Moved the issue to Purple Wisconsin:
Wisconsin bear hunters are again losing dogs to encounters with wolves - - some deaths occurring during training runs into so-called "wolf caution" areas publicized by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - - which raises some questions:
* Why isn't sending dogs into fatal encounters with powerful predators whose DNA tells them to protect their young, territory, pack or lives treated as animal cruelty?
* Why does Wisconsin continue to pay up to $2,500 per fatally-mauled dog, when it is the hunting hound owner's choice to use the dog in that fashion? You'd think if any payment were involved, it would as a fine paid to the state - - maybe to fund an educational program - - and not a payment from the state to a hunter who has sacrificed a dog.