Congressman Duffy Leads Effort To Delist Gray Wolves In Wisconsin

Jan 10, 2017Press Release


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) today put forward legislation that would return management of the Western Great Lakes and Wyoming gray wolves to state control. Management of these gray wolves were transferred from the state to the federal level following two 2014 U.S. District Court decisions that reinstated gray wolves under the protections of the Endangered Species Act. These designations leave farmers and ranchers in those states without a legal avenue to protect their livestock from problem wolves.

Congressman Duffy released the following statement on the legislation:

“Judicial activism has caused a multitude of problems in our nation, and a Washington judge claiming to know what’s best for Wisconsin’s ecosystem is another egregious example. In Wisconsin, we cherish our wildlife and work diligently to conserve our natural resources, but the Endangered Species Act has allowed courts to misuse judicial oversight to stop science-based wildlife management from moving forward to delist the gray wolf. Wisconsin farmers deserve to be able to protect their livestock from gray wolves, and we will protect Wisconsin farmers from activist judges.”