The campaign to stop wolf hunts in Michigan says it has enough petition signatures to get a referendum on the November ballot.
As we hear from The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta, this would be the second ballot challenge to a wolf hunt.
That’s because the state’s first wolf hunting law was blocked by a petition challenge. And the Legislature got around that by passing a new law that’s the target of this ballot drive.
Jill Fritz is the campaign manager for Keep Michigan Wolves Protected.
“We’re just very excited to be able to turn in a large amount of signatures to demonstrate that the public is not in support of wolf hunting in our state,” she says.
Fritz says the Keep Michigan Wolves Protected drive has 66 thousand signatures more than what’s legally required to get the referendum on the ballot. There is also a pro-hunting petition drive that’s trying to get the Legislature to adopt a law that would preempt the referendum prior to the November election.