Way to go Ontarians !!! Two thumbs up for Minister David Ramsay. Earthroots releases new poll on attitudes towards wolf protection. (For Immediate Release: May 10th, 2004 – Toronto). Earthroots is calling on the Ontario government to implement a comprehensive protection plan for wolves. Today, the environmental group released a province-wide poll that surveyed Ontarians’ attitudes about wolves and the government’s management of the species.
Key findings from the survey conducted by Oraclepoll Research of Sudbury, include: > 90.4% of Ontarians support permanent protection for species at risk like the Eastern Canadian wolf (Algonquin wolf). > 88% strongly oppose the practice of sport hunting wolves and more than 70% want an end to the practice of baiting and using dogs to hunt wolves.
82% strongly oppose killing wolves in order to sell their pelts. 88% favour having a sustainable wolf management program, as most do not see that enough is currently being done now to manage wolves. > 74% support protecting more wolf habitat. A strong majority also want bag limits, kills to be reported and closing the spring season when pups are born.