Stop The Madness put out an action alert post that yielded some results. A Culver’s restaurant in Sheboygan Wisconsin took down their banner advertising “Hunting for a Cure” after local residents called and complained about the banner.
Jayne’s post: Victory….One small step…after several calls, Culvers Restaurant in Sheboygan removed their banner advertising the Rabbit Killing Tournament. Our voices made a difference.
Here’s another action Alert post:
Here is another coyote killing contest coming up first weekend in Feb near Janesville and Beloit
We can contact the organizers (Bill at 608-289-6919) and sponsors (Shopiere Tap (608) 362-9643—or write a review on Yelp) and ask them to withdraw their support.
Letters to the editor to
—Janesville Gazette: firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 5001, Janesville, Wisconsin 53547
—Beloit Daily News: https://form.jotform.com/63506514677158
*If you need help getting started look through this worksheet: http://bit.ly/LTEworksheet
Inform your local legislators and ask them to support legislation banning WKCs (if you haven’t already) http://bit.ly/statelegislatorswi
Wisconsin’s citizens are making a difference. The following is about another contest:
WXPR.org radio news Ken Krall Animal rights groups have criticized a planned predator hunt set for Townsend in Oconto county January 19.
Promoters are billing it as “Wisconsin’s Biggest Coyote Hunting Tournament.”
While fishing tournaments in Wisconsin are regulated, special hunting tournaments of this type are not says Todd Schaller, Chief Conservation Warden for the DNR.
He describes the rules regarding these tournaments…
“…Hunting tournaments, coyote, rabbits I think are another one that we occasionally hear or see about, in and of itself, those events are not regulated by the (DNR). There’s no permit needed, no special process they need to go through from an agency perspective to hold them. The only legal obligation is that those who are participating in it need to do so in a manner that follows all the appropriate regulations. Licenses, seasons, bag limits, those type of things…”
Schaller says fishing tourneys do have tournament regulations..
“If a club or organization holds a fishing tournament and it meets certain parameters, that’s a permitted activity and they would have to file for and receive a permit…”
The National Coalition to End Wildlife Killing Contests is an alliance of national and state organizations working to permanently abolish contests that promote the killing of bobcats, coyotes, foxes, mountain lions, wolves, and other species for cash and prizes.
California and Vermont have abolished these types of hunts.
Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin is proud to be a part of the National Coalition to End Wildlife Killing Contests! And are grateful for the work Stop The Madness organization is doing to educate, advocate & legislate!