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Editorial: Wolf extermination in Wisconsin

It is well worth reading the editorial and this is the letter in response – July 7 editorial, “Making War on Wolves.”

“That ‘lower 48 states’ head count, of course, doesn’t include the more than 1,000 wolves killed now that Wisconsin, Minnesota, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana have legalized wolf hunting.”

You can imagine my shock and disgust, as a Wisconsin resident, to learn that Wisconsin immediately enacted state legislation that allowed wolf hunting as soon as the federal government stripped them of Endangered Species Act protections. In fact, the federal government recommended a 5-year moratorium on commencing any hunt which was blithely disregarded by Wisconsin legislators, Gov. Scott Walker and the Department of Natural Resources.

Even worse, Gov. Walker signed Wisconsin Act 169, which allows the use of hounds to hunt wolves (only state to allow this). This will lead to horrific fights between these animals, making this a state of sanctioned dog fighting, which is currently a felony in Wisconsin…

Read the entire letter on chicagotribune.com: Wolf extermination in Wisconsin

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