Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Keep Michigan Wolves Protected to hold rally for second referendum campaign July 24

HOUGHTON -- Keep Michigan Wolves Protected is rallying around the state to launch a second referendum campaign to overturn PA 21 (previously SB 288), which allowed the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) to circumvent the first referendum and name the wolf a game species. The NRC has established a hunting season that will allow 43 wolves to be killed this fall.

A kick-off rally for the petition drive will be held at 7 p.m. TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 24, at the Country Inn Suites located at 919 Razorback Dr. in Houghton.

Representatives from Keep Michigan Wolves Protected will be discussing the upcoming wolf hunt and how you can get involved to stop wolf hunting in Michigan.

"This second referendum will preserve the impact of our first referendum that has already been certified for the ballot -- ensuring Michigan voters have the right to protect wolves and other wildlife matters," said Jill Fritz, director of Keep Michigan Wolves Protected. "Michiganders deserve to have their voices heard on the wolf issue, and we hope they’ll have an opportunity to vote on two ballot measures next year to do just that."

Keep Michigan Wolves Protected needs to collect 225,000 signatures to put the new referendum on the ballot and protect the voice of the people. For more information visit
their Web site.

If you have any questions please call 517-993-5201 or email info@keepwolvesprotected.com. 

(Photo of wolf howling courtesy wolfwatcher.org.)

Editor's Note:
See our July 13, 2013, article, "National Wolfwatcher Coalition: Michigan DNR lacks transparency, ignores public opinion on wolf harvest."

To learn what scientists say about wolf management, see our April 29, 2013, article, "Scientists, wildlife advocates ask legislators to consider science in wolf management."

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