1836 : Michigan House Introduces Resolution To Exterminate Wolves

February 4, 2023 all-day

On Feb. 4, 1836, a resolution was introduced in the Michigan House asking for the extermination of wolves.

According to the resolution, wolves were “brigands,” preying on wildlife and farm animals at all times, but more ferocious as game became scarcer in January and February.

The resolution went nowhere, apparently due to the general impression that it was impossible to exterminate a wild animal in an area that was three-quarters wild.

Source: History Do You Know? via MIRS, February 4, 2015.