Wolf supporters urge House to reject power grab, allow fair election
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.
Wolf Supporters Tell Lawmakers: Don’t Silence Voters Again
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.
NRC called on to rescind wolf game species order because of false claims
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.
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.
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”
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.