• Petitioned Wisconsin State Legislators; Governor Scott Walker

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Stop the Wolf Hunt Bill!!

    1. DeeAna Ellis
    2. Petition by

      DeeAna Ellis

      Manitowoc, WI, WI

Wolf have been a sacred animal for many years...they are beautiful creatures that need not be hunted. In the next couple weeks, some Wisconsin residents will be able to hunt wolves on their land. Some Ojibwe in Minnesota are worried about the fate of the state's wolf population.State lawmakers are considering a hunting and trapping season for wolves, which were removed from the federal endangered species list last year."

Before wolves may be hunted, science, faith and politics clash in Wisconsin
New York Times: "The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Game Commission, which represents 11 tribes of the Ojibwe (also known as the Chippewa, or Anishinaabe) in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan, opposes the hunt on the basis of religious principle and tradition. Call Scott Walker and have this bill stopped!!  (608) 266-1212

To:
Wisconsin State Legislators; Governor Scott Walker
Wisconsin Governor
President of the United States
Wisconsin State Senate
Wisconsin State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Wisconsin State Legislators

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Stop the Wolf Hunt Bill

Wolf have been a sacred animal for many years...they are beautiful creatures that need not be hunted.
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Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Elaine Wilbur HASTINGS, MN
      • over 2 years ago

      They are beautiful. If we hunt them, their number will be greatly reduced.

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    • Brad Berland SPRING PARK, MN
      • over 2 years ago

      I have always admired wolves and I own two wolf hybrids and I would hate for them to be trapped mistaken for wolves or worse shot.

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    • Christine Gettig SKOWHEGAN, ME
      • over 2 years ago

      Hunting wolves is not good stewardship; it is far too premature at this point.

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    • dennis simon KAMLOOPS, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      to many animals going extinct already world wide

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    • Sarah Kalmanson MILWAUKEE, WI
      • over 2 years ago

      Mashkiziibii (Bad River) PROTECT & SERVE MOTHER EARTH - HONOR THE GREAT LAKES CHIPPEWA BAND TREATIES of 1837, 1842 & 1854

      TESTIMONY of JAMES E. ZORN EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATOR

      GREAT LAKES INDIAN FISH AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION on SENATE BILL 411

      submitted to the WISCONSIN STATE SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT

      FEBRUARY 27, 2012

      Wolves are a species of great significance to the Anishinaabe. We understand wolves to be educators, teaching us about hunting and working together in extended family units. Wolves exemplify perseverance, guardianship, intelligence, and wisdom. Moreover, in the Anishinaabe creation story we are taught that Ma’iingan (wolf) is a brother to Original man. The two traveled together throughout the earth naming everything. Once this task was completed, the Creator said that the two had to take separate paths, but indicated that whatever happened to one would happen to the other. Each would be feared, respected, and misunderstood by the people that would later join them on earth. Thus, the health and survival of Anishinaabe people is tied to that of Ma’iingan. We can do no less than to fully support efforts to protect, promote acceptance, and ensure healthy and abundant populations of wolves, for it is our own future that we are also considering.

      This unique relationship with Ma’iingan brings with it unique responsibility. For the Anishinaabe, the cultural significance of wolves and the responsibility of the tribes to manage the wolf resource in Wisconsin in a culturally appropriate way cannot be overstated. The recovery of Ma’iingan in this State represents a tremendous success that is restoring a cultural as well as an ecological cornerstone to the region. This recovery must be protected and preserved to the maximum extent possible.

      CONCLUSION

      The Voigt Intertribal Task Force opposes SB 411 for the reasons outlined above. The bill represents an unnecessary and ill-considered rush to enact sweeping changes to Ma’iingan management in the State. Ma’iingan management should be undertaken in a thoughtful, biologically based manner and should be consistent with State management plans. In light of the Voigt case obligations, it must also occur in consultation with individual tribes and the Voigt Intertribal Task Force.

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