If you are for or against the wolf hunt in Michigan you will have the opportunity to have your voice heard in the upcoming November election.
Two referendums have been put on the ballot and “Keep Michigan Wolves Protected” was in Marquette last night hosting a townhall meeting to educate the public on why wolf hunting for sport should not be allowed. Proposal 1 would designate gray wolves as game species and allow a trophy hunting and trapping season. Proposal 2 would grant the Natural Resources Commission the power to designate wolves and other animals as game species to be hunted, without legislative approval.
“Hunting is not necessary as a management tool. Research shows that hunting can actually cause livestock losses to increase because of the disruption of pack dynamics, so we oppose the hunting of the wolves,” said Nancy Warren, National Wolf Watcher Coalition. “We feel there are adequate methods in place already, there are licensed trappers and hunters that can go on the property and kill the problem wolves, and we don’t oppose that.”
“If that is how you have to live to eat then that is fine but people don’t eat wolves, they pelt them. What is the point in having a pelt hanging in your house?” said another volunteer, Madison Warras, who is opposed to hunting wolves for sport. “They think it’s not a big deal, but it is a big deal, and they don’t understand that.”
To contact “Keep Michigan Wolves Protected” or for more information on the two referendums on the upcoming ballot visit http://noon1and2.com