LANSING -- Keep Michigan Wolves Protected will hold a rally on the steps of the State Capitol in Lansing from 11 a.m. to 12 noon TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 23.
Poster for Rally courtesy Keep Michigan Wolves Protected -- keepwolvesprotected.com.
The purpose of the rally is to tell legislators to vote NO on SB 288 and HB 4552 -- Senate and House bills that have appropriations attached apparently for the purpose of annulling the petition for a referendum on PA 520, the legislation passed last December that would allow a wolf hunt. More than a quarter of a million of Michigan voters signed the petition against PA 520.
Dr. John Vucetich, Michigan Tech professor and co-director of the Isle Royale Wolf-Moose Study, is expected to speak at the rally.**
The event will be held rain or shine. Try to arrive early.
S.B. 288 and H.B. allow unelected members of the Natural Resources Commission -- and not the voters of Michigan -- to determine if wolves should be hunted and trapped for
trophies after decades of protection.
If you are interested in attending the rally please RSVP on the Keep Michigan Wolves Protected Web site.
* See "Letter from John Vucetich, wildlife ecologist: Reasons to oppose SB288."