Following the latest wolf slaughter season the anti-wildlife and anti-wolf factions have become even more emboldened. They openly brag on Facebook hate pages of poaching and even advocating the use of poison. The Wisconsin DNR has been presented with dozens of photographs, videos, and statements showing wolf/bear/coyote/bobcat hounders violating numerous rules and regulations and they refuse to take any action.
One of the most blatant examples of the DNR refusing to enforce their own rules and regulations concerns the refusal by their “investigators” to cite hounders, trappers,and shooters that do not tag killed wolves IMMEDIATELY as is stated in their own rules:
Each time wildlife advocates have filed a complaint regarding snuff pictures of untagged wolves being posted on the internet the DNR “Commercial and Internet Enforcement Administrator, John M. Welke, sends the complainant a canned email response stating:
The photo of the wolf you submitted occurred minutes after harvest and the wolf was tagged within minutes after the photo was taken.
I am left wondering where in their own rules does IMMEDIATELY mean after taking a bunch of grinning snuff pics over the dead animal?
Then we have the photos and videos submitted to the DNR showing hounders allowing their dogs to attack bears, coyotes, and bobcats in clear violation of state law. Welke again tells the complainants that there is “no violation” and that no action will be taken.
Various other complaints have been filed by wildlife advocates concerning photos showing hounders posing over dead wolves with more than the allotted SIX hounds. Again the DNR “investigator” sends out a canned response stating that the hounders did nothing wrong.
What is it going to take to force the DNR to enforce their own rules and stop protecting the hounders and wolf haters? This is where we need your help:
As a board member of Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf we are working on a plan to educate the general public about the brutal nature of hounding and the often illegal behavior that the DNR condones. Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf is asking that concerned wildlife advocates help fund an education program that will allow us to spread the word about the brutal act of hounding and how the Wisconsin DNR promotes and condones legalized animal fighting. We also aim to show people how hounders treat their “beloved” hound dogs. We plan to do this through direct mail and other forms of media. This takes money and that is why we are asking for your help..
Through the generous donations of several wildlife advocates we were able to fund the placement of a billboard near Wisconsin Dells this past summer. Now we need to ramp up the pressure and work to educate the public about hounding and the behavior of the hounders in our state. Please consider a donation to Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf so that we can accomplish this goal. Donations can be made at the website below via PayPal:
Donations can also be mailed to:
117 Ardmore Dr.
Madison, WI 53713
Please make check payable to: FOTWW
We are asking for the help of concerned wildlife advocates and a donation of any amount will help us get the message out through various forms of media. The hounders are very well funded and essentially own our state elected officials. We need the help of the public to tip that balance. Please consider donating.
Thank you in advance for your generous, tax-deductible, support of Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf–a 501c3, not for profit, organization.