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.
Keep Michigan Wolves Protected works to restore the rights of Michigan voters to impact wildlife policy
“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.
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.
Ads call on Gov. Snyder to stop the hunt and leave the decision to the state’s voters in a year
LANSING MI - With the start of Michigan’s wolf trophy hunting season just four days away, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected has launched a new TV ad campaign highlighting an investigative news report’s findings that state officials used falsehoods, embellishments, and fear-mongering to win legislative approval of a wolf hunt. The ads are running in Detroit, Lansing, and Grand Rapids.
Keep Michigan Wolves Protected Calls on Gov. Snyder to Restore Accountability, Stop Nov. 15 Wolf Hunt and Allow Voters to Decide in 2014
MLive.com's Investigative Series Reveals "How half-truths, falsehoods and one farmer distorted reason for historic hunt"
LANSING, MICH. – In the wake of an independent investigation conducted by Michigan Live that showed outright falsehoods and concocted stories about wolf incidents in the Upper Peninsula, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected called the behavior of state officials shameful and urged Gov. Rick Snyder to put a stop to the imminent wolf hunting season that begins on Nov. 15.
Coalition petition drive seeks to stop trophy hunting and trapping of wolves
and restore voter rights
LANSING, Mich. – In response to overwhelming disaffection from Michigan wolf supporters over an effort by some legislators to subvert their original ballot measure, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected filed language with the Secretary of State to launch a second referendum campaign to stop the trophy hunting and trapping of wolves and restore the right of Michigan voters to weigh in on critical wildlife issues.
Keep Michigan Wolves Protected will hold the first in a series of statewide educational forums in Kalamazoo at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 11 at Four Points by Sheraton, 3600 E. Cork St.
The Keep Michigan Wolves Protected campaign is traveling around the state to host free educational forums for the public. The forums will focus on the value of wolves both ecologically and culturally, and answer questions about the upcoming hunt and the history of wolves in Michigan.