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Bill Would Block Wisconsin Law Enforcement From Prosecuting Illegal Wolf Killings

posted Jan 26, 2018, 2:47 PM by chloe owens

11/12/17, by Rich Kremer, Wisconsin Public Radio NPR

Bill Would Block Wisconsin Law Enforcement From Prosecuting Illegal Wolf Killings

A group of Republican lawmakers from northern Wisconsin are pushing a bill that would block game wardens and police from investigating illegal wolf killings in the state. The legislation would prohibit law enforcement from enforcing any federal or state law that "relates to the management of the wolf population in this state or that prohibits the killing of wolf in this state."… In an email calling for co-sponsors for the measure, the authors said it’s an attempt to put pressure on Congress to pass pending federal legislation that would remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list. Jarchow, who has announced a run for state Senate, said the bill mirrors an executive order made by Idaho Gov. Butch Otter in 2011 that he believes forced the federal government to lift wolf protections there.

https://www.wpr.org/bill-would-block-wisconsin-law-enforcement-prosecuting-illegal-wolf-killings

 

 

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