A Wisconsin Senate Republican from northern Wisconsin is again pushing to have states regain control of their wolf populations. And this time, he hopes to convince a leading Democrat to get on board.
Senator Tom Tiffany says the federal courts and Congress need to stop what he calls “ping ponging,”and moving Upper Midwest wolves on and off the federal endangered list, as was done in recent years.
Now, Tiffany and GOP state Representative Adam Jarchow want to enlist U.S. Senate Democrat Tammy Baldwin to get behind their cause. Tiffany says other Democrats might follow along if they see Baldwin, who was just named secretary of the Senate’s Democratic Conference, support a delisting.
It would let the state approve the killing of wolves that damage farm crops and livestock, and it could bring back a hunting season that animal rights supporters strongly oppose.