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Keep Michigan Wolves Protected Calls on Voters to Not Be “Mute” on Election Day

Proposals 1 and 2 Aren’t “Moot” – Vote “NO” to Stop Wolf Hunt and Legislative Power Grab

Top Wildlife Expert to Help Sort Out Facts About Wolf Proposals

One of the nation’s leading wolf experts will speak at two events this week as Michigan residents get ready to decide the fate of their state’s wolves on Proposals 1 and 2 on the Nov. 4 statewide ballot. Dr. John Vucetich, co-director of the Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Project, will help sort fact from fiction at forums in Detroit and Allendale.

TV Spots Urge Michiganders to Vote NO on Proposals 1 and 2

Lansing, MI - Keep Michigan Wolves Protected has launched two TV commercials urging Michiganders to stop the trophy hunting of wolves and stop the power grab by politicians, by voting NO on Proposals 1 and 2 on November 4. The commercials will run statewide for the final two weeks through Election Day.

Kristen Bell, Actress and Michigan Native, Urges Residents to Vote NO on Proposals 1 and 2 to Protect Wolves

Kristen Bell, Actress and Michigan Native, Urges Residents to Vote NO on Proposals 1 and 2 to Protect Wolves

LANSING, MI - Actress, singer and Michigan native Kristen Bell has endorsed the Keep Michigan Wolves Protected campaign to stop the trophy hunting of wolves and the power grab by politicians. She urges Michiganders to vote NO on Proposals 1 and 2 on November 4. Bell said in a statement:

Legislature’s Flawed Act Won’t Stop Wolf Vote

Michigan’s wolves should not be hunted this year despite the Michigan House of Representatives’ vote in favor of the unconstitutional Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act . Because the Act will only take effect next year, it provides no authorization for a hunt this year and does not nullify the two referendums on the ballot this November.

Keep Michigan Wolves Protected has committed to challenging the new Act in court.

Wolf Supporters to Urge House to Reject Power Grab and Allow Fair Election at Capitol Rally on Wednesday

What: Supporters of Keep Michigan Wolves Protected will hold a rally Wednesday, Aug. 27 in front of the State Capitol to urge members of the House of Representatives to vote NO on the so-called Scientific Fish & Wildlife Conservation Act. A NO vote on the initiative will put it on the November ballot with two competing referendum proposals so Michigan voters can determine important wildlife matters.

Senate Again Undermines Michigan Voters

Wolf supporters urge House to reject power grab, allow fair election

Michigan Newspapers Urge Lawmakers to Allow Voters to Settle Debate on Wolf Hunt

 LANSING, MI - Three major newspaper groups - the Lansing State Journal, Battle Creek Enquirer and the statewide MLive Media Group - have urged the legislature to allow voters to determine the fate of wolf hunting in Michigan. In recent editorials, all three asked the legislature to send to the November 4th ballot an initiative giving the Natural Resources Commission authority to designate wolves and other protected species as game. The initiative would join two other referendums already on the ballot to overturn laws allowing wolf hunting.

Wolf Supporters Tell Lawmakers: Don't Silence Voters Again

 Wolf Supporters Tell Lawmakers: Don’t Silence Voters Again

Give Michigan Voters Final Word on Important Wolf Hunting and Wildlife Issues

In response to the Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management initiative submitting signatures for the November 2014 ballot, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected is urging lawmakers to allow the measure to go to the ballot and let voters decide on this and two other similar wolf hunting and wildlife issues. If the initiative is certified by the Board of State Canvassers, Michigan lawmakers have the option to pass it into law, making another end-run around the state’s voters and denying Michiganders the chance to voice their opinions.

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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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