The Chicago Tribune Weighs in on the Share Act 

Editorial Board, Editorial: Federal legislation a threat to wolves and wilderness

March 11, 2016

If you think the problem with modern America is that there are too many wolves, a bill passed in February by the U.S. House of Representatives probably made your day. If you think there has been more than enough killing of them over our history, however, the measure is cause for alarm.
The legislation, titled the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (SHARE), has the enthusiastic support of the National Rifle Association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and conservative House members. It stems from resentment of the very idea that the federal government should control millions of acres of land and manage it for broad national purposes.

One of those purposes is restoring and preserving endangered species, such as the gray wolf. Some 2 million of them once lived on this continent, but only a few thousand remain. The bill would expose this iconic beast to hunting and trapping in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Wyoming — with predictable consequences. Read more on Federal legislation a threat to wolves and wilderness, click HERE to read full article
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Featured image is of a Wild wolf pup in Wisconsin by WDNR 

Urgent Action Needed to Stop Anti-wolf and Wildlife Legislation in the U. S. House Being Voted on Today.

Today, February 25, 2016, The Share Act (Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2015 (H.R. 2406)) is being voted on in the U. S. House of Representatives today.  This bill would return wolf management back into states that cannot be trusted to manage an endangered species like the iconic wolf. 

It’s important that you contact Your U. S. House member right now. You can call this morning (you can call the Congressional switchboard at 202-225-3121 and be connected with the office of your U.S. Representative) (Source: HSUS)

The following is from Wayne Pacelle’s blog. Read on:

It is imperative that lawmakers hear from you this morning or by early afternoon. Here are some provisions coming up in this bill.


An amendment from Rep. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin would subvert two federal court rulings and cherry-pick gray wolves for removal from the federal list of endangered species for purely political reasons. When wolves were delisted in 2012, 20 percent of their Wisconsin population was wiped out in just one hunting season, including 17 entire family units. In a three-year period, more than 1,500 wolves were killed in the Great Lakes states alone. The federal courts put a stop to this reckless mistreatment and slaughter of wolves, and politicians shouldn’t undercut judicial review of delisting actions. We are urging House members to oppose the Ribble amendment, since it would lead to the slaughter of more than 1,000 wolves in the states of Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, many with baiting, hound hunting, and painful leghold traps. [to read Wayne Pacelle’s full blog click HERE]

 

This photograph of a Wisconsin wolf was taken by outdoor writer and citizen volunteer wolf tracker Steve Meurett.

 
Please make the call now to stop the war on Wisconsin’s iconic and endangered wolf.