…The idea that only man is equipped for conserving our planet’s natural resources is a dying concept; dying right along with the untold numbers of wild sentient beings killed in the name of conservation. Such problems drive home a critical flaw in the paradigm of conserving wildlife. In the state of Wisconsin alone coyotes are […]Read More Killing is Not Conservation…
Wisconsin wolf Advocates here’s what to do when you find videos on Facebook of suspected violations of animal cruelty… First, know that Wolves in Wisconsin are protected on the Endangered Species List. They cannot be hunted. Next, Wisconsin law protects Wildlife under the Wisconsin Animal Cruelty Laws. History on Animal Cruelty Laws in Wisconsin Animal […]Read More Animal cruelty is against the law in Wisconsin: Tips for reporting suspected violators…
By Jon Wooten The Capital Times March 13, 2018 Dear Editor: It is do or die time for wolves and the legal framework that protects them as we know it. Congress is considering multiple bills and amendments to legislation (or “riders”) that would weaken the Endangered Species Act. These pieces of legislation would have devastating […]Read More Letter to the Editor: Step Up to Save Wolves
I enjoyed reading John Anderson’s perspective concerning his recent opinion editorial where he makes a strong case for the wolf; Perhaps it is time for us to ask why one species is given a black mark beside it and another is elevated to a position of reverence. I give you the wolf and the bald […]Read More …Why one species is given a black mark beside it and another is elevated to a position of reverence.
Wisconsin’s northern and central forests are home to 955 gray wolves. Wisconsin is one of about a dozen states in the country with a wild gray wolf population. Gray wolves, also referred to as timber wolves, are the largest wild members of the dog family. Wolves are social animals, living in family groups or packs. […]Read More Wolf Country
On Wednesday January 10th the Committee on Natural Resources & Sporting Heritage held a Public Hearing on Assembly Bill 712. Assembly Bill 712 is legislation not guided by or based on good sense. This bill ties the hands of local law enforcement from assisting federal authorities in any investigation into the illegal killing of Wisconsin’s […]Read More Ill conceived Assembly Bill 712 Takes a Nose-Dive in Public Hearing
By Rachel Tilseth In 2016 41 dogs were killed in the pursuit of bear in northern Wisconsin. Are any wolves being injured or killed in the decades-old conflict between bear hunters and wolves? In a call to the USFWS services Great Lakes Office I asked them that question. USFWS didn’t have an answer for me. […]Read More WODCW Opinion Editorial: Criminally harassing protected gray wolves is a violation of the Endangered Species Act
It certainly has been an up and down whirlwind of a week for news on gray wolves. From the disheartening reports out west where wildlife officials are killing members of Washington’s Smackout pack and the Harl Butte pack in Oregon, to the two encouraging news stories concerning Wisconsin wolves. The first story affecting Wisconsin’s gray […]Read More Wolf news from across the country…
Photograph by Beth Phillips taken of the Lamar Canyon Pack while visiting Yellowstone National Park, March 2016 Opinion Editorial: The hauntingly beautiful howl of a wolf stirs something in my inner soul and leaves me wanting these creatures to remain forever in our wild places. But I fear wolves may soon become nothing more than […]Read More Beth Phillips: The role wolves play on the health of our ecosystems far outweighs a few negative effects
Study by Adrian Treves and other scientists published in the Journal of Mammalogy: The UW study investigated the deaths of 937 gray wolves from October 1979 to April 2012 — a period that ends before Wisconsin initiated hunting seasons for wolves. Of the 937 wolves that died and whose deaths were investigated, 431 wore radio collars. […]Read More A new study proves more wolves have been subject to poaching than the DNR reported.