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Nov 20, 2014

Voters of all political parties want Legislature and Natural Resources Commission to heed the will of the people

LANSING, Mich. – A statewide poll of Michigan voters conducted after the election reinforces strong opposition to wolf hunting and a strong desire not to hand power to designate game species over to the unelected Natural Resources Commission. The survey results come in the wake of the defeat of Proposals 1 and 2 and the voters’ rejection of wolf hunting and of the authority of the NRC to make these declarations.

Press Releases
Nov 06, 2014

Coalition Says State Should Vacate Its Transfer of Authority to the NRC Because the People Have Spoken Emphatically on the Issue

Nov 05, 2014

Wolf hunting opponents declared victory Tuesday night in Michigan, where voters rejected two separate laws that paved the way for an inaugural season last year.

While the victory was decisive, the impact remains unclear.

Press Releases
Nov 04, 2014

LANSING, Mich. – With about 50 percent of votes reported statewide and strong margins on both measures, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected has declared victory in defeating Proposals 1 and 2 in the November 4 election.

Nov 03, 2014

Tomorrow, voters in Maine and Michigan will decide ballot measures with life-and-death significance for black bears and gray wolves.

Nov 02, 2014

To the Journal editor: I am voting no on Proposals 1 and 2 for many reasons.

Michigan has fewer than 650 wolves, only recently removed from the Endangered Species List. It's already legal to kill wolves threatening livestock or dogs. Following a loss, landowners can be issued permits authorizing hunters/trappers to kill wolves.

Oct 31, 2014

THE PROPOSALS: Michigan Proposal 1 and Proposal 2 are both referendums on two separate laws. The first law designated wolves as a game species and authorized hunting seasons. The second law gave those same powers to the Natural Resources Commission, which approved the state’s first ever hunt last year. More >>

Press Releases
Oct 31, 2014

Volunteers to go door-to-door this weekend urging a NO vote

(Note to editors: Keep Michigan Wolves Protected campaign staff and volunteers will gather to watch the election results from Hobie’s Café and Pub, 930 Trowbridge Rd., East Lansing after the polls close at 8 p.m., Nov. 4.)

Press Releases
Oct 30, 2014

Actress announces support of efforts to stop Michigan’s wolf hunt 

Oct 30, 2014

The future of Michigan wolves is in the voters' hands

On this year’s ballot, the only state-wide proposals that are listed deal with the topic of wolf hunting in Michigan.

Oct 30, 2014

In 2013, over 255,000 Michigan voters signed a petition to oppose a wolf hunt and put the issue on the 2014 ballot. Instead, a law passed silencing their voices.

A commission of political appointees would make decisions based on half-truths and misinformation to justify a trophy hunt. Even the Department of Natural Resource’s Wolf Digest states “a wolf attack on a human being has never been documented in Michigan.”

Oct 30, 2014

To the Journal editor:

Oct 29, 2014

Proponents of wolf hunting in Michigan haven’t made their case for the two statewide ballot proposals. They talk in terms of protecting farmers in the UP. But hunting predatory wolves is already legal. They say a hunting season is needed so that wolves get the message to stay away, but there’s very little evidence that works.

Press Releases
Oct 29, 2014

On the eve of the Nov. 4 election, voters asked to protect wolves 

Oct 28, 2014

The grey wolf was taken off the federal list of protected species in 2012, having recovered from being nearly hunted to extinction by the mid-twentieth century. A year later, the state of Michigan held its first grey wolf hunt and a total of 22 wolves were killed, about half the permitted quota for the season.

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Press Releases: Dec 14, 2016

In the 2014 general election, Michigan voters soundly rejected two referendums on the trophy hunting and trapping of the state’s small population of wolves. But now, the Michigan legislature has rushed through another bill, SB 1187, to once again designate wolves as a game species to be hunted and trapped—in spite of that public rejection of an almost identical measure at the ballot box just two years ago...


Keep Wolves Protected is endorsed by a number of organizations and citizens including:

  • Kalamazoo Humane Society
  • Pamela Graves, DVM
  • Detroit Audubon Society
  • Michigan Animal Shelter Rescue Network
  • Aaron Payment, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
  • Voiceless-MI
  • Humane Society of Huron Valley
  • Detroit Zoological Society


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