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Aug 25, 2014

What: Supporters of Keep Michigan Wolves Protected will hold a rally Wednesday, Aug. 27 in front of the State Capitol to urge members of the House of Representatives to vote NO on the so-called Scientific Fish & Wildlife Conservation Act. A NO vote on the initiative will put it on the November ballot with two competing referendum proposals so Michigan voters can determine important wildlife matters.

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Aug 13, 2014

Wolf supporters urge House to reject power grab, allow fair election

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Aug 11, 2014

 LANSING, MI - Three major newspaper groups - the Lansing State Journal, Battle Creek Enquirer and the statewide MLive Media Group - have urged the legislature to allow voters to determine the fate of wolf hunting in Michigan. In recent editorials, all three asked the legislature to send to the November 4th ballot an initiative giving the Natural Resources Commission authority to designate wolves and other protected species as game. The initiative would join two other referendums already on the ballot to overturn laws allowing wolf hunting.

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Jul 24, 2014

 Wolf Supporters Tell Lawmakers: Don’t Silence Voters Again

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May 27, 2014

In response to the Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management initiative submitting signatures for the November 2014 ballot, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected is urging lawmakers to allow the measure to go to the ballot and let voters decide on this and two other similar wolf hunting and wildlife issues. If the initiative is certified by the Board of State Canvassers, Michigan lawmakers have the option to pass it into law, making another end-run around the state’s voters and denying Michiganders the chance to voice their opinions.

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May 22, 2014

NRC called on to rescind wolf game species order because of false claims

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May 08, 2014

 Jill Fritz, Director of Keep Michigan Wolves Protected, issued the following statement following today’s no contest plea agreement by Upper Peninsula farmer John Koski for animal cruelty. Koski was fined more than $1,800.

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May 06, 2014

The Board of State Canvassers certified a second referendum for the November 2014 statewide ballot, giving Michigan voters the opportunity to protect wolves from trophy hunting and protect their right to vote on wildlife policy issues. With two petition drives totaling nearly 500,000 voter signatures, Michiganders have made it clear to their politicians and bureaucrats that facts and not falsehoods should dictate wildlife management.

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Apr 15, 2014

The following is a statement from Jill Fritz, director of the Keep Michigan Wolves Protected campaign, in response to today’s article, “Cattle farmer John Koski, divisive symbol in Michigan wolf hunt, to plead in animal neglect case

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Mar 18, 2014

Michigan Muslim Community Council’s executive director, along with the Islamic Society of North America and its president, announced their support of Keep Michigan Wolves Protected and its referendum campaigns to stop the trophy hunting of wolves.

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Mar 13, 2014

Keep Michigan Wolves Protected submitted more than 229,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office to place a second referendum on the November 4 ballot that would protect wolves and restore the right of Michigan voters to weigh in on critical wildlife issues. Michigan voters from all 83 counties have signed petitions on two ballot referendums expressing their support for the protection of Michigan’s fledging wolf population and displeasure with the Legislature’s approval of wolf hunting and taking their voting rights away.

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Jan 02, 2014

LANSING, MI - It seems only fitting that Michigan’s first wolf trophy hunting season, which was authorized by legislation based on  falsehoods and tall tales about marauding wolves, would end in most of its 1,200 licensees failing to shoot a wolf. The final death toll was 23 wolves, in spite of the use of bait and predator callers to lure the shy, elusive wolf out into the open to be shot.

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Dec 04, 2013

Keep Michigan Wolves Protected works to restore the rights of Michigan voters to impact wildlife policy

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Nov 15, 2013

 “Wolves are magnificent creatures, related to the dogs we share our lives with, and are just beginning to recover from the brink of extinction,” said MUTTS creator and cartoonist Patrick McDonnell. “I join with the residents of Michigan who are deeply saddened by the beginning of today’s wolf hunting season, and urge all my fans and readers in Michigan to help gather signatures and put this issue on the ballot in November 2014.

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Nov 14, 2013

Protests “Senseless Killing of These Majestic Animals for Sport”

Michigan native Iggy Pop, a music legend and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has endorsed the Keep Michigan Wolves Protected campaign to stop the trophy hunting of wolves and restore the right of Michigan voters to have a say over wildlife policy. Michigan’s first wolf hunt in decades begins tomorrow.

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Press Releases: Dec 14, 2016

In the 2014 general election, Michigan voters soundly rejected two referendums on the trophy hunting and trapping of the state’s small population of wolves. But now, the Michigan legislature has rushed through another bill, SB 1187, to once again designate wolves as a game species to be hunted and trapped—in spite of that public rejection of an almost identical measure at the ballot box just two years ago...


Keep Wolves Protected is endorsed by a number of organizations and citizens including:

  • Kalamazoo Humane Society
  • Pamela Graves, DVM
  • Detroit Audubon Society
  • Michigan Animal Shelter Rescue Network
  • Aaron Payment, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
  • Voiceless-MI
  • Humane Society of Huron Valley
  • Detroit Zoological Society


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