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Word of Mouth

Thrown to the Wolves...

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In Wisconsin, a bill that would authorize a hunting and trapping season for wolves sits on Governor Scott Walker’s desk.  The bill pits republican and democratic supporters against environmental and conservation groups who say the proposal has no basis is the science of wildlife management. But the strongest opposition comes from a collection of Ojibwe Indians– who view the wolf as a sacred creature, a brother and teacher of their people.  James Gorman, who’s been following the story for the New York Times, and Chris Schadler, wild-canid ecologist and professor at Granite State College help us unpack the story. 

James Gormon's original story

James Gormon's follow-up

What the NRA has to say about wolf-hunting

Statement from the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commssion