The Elkhorn Protest In Support of SB 93 will be held in front of Elkhorn City Hall on S. Broad Street in Elkhorn, WI from 12-5pm on October 26th. The organizations, “Wisconsin Wolf Front” and “Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf” are hosting this protest to show support for the Wisconsin State Senate Bill 93 authored by Senator Fred Risser. This bill would remove the use of dogs from the Wisconsin State Wolf Hunt. Elkhorn’s State Senator, Neal Kedzie is the Chair of the Senate Natural Resources Committee and he has attempted to kill SB 93 by not allowing it out of committee. Both hosting organizations have called on Senator Kedzie to allow SB 93 to go to the floor of the State Senate, where it can be debated on its own merits.
When you look at the DNA of a wolf vs. the dogs used to hunt them, they are incredibly similar. The running of hounds on wolves is really nothing more than state sanctioned dog fighting, and should have no place in a civilized society. As evidenced by the 26 hounds killed by wolves during the recent summer, while hunting in known wolf territory, the practice of running them directly against wolves will have obvious results.
Wisconsin Wolf Front organizer, Adam Kassulke, cites the recent survey conducted by student volunteers from his organization as a strong show of support for SB 93. Over ninety days during the recent summer, groups of volunteers traveled to public events in ten Wisconsin counties. They surveyed 6,500 Wisconsin residents of those counties regarding the use of dogs to hunt wolves. The results showed 94% of those surveyed stated they are against the use of dogs in the hunt. Yet, as Adam Kassulke stated, “the Department of Natural Resources and the State of Wisconsin continues to allow this barbaric practice. Wisconsin has become the new blood sport capitol of the United States. We are the only state in America to allow this practice.”
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