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Critical Call Campaign
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This is the 11th hour for Michigan Wolves
Your call is needed immediately to stop SB288 from passing.   

Our calls are working, but we urgently ask everyone to  

help us keep the pressure on.   


Today, the Michigan Senate passed Senate Bill 288, however, it passed with an amendment.  The amendment removed the appropriations, meaning that SB288, if passed and signed by the Governor, can be challenged through the referendum process.  The amendment also excluded mourning doves from being hunted because voters rejected the mourning dove hunt through a hunt a few years ago.  This makes it all the more clear, the assault is against wolves.  

253,705 voters signed petitions to repeal Public Act 520 (the law designating the wolf a game animal).  This will be decided by voters November 2014, assuming 161,000 signatures are deemed valid by Michigan's Secretary of State. 


SB 288 circumvents the petition/ballot proposal by allowing the Natural Resource Commission to designate the wolf (and any other species) a game animal and authorize a hunt.  This never was about science.


Now Senate Bill 288 moves to the House,

and we invite ALL wolfwatchers to participate in this action. 


We need to especially target the Representatives below. If you live in one of these districts, call immediately. If you called before, please call again. If you are a Michigander and your district is not listed below, call your own Michigan Representative, too.

Spread this message to your family, friends, neighbors and other mailing lists - no matter the state in which they live.  We don't have much time.


Rep. Scott Dianda, who serves on the Natural Resources Committee, originally said he would oppose SB 288 but has now stated,"These folks are asking me to support their right to hunt, and I can't let them down."    Just to be clear, SB 288 does not take away anyone's right to hunt! The referendum does not stop the non-lethal or lethal measures in place to resolve conflicts.  

Representatives Dianda and Kivela are two U.P. representatives that we must reach with our calls as soon as possible.  The others are in Lower Michigan.  Most representatives are not even asking where you are from when you call. 

No matter your state...we urgent request your help with calls.





"Hi, my name is ___________ and I am calling to ask Representative   ____________ to oppose SB 288 to protect Michigan's wildlife.  Thank you." 



If they ask why you oppose, you can say:  Even with the amendment, SB 288 would put all power in the hands of the Natural Resources Commission, and would let them add animals to the list of game species to be sport hunted, including animals like wolves.  This means that ballot referendum efforts to protect wolves from recreational hunting could be easily reversed by an unelected body, politically appointed body.











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