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?
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
In a recent blog post, Alder Larry Palm told his constituents that the city is trapping and/or allowing trapping of beavers at Warner Park. He said that park staff noticed twelve trees around the lagoon that have either fallen or have irreparable damage, and they have determined that beavers caused the damage. It has been reported … Continue reading Why Is Madison Killing Beavers?