Science? Independent expertise? Our current DNR can do without it:
This year, the long-standing Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wolf Science and legislatively mandated Stakeholders Committees were wiped out by order of the DNR secretary. In their place, the Wolf Advisory Committee was created, membership "by invitation only" from the DNR Secretary. Twenty-five of the 26 members are wolf removal agents.The result: 202 wolves have been killed by trappers and gun-hunters in less than a month during this hunting season - - up from last year's total of 117, with 251 the goal.
The Wisconsin wolf hunt is a disgraceful, bloody ballot-box sop to conservative GOP constituencies.