With fewer than 650 wolves in Michigan and more than 50 years spent to recover them, we need to Keep Michigan Wolves Protected.

Press Releases

State Officials Urged to Stop Relying on Wolf Predation Numbers from Farmer who Plead Guilty to Animal Neglect

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

Muslim Groups Join Effort to Keep Michigan Wolves Protected

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.

Keep Michigan Wolves Protected Submits Petitions for Second Referendum to Protect Wolves and Restore Voter Rights

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.

Wolf Hunt Supporters Setting Another Trap for Michigan Voters

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.

Wolf Hunt Proponents Try Yet Another Tactic to Strip Voter Rights

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

MUTTS Comic Strip Decries Wolf Hunt

 “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.

Rock Legend Iggy Pop Urges Gov. Snyder to Cancel Wolf Hunt, and Let the People Decide

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.

New TV Ad Highlights “Fiction” Used by State Officials, Other Boosters of Wolf Hunt

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.

Upcoming Michigan Wolf Hunt Based on False Information and Poor Farm Stewardship

LANSING, Mich. – Poor animal care and negligent behavior on one Upper Peninsula farm skewed statistics used by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to push for a wolf hunting season in Michigan, according to information revealed through the Freedom of Information Act.

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News: MLive.com Apr 15, 2014

 An Upper Peninsula farmer charged with mistreating taxpayer-provided donkeys used to scare wolves has accepted a plea deal, court officials confirmed.


Endorsements

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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