Aug 17, 2021

USA: Wisconsin Greenlights 300 #Wolf Killings

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From: Kierán Suckling, Center for Biological Diversity <>
Date: Tue, Aug 17, 2021 at 4:31 AM
Subject: Urgent: Wisconsin Greenlights 300 Wolf Killings
Hundreds of wolves could be killed in a Wisconsin hunt this fall. It has to be stopped.
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Hi Liz,

A new hunt was just approved in Wisconsin allowing the killing of 300 wolves.

When a similar hunt was allowed there earlier this year, trophy hunters gunned down 218 wolves in just 72 hours. Now the war on wolves is escalating even further.

We're fighting to stop it, and you can help. Please give to the Wolf Defense Fund today.

Wisconsin is becoming Exhibit A for why wolves need their federal Endangered Species Act protection restored. The state even has a law that requires a wolf hunt each year.

The newly announced 300-wolf quota is more than double the number recommended by a state wildlife agency. Last winter's slaughter annihilated at least 20% of the state's wolf population.

Wisconsin allows hunters to use despicable techniques to kill wolves, including using dogs to hunt them down. More tags are sold to kill wolves than there are wolves. And trophy hunters attach GPS tracking devices to their hounds and often hunt in groups.

This hunt should never have been allowed.

We're on the ground in Wisconsin, attempting to remove the anti-wolf chair of the Natural Resources Board and making our voice heard in opposition to this hunt.

And we're standing up for wolves in court and pressuring key decisionmakers in Washington — doing all we can to restore Endangered Species Act protection to these social, intelligent animals.

States shouldn't be approving cruel, inhumane wolf hunts — and the federal government should step in immediately to put an end to it.

Our fight for wolves has been long and difficult. But we can't let that deter us from working state by state to stop the mass killing of America's wolves.

We won't let up against those who see them as pests, trophies or target practice — but we need you with us.

Please help us fight for wolves with a gift to the Wolf Defense Fund.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity


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