USFWS Using Jedi Mind Tricks In Place Of Science

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Confused you are?  Worried you are?

Is Yoda working for USFWS, have they hired him to play Jedi mind tricks on us? Don’t they know we’ve all seen Star Wars?

Does USFWS believe Yoda can hypnotize us? We’re not “weak-minded fools” falling for the BS they routinely dish out about wolves!

We’re on to you USFWS and your wolf hating friends in high places. You’d like nothing better than to see wolves gone from the lower 48 as you plan to remove the grizzly bear’s protections. C’mon, stop pretending your wolf delisting nonsense is based on science.  Isn’t your real goal a predator free landscape for Agribusiness?

Recently USFWS made a mockery of the so-called independent peer review of their national wolf delisting proposal.

August 2013

“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that it will put on hold the scientific peer review of its proposal to remove protections for gray wolves across the country while it reviews its own actions leading to the disqualification of three scientists from the review panel.

Last week it was revealed that three scientists were excluded from the peer review because they signed a letter calling into question some of the science behind the proposal to delist the gray wolf. While the Service initially claimed that it had not asked for the three scientists to be removed, emails between the contractor supervising the peer review process and the scientists themselves confirmed that the Service had in fact done exactly that.”..….Center For Biological Diversity

Of course this fiasco was a bump in the road for USFWS in their inexorable march toward national wolf delisting They’ve now extended the public comment period from September 11 to October 28, 2013  AND scheduled  3 public hearings on the national wolf delisting .  I guess they believe it will placate us into thinking they actually care what we think.

The public hearing schedule.

• September 30, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in Washington, DC.
• October 2, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in Sacramento, California.
• October 4, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., in Albuquerque, New Mexico

What we must do is keep exposing their half-truths and manipulations. We must keep  pressure on them. The American people overwhelming support  wolves and want to keep them protected.

New Poll: Americans Love Wolves and Want Them to Stay Protected

A new national poll shows that just one in three Americans support the Obama administration’s plan to drop Endangered Species protections for wolves across most of the U.S.

The poll’s findings demonstrate that a majority of voters understand and support what our leading wolf researchers are telling us — that wolves have not recovered and should be returned to hundreds of thousands of acres of prime but uninhabited wolf territory in places like California, the Northwest, southern Rockies and Northeast.

The poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe wolves are a “vital part of America’s wilderness and natural heritage,” and should be allowed to play their role in nature. Such views are supported by decades of research showing that wolves create a cascade of changes that benefit a wide range of species, including songbirds, fishes, foxes, pronghorn and many others.

With such strong support for wolves, particularly among Obama voters, it defies reason that the president is moving forward with stripping protections”……Huffington Post

Why is the USFWS and Obama administration pushing a national wolf delisting when the American people are clearly against it? The answer is crystal clear, the AG industry, ranchers and hunting groups have undue influence over wildlife policy.  Clearly USFWS is tone deaf when it comes to wolves and average Americans and only seem to listen to certain “stakeholders”, namely ones that represent cows and hunting.

Please comment by the deadline of  October 28, 2013. Don’t let them get away with stripping wolves of their ESA protections, leaving wolves at the total mercy of the states. We’ve all seen the result of  that in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming with Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan not far behind.  Thousands of wolves have been slaughtered since 2009 and  if Federal protections are removed the states won’t even be required to keep token populations of wolves.  It will be extermination, part 2 and they are well on their way toward that goal right now.

This is the wolf’s last stand in the lower 48, The dream of expanding the range of canis lupus will die in America and never raise it’s head again, if we don’t act.  I’m sorry to be so blunt. but this is where the rubber meets the road and if you’re not willing to get actively involved NOW,  then we’ll have nobody to blame but ourselves.

As proof the USFWS  lacks sincerity concerning wolves, one only has to re-visit the 2009 delisting of gray wolves by the Obama administration. Prior to 2009, for more than a decade, the USFWS refused to accept Wyoming’s “wolf  management plan”, which included a “predator zone” where wolves could be killed on sight by any means, even poison,  anytime of the day or night,  encompassing over 80% of the state. (Sadly that is now a reality)  To get around this problem the USFWS delisted  only Montana and Idaho wolves in 2009, leaving Wyoming wolves protected. A lawsuit was filed by environmental groups challenging the delisting but the first wolf hunts since the 1940′s went forward. Over 500 wolves died in the Northern Rockies that year, due to hunting, poaching and Wildlife Service killings.  In August  2010 Judge Donald Molloy finally ruled in favor of the plaintiffs and wolves in the Northern Rockies were returned to the Endangered Species List, the wolf hunts cancelled. Judge Molloy was having none of USFWS attempt to cut Wyoming out of the equation,  so they could delist wolves in Montana and Idaho. He wrote:

“The northern Rocky Mountain DPS must be listed, or delisted, as a distinct  population and protected accordingly.”

Read his full decision here.

As you can see the USFWS has been trying to delist wolves for a very long time.  After Judge Molloy’s decision the USFWS changed their position on Wyoming’s “wolf plan” and accepted the egregious “predator zone” plan.  Apparently they will go to any lengths to see wolves stripped of their protections and given over to hostile state game agencies where wolves are already being decimated.

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COMMENT:

Removing the Gray Wolf from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Maintaining Protections for the Mexican Wolf by Listing It as Endangered

http://www.regulations.gov/#%21docketDetail;D=FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073

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SIGN SIERRA CLUB PETITION TO STOP DELISTING

11th Hour for Wolves

signatures: 37,088

Target: Sally Jewell

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FWS blasted for attempt to remove protections from gray wolves

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/357879#ixzz2eQSOrAc2

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Romeo Sweet Romeo – In Memory Of  The Thousands Of Fallen wolves

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Bottom Photo: Courtesy John Hyde

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  1. Greed and cruelty virtually wiped out the indigenous red indian peoples
    Greed and cruelty virtually wiped out the magnificent buffalo
    Greed and cruelty are now threatening your beautiful wolves … when will these people realize they are changing and ruining their world not to mention their karma.
    I say first trophy hunting MUST be stopped, then trapping . only tried trusted an appointed rangers can kill for the right reasons

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  3. ‘A predator free landscape for agribusiness’ You could not have stated the reality better. No we arent weak minded fools but they are. There is no reasoning with them. They need to be formally reigned in by a parent agency.

    • The American people need to rein them in Amanda…there is no reasoning with them.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  4. The United States Fish And Wildlife Service

    Putting Hunters Above The Welfare Of Wildlife And The Will Of The General Public Since 1940

    • Very well said and so sadly true Justin.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  5. I will b e at the One in Sacramento on Oct 2nd and bring Native Americans and large group with me.

    • Thank you Kimmy!

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  6. I’m going to Sacto. for this. Does delisting the Grizzley mean jerks like Stoner from the NHL will go out w/ five buddies to kill, cut off head and paw to have his picture taken?

    • kelseyjoe…Salazar announced before he departed that USFWS would begin the process of delisting the grizzly in 2014 and I see nothing from Sally Jewell that makes me think any different…but this fight will be epic because grizzlies have one of the lowest birth rates of any mammal in North America…producing cubs every three years or so. We’ve got another big battle coming on our hands but there is not the will to delist the grizzly as there was the wolf. So we’ll see how this plays out but I’m already upset thinking about it.

      For the wolves, for the Great Bear,
      Nabeki

  7. The US Fish and Wildlife Service is a joke. Just like every other govt. entity, it is bought and sold by wealthy special interests. The entire federal govt. is completely corrupt and immoral. We need a second American Revolution.

  8. Reblogged this on Exposing the Big Game and commented:
    Had enough I have!

    • Defeat the haters we will!!

      N.

  9. “You will bring Captain Solo and the Wookies to me.”

    Sounds like Ken Salazar.

    • Hey you’re right Ida…lol.

      N.

  10. First, Ken Salazar was raised in the shadow of the Beautiful San Juan
    Mountains. They are in the southern Rockies. His family are CATTLE
    PEOPLE !!!
    Second, having been born and lived all my life in the west, and south
    west, I know cattle people. History tells us that Cattle People have
    always bought Washington DC. Mr. JD Rockafeller (sp?) made millions
    shipping CATTLE, by trains.
    As long as there are cattle people there will be lots of lobbyists (sp?)
    with pockets full of money for DC people and DC people love money!
    Third, I have family in Sacramento and north of there, I will try to get air
    money to be there. Goodness knows how much I want to be there.
    May God Bless all those that went to DC on Sept. 7.
    I love wolves, and my tonsils have been tickled by more than one wolf.
    (I worked hands on at a wolf sanctuary) This month is my ten year anniversary of actually working with wolves! A life time dream!

    Howl with your friends,
    Christy

    • Christy…pretty good description of the good old boy network that’s alive and well. Once Congress got involved and all those lobbyists for ranchers and hunters starting rolling out the influence, it was a slam dunk they were going to sell the wolves out for Tester’s Senate seat. And guess what, Tester is still Senator..so it worked. BUT we’re getting pretty savvy and catching up. Everyone finally realized we can’t sit around and wait for the Big Greens to save wolves, the grass roots has to do it and we will.

      Give em hell in Sacramento. I noticed USFWS cancelled the Northern Rockies hearings, probably afraid too many wolf advocates would show up.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

  11. Reblogged this on Wolf Is My Soul.

  12. “One often meets his destiny on the path he takes too avoid it.” – Master Oogway, from Kung Fu Panda
    Hunters, trappers, ranchers, and the like think that by eliminating predators, they’ll preserve their way of life. But all they’re really doing is speeding up the decline and inevitable demise of their way of life.
    I’ve got some brilliant ideas on how to punish our enemies that I would’ve loved to have read at the rally in DC if I had been able to make it there. The clip below describes one of them. I’ll let it do the talking so I don’t take up to much space.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OmJ2snsLxWw


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