In Wisconsin legislation has been introduced in both the assembly & senate and needs a public hearing. A coalition of state and national groups are supporting Sen. Risser’s bill. If the legislation passes, Wisconsin will join California, which banned the awarding of prizes for furbearers and nongame mammals in 2014, and Vermont, which banned coyote killing contests in 2018. For more information www.wolvesofdouglascountywisconsin.com #EndWildlifeKillingContests

Both SB 30 & AB 29 need hearings! Take Action!

For talking points click the following National Coalition to End Wildlife Killing Contests Website.

Then contact: Senate version SB 30 was referred to Committee on Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry. And is awaiting a hearing that would be granted by the chair. Click the highlighted words for contact information of the chair and members asking them for a hearing.

Senator Tiffany (Chair)

Senator LeMahieu (Vice-Chair)

Senator Stroebel

Senator Wirch

Senator Smith

Next, do the same for AB 29 referred to Committee on Sporting Heritage And is awaiting a hearing that would be granted by the chair. Click the highlighted words for contact information of the chair and members asking them for a hearing.

Members

Representative Stafsholt (Chair)

Representative Quinn (Vice-Chair)

Representative Tittl

Representative Edming

Representative Felzkowski

Representative Mursau

Representative Skowronski

Representative Tusler

Representative Horlacher

Representative Milroy

Representative Stuck

Representative Spreitzer

Representative Hesselbein

Representative Gruszynski

“The animals killed in these contests are maligned but intrinsically, ecologically, and aesthetically valuable to the citizens and ecosystems of Wisconsin,” said Rachel Tilseth, Menomonie resident and Founder of Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin. “Ending this bloodsport is the right thing to do.”

A coalition of state and national groups are supporting Sen. Risser’s bill. If the legislation passes, Wisconsin will join California, which banned the awarding of prizes for furbearers and nongame mammals in 2014, and Vermont, which banned coyote killing contests in 2018.

The National Coalition to End Wildlife Killing Contests is working in a number of other states, including Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Oregon, to pass similar legislation in 2019.

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