What the 2014 election results mean for wildlife conservation
Last night's election had several ballot initiatives designed to protect and conserve wildlife.
Environmental Action has fought to protect endangered Wolf species for years. In Michigan, two initiatives were on the state ballot to allow hunting of Wolves. On both initiatives, voters overwhelmingly voted no to allow hunting. It's a big setback for Wolves and all of us who love them, because Michigan Wolves were just begining to return to their historic home in numbers big enough to build stable familes (called packs). Increased hunting of wolves for fun and sport endagners their precarious recovery, and could drive wolves out of Michigan, and back to the brink of extinction.
Environmental Action had been working since May to end Maine's scientifically indefensible and cruel bear hunting practices.
We'll keep fighting at the local, regional and national level to wage campaigns that protect wildlife, and the rights of all creatures to share our environment.