By Michael McFadzen, Amy Mueller, and Francisco J. Santiago-Ávila

“The vision for the Wisconsin Conservation Congress was to be democratic and inclusive. Instead, today, wild animals in our state live at the mercy of a small special interest group, recreational hunters and trappers, leaving little recourse for recognition of public values increasingly shifting towards Leopold’s vision.”

“Wildlife is not the province of consumptive users; wildlife concerns us all. And respecting wild animals means moving beyond harm to care. It means allowing wildlife to thrive, for everyone’s sake.”

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