Hunters want to kill sand hill cranes in Wisconsin. Monday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. in every county in the state, ALL citizens ( even children of any age ) can vote on whether to initiate a crane killing "season", whether to kill our rare white deer, whether to expand killing 4,750 peaceful bears, mostly cubs, over packs of dogs, and to expand trapping 7 months of the year to night trapping on public lands. The locations in every WI county and questionnaire are here on the DNR web site: http://dnr.wi.gov/About/WCC/springhearing.html
Cranes are endangered by humans all over the world. Climate change, destruction of wetlands, loss of habitat and other hunters killing them along the flyways cause constant suffering and destruction of these beautiful graceful birds, sacred in many cultures like Japan. Why aren't they sacred in Wisconsin?
There is no reason except blood lust and boredom of killing enthusiasts to have more species to kill. Cranes help farmers by eating bugs from the farm fields. The farmers have the option of treating their crops with a cheap and effective spray @ about 10 cents an acre that deters cranes from eating their seeds and still they help by eating bugs.
Also whooping cranes home in Wisconsin, transiting in and out of summer habitat. They are very endangered and could be shot by these enthusiasts.
Please sign and network this petition widely to support Wisconsin citizens in learning the importance of this long-hidden ( 88 years ) election and vote. The real power is in running two humane candidates every year in every county ( from the grassroots - that means YOU ) to PROTECT our wildlife and change the paradigm of killing control. Hunters will have 2 avid killers up for election in every county - why don't we the majority who kill nobody? It is a commitment of four meetings a year and holds power over our public lands. Learn more at www.wiwildlifeethic.org
Wisconsin has become hell on earth for wildlife, expanding trapping, bow-hunting, and running packs of dogs on all wildlife any time. We have few wardens and they do nothing. We have poaching and entitlement. As species become more rare, the killers want more species to kill. Please boycott Wisconsin tourism and Wisconsin cheese and dairy until the state takes care of our wildlife and the citizens who love them. After signing, please take the time to network this to all your friends. THANK YOU SO MUCH!