Northlanders Protest Wolf Hunt, Call on Gov. Mark Dayton

By KBJR News 1

November 10, 2012 Updated Nov 10, 2012 at 8:23 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.COM) - While the wolves are hunted on public lands in Minnesota, protests continue to heat up across the state, and here in the Northland.

A group led by Howling for Wolves gathered in Duluth on the corner of Lake Avenue and Superior Street.

Protestors are say wolves are more valuable alive than dead and believe hunting the animal degrades the states culture.

They are calling on Governor Mark Dayton to stop the wolf season because the animal is being killed lavishly.

"Both the DNR and the Governor are answerable to us, the citizens—the public in whose trust these wolves are to be held, in terms of policy. And we are getting the cold shoulder from the Governor and the DNR," Reyna Crow, a protestor said.

The wolf hunt needs to stop. We don't want to teach our children that it's okay to hurt and kill and torture animals," Lisa Herthal, a protestor said.

Later today, the group is traveling to Hinckley and later to they will be having a vigil at the Governor's mansion in St. Paul.

Justin Reis, NNC.