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Letter to the Editor:

Wisconsin’s wolves and climate have at least one thing in common: 350.

Why 350 wolves? Halfway between 200 and 500? Not at all. A Wisconsin biologist explained it simply, “Three hundred and fifty was the point at which wolves could be removed from ‘life support’ during recovery.”

The last three years that number of 350 wolves has been falsely represented by one individual, backed by interests invested in killing the wolf, and brought forth to 20 counties across northern Wisconsin in the form of a resolution supporting a maximum of 350 wolves.

Upon research, this boilerplate resolution was most often moved quickly through committee and rubber-stamped by a county board with no public input from county residents.

These boards did not represent the diverse opinion of their communities, nor did they search out factual information to drive their vote. These county resolutions are now used as propaganda by our very own Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary Cathy Stepp.

So what does climate have to do with 350? Three hundred and fifty parts per million of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is referred to by some as the “tipping point” or upper limit where there is no reversal or recovery.

Do we want wolves at the tipping point? What is life like for humans or animals living on the verge of life support? That’s no place for human or animal.

Support a healthy, sustainable population of gray wolves! Participate in social surveys coming out soon. Contact your Natural Resources Board, legislators and the DNR.

Melanie Weberg


Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:45 AM


+1 #1 2014-01-08 09:03
Oh my gosh!

Here we go again with the global warming stuff... Typical left wing propaganda to scare everyone into theoretical submission.

You clearly have NO IDEA how many wolves are actually out there. For instance, he population in Oneida county is FAR higher than what the DNR states it is.

When I see a pack of 15 additional wolves in this area (none of which have collars) above what the DNR states there is for Oneida county, how many are really out there?

Go out into nature and watch the wildlife. And the next time there is a fresh snowfall, go out the next day and see how many predator tracks are out there. Then contact the DNR to find out how many wolves are in your location. You will be amazed at the difference.

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