Animal rights groups sue to stop Wisconsin wolf hunt
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A coalition of animal rights groups has filed a lawsuit to stop Wisconsin’s wolf hunt this fall.
Animal Wellness Action, the Great Lakes Wildlife Alliance and Protect Coyote filed the action Tuesday.
The action comes after the state Department of Natural Resources board this month set the quota for the fall hunt at 300 animals, disregarding pleas from multiple groups to cancel the season after hunters blew past their kill quota during a messy spring season in February. The DNR set the kill limit at 119 animals but hunters killed 218, angering conservationists and animal rights groups.
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