Alliance for Animals has sent an urgent email to the Tomah Mayor, Monroe County Agricultural Society, and Monroe County Fair Board urging them to immediately cancel its planned “Hug-A-Pig event” (July 26) in light of video showing abuse of pigs at last year’s event. During the event, teams of participants chase and wrestle a pig … Continue reading Video Footage of “Hug-a-Pig” Shows Violation of Event Rules and Wisconsin Cruelty Statute
The following clips are of the 2016 Monroe County Fair's Hug-a-Pig contest. These clips demonstrate blatant violation of the contest rules and are in violation of Wisconsin Crimes Against Animals statutes 951.01 which makes it a crime for any person to "treat any animal, whether belonging to the person or another, in a cruel manner." This is not … Continue reading Watch Monroe County Fair Hug-A-Pig Footage Here
VOTE SCHEDULED -- Woodchucks SB 249/AB323 Thanks to all of you who took the time to come to the open hearing on Friday. The vote to create a woodchuck season is happening this Wednesday, June 7 in both committees: Senate - https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/raw/cid/1389065 Assembly - https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/raw/cid/1389036 There is no good reason for this proposed change to the statutes. Woodchucks are … Continue reading Woodchuck Hunting Season Vote Scheduled – Act Now!
A bill is being circulated in the state Legislature that would create an open hunting season for woodchucks, sometimes referred to as groundhogs. We need your help to stop this from becoming yet another ruthless attack on wildlife in Wisconsin. The season would have no restrictions on how many woodchucks a hunter or trapper could kill. The season would run from … Continue reading Woodchucks Are Under Attack in Wisconsin
Here we go again . . . The city of Oconomowoc has approved the gassing of Canada geese in Oconomowoc Lake, Wisconsin. See. Waukesha County community ready to gas geese Gassing geese does not work. In Edgewater, New Jersey governing representatives had contracted with USDA’s Wildlife Services to employ nest and egg destruction and to capture, gas, and … Continue reading Geese Gassing at Oconomowoc Lake, WI
The possible pregnancy of Beril, the female polar bear at the Henry Vilas zoo is no cause for celebration. See Vilas Zoo, Carrying On the Species: Is Berit bearing a cub? Vilas Zoo polar bear could have historic pregnancy. First of all, the Henry Vilas Zoo says that it is “one of only a handful of … Continue reading Breeding Polar Bears in Wisconsin?
Happy spring to our Alliance supporters. Read about Mad City Vegan Fest, the Vilas Zoo monkeys, beavers at Warner Park, our Zor Shrine Circus protest, our job announcement for an Executive Director, and more news from the Alliance for Animals in our Spring newsletter 2017. Our quarterly newsletter is mailed and also always available electronically. Help … Continue reading Spring Newsletter
The annual ritual of meeting on Monday night and voting on Wisconsin conservation issues will be April 10 throughout Wisconsin. To find your county's locations go here. Dane County's meeting is at the Monona Grove High School Schwan Fine Arts Center, 4400 Monona Drive, Monona, WI 53716 starting at 7 pm. Come at 6 pm with … Continue reading DNR Conservation Congress Spring Hearings- Monday April 10
First of all, Alliance for Animals would like to thank People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) for noticing what is going on in Madison. As you know the Alliance broke the story, which is why local groups are so important in our community. Thank you to all of the AFA supporters who shared the … Continue reading Traps Removed “for now” but City Needs to Hear From Us
This Wednesday. Please Attend. The Board of Park Commissioners has a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 PM. Although beaver trapping at Warner Park is not on the agenda, there is a time period reserved at the beginning of the meeting to allow public comment on items not on the agenda. Anyone who … Continue reading Tell Board of Park Commissioners to Stop Killing Beavers