Protestors March Against Upcoming Wolf Hunt
Posted at: 10/20/2012 11:42 PM
By: Zach Hammer
Protestors from across Minnesota rallied in Duluth Saturday, voicing their opposition to the state's first-ever wolf hunt.
They gathered at the Civic Center Plaza on First Street, and marched to the corner of Lake Avenue and Superior Street. It was an event that organizers dubbed the "Wolf Walk."
The protest was put together by the Duluth-based group Northwoods Wolf Alliance, and the Twin Cities-based Howling for Wolves.
Wolf advocates argue that the Gray Wolf should never have been taken off the endangered species list.
"We think it was a mistake to de-list the wolf," said Howard Goldman, the state director of the Humane Society. "We're challenging that in court. We've given our 60-day notice of intent to sue Fish and Wildlife Service. This animal must be protected."
The Humane Society filed that notice last week. The group is asking that this season's hunt be stopped until the courts decide the issue.
The group Howling for Wolves is also trying to stop the hunt. They are asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to take up the matter after their first attempt was rejected the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
The Minnesota wolf hunt is set to begin Nov. 3rd.