney

Defendant
Defendant Name
Date of Birth
Sex
Race 1
Kleefisch, Joel M
06-1971
Male
Caucasian
Address
Address Updated On
WREDACTED
01-09-2013
JUSTIS ID
Finger Print ID

Citations
Total Receivables
Court Assessments
Adjustments 3
Paid to the Court
Probation/Other Agency Amount 4
Balance Due to Court
Due Date 5
$ 243.00
$ 0.00
$ 243.00
$ 0.00
$ 0.00

Looks like another example of a drunk with power Wisconsin Teahadist flaunting the rules. Don’t forget this guy is a member of the State Assembly “Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage.” This guy MAKES the rules like the one he violated. I am also surprised that the DNR actually cited Ribeye for his violation. Of course it did take almost a year for it to be made public.

People like Walker and Kleefisch have long been at the teat of the taxpayer yet pretend to be for “small government” and “rule of law.” At every turn their actions defy their claims and against their own interests, a large number of Wisconsin residents continue to support these hypocrites. Thus is the nature of Wisconsin after 2010. Do we want every inch of our state to be a killing field for recreational killers? People like Kleefisch and Walker have taken dog fighting from the underground dregs of our society and made it a state sanctioned “sport” in our woods. People like Walker and Kleefisch have moved the sport killing of wildlife right into our backyards and state parks. Do we want blatant law violators and hypocrites making rules that impact our wildlife and wild lands? Shame on you Wisconsin if you do.

 

 

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Madravenspeak: Is Trophy Hunting a Form of Serial killing?

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Is Trophy Hunting a Form of Serial killing?

“In the relation between people and animals we cannot fathom the pleasure 
that many people derive from inflicting suffering”. ~ Marius Donker

The Department of Natural Resources documents nearly 19,000 car-deer accidents wreaked on Wisconsin roads so far this year.  14 people died in deer/car crashes.  The “9-day traditional hunt” will increase those numbers.  It is part of our cost of their doing business, killing during the rut when deer are disoriented with seasonal hormones raging.

Adrenaline will also be raging as over 600,000 hunters take to the woods November 23 – December 1 to destroy over 300,000 deer.  But it is just part of the September 14 to January 31 expanded deer killing opportunities: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/documents/forecast.pdf

Add in 107 days killing geese;  60 days to kill 6 ducks per day;  unlimited coyote killing year-round, statewide;  quail;  pheasants; crows; mourning doves;  trapping mid-November throughout April – unlimited bag limits, unlimited indiscriminate traps on most public lands.  4,000 of our bears killed.  A third of our wolves.  It is mass murder, legalized.  Sample toll here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sZHt0Vpu-SA

One overall concept should be stressed.  It is our duty to stop people from deliberately causing suffering.  Some people enjoy killing.  It is the rest of society that has failed to say “Enough”.

The 90% of us who do not kill are disenfranchised, by design and our own neglect.  We have not stood for a way to spare our animals – even on our own property as they are lured out to surrounding feed lots and lures.  We need our human rights to defend us in protecting our wild neighbors.  Instead we have “hunter harrassment laws” criminalizing anyone who tries.

All human “rights” are an invention of humans to serve themselves.  The most organized push their exploitation into law, often against the rest of us.  It is clear that animals and nature do not have any rights in this human system of laws unless we act on their behalf.  It is a human responsibility to protect the vulnerable.  Stop farming for deer to kill,  destroying natural predators and balance. “The public is continually misled about the purpose of hunting and fed a bunch of nonsense about what “justifies” hunters in killing deer,” blogs Cheryl Abbate http://veganfeministnetwork.com/tis-the-season-of-blood-guns-violence-and-hyper-masculinity/  in ‘Tis the Season of Blood, Guns, Violence, and Hyper-masculinity.

Cathy Stepp has announced growing the deer herd another 175,000 with policies favoring  killing trophy bucks to leave does to produce next year’s crop.  10% of those extra deer end up dead on the road causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in car repairs, human trauma, hospital and funeral expenses for the rest of us.

Such are the tangle of laws that entitle hunters.   Hunting is one recreational private pursuit that endangers all of us.  Although most of the 1000 hunter accidental shootings and killings of people in this country happen to other hunters, we are all at risk with hunting and trapping expanded to almost all public lands including state parks.

Killing is the “connection to nature” taught by the DNR.

How about introducing children to a live fawn and humane education to give them choice before they kill one?

Hunting was “harvested” with the old frontier.  There should be another name for what is going on today.  I found a name for it in a blog by Gareth Patterson, lion expert and conservationist (http://www.stopfunkilling.org/IS-TROPHY-HUNTING-A%20FORM-OF%20SERIAL-KILLING.html ) He writes:

“For me – and the many people who contact me to offer their support – killing innocent animals for self-gratification is no different from killing innocent people for self-gratification.  By extension, then, trophy hunting – the repeated killing of wild animals – should surely be viewed as serial killing.”

He describes the similarities between joy in killing animals and the power and control addictions of serial killing humans.  ( Wisconsin is infamous for producing serial killers, two who cannibalized their victims. )

Often the first murder causes feelings of revulsion and remorse.  This is a initial response repeatedly described by hunters who were taught to kill as children.  Patterson expands on this:  “But the killing – like a dose of highly addictive drug – leads to more and more murders until the person is stopped.”

Trophy hunters are repeat hunters who often expand their recreation to other states, and many species.  Hunting competitions and photo ops of organizations like Safari Club International,  promote killing over 300 animals to win top prizes.  Hunting magazines are filled with pictures of hunters flaunting their weapons and victims, and advertisements for canned hunts world-wide.  Trophy hunters take pictures or films of the moment the animal is killed for viewing later, like pornography, for self-gratification and feeling important.

Both trophy and serial killer plan the killing in advance, enjoying stalking and choosing the site, often finding this foreplay more exciting than the actual killing.  Both serial and trophy killers take trophy body parts or adornments from the bodies – like antlers, heads, skins.

“The combination of festive activities and killing breeds sadism. You should never combine torture and killing of animals with happiness, having fun & lots of alcohol, having a good time for people.  Neither torturing nor killing is fun for an animal.”  That is a quote from Marius Donker who wrote against causing animal suffering.

But Wisconsin’s DNR is all about causing suffering and death, terrorizing wildlife with packs of dogs, mentoring trapping, mangling and bludgeoning wildlife, combining alcohol and lots of fun killing.

We do not have a  Department of anything “natural”.  It has become the Department of Serial Killing.

Please contact your federal representatives to support a bill to protect grey wolves in the lower 48 states under the Endangered Species Act here: http://action.endangered.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=15666

Patricia Randolph of Portage is a longtime activist for wildlife. madravenspeak@gmail.com or www.wiwildlifeethic.org

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2013 in Wisconsin Insanity

 

The Week that Was in the Bloodsport Capital of the United States

As of this morning 213 wolves have been killed in the first five weeks of Wisconsin’s annual wolf slaughter. In little more than 10 days packs of vicious four legged weapons will be unleashed upon the surviving wolves in Wisconsin’s “Zone 3,” the only remaining open wolf kill area in the state. The killing cartel puppets at the Wisconsin DNR have to be hoping that the 251 kill quota is reached during the upcoming gun deer killing season that commences this weekend. They have already been taking massive heat over their reckless and politically motivated wolf slaughter/witch hunt and the last thing they want the public to see are the inevitable photos and videos of dogs attacking wolves in what amounts to government sanctioned dog fighting. If anyone comes across photos and videos exhibiting this activity please do not hesitate to forward it to us.

Yesterday I was informed by a wildlife advocate in Wisconsin that the DNR once again is refusing to take action against bear hounders that openly violate the law and allow their four legged weapons to attack bears and other wildlife. The advocate was emailed this photograph earlier in the year by a troll in an effort to taunt them.

A clear violation of Wisconsin law and again ignored by the Wisconsin DNR. Used under Fair Use Doctrine.

A clear violation of Wisconsin law and again ignored by the Wisconsin DNR. Used under Fair Use Doctrine.

This is the response from the DNR:

Thank you for taking the time to contact the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources with your concerns. We have had an opportunity to investigate the information that you have provided regarding a photo of some dogs “fighting” with a black bear and at this time we have not found evidence of any law violations. (Photographs and admissions apparently are no longer “evidence” according to the DNR apparently).

If you have additional information that you would like to share regarding this matter please feel free to contact me directly via email or by phone at (608)279-1960. To report violations outside of normal business hours please feel free to contact our 24 “Hotline” by phone at 1-800-847-9367, via text at TIP 411 (847411). Text: TIPWDNR [space] followed by the tip or via email at le.hotline@wisconsin.gov<mailto:le.hotline@wisconsin.gov>. The hotline is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trained staff will relay reported information to our conservation wardens. Anyone who calls the hotline or provides information can remain anonymous.

Thank you again for sharing your concerns with us and don’t hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance.

John M. Welke
Commercial and Internet Enforcement Administrator
Special Operation Unit
Bureau of Law Enforcement
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
(*) phone: (608) 279-1960
(*) fax: (608) 266-3696
(*) e-mail: john.welke@wisconsin.gov
Website: dnr.wi.gov
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WIDNR<http://www.facebook.com/WIDNR>

Hmmmmm. The same Warden that also refused to take any action against wolf killers not immediately tagging their kills in violation of their own printed rules. This is on top of the fact that there were ZERO violations against bear/coyote hounders in 2012. Earlier this year this video was posted to the Facebook page of someone purported to be the DNR’s “Youth Hunter of the Year” and one of their trapping instructors in northern Wisconsin. The person bragged on his page about allowing his dogs to fight this coyote:

This video along with the comments and more photos showing the purported “Youth Hunter of the Year” allowing his dogs to also attack bears were turned over to the Wisconsin DNR by concerned wildlife advocates. After some time passed the investigating Warden informed the complainant that he would “have a talk” with the person and that was as far as the complaint went. Again no action was taken. When pressed on why no action was taken in the face of video, photographic, and internet comment evidence the DNR responded with multiple stories. The most absurd one came from the DNR spokesman Bill Cosh who said that the video above was just “some guy out west” and not their “Youth Hunter of the Year” and trapping instructor. The message from this is very clear. If you are a bear/coyote hounder you do not have to follow the rules because the DNR has your back. If you are a wolf killer breaking the rules they are only “technical violations” and you have nothing to fear from the Wisconsin DNR. Animal fighting and violations of the rules are perfectly fine with the DNR if you kill predators, but don’t you dare try to save an orphaned deer.

In even more bizarre Wisconsin related news it seems that the great white hunters of Wisconsin need to be reminded not to drink and drive while they are out “putting food on the table” this deer killing season.

When hundreds of thousands of deer hunters hit the highways in Wisconsin this weekend, they’ll be reminded at the gas pump to stay sober while behind the wheel.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is teaming up with the Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association to install 150 gas pump topper signs at convenience stores throughout the state.

The signs feature an orange-clad bearded hunter becoming an orange jail uniform-clad bearded inmate because he didn’t stay sober heading out to the hunt.

Funny. I never see these types of warnings for the millions of people that take to the woods to watch wildlife or hike in Wisconsin. If that isn’t absurd enough the DNR had to put out a story essentially trying to make excuses for the reckless fools that shoot people while out “putting food on the table:”

DNR: Hunt accidents rare, mistakes blamed

Wisconsin wildlife officials say shooting-related hunting accidents are rare but most result from basic firearm safety mistakes.

Post-Crescent Media reported Wednesday that Department of Natural Resources records show 28 hunting incidents in 2012, including four deaths. Most were attributed to gun-deer hunting, squirrel hunting and turkey hunting. Thus far in 2013 the state has seen 18 incidents, including one Marathon County squirrel hunter who was killed.

“Mistakes?” How about reckless endangerment? I wonder how many of these tie into the alcohol issues mentioned above? How many people did those big bad wolves kill? But have no fear our fearless leader Governor General Scott Walker will be out attempting to kill deer during the gun season:

Walker released a statement Friday saying he will join hunters from around the world in heading to the Wisconsin woods. His quote: “Like riding my Harley and watching the Packers, going hunting is one of my favorite Wisconsin traditions.”

Wow! He seems to be covering all of the cliche Wisconsin pastimes. All that is missing is some serial killing and drunk driving. Of course that is not the end of the “news” from the DNR. The DNR had to make sure to warn those looking to kill deer over the next week and a half that things might be a little “tough” for the great white white hunters looking to “put a trophy food on the wall table.”

Wildlife officials are predicting deer hunters will face some tough conditions when they take to the woods Saturday for the start of the state’s nine-day gun season.

Kevin Wallenfang is the Department of Natural Resources’ big game ecologist. He says the opener is scheduled later this year, which could mean reduced rutting activity.

He says many areas are fairly wet, which could limit hunter access. And he says that thanks to the late spring and wet conditions about 40 percent of the state’s corn crop is still standing, which will provide cover for deer.

Plus, he says, bow hunters haven’t been reporting many deer in northern areas, mostly because many animals didn’t survive the unusually long winter.

Although not mentioned in the article I am sure we all know what will really get the blame if the great white hunters don’t get “their” trophy buck “food” this year. The wolf haters are already clamoring to further increase the already massive kill quota for next year. That is when they are not advocating the use of poison on Wisconsin wolves:

Gary Kauther
Food sweetner Xylitol found to kill wolves if sprinkled on gut piles.
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Gary Kauther
authorities try to quiet the word about Xylitol elk hunters in the west using to wipe out wolf packs by sprinkling on gut piles,gives wolves a heart attack.
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And where does this person “work?” He lists “Green Bay Tea Party” on his page. Color me shocked. Another one of those “rule of law” conservatives I see.

Speaking of wolf hate the wolf hating poachers that are worshiped here in Wisconsin and out west are now trying to eradicate the critically endangered red wolves in North Carolina. In just the past few weeks SIX collard red wolves have been illegally killed there. It seems that the Teahadist fueled anti-wolf vitriol now covers all parts of the nation.

Good day from the Bloodsport Capital of the United States.

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2013 in Hounding, Hunting, Trapping, Wisconsin Insanity, Wolves

 

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More Odds and Ends From the Bloodsport Capital of the United States

As of this morning 199 wolves have been slaughtered during the state sanctioned revenge/witch hunt that began on October 15th in Wisconsin. The vast majority of these wolves have been killed through trapping. This includes one wolf that languished in a leg hold trap for a week before being killed in Marquette County.

“Over 100 lb. Killed on the farm I hunt by portage. Got caught in trap last sat. Ripped 2 2 foot stakes out of ground. 1 week later farmer was combining corn called him up said hes in the corn with the trap. 3 hours later bang”

This wolf apparently was forced to drag around a trap for a week before being executed near Portage, WI last week.
This wolf apparently was forced to drag around a trap for a week before being executed near Portage, WI last week.

Concerned wildlife advocates made us aware of this and informed us that they also asked the Wisconsin DNR to investigate. I wouldn’t hold my breath. We have also been informed by several wildlife advocates that they filed complaints about the lack of a visible tag on many of the wolves in the various snuff pictures posted on the internet. According to the DNR’s own regulations on wolf killing this is a clear violation:

Tagging and Registration

Upon killing a wolf, the harvester must do all of the following:

1) immediately validate and attach the PELT tag to the wolf in the manner described on the tag. After skinning the wolf, the CARCASS tag shall be attached to the skinned carcass, and the PELT tag shall be left attached to the pelt.

From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

im·me·di·ate·ly

adverb \i-ˈmē-dē-ət-lē also -ˈmē-dit-, British often -ˈmē-jit-\

: with no person or thing in between

: without any delay

Of course as expected the DNR has a different interpretation of “immediately” than the rest of the world when it comes to the wolf killers that they protect. This e-mail from a DNR warden “investigating” one of the non-tagging complaints was forwarded to us:

I am writing to inform you that the WDNR Bureau of Law Enforcement has concluded the investigation into the complaint that you filed with us on 10/20/2013 regarding Wisconsin Timber Wolves not being tagged properly. I can inform you that we have investigated and determined the following:
  • The wolf was harvested in a lawful manner during the open season
  • The wolf harvester was properly permitted and licensed.
  • The trapper successfully completed a trapper education class as required.
  • The wolf was properly registered by phone as required by law.
  • The photo of the wolf without a tag occurred shortly after harvest and the wolf was tagged after the photo was taken.
 
In light of the circumstances outlined above no enforcement action will be taken in this matter. 
 
If you have additional information that you would like to share regarding wolf harvest violation concerns please feel free to contact me directly via email or by phone at (608)279-1960. To report violations outside of normal business hours please feel free to contact our 24 “Hotline” by phone at 1-800-847-9367, via text at TIP 411 (847411). Text: TIPWDNR [space] followed by the tip or via email at le.hotline@wisconsin.gov<mailto:le.hotline@wisconsin.gov>. The hotline is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trained staff will relay reported information to our conservation wardens. Anyone who calls the hotline or provides information can remain anonymous.
 
Thank you again for sharing your concerns with me and don’t hesitate to call me if I can be of further assistance
 
PJohn M. Welke
Commercial and Internet Enforcement Administrator
Special Operation Unit
Bureau of Law Enforcement
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
(()phone:     (608) 279-1960
(()fax:        (608) 266-3696
(+)e-mail:    john.welke@wisconsin.gov
Website:dnr.wi.gov
Find us on Facebook:www.facebook.com/WIDNR

Funny, I didn’t see anything in the DNR’s rules that state you don’t have to tag the wolf until after posing for grinning snuff pictures and uploading them to the anti-wolf Facebook pages. The rules say IMMEDIATELY. Is anyone surprised that they won’t enforce violations concerning wolves? They refuse to take action on the numerous violations committed by bear/coyote hounders, so why should we expect anything but the same for wolves? Upon requesting clarification from this warden we were informed that these were just “technical violations” and no enforcement action would be taken. Next time you get pulled over for not having your car registered on time or having an expired drivers license see how far this argument will get you.

The above should not be a surprise to anyone considering the attitudes of some employees of the DNR. Last week a comment from a DNR employee showed up on the anti-wolf hate site on Facebook from a person that lists himself as a DNR employee. This was forwarded to to us and is in response to a story about tribal members wounding and not recovering an elk here in Wisconsin:

I hope that the governor denies everything period! Are they not their own nation? Why does the state/Feds give them anything? Why do people go to their casinos? I sure the hell don’t nor would I ever! How are they any different than any other person in this state. Sorry but they are not special! Enough is enough I don’t owe them a damn thing nor does anyone else in this great state!

I am not naming the person because complaints have been filed with the DNR regarding this comment. Past practice would make us assume that they will ignore these this as they have other inflammatory ones made by their associates. We will see. Racist comments like these should not come as a surprise to anyone that looks at the anti-wolf hate site on Facebook. These comments followed the posting of a snuff pic containing two black wolves killed in Wisconsin:

Mary Poppe WOW!!! Not only doubling up . But DOUBLING UP ON BLACKS!!!!! Congrats boys!
Sam Donner Wack em n stack em running the blacks out !
Henry Chmiel DARKIES———SWEET
Northern Wisconsin residents at their most tolerant. Surprise. No racial overtones here, wink, wink.
Wisconsin DNR and Milwaukee Bucks
In other wildlife news it seems that the Wisconsin DNR has built a cozy relationship with the National Basketball Association’s Milwaukee Bucks. From the DNR:
As fall hunting seasons get underway, many hunters have bucks on their mind and so does the Department of Natural Resources. In addition to white-tailed bucks, DNR is also focusing on the Milwaukee Bucks as the first DNR Nights game is set for Nov. 2, 2013.

Bucks Winter Cap
Buy a discount Bucks ticket through our DNR Nights promotion and get this hat free.

Anyone holding any Wisconsin hunting or fishing license is eligible for discounted tickets on select home games at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee. In addition, each ticket purchased through the DNR Nights program will include a free regulation blaze orange Bucks winter hat.

“Hunting and fishing in Wisconsin is a time-honored tradition,” said DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp. “We are thrilled to give those license holders an added benefit they can use to spend time with their families.”

The following dates are designated DNR Nights at the BMO Harris Bradley Center:

  • Saturday, Nov. 2 – 7:30 p.m. vs. Toronto (opening night)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 6 – 7 p.m. vs. Cleveland
  • Saturday, Nov. 9 – 7:30 p.m. vs. Dallas
  • Saturday, Nov. 16 – 7:30 p.m. vs. Oklahoma City
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20 – 7 p.m. vs. Portland
  • Saturday, Nov. 23 – 7:30 p.m. vs. Charlotte
Considering that the killing cartel, “U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance,” went crazy when the Minnesota Timberwolves hosted the Minnesota based wolf advocacy group, Howling For Wolves, at one of their games their silence about the Wisconsin DNR’s cozy relationship with the Bucks is quite hypocritical. Again, does that surprise anyone?
“By giving this animal rights group a high profile platform, the Timberwolves are in fact endorsing the group to all those in attendance,” says Nick Pinizzotto, USSAF president and CEO. “It’s disappointing for such a high profile organization to allow this type of propaganda that is contrary to scientific fact”
Pot meet kettle. Funny how it is “propaganda” and should not be allowed if it doesn’t conform to their kill everything views. As with the stories above this should not surprise anyone.
Melissa Smith on WORT
Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf President, Melissa Smith, appeared on Madison’s WORT 89.9 this morning and knocked it out of the park. Great job Melissa! Please listen to the archive of this show here and click on the download of the 8 O’Clock Buzz – Thursday
DNR Quietly Advocating Poaching?
Here is an interesting tidbit from the DNR’s Trapping Regulations that I found today:

Please Contact the DNR About Incidental Take!

The sale of fur from these carcasses is used to support the trapper education program and educate new trappers. If incidental catch of a protected species occurs, please contact your local Conservation Warden or call 1-800-TIP-WDNR (1-800-847-9367) as soon as possible for instructions on how to release an animal, or if dead, how to transport it to the department. A protected species is any species for which the season is closed, there is no open season, or a person has no authority to possess.

Wow! This sure sounds like a fluffy way for the DNR to advocate poaching and illegal trap kills in order to fund their trapper sadism education program. We are going to look much closer into this program and find out how much money the DNR is making off of illegal kills.

More to come this weekend from the Bloodsport Capital of the United States.

“By giving this animal rights group a high profile platform, the Timberwolves are in fact endorsing the group to all those in attendance,” says Nick Pinizzotto, USSAF president and CEO. “It’s disappointing for such a high profile organization to allow this type of propaganda that is contrary to scientific fact.” – See more at: http://www.ussportsmen.org/antis/anti-wolf-hunting-group-recognized-at-nba-opener/#sthash.GqqH5eYM.dpuf
 
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Posted by on November 7, 2013 in Hounding, Hunting, Trapping, Wisconsin Insanity, Wolves

 

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Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Wolf biologists blast wolf killing

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Please read and share Patricia’s new column here:

Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Wolf biologists blast wolf killing

“The wolf hunt is an ‘ego-testical’ hunt. We all know the history of ‘science’ trumping ethics. There is too much testosterone in the North American wildlife model.” — Paul Paquet, internationally renowned Canadian wolf biologist

Wisconsin’s killing spree targeting 251 wolves (a third of our wolves) was the shame of the International Wolf Symposium, “Wolves and Humans at the Crossroads,” held in Duluth, Minn., Oct. 10-13. Killing wolves at random was described as analogous to “shooting into a crowd hoping to hit a criminal.”

The Wisconsin Wolf Hunt facebook page should humiliate all Wisconsinites, as should this YouTube from the 2012 wolf hunt.

A trip to the International Wolf Center and the Bear Education Center in Ely, Minn., energized symposium participants who viewed the live wolf and live bear enclosures to soak up the beauty of these exceptional mammals. The myth of the big bad wolf was dispelled and it was obvious that these power animals had won over the “old white guys” who had worked with them for 40 to 50 years. Biologists who had reintroduced wolves in Yellowstone documented the richness of healthy ecosystems and balance brought to habitats stripped of diversity by the man-imposed destruction of wolves, now thriving again. They were angered by wolves being slaughtered rather than being respected as honored members of our community.

Scores of biologists representing 39 countries gave presentations nearly nonstop throughout the three days. These scientists have worked directly with wolves, radio-collaring, documenting what they described as their very challenging and dangerous lives.

Most wolf mortality is caused by man. But they also die from mange, parvo, lyme disease, starvation, fights with other wolves and carnivores, kicks from deer or elk, and car collisions. Seventy percent of pups die within the first year.

Richard Thiel experienced Wisconsin wolves for 30 years before he retired. He has found a home on the board of directors of the Wolf Center. He is the retired Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources biologist who told Joy Cardin on public radio that in all the years he worked with wolves, pushing them off deer carcasses and having them walk right up to him, he never felt the need to carry a firearm and he never did.

He recently sought out wolf biologists to write down their favorite wolf stories. Within 10 months, he had stories from 23 wolf scientists and compiled them into “Wild Wolves We Have Known: Stories of Wolf Biologists’ Favorite Wolves,” available here. All proceeds support wolf educational efforts.

Within the book, biologists break from the outdated policy of dealing with wild animals as just “populations.” The traditional self-serving hunter “science” has dealt with all wildlife through the pronounced bias that maintaining hunt-able populations is all that matters. The book celebrates the value of the INDIVIDUAL wolf as a sentient being who suffers and deserves moral consideration.

Biologist John Vucetich, writing the book’s introduction, considers the life of a wolf from the wolf’s perspective, urging empathy. He explains how wolves have sensory consciousness, memories, dreams, intentionality, emotions and personality, concluding that these similarities humans share with wolves are significant. He says, “Wolves are certainly not human … but it is an entirely separate concern to ask, is a wolf a person?” He concludes that given the traits mentioned above, “All mammals experience life. Each has a story to tell and a life with which to empathize. … It is perfectly right to treat our dogs as people. Native Americans were certain wolves and many other creatures were people.”

This book will educate and change the human people who read it.

One of the most exciting forums was a debate on trapping and hunting wolves. On the wolves’ side was Howard Goldman of the Minnesota Humane Society and Paul Paquet, Canadian wolf biologist. On the pro-hunting/trapping side were Jim Hammill, a Michigan DNR biologist and an avid hunter with Safari International, and Gary Leistico, a lifelong trapper and lawyer representing numerous trapping associations.

Paquet’s defense of wolves exposed the sham of the good ol’ boy system: “There is a lot of testosterone driving the North American wildlife model. It is not a ‘gold standard’ but a ‘lead standard,’ narrowly directed to using wolves as targets to kill. It is human-centered domination by man for his own use — killing competition for deer, trophy killing for pleasure. There is no doubt that we are inflicting physical and psychological harm to wolves and causing them intense suffering. Serving our own interests, sanctifying switching off conscience. It is unethical.”

Paquet continued, “Individuals are important and you are failing to consider individual suffering. The harm is more serious when it is intentional with no worthwhile purpose. It has long been recognized that wanting to cause pain is wrong, especially when we have the cognitive ability to know it. Bottom line: Stop killing wolves.”

Hammill, in an intense voice, said he resented reference to the “recreational” killing of wolves. He said, “Hunting is not baseball. This is something deep within us.”

Hammill gave a final swipe at Paquet: “Then killing deer and ducks is immoral — disrespecting those species.”

Without intending to do so, Hammill spoke a deep truth.


Please comment against delisting gray wolves across the entire 48 states, and support recovery efforts for the extremely endangered Mexican wolf here.

Please contact your state representatives and senators to oppose LRB 3191, which would give $500,000 of public tax money, every two years, to recruit more wildlife killing on our public land. Contact them to support SB 93, Sen. Fred Risser’s bill banning the use of dogs against wolves.

Patricia Randolph of Portage is a longtime activist for wildlife. madravenspeak@gmail.com or www.wiwildlifeethic.org

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2013 in Hounding, Hunting, Trapping, Wisconsin Insanity, Wolves

 

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