Opposition to SB288


Senator Tom Casperson is working feverishly to push through SB 288, which removes the right for Michigan voters to vote in 2014 whether or not wolves and other species should be hunted. This regardless of the fact that over 250,000 signatures were collected from registered Michigan voters who are concerned about the future of Michigan’s wildlife.

In trying to “rush” SB 288 through, Senator Casperson is not representing the voters in Michigan. This is not what the vast majority of voters want as evidenced by the recent petition drive. There is no biological or scientific reason why wolves should be eliminated any more than mourning doves. The grey wolf numbers have already declined as noted at the April 11 NRC meeting. The estimated population is 658, down from 687 in the previous count. Let nature take care of itself!

It is unfortunate that we live in a society where killing takes precedence over sound, scientific judgement.

There will be a huge overpopulation of deer as already seen in certain areas. Large predators such as the wolf, are a necessity to our ecological balance. To permit a hunting season on wolves would be a grave mistake.

Those concerned should contact their legislators immediately and voice your opinion asap as this is very time sensitive.

Joanna Tomacari