29 Oct '14, 8am

Wolf hunt up for vote on Michigan’s November ballot

Wolf hunt up for vote on Michigan’s November ballot

The grey wolf was taken off the federal list of protected species in 2012, having recovered from being nearly hunted to extinction by the mid-twentieth century. A year later, the state of Michigan held its first grey wolf hunt and a total of 22 wolves were killed, about half the permitted quota for the season. Enough Michigan residents opposed the hunt to send the law to popular referendum, after a group called Keep Michigan Wolves Protected , an organization backed by the Humane Society, submitted a petition of over 253,000 signatures. This coming election day, the wolf hunt will be on the ballot (proposal 14-1), along with a second proposal which authorizes a seven-member commission to chose which species can be hunted and to decide hunting seasons (proposal 14-2)—without the possibility of future referendums. Opponents describe the first proposal as a “trophy hunt” and ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/wolf-hunt-...

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