The Committee to Restore
the Dove Shooting Ban
With your participation and support, the citizens of Michigan can restore the shooting ban on this beloved backyard songbird. Dozens of groups are now working together to organize thousands of concerned citizens throughout the state to successfully collect the necessary number of signatures to qualify a referendum for the 2006 Ballot...there is much to do and the doves need you! Please join the effort!
The HSUS is very effective and has many news articles relating to dove hunting issues across the country on their site. Simply search 'mourning dove' in search the site box. They also have a legislative advocate in Lansing.
The Fund for Animals is very active and has helped defeat legislation to allow mourning dove hunting in several states, including Michigan.
Founded in 1955, SAPL is registered under the Federal Lobbying Act. They devote their entire effort to animal protective legislation and are active in the continued protection of Michigan's mourning doves.
Building a new American political force to protect Birds and their Habitats. It's how 15 million American birders can organize to make a difference where it counts - legislative policy.
Formed in 1999, Humane USA is the nation's major political action committee devoted to the task of electing humane-minded candidates to public office at the federal and state levels. This PAC has supported candidates who have successfully defeated legislators who promote the killing of doves.
The ASPCA was founded in 1866 and is dedicated to promoting humane principles, preventing cruelty and alleviating the fear, pain, and suffering of animals (including doves) through nationwide education, awareness, and legislative programs.
The AWI is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1951 to reduce the sum total of pain and fear inflicted on animals (including doves) by humans.
Founded in 1968 and headquartered in CA, the Animal Protection Institute's Wildlife division works to protect mourning doves and the ecosystems upon which they depend, through public education, legislation and agency regulation, litigation, and advocacy.
A nonprofit organization that promotes the awareness, understanding, enjoyment, and stewardship of the environment and natural resources of the upper Great Lakes region by educating the public, supporting ecological research, maintaining sanctuaries, and by taking part in appropriate advocacy to protect the environment, with emphasis on birds and their habitats.
The MFHSAA is a 501(c)3, non-profit animal advocacy organization devoted to assisting individuals and organizations to help Michigan's non-human animals both domestic and wild.
Dedicated to serving the animals in Michigan since 1877, this group is against mourning dove hunting legislation and has a legislative advocate in Lansing.
Citizens across the country are coming together, here is another organization within our region.
Minnesota citizens do what they can for their peace dove. The Minnesota legislature buried a dove shooting measure in an unrelated bill to establish an unwanted dove shooting season in that state. The dove shooting language was included only by a "tie," which allowed it through. See more here.
Rhode Island is the only New England state to continue the practice of shooting doves, Defenders of Animals is working to change that.
The Greens oppose the shooting of Michigan's Bird of Peace.
Jane Goodall's Peace Dove
In the urgency of peace, concerned citizens around the world fly a giant doves. The giant peace doves are a unifying symbol of peace in these turbulent times.
The NBS promotes education and research to help people further enjoy a wholesome hobby that is entertaining as well as educational. Visit the site to learn how to make bird feeding more rewarding for you and your whole family, as well as the birds.
This extensive and comprehensive educational resource contains a full set of legal material relating to animal law, including migratory birds, at every level in the US, foriegn national law, and international materials.
If you are not a registered voter in Michigan, the voter registration form can be found here under the main menu. The Secretary of State will accept copies of this application printed from the computer image on regular paper stock, signed by the applicant and mailed in an envelope with the correct postage.
View the NRC meeting Minutes to get a general feel for the Commission's politics, process, and regular attendants.
The US Congress, including the US House and US Senate and other branches of our federal government - information on what's going on in Washington DC.
A public service to citizens who would like to identify Congressional representatives, research Congressional voting records, learn about issues, and send e-mail directly to Congress. Constituents can also use the site to contact their state and local elected officials and locate local and national media outlets.
Against Dove Hunting
For Fair Representation
Sportsmen Against Dove Hunting
- Songbird Protection Coalition