Evers vetoes bill setting up hunts for farm-raised bovids

Posted at 12:37 PM, Apr 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-01 13:37:53-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers has vetoed a bill that would have allowed hunting ranches to raise bovids.

That's a term for cloven-hoofed mammals, including bison, buffalo, sheep, goats, and antelopes. Republicans who introduced the bill argued that many such animals are already being raised on Wisconsin game farms.

Evers vetoed the bill on Thursday, saying in his veto message that he objects to the increasing the number of non-native species that can be raised and hunted in captivity.

He said he supports fair-chase hunting.