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Goal: 50,000 Progress: 38,892
Sponsored by: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

In just over two weeks, hunters and trappers in Wisconsin have killed off more than 181 wolves.

This unsettling discovery represents an extremely disturbing trend in anti-wolf attitudes and killings; one that we as wildlife supporters have a duty to try and stop.

News reports suggest that livestock and hunting and trapping interests have succeeded in taking over Wisconsin's state Wolf Advisory Committee.

This is a frightening reality, seeing that the committee is responsible for making recommendations for their state's wolf management plan. To make matters worse, the committee removed independent scientific experts, and added livestock and hunting and trapping interests in their place!

Appallingly, the state has authorized the killing of 251 wolves this year — nearly one-third of the state's entire wolf population.

Take Action and help us restore the unbiased and rightful balance to this committee that Wisconsin’s wolves need and deserve.

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Dear Secretary Stepp,

I'm writing to express my deep concern regarding the situation for wolves in Wisconsin.

In March of 2013 a new Wolf Advisory Committee was formed including livestock, hunting and trapping interests but without independent scientists and conservation organizations.

Currently, the committee consists of 12 Department of Natural Resources (DNR) biologists, four federal and county partners, and seven representing hunting, trapping and livestock interests. Yet there is only one seat for all tribal stakeholders and one more for other voices not represented by hunting or livestock interests.

When it comes to a policy as significant as the wolf management plan, which sets goals and minimum thresholds, a wide range of stakeholder groups should have input, including conservation organizations and independent scientists. Population models by University of Wisconsin biologists project that a population goal of 350 wolves would be difficult to maintain, yet voices on the committee are calling for this number to remain or even be reduced.

As the head steward of Wisconsin's natural resources, it is up to you to fairly and objectively evaluate the best available science and the opinions of all sectors of the public, and I urge you to restore balance to this committee.

I urge you to restore integrity to the stakeholder input process, and rebalance the Wolf Advisory Committee, by giving alternative opinions a seat at the table and putting science back in the process.

Thank you for your consideration.

Petition Signatures


Apr 17, 2014 Rambo Jessica
Apr 17, 2014 Heidi Harrabi
Apr 17, 2014 elisa rodriguez
Apr 17, 2014 Christie Piersol
Apr 17, 2014 colleen bayer
Apr 17, 2014 Laura Perez I know I don't live in Wisconsin but ecology everywhere effects everybody, so yes it is my business.
Apr 17, 2014 Krystie Addison
Apr 17, 2014 Marsha Thompson
Apr 16, 2014 Riley Gill
Apr 16, 2014 donna Newton
Apr 16, 2014 Kristy Elam Lindberg My husband's family owns property in Wisconsin and vacations there several times a year; one of the things we value about spending time on the property is the wildlife--let's take care of it and our wolves!
Apr 16, 2014 Amy Fine
Apr 16, 2014 donna partlan
Apr 16, 2014 Stanis Mihm
Apr 16, 2014 Chris Miller
Apr 16, 2014 john poirier
Apr 16, 2014 Neva Overstreet
Apr 16, 2014 Fran Wojtasiewicz
Apr 16, 2014 Dave Douglas
Apr 16, 2014 Christine Pritchard AS LONG AS THERE IS ANIMAL CRUELTY WE MUST ALL KEEP FIGHTING – WE ARE THEIR VOICE
Apr 16, 2014 Johanna de Bruin
Apr 16, 2014 lisa morrow
Apr 15, 2014 Cheryl Robison
Apr 15, 2014 Gayla Mitchell
Apr 15, 2014 Debi Strickland
Apr 15, 2014 Debbie Coggins
Apr 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2014 James fox
Apr 15, 2014 Roland Cavazos
Apr 15, 2014 Kimberly McDonald
Apr 14, 2014 Katie Martin
Apr 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2014 (Name not displayed) Everything has its place in the ecosystem, humans and wolves ALL!
Apr 14, 2014 Dawn Barrett
Apr 14, 2014 Lucia Vertkin
Apr 14, 2014 Caro Caro
Apr 14, 2014 Heather Brownlee Scientifically proven that the environment needs the wolf. Stop the slaughtering now!
Apr 14, 2014 Denise Saccone
Apr 14, 2014 Carmen Park
Apr 14, 2014 Sanda Barton
Apr 14, 2014 SANDRA VITO
Apr 14, 2014 Cindy Gipple
Apr 14, 2014 Sarah Wright
Apr 14, 2014 Svetlana Demireva
Apr 14, 2014 NICOLAE OVIDIU STROESCU
Apr 14, 2014 Littlebird Parks
Apr 14, 2014 Marisa Nuzzachi
Apr 14, 2014 Laurie Fisher
Apr 14, 2014 Pam Logan
Apr 14, 2014 barbara lawton

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