Patricia Randolph’s Madravenspeak: Legislators promote wolf kill in defiance of science

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“We know we are confronting the wildlife establishment but it is our duty to give the public our best scientific assessment of what happened to their wolves.” ~ Adrian Treves, UW-Madison, in an interview with Isthmus, May 10, 2016 

In 2013, Wisconsin citizens polled 8 to 1 in favor of protecting wolves from a trophy hunt.

Despite public sentiment, state Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, and Rep. Adam Jarchow, R-Balsam Lake, are planning a September wolf summit to attempt to circumvent the Endangered Species Act. Their agenda is to expand killing of wolves, essential creatures that are critically endangered.

Both of these hunting activists have Democratic challengers in the fall election. Jeff Peterson, Jarchow’s challenger, lays out Jarchow’s overall destructive record here. Peterson co-founded the Wisconsin Green Party in 1988 and says: “I believe that wolves have an important place in our ecosystem, including as a check on…

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