ALLIANCE FOR ANIMALS E-NEWS
March 2020
CONSERVATION CONGRESS

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Due to Covid-19, the DNR has canceled the 2020 Spring Hearings and Conservation Congress community meetings.

How to participate

According to the DNR, the online input option will be provided through a link here and will go live at 7:00 p.m. on April 13. The online version will remain open for three days (72 hours). At this time it is uncertain how citizens will be able to vote on the submitted citizen-authored resolutions.

How do I make sense of the ballot?

Our ballot suggestions are listed here. Notice: the majority of questions have no good option for animals and are often just the lesser of terrible choices.
HONK! TIME TO START THINKING OF THE GEESE

Every year the Dane County Parks Department decides
whether or not to round up geese and their goslings and have them killed. Parks’ main motivation seems to be public complaints. Last year, there was less to complain about because volunteers regularly chased away the geese at many of the public parks. Some volunteers
even picked up their droppings. (Great for compost piles.)

The more volunteers, the fewer geese on the most popular beaches, the less poop, the fewer complaints and the more likely that Parks won’t kill them. The geese need you to help keep them off Dane County Park’s beaches.

Get Involved Now! This is something you can do while keeping yourself safe from Covid-19.

To get involved, contact Paul Quinlan, Dane County Parks Conservation Resources Supervisor at (608) 267-4918 or  PQuinlan@cityofmadison.com . Let us know if you run into a problem.
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THE GOOD NEWS IN BRIEF


SAY IT AIN'T SO! CAP TIMES NEWSPAPER CANCELS MADRAVENSPEAK COLUMN

Here is something you can do today.

Patricia Randolph's Madravenspeak is the only regularly published newspaper column in the Madison area, maybe the entire state, focused squarely on animals and the environment.

On March 10, Randolph received an email from Cap Times opinion editor Jessie Opoien titled “ Some Changes Coming”. She wrote:

We really appreciate your passion for wildlife and the dedication you’ve put into your column, but unfortunately we will no longer be able to commit to publishing it on a regular basis…. I can’t guarantee you a biweekly run date anymore. You’re very welcome to continue to send submissions from time to time, and I’ll consider them along with the others that we receive.

Please write a letter to the newspaper urging them to keep the column.

Patricia explains:

"I am asking people who care about our wildlife, democracy and a voice for a livable planet for all life - to write an editorial to The Capital Times (250 words or less) to support continuing the column and stating what it either meant to them personally - or the value they think that a voice for wildlife and other animals has - in balancing the outdoors pages hunting/trapping advocacy.

"If you believe that a voice for living wildlife is helpful balance to the outdoors pages and for education to transition to a more humane ethic - then please email Paul Fanlund, the editor, Jessie Opoien, the opinion editor who decided to end the column, and Dave Zweifel, Editor Emeritus who first gave me space for the column. It must have been a group decision:

pfanlund@madison.com,
tctvoice@madison.com,
DZweifel@madison.com
Madravenspeak@gmail.com

Her column about the coyote killing contests was the 10th most read column of 2018. 
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