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Dear Editor: Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin wants to remind people that starting Dec. 2, Wisconsin will allow the cruel and inhumane practice of “wolf hounding.”

Wisconsin is the only state in the nation that allows packs of GPS-tagged dogs to run down wolves and kill them. In a June poll taken in our state, by the Humane Society of the United States, 85 percent of Wisconsinites did not want hounding to take place.

We want Wisconsinites to know what will happen when packs of dogs are unleashed on wolves. It is not a fair fight. The “hounders” are allowed to outfit their dogs with homemade collars, which are fitted with nails and shards of steel, which will lacerate the mouths of the wolves once wolves try to fight back.

WODCW is working with Sen. Fred Risser to remove the dogs from the wolf hunt. However, Sen. Neal Kedzie has stalled Risser's Senate Bill 93 bill in committee, despite volumes of emails and calls to Kedzie’s office. We ask you to call and email your opposition to wolf hounding in order to end this bloodletting.

There has never been a more important time for the people of Wisconsin to show they are not going to give in to a small group of people who want to torture animals for fun under the guise of “sport.”

Is this what Wisconsin citizens want to be known for? 

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Rachel Tilseth

Menomonie

founder of Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin

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