Wisconsin: Don't Use Dogs to Hunt Wolves!

  • by: Chris Wolverton
  • target: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Dane County Circuit Judge Peter C. Anderson

The first Wisconsin wolf hunt is scheduled for October 15th and is planned to continue through February. Wisconsin is the only state that will allow hunters to use dogs to pursue wolves, and current hunting regulations lack any regulations such as leash and lead requirements. 

Hunters argue that they can use radio collars to tell dogs to stop, but dogs don't always listen to them. Because wolves are known to attack hunting dogs, current hunting regulations create the potential for brutal conflicts between dogs and wolves. Endangering dogs in this way would violate Wisconsin's animal cruelty laws.

DNR agency officials say they don't have time to add dog restrictions before the first October hunt, but such restrictions would save dogs from brutal injury and death. Judge Peter C. Anderson is currently considering humane society groups' requests to add these restrictions. Please sign the petition to stop the use of dogs in Wisconsin wolf hunts!

To: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Dane County Circuit Judge Peter C. Anderson


We, the undersigned, are concerned about the possible use of dogs during Wisconsin's upcoming wolf hunt. Wisconsin is the only state that will allow hunters to use dogs to pursue wolves, and current hunting regulations lack any regulations such as leash and lead requirements. 


Hunters argue that they can use radio collars to tell dogs to stop, but dogs don't always listen to them. Because wolves are known to attack hunting dogs, current hunting regulations create the potential for brutal conflicts between dogs and wolves. We believe that endangering dogs in this way would violate Wisconsin's animal cruelty laws.


Agency officials say they don't have time to add dog restrictions before the first October hunt, but such restrictions would save dogs from brutal injury and death. We urge you to make an effort to regulate the use of dogs during Wisconsin's wolf hunts. Thank you for taking the time to read and consider our petition.

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