200 Dead Goats, Imagine The Outcry If Wolves Were Responsible….

A guy leaves 2oo goats to die in the middle of winter and is now brokering a plea bargain to avoid jail time?

Get this, as part of the deal he won’t be able to own goats for six years. How about NEVER!! Why would this person ever be allowed to own any animal again?

Many of the goats were piled on top of each other in a heap.

“Neighbors who discovered the goats described finding “piles of death.” The goats, which apparently climbed on each other for warmth, were waist high in some places of the barn.”

Can you imagine the outcry if wolves were suspected of this? We’d never hear the end of it. 

The sad thing is this is not an isolated incident. Animal abuse is rampant. Just read the news and you’ll find heartbreaking stories on a regular basis.

And yet wolves are demonized and persecuted relentlessly. Entire agencies are dedicated to monitoring them like they’re common criminals. Hundreds of wolves are brutally killed every year by our own government for agribusiness, yet a person can negligently allow 200 goats to die and they get a slap on the wrist? 

Hypocrisy, the lie, is the true sister of evil, intolerance and cruelty……

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Malta man reaches plea agreement in deaths of 200 goats in Dodson area

 BY KIM SKORNOGOSKI • TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER • JANUARY 26, 2011

Malta man accused of leaving more than 200 goats to die last February in Dodson reached a plea agreement that allows him to avoid jail time, but forbids him from owning goats for the next six years.

Jon Carman was charged with one count of aggravated animal cruelty, which carries a maximum sentence of two years in jail and a $2,500 fine. His three-day trial was scheduled to start today.

Phillips County Clerk of District Court Iris Robinson said the trial was vacated Tuesday because Carman and the county attorney reached a plea agreement.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, Carman will plead no contest to felony animal cruelty and Phillips County Attorney Ed Amestoy will recommend a six-year deferred sentence, according to KRTV.

To read the rest of this sad story CLICK  HERE:

 

 

Photo: Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Posted in: Animal cruelty

Tags: 2oo dead goats, plea deal, no jail time

Published in: on January 31, 2011 at 2:40 am  Comments (20)  
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Judge Molloy Asks If Reintroduced Wolves Non-Essential, Experimental Status Should Be Dismissed…..

 

UPDATE: Please read Judge Molloy’s “Order To Show Cause”

Notice the Safari Club Is One of the Defendants. That should give you a hint about what the attack on the ESA and wolves is really all about. Think about it.

http://wolves.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/experimental_wolves_molloy_order.pdf

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In a stunning move, Judge Molloy is asking parties in the 10j lawsuit, if  reintroduced wolves experimental, non-essential designation should be vacated?

The 10j rule was a concession to ranchers that allows reintroduced wolves to be killed for livestock depredation. Since 1995 hundreds of wolves have been gunned down by Wildlife Services under the 1oj. In 2008 the 10j rule was re-written to include “prey declines” as a reason to kill wolves, hence a lawsuit was brought challenging those changes.

Idaho is planning on killing wolves in the Lolo zone because they claim wolves are causing  declines in the Lolo elk population. The Lolo elk herd has been declining for decades, way before wolves were reintroduced. But facts are pesky little things and get in the way of dogma. The Lolo kill would be approved under the 1oj but if Judge Molloy vacates it, then the Lolo wolves will be safe.

Judge Molloy is asking if the non-essential, experimental designation for reintroduced wolves still holds true, since they have been breeding with wolves in Northwest Montana. who dispersed on their own from Canada and are not governed by the 10j. At this point there is really no way to tell the two populations apart?

From the Lewiston Tribune Online:

 A federal judge in Montana is asking parties to a lawsuit over gray wolves if the animals should lose their experimental, nonessential designation and revert to a fully endangered or threatened designation. Such a move could torpedo Idaho’s request to kill wolves in the Lolo Zone. The order, issued this afternoon by District Court Judge Donald Molloy of Missoula, Mont., stems from a lawsuit filed in 2008 by environmental groups over new rules issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service making it easier for states to kill wolves for the purpose of protecting deer, elk and moose herds. States like Idaho can petition the federal wildlife agency for permission to kill wolves if they are found to be harming wild ungulate herds. The petitions are allowed under the designation of wolves in Idaho and parts of Montana as an experimental nonessential population.

Wolves were reintroduced to the Northern Rockies in 1995 and 1996 under that designation, known as 10(j). To qualify as an experimental population, the wolves must be “wholly separate geographically from nonexperimental populations of the same species.”

Molloy said that was the case at the time of reintroduction. However, he wrote the federal government documented in another lawsuit that wolves in the Northern Rockies are now breeding with wolves from Canada and a portion of Montana where they are not designated as an experimental population.

Molloy issued an eight-page order to show cause asking parties to the case to file briefs showing why the case “should not be dismissed as moot due to the absence of a population meeting the statutory requirements for 10(j) status.”

 If the 10j is vacated, all wolves in the Northern Rockies would be fully protected by the ESA. making it much more difficult to kill them. 

Briefs on both sides are due by February 22, 2o11.

 I’m sure this is going to stir up a firestorm but it’s long overdue. The 10j rule is moot.

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Judge’s ruling could threaten state’s ability to kill wolves

January 28, 2011, 5:43 pm

http://www.lmtribune.com/breaking-news/1626/ 

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Judge’s ruling could put new limits on wolf hunts

Associated Press – January 28, 2011 11:34 PM ET

http://www.khq.com/Global/story.asp?S=13931109

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Molloy could enact new limits on killing wolves

Saturday, January 29, 2011 10:00 am 

http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_5794df08-2b60-11e0-a805-001cc4c002e0.html

 

Photo: kewlwallpapers.com

Posted in: Wolf Wars

Tags: 10(j), Judge Molloy, litigation, gray wolves

Published in: on January 30, 2011 at 1:27 am  Comments (16)  
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Attack On Wolves and ESA Begins AGAIN….

Deja vu. Rep.Rehburg (R-Mt) recently introduced two wolf delisting bills. You thought those bills died with the 111th Congress? Think again. This is the 112th Congress and he’s after wolves again in Montana, Idaho and the rest of the country. There are two versions. One delists all gray wolves from the ESA and the other delists wolves in Montana and Idaho.

Better get your dialing fingers ready and your puter keyboards warmed up because wolf persecution is a full-time job with these people. They want to get their hands on wolves so they can manage/shoot/kill, them to please their elk hunting and ranching buddies.

They’re gearing up for their lost wolf hunting season and can’t waste another minute to strip gray wolves from the ESA.

Are we going to allow  this to  happen or are we going to raise our voices and let Congress know the majority of Americans support wolves? Are we going to allow special interests  to dictate policy based on political whim?

Get ready Wolf Warriors. It’s time to stand for gray wolves, one more time.

Please let these Representatives know how you feel about delisting wolves from the ESA.

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Wolf persecution bill HR 509:

The one-page bill says that the Endangered Species Act shall not apply to gray wolves – across the board.

Co-Sponsors:

Jim Matheson (D-UT)

Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)

Mike Ross (D-AR)

Rob Bishop (R-UT)

Leonard Boswell (D-IA)

Dan Boren (D-OK)

Paul Broun (R-GA),

Dennis Cardoza (D-CA)

Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)

Dean Heller (R-NV)

John Kline (R-MN)

Raul Labrador (R-ID)

Mike Simpson (R-ID)

Greg Walden (R-OR)

Don Young (R-AK)

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Wolf Persecution bill HR 510

To amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to prohibit treatment of gray wolves in Idaho and Montana as endangered species, and for other purposes.

Co-Sponsors:

Mike Simpson (R-Idaho)

Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho)

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Both Bills have been referred to the House of Rep Natural Resources Sub-Committee.

From Wolf Warriors:

United States House of Representatives
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
…Phone: (202) 225-2761
Fax: (202) 225-5929
Website: http://naturalresources.house.gov/

Please direct all press inquiries to the Communications Office at: (202) 226-9019

Subcommittee: Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs

140 Cannon House Office Building
(202) 226-0200 | Fax: (202) 225-1542

Harry Burroughs, Staff Director
Bonnie Bruce, Legislative Staff
Dave Whaley, Legislative Staff

US Congressman John C. Fleming, MD (R-LA) Chairperson
Washington
Phone – 202-225-2777
FAX – 202-225-8039
Shreveport, LA
Phone: (318) 798-2254
Fax: (318) 798-2063
eMail – https://fleming.house.gov/Contact/ContactForm.htm

Don Young – (R – Alaska)
Washington DC
Phone – (202) 225-5765
FAX – (202) 225-0425
Anchorage, AK
T (907) 271-5978
F (907) 271-5950
email – https://donyoung.house.gov/Contact/ (scroll down)

Wittman, Rob – (R – VA)
Washington DC
Phone – (202) 225-4261
Fax – (202) 225-4382
Yorktown, VA
Phone: (757) 874-6687
Fax: (757) 874-7164
Email – https://forms.house.gov/wittman/IMA/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm

Duncan, Jeff (R- SC)
Washington DC
Phone: (202) 225-5301
Fax: (202) 225-3216
Aiken, SC
Phone: (803) 649-5571
Fax: (803) 648-9038
eMail – https://jeffduncan.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

Southerland, Steve (R-FL)
Washington
Phone: (202) 225-5235
Fax: (202) 225-5615
Panama City
840 W. 11th Street, Suite 2250
Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: (850) 785-0812
Fax: (850) 763-3764
eMail – https://southerland.house.gov/contact-me

Bill Flores (R-Texas)
Washington
Phone: (202) 225-6105
Fax: (202) 225-0350
Waco
Phone: (254) 732-0748
Fax: (254) 732-1755
email: https://flores.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

Harris, MD, Andy (R- Maryland)
Washington DC
Phone: (202) 225-5311
Fax: (202) 225-0254
Email: https://harris.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

Jeffrey Landry (R- LA)
Washington
Phone: (202) 225-4031
Fax: (202) 226-3944
Houma
Phone: (985) 879-2300
Fax: (985) 879-2306
Email: https://landry.house.gov/contact-me

Jon Runyan (NJ)
Washington DC
Phone: (202) 225-4765
Fax: (202) 225-0778
Mount Laurel
Phone: (856) 780-6436
Fax: (856) 780-6440
Email: https://runyan.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

DEMOCRATS

Donna Christensen (D-Virgin Islands)
Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Areas
Washington, D.C.
Phone: 202-225-1790
Fax: 202-225-5517
St. Croix
Phone: 340-778-5900
Fax: 340-778-5111

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Congresswoman-Donna-M-Christensen/138013351189?v=info

Bordallo, Madeleine Z. (D – Guam) (and previous Chair)
Washington, D.C. office

Phone (202) 225 1188
Fax(202) 226 0341 fax
eMail – http://www.house.gov/bordallo/contact.shtml

Frank Pallone, Jr. (D- New Jersey)
Washington
Phone: (202) 225-4671
Fax: (202) 225-9665
Central New Jersey
Phone: (732) 249-8892
Monmouth
Phone: (732) 571-1140
(888) 423-1140
Email: http://www.house.gov/pallone/contact.shtml

Dale Kildee (D-Michigan)
Washington, D.C.
Phone: (202) 225-3611
Fax: (202) 225-6393
Toll Free to Michigan Offices: 1-800-662-2685
email: https://kildeeforms.house.gov/contact/contact-form.shtml

Eni Faleomavaega (D -American Samoa)
Washington DC
Phone: (202) 225-8577
Fax: 202-225-8757
American Samoa
phone: (684) 633-1372
Fax: (684) 633-2680
email: faleomavaega@mail.house.gov.

Gregorio C. Sablan (D – Northern Mariana Islands At large)
Washington, D.C.
Phone: (202) 225-2646
Toll Free Phone: (877) 446-3465
Fax: (202) 226-4249
Email: Kilili@mail.house.gov

Betty Sutton (D-Ohio)
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 225-3401
Fax: (202) 225-2266
Akron, OH
Phone: (330) 865-8450
Fax: (330) 865-8470
Email: http://sutton.house.gov/about/emailform.cfm

Pedro Pierluisi (D-Puerto Rico)
Washington, D.C.
Tel: (202) 225-2615
Fax: (202) 225-2154

Email: http://pierluisi.house.gov/english/contact-us

 

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Please contact members of the sub-committee and speak out about tampering with the ESA to remove gray wolves’ protections. This is political expediency pure and simple. Science should trump politics concerning decisions related to endangered wildlife. That’s why the ESA was created to protect wildlife like the wolf, who are subjected to scapegoating and persecution. Don’t allow politicians to dismantle one of the most important pieces of environmental legislation ever  written. Stand up and speak out for wolves!

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Photo: kewlwallpapers.com

Posted in: Endangered Species Act, gray wolf/canis lupus

Tags: Attack on the ESA, Congress, persecuting gray wolves

Published in: on January 28, 2011 at 1:07 am  Comments (16)  
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2 Comments I Sent To Spam Today…..

coyote pups (canis latrans)

Just want you to see what these little guys are up against. Who writes this kind of stuff?

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redneck killler
Submitted on 2011/01/26 at 9:31 am | In reply to nabeki.

i shot a little pup the other day it started whining and yelping so i shot it 4 more times!!!yeeeeeehawwwww

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redneck killer
Submitted on 2011/01/26 at 9:28 am | In reply to HOWLING FOR JUSTICE ALERT 2: Predator Derby « Howling For Justice.

i thaink that the durbys are a great way for me to kill some shit and also get my big bad dodge cumins all rild up

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Photo: Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Posted in: Slob hunters

Tags: animal cruelty, idiocy, Neanderthal

Published in: on January 27, 2011 at 1:58 am  Comments (20)  
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Please Sign For Finnish Wolves…

Finland’s tiny wolf population is critically endangered. Poachers are further decimating wolf numbers.

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Finland’s wolf population has collapsed.

The total number of wolves has fallen by more than a hundred compared with the peak years, and the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute’s (RKTL) fresh report with regard to the number of wolf packs and couples occupying the country does not show any signs of recovery.

The wolf population seems to have decreased even from the estimate from last year.

The estimate with regard to the autumn’s wolf territories is based on wildlife observations and a questionnaire sent to game management districts.

Researcher Samuli Heikkinen from RKTL emphasises that the figures will become more precise and complete with the coming of snow-cover. That is when the wolf counting will commence in earnest.

But the trend is heading downwards.

Whereas in 2005 there were an estimated 250 wolves in Finland, there were only 150-160 individuals left at the end of last year.

In the mid-1980s there were a minimum of 300 wolves in the country.

Based on the latest observations, there are 14 wolf packs in Finland, which translates to between 150 and 185 individuals.

“The number is more or less the same as last autumn, but if the cubs are included the population has decreased to some extent”, Heikkinen explains.

The packs are approximately in the same areas as before, but from some areas they have vanished.

For example the packs that used to reside south of the city of Oulu have disappeared, as has the pack that used to live in the northern part of Satakunta Province.

“Even from the eastern province of Kainuu, where wolves are more commonly found, one pack seems to have vanished”, Heikkinen says as he examines his map.

“The situation for the wolf is lamentable. The population has diminished dramatically from the peak years”, maintains Sami Niemi, a senior official at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

When the management plan for the country’s wolf population was drawn up in 2005, the minimum number of packs for a sustainable situation was set at 25. At first the population did grow, and in 2007 as many as 37 packs were counted.

The latest population estimates show, however, that the management plan’s objectives have not been reached.

Presumably illegal hunting is to blame for the population collapse.

“The population was on the increase when the so-called population management shootings were commenced. The permissible hunting was dimensioned conservatively with respect to the growth rate of the wolf population. At the same time, however, the illegal hunting of wolves is suspected of having increased. Presumably, in some areas people’s tolerance limits were exceeded”, Niemi analyses.

Now the hunting of wolves has been curbed and permits are granted only in exceptional cases where the animals have caused extensive damage or where there is a so-called “troublemaker” individual in the area.

For the current hunting season 22 permits have been granted, primarily in the reindeer husbandry areas and in Eastern Finland.

Last year 37 permits were approved.

http://www.facebook.com/WolfWarriors#!/note.php?note_id=116938581700497&id=113171248737451

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Help Finnish wolves. Please read and sign this petition.

It states:

“Sign the petition to save the wolves! We are collecting signatures until the spring of 2011. The signatures will be presented to the Finnish Minister of Agriculture and Forestry.”

Click here to sign.

*There have been problems reported with the petition. Some comments haven’t gone through. If it doesn’t work the first time, please try again.

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FLCRP.org

Finnish Large Carnivore Research Project

http://flcrp.org/index.php?id=28

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Photo: Courtesy Ilpo Kojola

Posted in: Finnish wolves

Tags: Finnish wolves critically endangered, wolf poaching, Finland

Published in: on January 24, 2011 at 2:48 am  Comments (15)  
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Please Sign For Swedish Wolves

The wolf hunt slaughter of Sweden’s tiny wolf population is egregious beyond measure. It’s simply outrageous what they are doing to wolves in Sweden. Once again a small minority want wolves killed and are dictating policy. One of these groups is moose hunters. Moose hunters are just 6% of the population in Sweden but just like in America, a small minority gets their way with politicians. Sound familiar?

This was sent to me from one of my Swedish readers:

“……did you know one hunter did shoot of a leeg from the wolf, just to stop him, another wolf did get 11 bullets before he died”.

Please sign this petition that will be sent to Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik. Even though the hunt was allowed to go forward we need to let him know we support Swedish wolves and are against hunting them to satisfy special interest groups.

To sign petition CLICK HERE

Here is another petition that was circulated before the hunts started. Click here for English version.

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Sweden cries wolf – and faces European court

Published: 17 January 2011

http://www.euractiv.com/en/climate-environment/sweden-cries-wolf-faces-european-court-news-501293

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Swedish government under fire over wolf hunt

January 19, 2011 07:44 am EST

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/briefs/articles/90031336?Swedish%20government%20under%20fire%20over%20wolf%20hunt

Photo: Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Posted in: Swedish wolves, Wolf Wars

Tags: Swedish wolf hunt, wolf wars, wolf persecution, Save Sweden’s Wolves

Published in: on January 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm  Comments (38)  
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Minds Eye

 

I linger on a thought. Wolves running free

In my mind’s eye I see

Run, run, run from the guns

Run, run, run from the hate

Be swift, hurry, no harm shall come to thee

In my mind’s eye I see..




Nabeki

January 21, 2011

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Video: Running With Wolves In Russia

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Posted in: gray wolf/ canis lupus, Wolf Wars

Tags: Russian wolves running, gray wolf, beautiful wolves

Published in: on January 21, 2011 at 1:09 am  Comments (6)  

Tango With Wolves….

Video: youtube MereRana

Posted in: gray wolf/canis lupus, biodiversity, wolf wars

Tags: beauty of wolves, meditation, pray to defeat budget wolf slaughter bill

Published in: on January 20, 2011 at 12:38 am  Comments (12)  
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Another Day, Another Dead Wolf….

A wolf wearing a radio collar was found dead in Wyoming. No cause of death released.

It’s weird to me that so many wolves are killed by Wildlife Services every year but an investigation is launched when they find a wolf dead. Not that they shouldn’t be investigating, it just rings hollow to me. Ya know?

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Wolf killed in Wyoming; cause under investigation

ASSOCIATED PRESS • JANUARY 16, 2011

http://www.coloradoan.com/article/20110116/UPDATES01/110116002/1002/rss


Photo: Courtesy kewlwallpapers.com

Posted in: Wolf Wars

Tags: Wyoming,  collared wolf, more dead wolves

Published in: on January 19, 2011 at 12:50 am  Comments (6)  
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Oregon’s Imnaha Wolf Pack…December 30, 2010

Thought you would enjoy seeing the ODFW video of the Imnaha alpha female and a couple of her 2o1o pups. She looks beautiful.

Apparently the 16 wolf strong Imnaha pack had six pups last spring, not four. as previously thought.  Great to see them looking so healthy.

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Oregon wolf pack has 2 more pups than expected

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2013936704_apororegonwolves.html

Published in: on January 17, 2011 at 1:22 am  Comments (20)  
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