The sick mentality of rushing to hold wolf hunts is spreading through the Midwest.
Wisconsin saw a bloodbath, with 20% of the state's wolf population — 216 animals — slaughtered in a matter of days.
Now officials in Michigan have moved to hold a hunt in that state this year.
These hunts must be fought and stopped. Please help with a gift to the Wolf Defense Fund.
Michigan's Department of Natural Resources is updating its wolf-management plan, including soliciting public input. That process could take up to a year.
But anti-wolf officials are trying to hold a hunt immediately. They held a hearing on hunting wolves not with state officials or wolf experts, but with representatives from hunting groups.
The last time wolves lost protection in Michigan, anti-wildlife officials pushed through a state hunt despite the fact that voters had approved a bill banning wolf hunts — and 23 wolves were shot in two months.
The officials pushing for a hunt aren't just out to shoot or trap wolves. They’re sowing an irrational fear of this ecologically important species.
We're in court fighting to restore wolves' Endangered Species Act protection, and we'll be in any state where hunts might take place, doing all we can to stop them.
But this fight is about more than just statewide hunts. It's about standing up for an iconic keystone species that's vital to the wild.
Those who would eradicate wolves are the same forces that will plunder public lands and do nothing to stop the extinction crisis.
We're fighting for wolves because our love of these creatures — and our love of the wild — drives us to secure a future where they can roam in safety again.
This task won’t be easy, but with your help we can do it.
Please, help us save wolves by giving to the Wolf Defense Fund today.
For the wild,