Stop the Michigan Wolf Hunt
Update: Gray wolves were added back to the Endangered Species list in early February 2022, which means they are now protected by federal law. We have, unfortunately, already heard of attempts by some to appeal this decision and we will be sure to keep you updated on any changes.
Wolves nearly went extinct after being maligned and maliciously hunted. The federal Endangered Species Act aided in their recovery, but wolves were officially delisted in January by the Trump Administration and no longer receive federal protection.
A wolf hunting and trapping season is not based on the best available science, ignores the will of Michigan voters (who twice opposed wolf hunting initiatives across the state), Michigan’s tribal communities and perpetuates the idea that hunting an animal for a trophy is an acceptable way to interact with our state’s wildlife.
We know wolves are noble, intelligent creatures with strong family ties, and are an essential part of Michigan’s natural beauty and delicate ecosystems. We also know that wolf population has remained stable but small for a decade, livestock depredations are minimal and there is no documented risk to human safety. There is simply no justification for a wolf hunt in 2021.
Wildlife nearly everywhere are under great threat as their numbers continue to diminish due to deforestation, climate change, pollution, illegal trade and trophy hunting. They need our protection!