Grey Wolf Pros And Cons

Grey Wolves Hunting The grey wolves of the upper peninsula of Michigan are again being threaten by its greatest predator, man. This majestic creature was once hunted to the brink of extension by man during the 18th and 19th century, but do in part to conservation efforts, the grey wolf made a health return. Once again, this creature future is being put into harm’s way by humans. What brought about this resurgence of hunting wolves once again? Concerns have been raised that the grey wolf is becoming a menace to the livestock and domestic animals throughout the Upper Peninsula. Michigan’s Natural Resource Commission has directed the state’s Department of Natural Resources also known as the DNR to issue limits for sportsman to hunt the grey …show more content…
However this particular case has created a greater cause, government overstepping their bounds. The population of this once endangered creature has recovered and is now causing concerns with the locals in certain parts of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The grey wolf is attacking the livelihood of farmers, killing off its livestock. Action on a part of the DNR and the State government is key to helping these farmers and residence control grey wolf issues, but the bigger picture lies in the government not involving the people of Michigan to have a say in the matter. To combat the grey wolf problematic intrusion, the state legislature passed Public Act 520, according to article in the Huffington Post “that gave the State’s Natural Resource Commission the power to decide which type of animals can be hunted” (Huffington Post, 2013). This bill that was enacted, garnished conflict between animal rights activists citing concerns as not allowing the public a voice in this matter. They the activists are opposed to the sporting aspect of population control and the grander picture of the government direct actions. Petitions were gathered to stop PA 520 from coming to ahead. This action prompted State Senator Tom Casperson to introduce Public Act 21, which eliminated any public voice in …show more content…
The DNR has programs in place to effectively eliminate nuisance animals, to include the grey wolf if determine a problem. So why is it necessary to make this issue about hunting? The need for hunting game for sport to eliminate a nuisance animals is clearly not the answer, and the government does not have the authority to side step the voter’s rights. I feel that this both Public Act 520 and 21 should never have happen. Michigan relishes in its natural resources, it is a sense of pride for Michiganders. Big game hunters should dictate control of these resources, and government shouldn’t

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