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Press Releases

New TV Ad Highlights “Fiction” Used by State Officials, Other Boosters of Wolf Hunt

Ads call on Gov. Snyder to stop the hunt and leave the decision to the state’s voters in a year

LANSING MI - With the start of Michigan’s wolf trophy hunting season just four days away, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected has launched a new TV ad campaign highlighting an investigative news report’s findings that state officials used falsehoods, embellishments, and fear-mongering to win legislative approval of a wolf hunt. The ads are running in Detroit, Lansing, and Grand Rapids.

Keep Michigan Wolves Protected Calls on Gov. Snyder to Restore Accountability, Stop Nov. 15 Wolf Hunt and Allow Voters to Decide in 2014

MLive.com's Investigative Series Reveals "How half-truths, falsehoods and one farmer distorted reason for historic hunt"

LANSING, MICH. – In the wake of an independent investigation conducted by Michigan Live that showed outright falsehoods and concocted stories about wolf incidents in the Upper Peninsula, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected called the behavior of state officials shameful and urged Gov. Rick Snyder to put a stop to the imminent wolf hunting season that begins on Nov. 15.

Upcoming Michigan Wolf Hunt Based on False Information and Poor Farm Stewardship

LANSING, Mich. – Poor animal care and negligent behavior on one Upper Peninsula farm skewed statistics used by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to push for a wolf hunting season in Michigan, according to information revealed through the Freedom of Information Act.


Second Referendum Launched to Keep Michigan Wolves Protected

Coalition petition drive seeks to stop trophy hunting and trapping of wolves
and restore voter rights

LANSING, Mich. – In response to overwhelming disaffection from Michigan wolf supporters over an effort by some legislators to subvert their original ballot measure, Keep Michigan Wolves Protected filed language with the Secretary of State to launch a second referendum campaign to stop the trophy hunting and trapping of wolves and restore the right of Michigan voters to weigh in on critical wildlife issues.

Group Opposed to Trophy Hunting of Wolves to Hold Educational Forum in Kalamazoo

Keep Michigan Wolves Protected will hold the first in a series of statewide educational forums in Kalamazoo at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 11 at Four Points by Sheraton, 3600 E. Cork St.
The Keep Michigan Wolves Protected campaign is traveling around the state to host free educational forums for the public. The forums will focus on the value of wolves both ecologically and culturally, and answer questions about the upcoming hunt and the history of wolves in Michigan.

Board of State Canvassers Certifies Petition Signatures to Place Wolf Hunt Referendum on 2014 Ballot

Meanwhile, Governor, Legislature and NRC move forward with senseless slaughter of wolves

Wolf Coalition is Deeply Disappointed in Gov. Snyder who Signs Bill that Threatens Fragile Wolf Population

Governor signs bill allowing NRC to designate animals as game species without legislative or voter oversight

Governor Snyder is urged to Veto Legislation that could Threaten Fragile Wolf Population

Governor should uphold democratic principles and stop anti-wildlife measure from becoming law

How did your Senator vote on SB 288?

View this pdf to learn how your State Senator voted on SB 288 – the blatantly undemocratic bill that silences our voice on wolves and hands our rights to seven unelected bureaucrats. Know how your Senator voted on a series of commonsense amendments and how they voted on final passage of the bill in the Senate.

Click here to view the votes on SB 288.

Latest News

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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