On Wednesday March 23, 2016 over 200 Minnesotans braved the spring snowstorm to converge on the capital for ‘Wolf Day 2016’ sponsored by the Minnesota based wolf advocacy organization Howling For Wolves. In a press release Howling For Wolves announced its 2016 Legislative Priorities during ‘Wolf Day 2016’.
Legislative priorities include removing the automatic wolf trophy hunt from Minnesota law, advancing commonsense trapping reforms, and supporting state and federal funding for nonlethal methods to prevent wolf-livestock conflicts
(St. Paul, Minn) – Howling For Wolves, a Minnesota-based wolf-advocacy organization, held their “Wolf Day 2016” at the Minnesota State Capitol, where over 200 wolf activists met with their specific state legislators. Howling For Wolves announced their 2016 legislative agenda, which supports effective, science-based, and nonlethal wolf plans to support the gray wolf population into the future so that communities and wolves may co-exist. www.howlingforwolves.org
The Howling For Wolves 2016 legislative agenda is to:
• Remove the automatic wolf trophy hunt from Minnesota law. (Despite current federal protections under the Endangered Species Act, Minnesota’s recreational wolf hunting and trapping season remains in state law and would automatically go into effect the moment federal protections are lifted.)
• Advance commonsense trapping reforms by eliminating snaring and requiring written permission to trap on private property.
• Support state and federal funding for nonlethal and effective methods for farmers/ranchers to prevent wolf-livestock conflicts.
Howling For Wolves is a Minnesota-based wolf advocacy organization working to educate the public and policy-makers about wolves, to foster understanding and tolerance, and to ensure their long-term survival in the wild. HFW supports effective, science-based, and nonlethal wolf plans to support and promote human and gray wolf coexistence into the future. Howling a For Wolves press release www.howlingforwolves.org