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Indian Tribes, Others Stand Up for Wolves

The United Tribes of Michigan (comprising 12 recognized Indian tribes in the northern part of the state) recently adopted a resolution opposing removal of federal protections for wolves and calling on people to recognize the historical and ecological significance of wolves.

Pack of Scientists Urges Congress to Leave Wolves, ESA Alone

Today, more than 50 world-renowned wildlife biologists and scientists, many of whom have devoted their entire professional careers toward understanding the social and biological issues surrounding wolves in North America, 

A better way to handle wolves

The Humane Society of the United States and 21 other organizations — including the Detroit Zoo, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Wisconsin Federated Humane Societies and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians — have petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to down-list wolves from "endangered" to "threatened" status across most of their range in the lower 48 states.

Finding Balance in the Wolf Wars

Today, The HSUS and 21 other organizations – from the Detroit Zoo to the Center for Biological Diversity and the Wisconsin Federated Humane Societies to the Sault Sainte Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians – petitioned the U.S.

OPINION: Federal court action to stop wolf hunting validates Michigan's indisputable election results

The November election results are indisputable. Voters repealed Proposal 1 (moving the wolf to the game species list) with a 55 percent “no” vote, and they defeated Proposal 2 (giving the NRC the authority to decide which species can be hunted), with a 64 percent “no” vote. Proposal 2 was defeated in 69 of 83 counties, in a landslide rejection of NRC decision-making power.

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.


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Press Releases: Apr 02, 2015

Keep Michigan Wolves Protected filed a lawsuit in Lansing in the Michigan Court of Claims to overturn the so-called Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act on the grounds that it violates the state’s constitution. The lawsuit challenges an underhanded legislative effort intended to overturn the result of two 2014 ballot measures through which Michigan voters soundly rejected sport hunting of wolves.


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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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