After all of the horrific images and videos that I have posted lately this is a refreshing change. Here is a truly inspiring story of a former British marine working to save dogs in the war torn hell that is Afghanistan. Wisconsin may be trying to use dogs as weapons, but most of us realize that they are far more than that, and may be the best friend you will ever have.
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Public photo from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Assembly Democrats have added five common sense amendments to AB 502. The first four amendments seek to eliminate hunting wolves with dogs, over night, shorten the season, and limit bear hounder reimbursement for hunting dogs killed by wolves. These amendments were brought forth by Reps. Clark, Molepske Jr., Hulsey, Mason, and Danou. These are common sense measures that should be adopted. Unfortunately, this will be an uphill battle because of the anti-wolf sentiments among many in the Assembly.
Here is a list of the proceedings and amendments: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2011/proposals/sb411
The fifth amendment was authored by Rep. Christine Siniki. She gets it. Here is what the amendment states:
March 6, 2012 – Offered by Representative Sinicki.
At the locations indicated, amend the bill as follows:
Page 8, line 10: after that line insert:
“Use of meat. A person who harvests a wolf by use of a firearm shall ensure
that the meat from the wolf is eaten.”.
Rep Siniki understands that this bill is only a trophy hunt and nothing more. Please call her office and thank her for putting this witty amendment forward.
Photo from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website
Today, by a vote of 24 to 9 the Wisconsin Senate approved Senate Bill 411 which allows the hunting and trapping of wolves in Wisconsin for four and a half months. The bill also authorizes the use of dog packs, night hunting, trapping, baiting, and the use of electronic calls. This bill continues reimbursement payments for bear hounders whose dogs were allegedly killed by wolves. 39 days ago the gray wolf was an endangered species in Wisconsin. Today the gray wolf is a target that will be shot, trapped, and hounded for four and a half months starting October 15th of this year. The passage of this bill opens the door for other states that have wolves to adopt these brutal tactics. The Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association admitted last week that they wrote this bill with the help of seven lawyers. They along with their allies in the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation control the wildlife agenda in Wisconsin. Is this who we want to control our wildlife?
We need your help. Please contact the major animal welfare groups like the Humane Society of the United States and ask them why they are not standing up for our wolves.
Soon we will be posting who voted for and against this bill in the Wisconsin Legislature. Stay tuned!