by Jack Sunday
In This Podcast: Dr. Maureen Hackett, a physician and professor who specializes in Psychiatry with a focus on forensics (legal issues). Dr. Hackett founded the advocacy group Howling For Wolves in 2012 to educate the public and policy makers about the benefits of a viable wolf population within the forest ecosystem.
Howling For Wolves is a Minnesota-based wolf advocacy organization that formed in 2012 to educate the public about the wild wolf to foster tolerance and to ensure the wolf’s long-term survival. Howling For Wolves opposes recreational wolf hunting and trapping and all wildlife snaring. We currently support the continuation of federal protections for the wolf by the Endangered Species Act.
Howling For Wolves Action Fund advocates lawmakers at the state and federal levels of American government to stop trophy wolf hunting and to put policies in place that support effective, science-based nonlethal conflict prevention plans that promote human and gray wolf coexistence into the future.
HFW had their “day at the legislature” in St. Paul Minnesota this week. They have several proposals they would like passed in this session.
**Remove the automatic and reckless wolf trophy hunt in current Minnesota law.**
**Eliminate snaring of all wildlife**
**Require permission to trap on private land**
**Lift the ban on treating injured wolves**
More details on their legislative agenda is available on their website: Howling for Wolves