‘Right to Hunt’ Act would criminalize first amendment rights in Wisconsin!

Please sign our petition against the ‘Right to Hunt’ Act here: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/841/015/589/right-t…

petitionimage2The proposed ‘Right to Hunt’ Act in Wisconsin would criminalize documenting hunting practices. The act was introduced by WI State Rep Jarchow in direct response to Wolf Patrol‘s work in national forests (public land) in WI.

The text of the proposed Right to Hunt Act (SB338) in Wisconsin is available here: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2015/related/proposals/sb338.

There are two public hearings happening next Wednesday 28th in Madison relating to this bill:

9am at 417 North (GAR Hall) for the Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage public hearing: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/raw/cid/1205713

10am at 400 Southeast for the Committee on Sporting Heritage, Mining, and Forestry public hearing http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/raw/cid/1205859.

Our Wolf Patrol crew have simply been filming and documenting bear baiting & hound hunting practices on public lands to bring them to the attention of the public. These hunting practices frequently put hounds and wolves in conflict situations, with hounds dying and wolves being further demonized. Clearly we are having an impact if representatives with hunters interests at heart are trying to criminalize our activities. What are they trying to hide by stopping us documenting hunting practices?

Wisconsin already has hunter harassment laws, and hunters have a lot of protections for their activities on public lands. Please help us stop the ‘Right to Hunt’ act, which would inhibit the ability of ALL residents of Wisconsin to practice first amendment rights on public lands.

Sign our petition against the ‘Right to Hunt’ Act here: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/841/015/589/right-t…

Minnesota wolf fur farm opening new location in Deadwood, South Dakota

Our friends at Minnehaha Wolf Patrol (MinnehahaWolfPatrol@gmail.com) are working hard to stop a new wolf fur farm in South Dakota. Please support and share!


Photo from Rapid City Journal http://tinyurl.com/ny6n898

Fur-Ever Wild, a wolf fur farm owned by Terri Petter located in Lakeville, Minnesota is attempting to open a petting zoo in Deadwood, South Dakota but has met opposition due to concerns over mistreatment of animals and the belief her zoo is nothing but a front for her fur farm.

According to a deposition unrelated to the opening of the petting zoo, Petter has admitted to breeding captive wolves in addition to other animals and killing them for their fur. The deposition is available to the public and excerpts have been posted online here.

Terri Petter is currently facing a lawsuit filed by her neighbors in Eureka Township over safety and health concerns.

Shari Kosel, Co-founder and Chair of (SDFACT) South Dakotans Fighting Animal Cruelty Together, has started a petition to prevent the opening of Fur-Ever Wild in South Dakota.

The South Dakota Animal Industry Board will be conducting a hearing in Pierre, SD tomorrow, May 20, 2015, to listen to objections to the planned Deadwood attraction.

Anyone with concerns about Fur-Ever Wild and the expansion plan please attend the meeting tomorrow at 10:00AM CDT, at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel – Gallery D, located at 920 West Sioux Avenue, Pierre, South Dakota. More info here.

“Still Howling – Art for the Wolves” online exhibit

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Founded in 2014, Wolf Patrol has been breaking new ground in the wolf advocacy movement with in-the-field citizen monitoring and reporting on state sanctioned and illegal wolf hunts in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Montana. We have also been traveling the country training community members in Wolf Patrol methods and encouraging the establishment of citizen monitoring programs wherever wolves are facing threats.

Wolf Patrol is hosting the ‘Still Howling’ online art exhibit – launched on March 9 the anniversary of the federal listing of gray wolves as an endangered species in 1978 – to celebrate the return of Gray Wolves from the brink of extinction in the United States. Artworks have been donated by generous and talented wolf advocates, with funds raised contributed to Wolf Patrol’s on-going work.

Celebrate the return of this incredibly important and dynamic predator to their natural ecosystems with us! Enjoy and be moved by a stunning series of artworks inspired by admiration and respect for Gray Wolves. View the entire exhibit online at www.wolfpatrol.org between March 9-31st.

Artists include: Scott A Block, Chris Cooper, Tasha D, Ned Gannon, Leah Girardo, Jordan Henry, Beverly Keys, Ali Cat Leeds, James Morren, Tracey Nicita, Marisa Pushee, Jessica Speyer, Emily Swedberg, Chris Tonner, Michelle Waters, Buddy Whisler and Fulvia Zambon.


Still Howling Art Exhibit

stillhowlingbannerOn March 9, the anniversary of the federal listing of gray wolves as an endangered species, Wolf Patrol will be launching the first ‘Still Howling’ online art exhibit here on wolfpatrol.org. It is set to be an incredibly inspiring exhibit of art focused on celebrating the return of gray wolves from the brink of extinction, the crucial ecological roles they play, the threats they still face, and the resistance to their slaughter.

Please support by sharing this with your friends, join the facebook event page, and remember to check back and enjoy the exhibit next week!

Wolf Patrol: Paws on the Ground presentation dates

pawsonthegroundpostereugActivists with Wolf Patrol will be visiting a few cities next month to conduct presentation & skillshare events. Please keep an eye on our website for details as events are confirmed.

Feb 17th – San Francisco, CA – 425 Bush St, Ste 300. Facebook event page
Feb 18th – Seattle, WA – Pipsqueak, 173 16th Ave. Facebook event page
Feb 21st – Eugene, OR – The Boreal, 7pm. Facebook event page
March 11th – Kalamazoo, MI – Rupert’s Brew House, 6.30pm. Facebook event page

More details to come.

Still Howling: art for the wolves

Still HowlingBetween March 9-31st, here on WolfPatrol.org, we will be running a collaborative art exhibit fundraiser to celebrate the ongoing recovery of Gray Wolves. On March 9, 1978 Gray Wolves were nationally listed as an endangered species. Today we can see a remarkable recovery, with growing wolf populations in areas they haven’t been common in over 70 years, and a greater understanding of the important role wolves play in the health of many ecosystems. But we need to continue to foster the recovery of these crucial predators. Help Wolf Patrol continue our work by supporting this exhibit. Please share our promotional image far and wide, and join our facebook event page. We are still taking expressions of interest for contributing artworks. Please get in touch at teamwolfpatrol@gmail.com if interested.

Call To Action: Close Zone 3 to Wolf Hunting in Wisconsin

We are very concerned that with the quota only one wolf away from being filled, that more could potentially be harvested if the hunt in Zone 3 is allowed to run into the weekend. Due to quotas being exceeded in other hunting zones already this season, hound-hunter-dog-box-w-dead-wolfwe believe it is reasonable to surmise that the weekend will see many more hound hunters able to get into the field, with the likelihood of the quota been exceeded extremely high. PLEASE CALL & EMAIL Dave McFarland, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Large Carnivore Specialist, and politely and respectfully REQUEST that zone 3 be closed to wolf hunting for the reasons stated above. Dave McFarland, Large Carnivore Specialist, WI DNR Ph: 715-365-8917. David.Macfarland@Wisconsin.gov.


UPDATE! GREAT NEWS! Thanks to everyone who called the Wisconsin DNR this morning asking for Zone 3 to be closed to wolf hunting before the weekend. The DNR website is now reporting that Zone 3 will be closed at Midday tomorrow (Friday 5th Dec) and Zone 6 will be closed at 8am the same day. Thank you to all who called and put pressure on the DNR to close these zones before the wolf kill quota was once again exceeded.