Senate Bill 288: Allow Political Appointees to Decide Game Hunting Laws
This legislation would change the way Michigan identifies which animals are game species
Sponsor: Sen. Casperson (Upper Peninsula)
Status: Currently being heard in the House.
This bill would change the way Michigan identifies which animals are game species. It would take away your rights of representation by allowing decisions about which species can be hunted to be made by the Natural Resources Council, an appointed non-elected body. NRC members are not experts in wildlife management—they are just political appointees, usually from non-related fields.
Decisions about game species belong in the legislature, so that YOU can have input on those decisions. If it passes, the NRC could quickly approve wolves and practically any animal as game species, and you would have NO INPUT.
What You Can Do
Calls to your state represntative to OPPOSE this bill are needed this afternoon! You can find the phone number of your state representative at http://house.michigan.gov/MHRPublic/.
Time is of the essence! All you have to say is that you oppose SB 288 as you think the legislature should be the only body deciding which animals in Michigan are game species.