Wednesday, February 10, 2016

State Politicians Pull a Sleight-of-Hand with Wisconsin Wolves

With incredible ​speed and ​skill, the Wisconsin assembly cleverly pulled a sleight-of-hand magicians trick by approving legislation that will push back the wolf trophy hunting date. On December 19, 2014, Federal judge rules gray wolf hunt illegal, places animal back on endangered species list. This legislation effectively put an end to three years of trophy hunts on a restored endangered species.

State politicians would rather deceive the public than to admit defeat. They are like magicians trying to direct your attention to something else while they do their main trick.  ~ Rachel

Read the follow news article:

Wisconsin assembly oks pushing back wolf hunt date  

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Assembly has approved a bill that would push the start of Wisconsin’s wolf hunt back if the federal government allows the season to resume. Under current law, the wolf hunt begins on Oct. 15 and ends on the last day of February the following year. Rep. Al Ott’s bill would push the start date back to the first Saturday in November. Ott has said the current wolf season conflicts with bird hunters and begins before wolves’ winter coats have grown in fully.

Wisconsin has held three wolf hunts. The federal government placed Great Lakes wolves back on the endangered species list in 2014, however, prohibiting the hunts. The Assembly approved the bill on a voice vote Thursday. It now goes to the Senate.

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