UPDATE: November 4, 2012
Minnesota wolf massacre: 50 wolves slain since Saturday, November 3, 2012.
The Minnesota DNR should be ashamed at the way they betrayed wolves and wolf advocates. Minnesota’s previous policy was a five-year moratorium on wolf hunts if Great Lakes wolves were ever delisted. That went out the window last summer when Minnesota’s state legislature scraped the provision. How convenient, so much for integrity. They should hang their heads in shame but unfortunately under the Obama administration’s USFWS, wolves were thrown under the bus and have been turned over to their enemies, the fish and game agencies. A repeat of the Northern Rockies wolf delisting.
Like all the wolf hunts, it’s based on greed and blood lust. Minnesota has now joined the ranks of the other disgusting wolf states who are killing wolves for fun and profit.
The following article, written January 2012, proves what this wolf/witch hunt is all about, barbarism,!!
MN: At the Capitol: ‘Pent-up demand’ cited for wolf hunt plan
A “pent-up demand” to hunt wolves is driving plans for a fall hunt for the animal, several officials who support the plan said Thursday.
As of today, gray wolves are no longer federally endangered – or federally protected – in western Great Lakes states, and Minnesota is wasting no time moving ahead with a hunting season.
“There’s been a pent-up enthusiasm, a pent-up demand to hunt wolves,” Ed Boggess, director of fish and wildlife for the Department of Natural Resources, told a panel of state lawmakers Thursday.
BOYCOTT THE WOLF STATES!!
Like dominoes falling one by one, another state has joined the “Let’s kill wolves for fun and profit” game. Minnesota’s first wolf hunt opens today with hunters holding six thousand wolf tags but about half that (3400) will be allowed to trap and kill 400 hapless wolves.
Minnesota is now on my list of places I never want to visit or spend money.
Minnesota Wolf Season Opens Saturday
November 2, 2012 12:44 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO/AP) — The state’s first wolf hunt gets underway Saturday, and the protests are continuing to the very last day.
Wolves came off the state’s endangered list last January. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the hunt is needed for the preservation of the wolf population, which it says can double in a year.
It set a quota of 400 wolves, which includes an “early hunting season” starting Saturday.
Protesters who are adamantly against the first wolf hunt gathered at Minnesota DNR Friday morning to voice their displeasure about the upcoming hunting season. About 50 to 75 people gathered outside DNR headquarters to make their voices heard.
“It’s very bad for our society when we have so many people who value wolves who’ve worked so hard to keep them from going extinct, to trap them brutally, kill them and to have fun doing it, doing it for sport,” said Maureen Hackett with Howling for Wolves.
The group Howling for Wolves chose the area near DNR headquarters to let the public know how the hunt will have harmful effects on the state’s wolf population. Some protesters held signs of bloodied wolves in traps, others wore masks and others are calling the hunt torture and a slaughter.
Photo: Courtesy CBS
Posted in: Wolf Wars, Minnesota gray wolves
Tags: Minnesota wolf hunt, wolf trapping torture, 400 hapless wolves