Letter writing campaigns can help citizens reach out to elected officials, such as mayors, city councils, state representatives and even the president. Elected officials want to hear from their constituents. You can tell them why “protecting the iconic gray wolf” is important to you. This information helps them as they make decisions that affect your community and the people who live there.
It’s vital that pro wolf supporters present scientific evidence to counter the Great Lakes Wolf Summit’s anti-wolf message
The Wisconsin news is full of Anti-wolf articles as a result of two Wisconsin politicians that held a one day Great Lakes Wolf Summit about “who should mange the wolf.” These two politicians held a Great Lakes Wolf Summit in Cumberland, Wisconsin, with the intention of stirring up fear and propaganda about wolves. News articles are surfacing all over the state; Wolf summit leans towards delisting, killing animals, “The summit was organized by two Republican northern Wisconsin lawmakers Sen. Tom Tiffany and Rep. Adam Jarchow, who hope control of the wolf population returns to state governments. As long as wolves are considered endangered, killing them is illegal unless it’s for personal protection.”
The Great Lakes Wolf Summit was a one sided conference calling for delisting and killing the wolf as a management strategy
These two politicians, Sen Tom Tiffany and Rep Adam Jarchow’s wolf summit called for management of wolves to be returned back into the hands of Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s management of wolves calls for a full-out-assault on wolves, an endangered species, with a legislative mandated wolf hunt, that included the barbaric use of dogs to track and trail wolves; Out of all the states that hunt wolves, only Wisconsin allows hound hunters to use unleashed packs of dogs to hunt wolves. Wisconsin, quite literally, throws “dogs to the wolves.” Source Wisconsin proved it cannot manage a an endangered species, such as the, iconic wolf.
Senator Tom Tiffany & Representative Adam Jarchow’s Great Lakes Wolf Summit was about political rhetoric
Science must be the guide when it comes to any state management of an iconic species, such as the wolf. Let’s face it humans, mostly western culture, have wrongly portrayed the wolf as a cold blooded killer; when in fact the wolf is responsible for keeping our ecosystems healthy; wolves are responsible for keeping the herds moving which prevents overgrazing. Wolves are not killing all the livestock, they account for less than two percent of livestock deaths throughput the USA.
Bear hunting dogs are losing thier lives at an alarming rate to wolves that are protecting their pups from large packs of free ranging dogs in pursuit of bear. Are relaxed training regulations the cause; “WI Bear Hunters Association was successful in getting training license requirements removed; no permit to train dogs in pursuit of bear leads to the simple fact; that, WI DNR has no idea how many bear hunter’s rigs are running through the north woods. Increase of dogs running in wolf range during pup rearing times is bound to cause conflicts between bear hunters and wolves.” Source
Wolves are shy and allusive animals that avoid humans at all costs.
Wolves keep deer herds healthy. Every ethical deer hunter knows it was a harsh winter that killed off the deer herds in Wisconsin and not the wolf. Wolf supporters need to get busy, writing letters to papers, officials and legislators to counter the anti-wolf Great Lakes Wolf summit’s political propaganda.
Wisconsin/Great Lakes pro-wolf and wildlife supporters letter-writing challenge, “protect the iconic gray wolf”
Protecting wolves involves awareness, education and advocacy
We are asking all wolf supporters to rise to the challenge of protecting the iconic gray wolf by participating in this letter-writing campaign.
If you write a letter and a newspaper prints it, this helps people who may not know about the wolf advocacy cause learn more about it. If your letter sparks a debate, this may inspire other people who support the cause to speak up. Tips on how to write a letter to the editor click HERE
Letter writing campaigns can help citizens reach out to elected officials, such as mayors, city councils, state representatives and even the president. Elected officials want to hear from their constituents.
By contacting your officials, you can tell them why “protecting the iconic gray wolf” is important to you. This information helps them as they make decisions that affect your community and the people who live there.
We will gladly print your letters after you have submitted them to the paper, and elected officials, send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Some sources for you to use in your letter writing challenge…
Clicking on the blue highlighted words will get you to wolf related articles that will assist you in writing a letter:
Photographer Gavin Goodman and I did a collaboration for one of his portraits. I’m drawing a shy bear while a girl and a newspaper-reading wolf wait in line.. Have a look at more of his portrait series here : http://www.gavingoodman.com