DAILY WISCONSIN

Animals

Wildlife

When Wisconsin's "Safer At Home" order is over and I go back to work the thing I'm going to miss most is the squirrels. pic.twitter.com/a2QCKbl6m7 — R0bbit (@R0bbit) April 10, 2020 .

Climate Change Drives New Species Into Wisconsin

   One newcomer is the evening bat, the state’s first new bat species in more than 60 years, according to the DNR. Evening bats are “an interesting sort of orange-colored, and some say sort of orange-peel-smelling” creature, said Owen Boyle, a DNR conservationist. Climate change is opening Wisconsin up to new species like the evening bat,…

Regression

In fact, Wisconsin’s most recent wolf hunt as ordered up by the Legislature under the fast-tracked direction of then-State Rep. Joel Kleefisch showed precisely why it’s a bad idea to let states ‘manage’ wolf-hunting.

* What Wisconsin ‘managed’ in wolf hunts between 2012 and 2014 came complete with only-in-Wisconsin use of dogs in the hunt that made a mockery of animal cruelty law and standards.

* Not to mention with the participation of a state advisory panel stripped of nearly all its wolf-hunting opponents.

Via The Political Environment: Wolf-dog fighting and shooting trapped wolves may again stain WI woods

Nothing for Naruto 

Macaca_nigra_self-portrait_largeOf course, a monkey wouldn’t know he had legal rights even if he did. Some human beings would need to purport to represent the monkey, and that’s what was going on here. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sought to capture the income stream from Naruto the monkey’s beloved photography and offered to spend the money for the benefit of him and the various other crested macaques on the island of Sulawesi.

Via Althouse: The selfie monkey cannot own the copyright to the photo he took.