Thursday, January 10, 2013

To Prevent Cruelty To Dogs, Statues Are Nice; Statutes, Better

There is a gorgeous statue of the humanitarian Henry Bergh  - - and the only one of its kind, anywhere - - at the home of the Milwaukee Humane Society 0n W. Wisconsin Ave. near Miller Park.

Bergh is the 19th-century founder of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The Statue was once downtown; this is the perfect spot for it.

But will Wisconsin honor Bergh's legacy and ban the use of hunting dogs in this year's wolf hunt?

A hunt in which there is absolutely no need to put dogs at risk chasing after wolves and dying when confronting predatory, territory-defending wolf packs?

This will happen unless the Legislature bans dogs from the wolf hunt. Without a ban, Wisconsin will remain the only state that authorizes the practice.

Sanctioning animal cruelty and mocking Bergh's statue with a bloody statute.

Details, here.

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