No Justice For Wolves, Appeals Court Allows Wolf Hunts To Continue….

After a grueling night of watching Wisconsin pass their horrendous wolf hunting bill, now this, it’s almost too much to stand.  The wolves are suffering and dying because of Obama’s decision back in the Spring of 2009 to delist them and we’re never been able to overcome that.  Just once the wolves were free, in August of 2010, when Judge Molloy relisted them but we had so little time to celebrate before the haters figured out how to get around the courts and politically delist wolves. I hope this decision is appealed. This is a very, very dark day for wolves and wolf advocates.

Appeals Court Allows Wolf Hunts

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published: March 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM ET

The ruling from a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Congress had the right to intervene when it stripped protections from wolves last spring.

Lawmakers stepped in after court rulings kept wolves on the endangered list for years after they reached recovery goals. Wildlife advocates claimed in their lawsuit that Congress violated the separation of powers by interfering with the courts.

But in an opinion authored by Judge Mary Schroeder, the court said Congress was within its rights, and that lawmakers had appropriately amended the Endangered Species Act to deal with Northern Rockies wolves.

That amendment marked the first time Congress has forcibly removed a species’ endangered status. It was tacked onto a federal budget bill by Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson and Montana Democratic Sen. Jon Tester.

“This case has made it clear that those who persist in trying to manage wildlife through the courts, in spite of all scientific evidence that this species has recovered, no longer have a defensible position,” Simpson said Wednesday.

Michael Robinson with the Center for Biological Diversity, one of the groups that sued to restore protections, said a Supreme Court appeal was possible but no decision had been made.

“We’re very disappointed and very saddened,” Robinson said. “Hundreds of wolves have been hunted and trapped and snared, and they are essential to their ecosystem.”

Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/03/14/us/AP-US-Wolf-Hunt-Appeal.html?_r=2&emc=eta1

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Posted in: Wolf Wars

Tags: Appeals court got it wrong,  No Justice for wolves,  Wolf persecution, wolf slaughter, US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

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Wisconsin Assembly Passes Brutal Wolf Hunt Bill….

Dead Wolf  (or coyote) Wisconsin 1909

March 14, 2012

All the pleas, the testimony from Native Americans, didn’t make any difference at all. The Wisconsin Assembly passed AB502  early this morning.  Let’s turn back the clock to 1909, the second wolf  pogrom is under way except this time, they’ll keep around a small, beleaguered group of wolves to torture every year for trophy hunters.  I can’t tell you how disgusted and angry I feel right now. Three years of this madness since Obama delisted wolves.  And for what?

In the brief  AP report it was mentioned the bill passed over the objection of  Democrats so I’m assuming all the ugly particulars sailed right through. Now wolves can be hunted with dogs (a pack of  up to six dogs can be used to track and trail a wolf), hunted at night, clubbed to death in traps, shooting across roads will be allowed, the use of almost any type of weapon including muzzle loaders, handguns, shotguns, bow and arrows, crossbows, traps and snares, predator calls, baiting  and a hunt extending into wolf breeding season, allowing pregnant alpha wolves to be shot and killed along with their unborn pups. Nice going Wisconsin.

These are the groups who reported lobbying for this monstrosity of a bill. This wolf hunt is being driven by “thrill kill seekers” and  has nothing to do with science but everything to do with providing amusement for trophy hunters.

Groups Reported Lobbying For Wolf Hunt Bill

Safari Club International, Wisconsin Chapters
United Sportsmen of Wisconsin, Inc.
Wi~Force (Wisconsin Firearm Owners, Ranges, Clubs & Educators, Inc.)
Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association 
Wisconsin Bowhunters Association
Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation
Wisconsin Independent Businesses Inc 
Wisconsin Pork Association 
Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association (CRANBERRIES???)

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Group Reported Lobbying Against the Wolf Hunt Bill

Stockbridge-Munsee Community ( I don’t know who you are but thank you for standing for wolves)

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Wisconsin has declared war on its wolves. Please consider a boycott of Wisconsin products and tourism. There are plenty of other places to visit and buy cheese.  Shame on the Wisconsin legislature! Shame!

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Assembly passes bill creating wolf hunt

Posted: Mar 14, 2012 2:33 AM MDT Updated: Mar 14, 2012 2:33 AM MDT 
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A wolf hunt in Wisconsin would be created under a bill that has passed the state Legislature.

The Assembly passed the measure early Wednesday morning despite objections from Democrats who argued concerns of experts about the need for such a hunt and the way it was organized under the bill.

http://www.wbay.com/story/17153345/assembly-passes-bill-creating-wolf-hunt

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 Contact the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and let them know how you feel about the Wolf hunt. Be polite but resolute!!

Wisconsin Department of Tourism

201 West Washington Avenue
PO Box 8690
Madison WI 53708-8690
1-800-432-8747 or 608/266-2161

http://www.travelwisconsin.com/contact_us.aspx

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Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association

8030 Excelsior Drive, Suite 305
Madison, WI 53717-1950

Contact Information

Phone: 608-828-4550
Fax: 608-828-4551

https://www.wischeesemakersassn.org/contact/

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Office of Governor Scott Walker

115 East Capitol
Madison, WI 53702

Phone

(608) 266-1212

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Email

govgeneral@wisconsin.gov

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Mail

Office of Governor Scott Walker
115 East Capitol
Madison, WI 53702

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Posted in: Wolf Wars, Wisconsin Wolves, Animal Cruelty

Tags: Wisconsin Wolf Hunt, Trampling on Native American Beliefs, AB 502 Animal Cruelty, Infamous Wisconsin legislature, Dogs hunting wolves, trophy hunting blood lust

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