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     In spite of all of our best efforts, Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Sen. Ron Johnson joined Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) to introduce legislation (S. 164) on Jan. 17, 2017 that would remove protections for the gray wolf in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Wyoming under the federal Endangered Species Act, and prevent federal courts from intervening to ensure wolf management is consistent with principles of sound conservation science. S. 164 has been referred to the Senate Environment and Public Works.

 pawprint bullet point   S. 164 bill text and history   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   Baldwin, Johnson back bill to delist wolf    pawprint bullet point

     Meanwhile, a similar bill, H.R. 424, has been introduced in the House of Representatives. The short title as introduced is Gray Wolf State Management Act of 2017. It has been referred to the House - Natural Resources Committee.

 pawprint bullet point   H.R. 424 bill text and history   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   Wolves targeted as Congress moves to de-fang Endangered Species Act   pawprint bullet point

     Opponents are already gearing-up for a grassroots battle at the state level given the likelihood the de-listing legislation will succeed under a Republican -controlled Congress and the incoming Donald Trump administration. "I think we'll see the hardest fight of our lives in the next four years," said Melissa Smith, who represents the Great Lakes region for the Endangered Species Coalition.

     For more articles detailing the efforts to delist wolves, please see our WI Wolf Hunt in the Media page.

 pawprint bullet point   More articles concerning the on-going "War on Wolves"   pawprint bullet point


A Michigan Gray Wolf     PLEASE contact your federal lawmakers urging them to oppose H.R. 424 and S. 164!

 pawprint bullet point   Find My State and Federal Representatives   pawprint bullet point

     Call your members of Congress -- you can find their contact info by using the link above, or by calling the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121, and asking to be connected to the offices of your senators or representative. and urging them to oppose any and all attempts to delist wolves. Ask them to. You can look up the phone number for your members of Congress by visiting AWI’s Compassion Index, or simply

     All you need to say is, "Please vote no on (H.R. 424) in the House and (S. 164) in the Senate, and oppose ANY AND ALL attempts to remove federal protections for wolves." The message will be noted by your representatives' staffs and relayed to them.

     Be prepared to give your name, address, and phone number. Please, ALWAYS be polite and respectful. Name-calling, and rude or abusive calls will hurt, rather than help, our cause.

     If you, like many of us, are hesitant about calling because you don't know what to expect, there is a very good article called "Shy Person's Guide to Calling Representatives" -- you can read it here!

 pawprint bullet point   Shy Person’s Guide to Calling Representatives   pawprint bullet point

     The simple message above is enough, but if you want to add to it, here are some key talking points you might share:

  • Removing federal protections for wolves is premature, as wolves have barely recovered to their historic range in the Great Lakes and elsewhere.

  • On top of that, they face numerous threats including habitat loss, disease, and poaching.

  • Here in Wisconsin, aggressive trophy hunters use exceptionally cruel methods, including hounding. Tracking and trailing wolves with hounds leads to potentially disastrous encounters, and is in our opinion no more than legalized dog- fighting.

  • Remind your representatives that the majority of Americans want wolves protected and ask them to stay strong in protecting them.

 pawprint bullet point   More articles concerning the on-going "War on Wolves"   pawprint bullet point

     Ask your representatives NOT to delist wolves through Congressional intervention - science not politics should dictate wildlife management.


A message to Senator Baldwin From Friends of the WIsconsin Wolf (Video)

     "Dear Senator Baldwin, On behalf of your constituents, we ask that you view their video appeal about wolves in Wisconsin."

     Please watch the video and read the message underneath it for a detailed summary of who are really behind the rush to delist wolves, and why. Then let Senator Baldwin know how YOU feel.

 pawprint bullet point   A message to Senator Baldwin From Friends of the WIsconsin Wolf (Video)   pawprint bullet point



 pawprint bullet point   Wisconsin Wolf Hunt in Brief   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   WI Wolf Hunt Overview   pawprint bullet point   WI Wolf Hunt In the Media   pawprint bullet point

 pawprint bullet point   Wolf Hunting in Wisconsin: Mainstream Hunters Speak Out   pawprint bullet point

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