Activists with Howling for Wolves, a nonprofit in Minnesota organizing against the hunting of wolves, expects a bill to be introduced in the state senate to impose a five-year ban on recreational wolf hunting, trapping and snaring.
Howling for Wolves has been a leader in the Midwest campaign against the hunts, which also have taken place – amid much protest – in Wisconsin. The organization says that in 2012 in Minnesota, one in four wolves was killed by hunting and trapping.
Environmental and animal rights activists are meeting with lawmakers over the next several weeks, as well as encouraging citizens to contact their representatives at the Capitol.
Activists are meeting with state Rep. Raymond Dehn on Feb. 20, Rep. Roger Ericksonon Feb, 20, Sen. Kent Eken on Feb. 26, Rep. Jason Isaacson on Feb. 27, Sen. Susan Kent on March 1, Rep. Erin Murphy on March 5, Sen. Julie Rosen on March 5, Sen. David Brown on March 6, Rep. Barb Yarusso on March 13 and Rep. JoAnn Ward on March 14.
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