Wolves Under Attack
Dear Animals for the Care of Treatment,
There is an all out war on our nation's wolves -- and in Michigan, they just took another hit.
Last week, in a charade of a vote, the Michigan House passed the unconstitutional "Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act" -- a misleadingly named bill that will allow a group of seven political appointees to open up a hunting season on wolves or any other protected species in the state without citizens having any say whatsoever.
This is a direct attack on citizen lawmaking and another big blow to Michigan's fragile wolf population.
Can you make a donation today to Keep Michigan Wolves Protected and help us keep up the fight to protect our nation's wolves?
This is the third time in two years that Michigan lawmakers have voted to authorize a hunting season on Michigan's small wolf population. It's a slap in the face to the nearly half a million Michiganders who signed petitions to put two referendums on the ballot, and to all Michigan voters who are being told by the politicians that their votes shouldn't count when it comes to what animals are hunted.
But we are far from backing down to these politicians. Our coalition partners at Keep Michigan Wolves Protected plan to challenge the "Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act" in court, and we are confident that Michigan courts will reject this unconstitutional Act and instead respect the voice of the people. And if citizens successfully vote down the two referendums in November, we will block a hunting season this fall and stop dozens or perhaps even hundreds of wolves from being pointlessly killed by trophy hunters.
Now more than ever, we need your help to fund this fight for wolves. Please help us spare the lives of dozens of wolves in this year's hunt -- and countless more wolves in the years to come -- by making a donation to Keep Michigan Wolves Protected today.
Just 50 years ago, these beautiful, highly intelligent animals were pushed to the brink of extinction by the very same cruel and unsporting practices that are threatening them today. We can't let this happen again.
Please help us win this war for our nation's wolves -- make a donation today.
Thank you for all you do for animals.
Wayne Pacelle, President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States