|Sanctioning dogfights with wolf hunt|
I am writing to you in hopes of spreading the word about something very disturbing that will soon be taking place in our state. I?feel my fellow taxpayers are entitled to the ugly truth.
When the wolf hunt commences this fall, Wisconsin will be the only state in the country to allow dogfighting. Dogfighting, as we all know, is the act of facing two or more dogs to engage each other in a fight to the death. It is a sight that no person with a heart would even want to witness. And I would like to add that dogfighting is illegal in all 50 states.However, when the wolf hunt begins, not only will there be people who will witness this brutality, they will be the ones who perpetrate the action. Despite public outcry, hunters will be allowed to invade our public taxpayer-funded lands with packs of dogs.
These are the same people who enjoy training dogs to chase small animals, such as raccoons and coyotes, and then watch in amusement as the dogs literally rip the animal to pieces. It is a shameful, brutal bloodsport and should be outlawed.
This is where the dogfighting aspect comes in. A wolf will not run a way from a pack of dogs like smaller animals do. A wolf will turn, fight and kill if necessary to protect its territory. And the end result of all of this??A state-sanctioned, bloody dogfight to the death, right here on public lands!
Many of us in Wisconsin have spent countless hours calling, writing and emailing our politicians to please stop this barbarism before its starts. But to no avail.
Sen. Fred Risser, of the 26th District, authored Senate Bill 93. That bill states, “dogs will not be used to hunt wolves.”?That bill is purposely being held up by the Senate Natural Resources Committee, whose members are Sens. Neal Kedzie, Fred Risser, Terry Moulton, Thomas Tiffany, Mark Miller and Robert Wirch.
Kedzie, who is the chairman of that committee, is refusing to let SB93 go to the floor for a full vote. It appears the hunting factions in this state have convinced Kedzie that illegal dogfighting is indeed acceptable as long as their thirst for blood and brutality are quenched.
And, adding insult to injury, if a hunting hound is killed by a wolf, the hunter need only file a report with the state and he will be compensated — with Wisconsin taxpayer money, no less. It is a sad state of affairs in Wisconsin these days. Morality and honesty have taken a holiday.
|Tuesday, October 08, 2013 1:47 PM|