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Humane Society opposes possible changes to state hunting decisions


LANSING (WKZO) -- The Humane Society of the United States is raising objections to some changes to the rules that govern hunting in the state. The organization's Michigan Director Jill Fritz says that, under one legislative plan, the public would lose all influence over which species are designated for hunts in Michigan. Instead, those decisions would be made entirely by the state Natural Resouces Commission, which is an appointed body.

Fritz thinks that'll make it much easier to allow new hunts of previously protected species.

For example, she says that voters in the state a few years ago were able to shoot down a proposed mourning dove hunt, something which may not have happened if a state panel could have just approved the idea with no accountability.

The Humane Society is also opposing the possible hunting of wolves in Michigan. It asks any voters who agree to contact their representatives in the state legislature.