Casperson Admits Error In Wolf Resolution

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MI Senator Tom Casperson. (R)-Escanaba.

MI Senator Tom Casperson. (R)-Escanaba.

Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – State Senator Tom Casperson has apologized for including an inaccurate account of an incident in a 2011 resolution urging Congress to remove gray wolves from the federal endangered species list. says Casperson admitted the error in a floor speech yesterday saying “I was mistaken, I am accountable, and I am sorry.”

The report said the story of a wolf sighting outside an Ironwood day care center included in the resolution was erroneous.

Lori Holm, operator of the day care said a wolf appeared on her lawn while she watched kids inside the building, she noticed the wolf near her pet dog, but her screams caused both wolf and dog to turn away without further incident.

The incident, as described in the resolutions, said “Wolves appeared multiple times in the backyard of a daycare center shortly after the children were allowed outside to play.  Federal agents disposed of three wolves in that backyard because of the potential danger to children.”

There were no children in the backyard that day and there was a single wolf, not three.

Casperson said he will not disown the resolution about wolves because of an error in the text and will continue to promote safety in our communities.



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