Thursday, September 18, 2014

Another state-enabled dog sacrifice in Wisconsin

We send people convicted of dog fighting to prison in Wisconsin because we enforce laws against animal cruelty, but we also pay hunters with state dollars who'd let their dogs run after bears up to $2,500 for a dog killed by wolves in the chase - - even if the hunter had let the dog run where there was known wolf activity.

Even in areas where bait put out to attract bears also attracts wolves. 

Man's best friend? Spare me. With friends like these...
gray wolf
Courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
This officially-sanctioned wolf-on-dog killing has happened 13 times this year.

And this year's wolf hunt which now allows the use of dogs in those pursuits, too - - thanks to Scott Walker and the Assembly's #1 so-called sportsman, Joel Kleefisch - - (and only in Wisconsin, by the way, just like the money-for-mayhem program) - - hasn't even begun.

Now we learn that the cash-for-carcasses ATM could be hit for a withdrawal for the 14th time this year.  

From the DNR - - 

Bear Hound killed in Bayfield County

On September 14, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 3 year old Walker bear hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Washburn, Bayfield County. More information and a caution area map are available on the gray wolf webpage.

Hunters are reminded to use the caution area maps on the DNR website (, keyword "wolf management") to help reduce conflicts during this year's bear dog training and hunting season.

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