Governor signs bill allowing NRC to designate animals as game species without legislative or voter oversight
Governor should uphold democratic principles and stop anti-wildlife measure from becoming law
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Latest wolf census shows decrease in Michigan
LANSING, Mich. – In a blatant display of political bullying that will put Michigan’s declining wolf population further at risk, members of a state Senate committee voted 5-2 Thursday to allow unelected members of the Natural Resources Commission – and not the voters of Michigan – to determine if wolves should be hunted and trapped for trophies after decades of protection.
More than 2,000 Michigan volunteers rallied to gather signatures in 67-day period
LANSING, Mich. – Keep Michigan Wolves Protected submitted 253,705 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office, that, when certified, will place any plans for a wolf hunting season on hold until Michigan voters decide the issue at the ballot box in November 2014. During a short 67-day period, the coalition far surpassed the 161,305 valid signatures needed to qualify for the ballot.
LANSING, Mich. – More than 100 Michigan veterinarians have endorsed the effort to prevent the authorization of a wolf hunting season in Michigan. Keep Michigan Wolves Protected, a coalition of animal welfare groups, conservationists, veterinarians, Native American tribes, hunters, faith leaders and others, is seeking to gather 225,000 signatures of Michigan voters by late March to place the question on the November 2014 ballot.
LANSING, Mich. – Keep Michigan Wolves Protected, a coalition working to place a referendum on the November 2014 ballot, has gathered more than 100,000 signatures to overturn a law allowing hunting of Michigan’s small wolf population. With three weeks remaining before the state-mandated March 27 deadline to gather signatures for the 2014 ballot, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected is well within reach of its goal of 225,000 signatures.
Hunters, tribal leaders, animal welfare and environmental groups support referendum campaign to stop trophy hunting of wolves
LANSING, Mich. – Keep Michigan Wolves Protected announced a broad-based steering committee today in its referendum campaign to maintain the prohibition on trophy hunting and commercial trapping of the state’s small wolf population.
Coalition launches petition drive to qualify for November 2014 ballot and stop trophy hunting of wolves
LANSING, Mich. – With the Michigan legislature approving a bill in the waning days of the lame duck session to allow the trophy hunting of wolves in Michigan for the first time in nearly 50 years, a coalition of animal welfare, conservation groups and Native American tribes is launching a referendum campaign to qualify for the November 2014 general election ballot.
(Dec. 28, 2012) -- The Humane Society of the United States expressed its disappointment over Gov. Rick Snyder’s signing of legislation in Michigan that designates the wolf as a game species and authorizes the Natural Resources Commission to establish a wolf hunting season.
Keep Wolves Protected is endorsed by a number of organizations and citizens including: