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Breaking News: Federal Court Restores Protections for Great Lakes Wolves, Ends Trophy Hunting and Commercial Trapping

This afternoon, we received the very welcome and far-reaching news that a federal judge just issued an order requiring that sport hunting and trapping of wolves in the Great Lakes region must end immediately, in response to our legal action.

Great Lakes wolves returned to endangered list

Wolves are once again an endangered species in Michigan following a surprise ruling by a federal judge late Friday.

For now, that ruling effectively ends the prolonged political chess match over whether wolves should be hunted here.

Wolves in Michigan, other Great Lakes states ordered returned to endangered list

A federal judge on Friday threw out an Obama administration decision to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list — a decision that will ban further wolf hunting and trapping in three states.

The order affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, where the combined population is estimated at around 3,700. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service dropped federal protections from those wolves in 2012 and handed over management to the states.

Wolf hunting: Respect the will of Michigan voters

The three R's of electoral democracy are respect, responsibility, and right.

Right as opposed to wrong.

Wayne Pacelle: Michigan politicians must heed voters on wolves

The three Rs of electoral democracy are respect, responsibility, and right.

Right as opposed to wrong.

Michigan voters reject wolf hunting laws

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.

Ballot Measures and the Heavy Hand of the State

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

LTE: Opposes Props 1, 2

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.

Michigan wolf hunting: Everything you need to know about Proposal 1 and 2 on the 2014 ballot

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 >>

Ballot proposals put the future of Michigan wolves in the voter's hands

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.


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News: A Humane Nation Dec 19, 2014

This afternoon, we received the very welcome and far-reaching news that a federal judge just issued an order requiring that sport hunting and trapping of wolves in the Great Lakes region must end immediately, in response to our legal action.


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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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