Unethical hunting of bears and wolves supported by the State of Wisconsin. The WisconsinGazette.com published an article concerning hunting of wolves and bears in Wisconsin using baiting and dogs—two practices that surveys show the majority of hunters view as unethical because they fail the test of the “fair chase.” The article has photos and videos concerning these practices. But for me, the most interesting fact I learned is that a law termed the ““Right to Hunt Act,” which prohibits people from photographing, videotaping or recording hunters on public land” and which was supported by the NRA and signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker.” The law is being contested in court by animal rights organizations. The article points out that many of these hunters themselves post videos of them posing gleefully with their kills. The article cites surveys of Wisconsin and elsewhere that shows the use of baiting and dogs in hunts are unpopular with the vast majority of the general public. But, as is the case in so many cases where hunters and predators are concerned, the small minority of unethical hunters and NRA prevail in the legislature. The article cites how the State of Wisconsin reimburses hunters, even those who are hunting illegally, for dogs lost to wolves during these hunts--$2500 per dog. Check out the article at: Clashes with wolves: Wisconsin wildlife is hounded with unbearable cruelty
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