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What A Shock! Bear Hounders and Allies Come To Aid of DNR

From the National Wolfwatcher Coalition, one of the plaintiffs in the Wisconsin lawsuit:

Wisconsin Lawsuit Update – Judge Anderson placed an injunction on the use of dogs to hunt or trail wolves while the case is being decided. He will hold a hearing Dec. 20th in Dane County Circuit Court to consider the state’s request to lift the injunction.

The Wisconsin DNR has awarded 1,160 wolf hunting and trapping licenses through a lottery. The state’s wolf killing quota was set at 201, with 85 of those reserved for Native Americans in the ceded territory.

As expected, the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation along with Safari Club International, the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association, and the United Sportsmen of Wisconsin filed a motion to “intervene” in the lawsuit on Oct. 5th. This coalition of hunters’ groups maintain that the use of dogs in wolf hunting is indispensible and reject the restrictions recommended by the experts. Therefore they asked the court to join as a third party on the side of the defendant (Wisconsin’s NRB and DNR).

We stand strong and committed to this lawsuit on behalf of Wisconsin’s wolves and dogs. More to come…

Do we need any more proof who pulls the strings of the DNR? So the sadists claim that the use of dogs is now “indispensable” to killing wolves. Each day these sadists are getting more and more desperate to allow their legalized dog fighting. And of course they are using the justification that a ban on using dogs against wolves will lead to a “ban on all hunting.” From this article:

“Intervening in this case is very important to ensure the hunting public’s voice is heard,” said Dean Hamilton, USW President. “There are several statutory laws which we feel the judge ignored including Act 21 and our Constitutional right to hunt, fish and trap.”

USW Vice President, Andy Pantzlaff says that the claim of animal cruelty sets a dangerous precedent that sportsmen Wisconsin needs to keep an eye on.

“Manipulating the animal cruelty laws to restrict hunting eventually will lead to banning hunting all together; we as sportsment and women cannot allow this go unchallenged,” Pantzlaff said.

Now that the general society is finally learning how these sadists have been using dogs as weapons they are in full panic mode. That has been their game plan all along. They try to scare people into thinking that any ban on their brutal and barbaric acts like hounding will “lead to a ban on all hunting.” The “hunting public” is always heard. That is the problem. They control every aspect of the DNR and the Legislature and they are whining that they are not being “heard?” Give me a break. Go ahead hounders, keep defending legalized animal fighting. See how much public support you get. You are even seeing many hunters speaking out against this insanity. This makes our resolve even stronger. It is time to DEMAND accountability from the DNR and find out why they are nothing more than puppets for the most despicable elements of the hunting community.

 
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Posted by on October 8, 2012 in Hunting, Trapping, Wisconsin Insanity, Wolves

 

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American Kennel Club Supports Bear Hounders

Photo by Jim Martin via, Wikimedia Commons

 

California is far from being a perfect state. But in terms of animal welfare and protection they are light years ahead of the rest of the country. Recently, legislation was introduced in California to finally ban their already limited practice of bear and bobcat hounding. On Tuesday the Los Angeles Times printed an editorial called:

Bear hunting: Leash the hounds

From the op-ed:

“Hunting groups and American Kennel Club officials say this is a sporting, athletic endeavor for hunters and hounds alike. Animal welfare advocates, including the Humane Society of the United States, which sponsored the bill being introduced by state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), say this practice is cruel to bears and unsporting.”

“Allowing packs of dogs to chase bears and bobcats for miles until, exhausted, the animals climb trees to flee the canines and end up trapped and clinging to a tree limb, essentially waiting to be shot by a hunter below, is indeed a cruel practice, an animal version of “The Hunger Games.” Those bears and cats that don’t make it up a tree sometimes end up dueling with the dogs on the ground. Once an animal is treed, it’s hardly more sporting to shoot it off a branch than it is to kill it during a captive hunt — in which animals are fenced in for an organized hunt and unable to escape, a practice mostly prohibited in California.”

I did not know that the American Kennel Club (AKC) supported bear hounders. Not only do they oppose regulating the horrific “puppy mill” industry, they are now advocates for those “athletic” bear hounders. If anyone has any affiliation with this group it would be wise to remember this. And of course the repulsive Safari Club International and the National Redneck Rifle Association (NRA) are also in opposition to this bill. 

California deserves our support in their fight to end the brutal practice of hounding. So whenever you see “AKC Certified,” remember that this group is in bed with deplorable groups like SCI and the NRA and wants to continue the use of dogs as a weapon against our wildlife nationwide.

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2012 in National Wildlife Issues

 

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Guess Who is Against “Windchill’s Law” in Wisconsin?

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Photo by Rachel C from Scotland (Flickr) via Wikimedia Commons

Please support AB 401 also known as “Windchill’s Law.” Find out below who registered against this common sense bill.

About the bill from http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2011/related/proposals/ab401

“Under current law, with limited exceptions, no person may treat an animal in
a cruel manner. The penalties for a treating an animal in a cruel matter depend upon
the extent of injury to the animal and whether the person acted negligently or
intentionally. Under current law, a person who intentionally treats an animal in a
cruel manner resulting in mutilation, disfigurement, or death to the animal, is guilty
of a Class I felony and may be fined up to $10,000, imprisoned for up to three years
and six months, or both.
Under this bill, a person who intentionally treats an animal in a cruel manner
resulting in great bodily harm, mutilation, disfigurement, or death to the animal is
guilty of a Class I felony. Great bodily harm means bodily injury which creates a
substantial risk of death, or which causes serious permanent disfigurement, or
which causes a permanent or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any
bodily member or organ or other serious bodily injury.”

Sounds like common sense, right? But guess who is against it; The Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association and Safari Club International. Why does this not surprise me?

http://ethics.state.wi.us/scripts/currentSession/legprops.asp?key=REGAB401
More about Windchill’s Law and the story behind it:
http://www.superiortelegram.com/event/article/id/63054/

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2012 in Uncategorized, Wisconsin Insanity

 

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