Betrayed: Senate Passes Wolf Budget Delisting Slaughter Bill…

VOTE 81-19

Very, very sad news. The Senate  has voted to pass the  budget bill containing Jon Tester’s wolf delisting rider.  I really can’t say much more right now, I’m too devastated by this news. Wolves will  be turned over to brutal state management, with no judicial review, meaning they are delisted forever.

I’ll post more on this later tonight, right now I’m going to try to come to terms with this horrible decision by the Senate Democrats to throw wolves under the bus for Tester’ Senate seat in the 2012 election. They will now be known as the party that gutted the Endangered Species Act and politically stripped wolves of  their protections, something never done before since the ESA was enacted.

I will never vote for another Democrat in my life again. I don’t consider that party to be anything I want to be affiliated with. They have made a huge mis-calculation if they don’t think they will pay a political price for what they’ve done. Just wait until all the dead wolf pictures start showing up on the Internet and the wolf hunts start. We should all be sure to  keep them informed how the wolf hunts and wolf persecution is going. Shame on them!!

This is the Senate vote breakdown. The Yea votes all betrayed wolves. We won’t forget their names.

Grouped By Vote Position

YEAs —81
Akaka (D-HI)
Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Baucus (D-MT)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Brown (R-MA)
Burr (R-NC)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Coons (D-DE)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Durbin (D-IL)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inouye (D-HI)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kerry (D-MA)
Kirk (R-IL)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lugar (R-IN)
Manchin (D-WV)
McCain (R-AZ)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Moran (R-KS)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Portman (R-OH)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Schumer (D-NY)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Snowe (R-ME)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Thune (R-SD)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wicker (R-MS)
NAYs —19


Coburn (R-OK)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Graham (R-SC)
Hatch (R-UT)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Johnson (R-WI)
Leahy (D-VT)
Lee (R-UT)
Levin (D-MI)
Paul (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Rubio (R-FL)=======

Posted in: Wolf Wars

Tags: wolves betrayed by 81 Senators, ESA gutted, wolves politically delisted

Sanders (I-VT)
Shelby (R-AL)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wyden (D-OR)
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  1. Furious about this development. Wondering if Obama can strip the rider off the bill.

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    • He can’t for during Clinton presidency,the surpreme court ruled unconstitutional.He can’t take one or so out.He has to veto the whole bill.

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      • The supreme court ruled that legislative riders do not violate the constitution.

        But nothing was said about a rider that has a stipulation which precludes any further judicial review.

        So they can put them in…but they can’t take them out.

        Is it me….or is something sideways here…?

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      • Todd Thorn said it better than I did. The Presisent can not take one bill out,such as the Tester’s bill or one he does not like,he would have to veto the whole thing and it would be sent back to congress.I just probably confused you more. Sorry.

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      • That’s the worst part of this process- forcing through a rider onto a MUST PASS budget bill… no debate, no committee, would never pass on it’s own merits. If the president had the power of the line item veto…. we don’t know if he would even veto this. Baucus, REID, Salazar with the consent of Boxer and Cardin on the Environment committee rubber stamped this….Special interest politics at it’s worst- at the expense of an already persecuted animal- BOGUS

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      • This is one of the worst abuses of power by a party that is supposed represent the little people, the down trodden, the persecuted animals..yet the Rebulicans couldn’t have done any worse. This was a stab in the back to every environmentalist, every wolf advocate, every wildlife advocate. It was a big middle finger to the people…

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

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      • William,you are so right, Tester’s bill would not have have gone anywhere alone.Futhermore,stupidity on Defenders & others for backing off the lawsuit.Defenders were the biggest[money] and had more cloat and by backing off;they gave the wrong messege.They should have stayed all together,instead they offered the wolves for the sacrifice.I am supporting WWP.

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    • Priscilla….Not sure if he could strip the rider out of the bill but he could certainly veto the entire bill. The Dems don’t have any idea what a political price they are going to pay for this betrayal.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  2. Don’t hold your breath on that Priscilla. Obama has no regard for wildlife of any kind, let along wolves. He is the one to allow his SOI to delist them in 2009. Well, Mr. President and all you Dems, let’s see how this plays out for you in 2012.

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    • The fault rests entirely with Obama’s appointment of Ken Salazar as Interior Secretary and I couldn’t be more angry about it. If this means that Planned Parenthood and NPR trashing amendments are included, then maybe Obama will
      wake up and strip out the riders. Won’t hold breath. Would rather kick someone’s sorry …

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      • Nothing unconstitutional about a good kick Priscilla. But where to start first…?

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      • Did you notice Priscella they were allowed to vote on Planned Parenthood and the other amendment but no vote on the wolf delisting rider. I watched them laugh and joke on Cpan yesterday, like they were at a party.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

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    • Rhonda, our two party system is totally broken and beyond corrupt. This I believe is the real issue. We vote back and forth between the two evils, hoping for better success this time, yet instinctively knowing exactly what to expect. Maybe…it’s time to change that.

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    • Rhonda…so true. Obama actually accomplished what Bush couldn’t. He’s successfully delisted wolves twice. Great job. He’s a terrible President.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  3. Where do we find the list of who voted for it, do you know?

    I am just sick about this.

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  4. Today is a very sad time indeed. I’ve had an emotional day all the way around concerning our dear brother wolf. We must take our cues from them and stay strong, focused, committed and loyal. The meditation I lead in November of 2009, spoke to this terrible time ahead. I’ll revisit my notes tonight as right now I don’t recall the entire message.
    Love You Sister Wolf…

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    • Dearest Cindy,
      This is indeed a very sad time. I remember your wolf meditation well. We should do another one, wolves certainly need it. Can you believe it has come to this??

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  5. Nothing Obama could do if he wanted to other than veto the whole bill. No line item veto. Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional under Clinton. Only remedy through government is an appeal of the legislation using new legislation in the future.

    At least that is what I think the situation/option are.

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    • I KNOW this is a wolf blog but diddoesn’t look the funding for planned parenthood on it?I think the name is title title X.Isn’t that something the president stood by?Just asking.I don’t think I am reading this right,Long day. [ http://www.care2.com/causes/politics/blog/2011-budget-passed-title-x-defunding-defeated/ ]

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      • Rita..the President stood by Planned Parenthood but abandoned wolves. If you notice they Dems defeated the other two riders, one to defund Planned Parenthood and the other to defund his healthcare bill but they wouldn’t allow a vote on the wolf delisting rider. That was disgusting.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

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    • Hi Todd….Obama and Reid both gave their stamp of approval on this. He could veto the whole bill and start over with ZERO riders. He has now allowed the gutting of the ESA, since don’t expect he will do anything less then sign this horrific bill.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  6. Pleasant thought Priscilla, but I am not entirely certain if any one in government really cares about anything but personal or political agenda anymore.

    Illusion is everything and nothing. Oh we go through the motions of liberty alright, but we are continuously finding excuses to feed the leviathan of corruption. It would be nice if SOMEONE…SOMEWHERE would show true leadership and set people straight as to why we even have a Constitution.

    Technically, he could still veto it. But Democrats seem intent on helping Mr. Tester claim his 2012 prize. He can wear his badge of cowardice to his swearing in ceremony, just to remind everyone the kind on man he really is.

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  7. Love you Nabeki. Remember…we still have a voice. We will not allow Brother Wolf to go quietly into that dark night.

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    • Wow White Wolf…that’s the title of tonights post…”We Will Not Go Quietly Into This Dark Night”…you’re a mind reader.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  8. I love you,Nabeki.If they put a bill to get them off,we need to be just as determined to find someone to put them back on with another bill.. We need to re-group and not let the followers give up.I have met alot of good people here and that are quite talented and gifted.For the Wolves.

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    • And I love you Rita and all our wonderful advocates who have worked so hard these last two years to keep the wolf listed and out of harms way. You are so right, we have to find a champion somewhere in Congress that would be willing to introduce a rider or legislation that would put the wolf right back on. Two can play this game. We are far from done. We have just begun to fight.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  9. I think I’m going to go have myself a good cry, then I’ll be able to think more clearly. The wolf is still not gone and won’t be as long as we as a people protect them. Whether it be in wildlife sanctuaries or any other kind of private refuge, they will live. If each of us that believe in the preservation of the wolf, donated as little as a dollar a month, property could be obtained and whatever else needs to be done to ensure their survival. I know that nothing is impossible for those who refuse to accept defeat. Think on it, and remember none of us can do it alone, but as a collective whole there is plenty we can do. I can’t and won’t accept this as a final defeat, and neither should anyone else. As for democracy, we’re to busy preaching it to the rest of the world to practice it here.

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    • Well said. Absolutely. This is not over yet.

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    • Very profound Dianna. I’m with you on this. We are not done, we will not accept defeat, we will protect the wolf anyway we can. They have not won. This is a defeat for democracy in this country. As you said, “we’re too busy preaching it to the rest of the world to practice it here”

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  10. I’m… In shock. Is it over, have we lost, is there nothing else to do but watch what happens next?

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    • No Luna…we have not lost. This is NOT defeat…it is a reason to go on and change things. We CAN do that! And we WILL! The wolf has traits that we all must emulate…strength, loyalty, determination, and best of all instinct.

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      • You’re right… We need a plan now, a way forward. We should brainstorm, find a new strategy. I will never stop fighting, just need to figure out HOW.

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      • Luna,
        We need a place to meet and work on strategy. We have Wolf Warriors on FB which may be a good place to brainstorm. I might start a closed group on FB, for Wolf Advocates only where we can talk and plan our next move and come up with solutions. I will let everyone know very soon.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

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      • Luna, give it a few minutes to settle and allow it to work through you. It will come to you.

        I would like to hear more about Jon Way and this mention of a National Canid Protection Act. Only thing being that you can not pen up the entire wolf population. Wolves do not respect physical boundaries. Whatever plan of action, it must be reasonable and attainable.

        And seriously, don’t vote EITHER party next election. What about a write in vote…? If we all found a good candidate and then all stood behind him/her.

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      • We can also agree to connect via email and ask Nabeki to connect us so that we can have privacy in our discussions…it works for politicians…no…?

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      • White Wolf…..Yes we should set up either a private email group or a closee FB page so we talk in private. I will be working on that and get back to you soon.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

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    • Luna…we are working on a plan. In the meantime please write to the Senators who betrayed the wolves, let them know how much damage they did to the ESA. They will pay a political price for this. They betrayed their own party and constituents, but most of all they betrayed the innocent wolves.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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      • Working on that right now. I’d join a FB or email group, just need to get my FB account running again. (Deleted it to start a new one… heh.)
        I’d like to raise some funds to help out, not sure where they should go to though. (Certainly not to one of those groups involved with that settlement…) Any suggestions?

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      • Luna…Western Watersheds Project, Alliance or the Wild Rockies and Friends of the Clearwater would be my choice. They are three of the non-settling groups.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

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  11. 16 years. 16 long years of time and effort… a chance to mend the mistakes of the past and learn so much more. But no, instead it’s a middle finger to science and reason, in its place are fear and hatred. Why? Because some self-centred prats of corrupt politicians and the malicious asinine hunting groups they pander to want to get their own way and morality be damned. The ones who stood up for the grey wolf had followed all the legal rules and jumped through countless hoops thrown at them by the anti-wolf crowd; who, themselves, had absolutely no qualms about side-stepping the laws. Governor Otter and Schweitzer had made so many unsettling comments concerning the treatment of the grey wolves in their states that should have got them chucked out on their rear as soon as they exclaimed their personal defiance of the laws they were elected to uphold. It is nothing short of horrifying how many senators in the U.S. Congress have made their views clear on how much they truly value democracy.
    Jon Tester, Butch Otter and Brian Schweitzer, hope you never get elected again, hope your lives goes down the pan like Sarah Palin’s, you idiotic corrupt rotten-to-the-core b*****ds.

    Ok. Now that the rage out of the system…is there a way to get the wolf listed as protected species? I heard Jon Way mention a National Canid Protection Act.

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    • We can start by not voting EITHER party next election. At least then we could start a clean slate.

      We seem so intent on forcing Democracy down the throats of others when we have never really gotten it right ourselves.

      I am sure that there are many like minded people thinking of alternate possibilities fro our wolves this very minute. Something will come to pass.

      We must stick together, we are stronger united then apart.

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      • White Wolf,
        United we stand for wolves, We will find a way to help them There has to be a way. I will not rest until it’s found.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

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  12. This cannot be true RIGHT. Nnnnnnnnnoooooooooooo. This is not right, it was wasn’t supposed to happen like this. Senator brown, MA, Senator Kerry, MA, Senator Collins, ME, Senator Snow, ME, Senator Ayotte, NH, Senator Sheehen, NH, all lied. They weren’t supposed to vote for this. The senators of Maine know how well maine supports the wolves there. Why did they do this, it’s not fair. I am so upset about this right now i can’t think straight. I’m with you Howling for Justice i will never vote for another democrate for the rest of my life. How could they all go against science.

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    • Easy….because it was in THEIR best interest.

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    • White Wolf,
      The lied, they avoided us, they made back room deals, they did everything they shouldn’t. Now wolves will pay the price for their deceit. The 112th Congress is the lowest of the low, most of them should hand their heads in shame.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  13. Both Parties are out of touch and in denial about the realities that we face in 2011……..The question is how do you create a third alternative that does not have to caucus with them?

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  14. Senators Cantwell and Murray will never again have my vote, and I’ll be sure to pass this on to everyone I know. For all of the letters and petitions, that I and others have written regarding wolf legislation, this is one of the worst betrayals. I say this as Washington has been waiting for the reintroduction of wolves, and now we’re going to have to worry about our elected officials voting to kill them. As I said before It Is Not Over, unless we the people decide to roll over and accept this as a final. I for one do not. As a collective whole the people can still make a good outcome for the wolves. It will never be over until there are no wolves left to fight for. If nothing else remember that and hold to it.

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  15. I was told by Senator Blunt’s intern that even if the bill passes, they can elect to AMEND the rider; HAVE IT REMOVED FROM THE BILL; however even a quick turn around would take a month;
    That would have to be a Republican agenda obviously;….will there even be any wolves left to save?

    I AM SO UPSET AND SADDENED THAT I CAN HARDLY EVEN SPEAK…or blog….
    I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT THIS IS HAPPENING IN AMERICA; AFTER ALL THE YEARS AND SLEEPLESS NIGHTS OF WORRY AND TIRELESS EFFORTS; TRYING TO PROTECT AND SAVE OUR BELOVED WOLVES…IT’S GONE FROM BAD TO WORSE TO UNIMAGINABLE.
    THIS IS UNFORGETTABLE!! AND UNFORGIVEABLE.

    I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR NEVER VOTE FOR THIS DEMOCRATIC PARTY AGAIN OR ANYONE WHO IS UNCONSCIONABLE, AND ADVOCATES HYPROCRISY, AND CRUELTY TO INNOCENT ANIMALS; ESPECIALLY THE ENDANGERED ONES LIKE OUR WOLVES!!
    THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY FOR THEIR RECKLESS ABANDON TO MORAL HUMAN DECENCY; TO BLATANTLY VOTE “CANCEL” TO THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT; IGNORING THE PLEAS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE; 3000 OUTRAGED SCIENTISTS LETTERS; AND THEIR VOICES SAYING “CANCEL” TO ANY PROTECTIONS FOR AMERICA’S BEAUTIFUL ENDANGERED WOLVES; PERMANENTLY WITHOUT JURISDICTION EVER; ALLOWING FREE REIGN TO SLAUGHTER ALL OF THE WOLVES UNMERCIFULLY; A SPECIES WHO HAS NOT KILLED A SINGLE HUMAN IN THE LAST 100+ YEARS!!

    I NEVER GIVE ONE DIME TO THE TEN ORGANIZATIONS THAT MADE A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL IN VAIN TO SLAUGHTER THE SACRIFICIAL WOLVES IN MONTANA AND IDAHO. PERHAPS THAT WAS THE MOST SHOCKING RHUDE AWAKENING OF ALL!
    I AM APPALLED! IT WILL NEVER BE OKAY.

    WHY CAN’T THE REPUBLICAN SENATORS SEEM TO SEE THE FOREST FOR THE TREE?; (punn intended I suppose)

    CAN’T THEY SEE THAT ALL THE DEMOCRAT AND INDEPENDENT ENVIRONMENTALISTS, WILDLIFE CONSERVATIONALISTS ANIMAL/WOLF LOVERS, AND ESA ADVOCATES ARE FURIOUS BEYOND BELIEF, AT THEIR DEMOCRATIC LEADERS, HAVING NO MORAL CONSCIENCE; THEY HAVE LIED AND DECEIVED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, TOOK AWAY THEIR VOICES, THEIR RIGHTS, AND IGNORED THEIR PLEAS?? ALL FOR JON TESTER’S SENATE MAJORITY SEAT FUNDED AND SUPPORTED BY A SMALL GROUP OF TWISTED POWER CRAZED POLITICIANS AND EQUALLY CRUEL HATEFUL SELFISH TROPHY HUNTERS; WHO CARE NOTHING ABOUT ANIMALS AND HAVE A PASSION FOR KILLING OUR DEFENSELESS GOD GIVEN WOLVES! HELL THEY DON’T EVEN WANT TO KILL THEM HUMANELY! AS LONG AS THEIR POWER FEEDS OFF THE BRUTAL KILLINGS; AND THE POITICIANS ARE THEN SUPPORTED; FORGET THE DESIRES AND MORAL COMPASS OF MOST AMERICANS. NOTHING MATTERS EXCEPT APPEASING THEIR OWN HELLACIOUS WOLF MURDER RAMPAGE.
    PRETTY PATHETIC WHEN THE ONE (D)SENATOR OF MY OWN STATE OF MO. WHO HAS EVEN CO SPONSORED ANIMAL BILLS IN THE PAST; VOTED TO SACRIFICE THE WOLVES TO BE SLAUGHTERED AND DEMOLISH THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT.
    I GUESS CLAIRE Mc CASKILL WON’T BE DISTURBED @ NIGHT BY THE CRIES OF STARVING PUPS IN THEIR DENS ABANDONDED BECAUSE THEIR MOTHERS AND FATHERS WERE BRUTUALLY MURDERED.

    WE NEED A HERO TO NULIFY THIS RIDER ON THIS BUDGET BILL!!! IMMEDIATELY!!!!
    ANYONE AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
    CONSERVATIVE DOES NOT NEED TO EQUATE ANIMAL HATE AND CRUELTY!
    AT THIS POINT THERE ARE A LOT OF VOTERS WHO ARE SO DEVISTATED AND ANGRY, THAT THEY CAN’T SEE STRAIGHT; AND IN DESPERATE NEED OF A LEADER WHO’S ACTIONS AND VOTING RECORD WILL ALREADY MATCH THE WORDS; BEFORE ELECTION DAY; BY EXAMPLE STARTING RIGHT NOW!
    MORE LIKE A REPUBLICAN SENATOR FROM LA. WHO CO SPONSORED THE PROP B PUPPY MILL END CRUELTY BILL IN MO.
    DOESN’T SOMEONE WANT TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND TAKE A STAND FOR THE GREY WOLVES?
    IS THERE A COURAGEOUS LEADER OUT THERE WHO CAN HALT THIS DEVASTATING CRISIS AND AMEND THE INCOMPREHENSIBLE WOLF AND E.S.A. RIDER FROM THIS BUDGET BILL?
    WE NEED SOMEONE TO INTERVENE FOR THE WOLVES!!!!
    YOU WILL BE IN CNN’s SPOTLIGHT AND THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT FOR ALL MAJOR NETWORKS!
    GREAT PUBLICITY AND VOTERS WILL THANK YOU @ THE POLLS IN 2012!!!!
    I’M NOT GIVING UP YET;
    IT’S TIME FOR A NEW FACE TO EMERGE STRONG TO TAKE ACTION FOR AMERICA’S ENDANGERED BEAUTIFUL BELOVED WOLVES AND THE E.S.A.; AND START REDIRECTING A NEW LOYAL BASE OF VOTERS/SUPPORTERS THEIR WAY; WHO ALSO CARE ABOUT OUR ANIMALS AND THE PLANET.
    THERE’S A LOT OF VOTERS UP FOR GRABS!!

    I FIND THE DEGREE OF APATHY, AND DOWN PLAY OF THIS BRUTAL CRUEL SLAUGHTER OF THE WOLVES, TO BE MIND BOGGLING….APATHY IN THE MINDS AND HEARTS OF AMERICANS, ESPECIALLY OUR SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN, WHO HAVE STOOD BY OR VOTED TO UNLEASH AN ATROCITY OF SUCH UNLIMITED MAGNITUDE….
    TO ALLOW IT TO BE CONSTITUTIONAL, IS SHOCKING. SURREAL….
    JUST ANOTHER ORDINARY DAY?
    HOW CAN THIS BE?

    NABEKI AND FRIENDS, HOW DO WE HEAL, LIVE, AND DREAM?
    TODAY’S VERDICT DOES NOT LEAVE ROOM FOR BALANCE?

    MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE THE WOLVES AND THE SPIRIT OF THE WOLVES, AS WELL AS ALL OF THE FELLOW “WARRIORS” OUT HERE, I AM ETERNALLY GRATEFUL AND ONE WITH ALL.

    I WISH WE COULD TRANSLOCATE THE WOLVES; ADOPT THEM FOR REAL; RESCUE THEM….
    COULD WE LEGALLY EVEN IF WE RAISED THE FUNDS?

    GOD BLESS THE WOLVES!
    GOD BLESS ALL OF THE ADVOCATES FOR ANIMALS!

    THIS IS NOT DEMOCRACY. THIS IS NOT FREEDOM!
    WE DON’T GET A VOTE!!
    WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

    NABEKI; WE ARE BEHIND YOU!!
    I PRAY FOR YOUR CONTINUED VISION AND STRENGHT, AND A MIRACLE.

    WISHING EVERYONE PRAYERS, LOVE AND LIGHT,

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    • I just had a thought. I wonder if Bernie Sanders would do it? He is an Independent? Would he even agree to it. He did vote against it. Probably not because of the wolves. But I’m going to contact his office and see what he says.

      I know how horrible you feel, I was so tired last night I just fell asleep very early. All the lights were on when I woke up. The last two years have been an emotional roller coaster. One brief minute we’re happy and the next in deep despair. But we are going to regroup. We have a huge base of wolf advocates. Just because the haters got their wolf hating politicians to do their bidding doesn’t mean we are going to give up. Like you I worry about the pups that are being born right now into this nightmare. I wish to god we had never had the reintroduction to bring them back to this horror. But we are NOT going to abandon them, there has to be a way to help the wolves and we’re going to find it.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  16. It’s not over yet; there are ideas floating around out there, and the thought of the impending slaughter will prove to be an excellent incentive to brainstorming! Perhaps in the end this will be a case of things having to get worse before they could get better. Each time we won protection for the wolves, they would lose it again. All this going back and forth and no real sense of peace. Maybe from this disaster some plan/idea/movement will give the wolves more solid protection. Grasping at straws here, but i cannot accept that there is nothing we can do. There HAS to be something that we can do! This anti wolf legislation was SO WRONG on SO MANY LEVELS! It was wrong to have it in a Budget Bill, avoiding a vote on it alone. It is wrong to kick any species off the Endangered Species List for political, not scientific reasons. It is wrong to kick any species off of the Endangered Species List permanently. It is wrong to say all the above is not subject to judicial review!! *FUMING

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    • Ann, I couldn’t have said it better, this was wrong, wrong, wrong. Part of the problem as I see it is the grass roots movement was willing to take off the gloves a little and roll around in the dirt with the haters but the big orgs were worried about their funding and so many played nice, nice with these cretins and that’s why we lost because we weren’t radical enough. You can’t win a war by being meek. The groups that were supposed to be leading this charge were meek. Now it’s a new day, we’ve learned some very hard lessons and maybe out the ashes like the Phoenix we can rise again. I will not and cannot accept there is nothing that can’t be done. It’s not over.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  17. Reading everyone’s excellent comments and ideas is heartening.
    Thank you Nabeki, for providing a place to express ourselves and for providing the most complete information, as well as inspiration, every day!!!

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    • You’re very welcome, I know something good will come out of all the sadness. We learned a very hard lesson, trust nobody but ourselves. Put our faith in ourselves. I always go back to Margaret Mead’s quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”….

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  18. I have been involved with this issue for about 5 years now and had never thought it would come to this. I am outraged and disgusted at our so called leadership. I haven’t written anything for a while but I just happened to tonight. It’s a start but will soon be off to pretty much every member of congress, newspaper, friend, family member, and anyone else I feel like sending it to… I will be adding to it and doing some more fact checking for references, but here goes….

    President Obama and Secretary of the Interior Salazar,

    Let it be known, that on this day, April 14, 2011, a major travesty has taken place and will forever effect my confidence in this nation and it’s intentions towards the environment. I speak of the bill that just passed to fund the government, which by itself was necessary to continue funding the interests of this country, but also included something that had nothing to do with the budget at all. I refer to
    Title VII, Sec. 1713, pg. 290 of Making appropriations for the Department of Defense and
    the other departments and agencies of the Government
    for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2011, and for other purposes. The underhanded move by Sec. Tester and Rep. Simpson to add this language to a must pass legislation is against everything I thought this country was founded on. The fact that, for political, personal, or what ever their reason, the onslaught of hatred and outright discrimination of the grey wolf has caused this action, is by far the most despicable and unforgivable use of power I have ever seen. The legal battle of the de-listing of the grey wolf has been playing out for a long time and has been ruled by a federal court. Federal Judge Donald Molloy has interpreted the law as it was written, keeping this species protected under the Endangered Species Act, with provisions that required proper science and reason to determine when a species is recovered. By their own admission, the powers that be have not conducted any 5 year surveys on the species, as written in the ESA, (Sec. 4, pg. 230 of Endangered Species Act of 1973) in the years since they were listed under the ESA and the science used to determine a viable genetic population is over a decade old. The ESA states that in order to de-list a species, consideration must be made with the best possible science available. Where is the science in hiding a bill rider to de-list a species? It has never been done before where our own congress has to debate about de-listing any species and it is not their place to make that decision. This is, in my eyes, unlawful as it is written in the ESA. Federal Judge Donald Molloy had already determined that the original de-listing of the grey wolf in 2009 was against the law and was not acceptable. Then after protections were restored to the grey wolf, two Governors defied federal law, telling officials to not investigate the poaching of a protected species.

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    • That is so excellent Terrence, if you don’t mind, when you finish it, it’d like to post it on the front page of the blog. We need to remind these people of what they’ve done and never let them forget it. The political falllout is already starting. Thank you for sharing this with us.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  19. Rita-
    It is a good idea to support WWP. Of all the groups in the west they probably have their finger on the pulse of western politics more than any other group. We need to continue to chip away at the power of the livestock industry. WWP already has their number. These Democratic senators that sold out wolves will pay a price politically

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    • William, WWP…clue me in here,who are they? It has been one of the longest timed-lapsed miserable days of my life.

      So many wolves will be sacrificed at the alter of politics, we can not allow their sacrifice to be in vain or be lost without purpose. We must find a way to turn this into something better than before.

      What is remarkable, is what the Wolf brings out in each of us. He is both impetus and salvation. He unites us in a common goal and shows us how to persist in spite of situation and circumstance.

      I walk with the wolves in my heart during their darkest times ahead, and send them my love and prayers.

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      • Western Watersheds Project-
        They have had quite alot of success in the courts fighting livestock interests in the west. Jon Marvel’s group. It is about time we start holding the livestock industry accountable for their anti-wildlife agenda. These latest events might do the trick. Livestock operators want predator free landscape, when cattle dies wolves are blamed and the WS goon hit squad is brought in- No proof the kill is by wolves, wolves being in the area is enough. Read “Slaughter the animals poison the earth” by Olsen. It describes the rancher mentality and the dark days of the old poisoning campaigns. These ranchers are paranoid psychopaths

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      • william….out of this terrible tragedy something good will come. More people will support WWP, Alliance for the Wild Rockies and Friends of the Clearwater. Many will stop giving money to the groups that sold wolves out for a “settlement”. Tester will probably lose his election and the sellout 81 will take heat for this. Obama will be a one term President.

        As you said, we have to take back our public lands. They belong to the American people not the ranchers. If they don’t have enough of there own land to graze their cows then they shouldn’t be ranching. We have to be more radical in pushing for change. The gloves are off, the war is still on and I plan to do battle with everything I have. We are a mighty group, we may have lost this round and I admit it’s a huge loss but now we change our strategy. We learned great lessons from this. Wolves still have us working for them and we won’t desert them. We need to brainstorm.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

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  20. Hello,

    I have been so distressed by this for days, I can think of nothing else. I love wolves. They are so beautiful and noble. Please tell me what I can do. I hate all politicians. Now I hate Obama for being a coward and all other Democrats. I called Barbara Boxer’s office several times because I’m in California but they don’t care and neither did she in the end. Only story that gave me solace is that Utah governor’s office was flooded with pro-wolf emails. What can I do? If I could, I would go protect them myself and risk my life. Those people who want to kill wolves, hunt babies in their den/poison them are evil. I am praying for wolves. Much love!

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    • Krista…you have the right to feel all the emotions you’re feeling, wolves were sold down the river by Senate Democrats and Obama. We are all grieving for the wolves that will be slaughtered for Tester’s Senate seat. We have to make sure that he is not re-elected. I see no difference between him and Denny Rehberg. There is already a FB page dedicated to defeating Tester.

      I want to start a FB page that is closed to just wolf advocates. A place we can talk amongst ourselves and brainstorm I will let everyone know as soon as it’s up. I know this is not the end. We may have to suffer through some tough times but I believe we will prevail in the end. Please keep the faith and know I will not desert you. I’m going to be here fighting for wolves.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  21. This is terrible. What is the next step? The courts? To say that this is final with no judicial review seems very unconstitutional.
    I think asking Obama to do anything would not be a good utilization of time or resources. He has shown to be very anti wildlife.
    I have said for a while the only way to make change is to march in the streets but the only people marching are tea party people (that looks very dismal indeed as if Republican party was not bad enough). I think it is going to be us giving money to lobbyist and showing up at our townhall meetings with environmental issues with facts (not fiction). March in the street time.

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    • Yes Melinda, I agree. We need to be marching in the streets, showing up at town halls and making ourselves visible. Part of the problem is that many people believed the big orgs would pull this out and so relied on them. They thought if they signed a few petitions that’s all they had to do. It doesn’t work that way. If we want something down we have to do it ourselves. This may be the beginning of a grass roots movement to protect our wildlife. The state game agencies have been holding our wildlife hostage for hunters. There are only 12 million hunters in this country, a drop in the bucket. That’s what has to change. Wolves belong to all the American people, not just a few haters in Montana and Idaho. This is a wake up call for America…we need to do the hard work of activism to effect change not sign DOW petitions and send them money. Where did that get wolves??

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  22. what this all boils down to is they want to do this to fill their pockets greed is our destruction and other animals

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    • You are so right Josh…it’s greed, power and money. They don’t give a damn about our wildlife.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  23. has anyone seen wolfs rain

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  24. I have read all of these posts. It is such an outrage. It is hard to find the words. I do want to thank all of you that are on the front lines in this war. It is a very sad day.
    If I lived in or close to areas that were wolf habitat I think I might go to a marine store (or where ever) and buy a few of those aerosol horns. They are very loud and would probably disrupt an attemped wolf slaughter. Just a thought.
    Government, what government. We live in an oligarchy. Not even a representative democracy anymore. Where is Jessy Ventura (sp).
    Those of you that are pretty good on computers, I am not, might want to post this subject on http://current.com .

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  25. An article I have just read and am looking into copyright policies to find out if I can send it to all members of congress, the Sec. of Interior and President Obama. I want everyone to read this article and take it’s message to heart because it dictates the science behind the delisting of wolves.

    http://www.bioone.org.weblib.lib.umt.edu:8080/doi/pdf/10.1525/bio.2009.59.11.11

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    • It must be me, but I couldn’t get in.

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      • No it isn’t you, I didn’t realize it was part of the U of M library search so unless you are a student then you can’t see it… I am sorry for that… I’ll write up a summary about it and post it here tomorrow…

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  26. White Wolf,Nabeki had posted some time ago. [https://howlingforjustice.wordpress.com/page/17/]

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  27. wolfs rain is a animated show and if u look it up on youtube u would have to type in wolfs rain ep. 1 1/2 the person that put this on youtube split the episodes in half so to see the other part you would click on ep.1 2/2

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  28. it is what fueled my love for wolves

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  29. Like they say, “its not over until the Fat Lady sings”.

    The fight to protect wolves here and in the world isn’t over. That means for us to NOT give up hope or become paralyzed in apathy. It means we still fight for wolves and not OUR egos. As we all know, this particular fight for wolf existence has been going back and forth for a long time now in the West. However, it is time for “real change” and I don’t mean Obama’s version of compromising, negotiating bargaining change! The ESA has always needed a revamp in the way of more teeth so to speak. Maybe that will be now or the near future. I’ve always admired WWP’s attitude- tough and loud. I wish more wolf advocates thus far would have mentored this type of attitude as we have won the fight over the clueless public. These past few years, many wolf advocates have been too afraid to be labeled “environmental zealots” if they showed an ounce of compassion regarding saving wolves. Now look where we are! (I can say now to a select few of you pansies- you were wrong.)

    The fight to protect all endangered species will NEVER end…

    For now, I am calling my senators who voted for this murder to tell them they have lost my support forever.And, they have broken a peice of my heart.

    My money and heart belongs to the pro wolf groups left (like WWP) who will not give up the fight. Attorneys at this moment are researching for the next lawsuit- lets be there for them.

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    • That is the spirit,Gline and that it is exactly what I needed to hear today. Thank you.The fight continues.

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  30. Rita: I called Wilderness Alliance this morning and that is what Michael Garrity told me how he is getting through the day. They are on it- its not over.

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  31. I can not believe that the Dems and Obama have allowed this happen. They have completely abandoned the values of the party. I don’t think that I will be able to vote for Obama again. He clearly is more concerned about appeasing the Republicans than standing up for what is right. It was bad enough that he threw the people of DC under the bus for the Republicans, now this – what has happened to our party?

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    • I did send Obama a note saying I delisted him and will not support or vote for him in the next electon.

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      • Rita..that is a great slogan. We’re delisting the infamous 81!!

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

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      • love that! first time I’ve smiled in three days and nights. Thanks.

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  32. After all of this “black mail” (budget talks as they like to refer to them as) over ESA, Social Security, etc…
    It is high time we get our act together and DELIST the Senate, The House and the president.
    For those who swear to uphold the desires and the needs of there state, I only see serving there needs screw there state and all that reside in it.

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    • Yes they need to be delisted Ward, every single one of them.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  33. The problem is that many think that those who have compassion do not having the fighting instinct. But they do not know us very well…do they…? I have been praying for the best possible solution for our wolves. I had thought that the answer was to not allow the rider to be passed, but if we had succeeded then we would not have the opportunity to break the vicious cycle of fighting this same battle over and over again.

    This experience has taught me that a shift in perspective is needed and to chart a new course. I rededicate myself to this purpose and to nurture a better future for our wolves…and our world.

    Judas has had his day, and managed to steal home base with this ONE freebie, but it will never happen again. Now we know what kind of game they play, and they can only win with a stacked deck in their favor.

    It may seem as if a dark cloud is hanging over us, but the dawn will come, and the sun will again shine…and the wolves will continue to grace our landscape all ways.

    I love you all. I am so proud to be a part of anything that you do. And I will not relent and stand resolute to never allow the wolf’s voice to be silenced!!!

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    • Bravo!

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    • So beautifully said White Wolf. We will rise from the ashes like the Phoenix.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  34. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat…Sun Tzu, The Art of War.

    This tragedy could very likely been avoided if environmental activist organizations who advocate for Wolves had realized that and that there organizations are essentially preaching to the choir. The concern for the majority of Americans is the economy. But if there limited attention spans could be shifted for a moment by a celebrity they probably would have reacted neghatively to cubs being killed in there dens.

    This rider flew because politicians are politicians and no meaningful constituency was aware of its existence. Lets wake up to the fact that our concerns and what we are aware of a great deal of the time are blips on the “Kardasian” seeking radar screens of most Americans. Are deepest, heartfelt concerns are not the concerns of the vast majority of Americans. All stops should have been pulled out getting as many celebrities as possible ,and there are many who would have stood up for wolves, to bring this bill it to the attention of the American people. What De Caprio did for the Amir Tiger, Another celebrity with a following ,could have done for the Wolves.

    Its not to late to save the the rest of EPA and a NEW WOLF BILL CAN BE INTRODUCED TO ANNUL THIS ONE. Lets get our heads out of the clouds and look around at the gritty social and political and reality that unfortunately determines the life of of this planet.

    With deep sadness;
    Joel Goodkind
    Miranda Canyon Watershed Coalition

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    • Excellent analysis Joel. I included the quote from “The Art of War” on the front page after “the settlement was brokered”, because it was why the settling groups lost.

      The sad thing is we did try to engage a celebrity to take up the cause but if you don’t have an “in” with them then you are just screened out. The big orgs had the money and the clout to convince a big name to front this issue but they didn’t go that way. We had one video done by Ashley Judd during the hunts and that was about it as far as I know.

      Trying to decide the next move is tough. It’s going to take money to pay attorneys to file a lawsuit, money that only the big orgs have and I haven’t heard a word out of anyone so far that they are willing to take this on. To annul the rider certainly is a possibility but we’d have to have some “mo” behind it. Bills can languish in Congress. Is there any Senator or Representative that would take up this issue? It could take years to garner enough sponsors, meanwhile wolves are already in the cross hairs….Idaho and Montana are just waiting for the sixty days to be up. God only knows what hell awaits wolves but since they have virtually no protection from the brutal state management plans, we can imagine it. If we want to help wolves we have to come up with something pretty quickly.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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      • Nabeki, If it is going to take money then we need to find a way to raise it. The predator derbies in Idaho help to fund the anti- wolf litigation. It was easy for them to do this since, as you said, there are big organizations to back them. We will find our white knight.

        Oprah was just a suggestion, I wasn’t exactly betting on it. This topic is very controversial,which is the exact reason that they ran it through by rider. And I agree with you about Robert Redford.

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      • White Wolf….Possibly the non-settling groups could take up the banner? I want to make a few calls tomorrow and see what is on everyone’s mind. We will find a way White Wolf, wolves have tremendous support and this draconian measure passed by the infamous 81 has only served to unite the grass roots wolf movement. They made a huge error listening to Tester. It’s going to cost them politically and tarnish whatever paltry legacy they leave. Tester will be defeated and they will all look like fools.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

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  35. Absolutely, one of the first thoughts I had along these lines was Oprah…she helped Obama to get elected by having him on her show and even suggested that he run for president. What an ironic twist of fate. Everyone I know watches her and she is a role model for so many.

    Martha Stewart also has a segment on her show about endangered species and other imperiled animals. Wouldn’t it be awesome to have the wolf as one of her guests. There are so many wolf sanctuaries nationwide…and plenty of wolves that are wonderful good will ambassadors for their species.

    Leave no stone unturned.

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    • White Wolf…we wrote to celebs until our fingers bled and not one stepped up to help. It’s not that they didn’t know about it. What about Robert Redford, he lives in the Rockies, where was he? Most of them just choose to ignore the situation and turn a blind eye. Maybe it was too controversial for them…but many celebs were contacted over and over and wolves were ignored. Jane Valez Mitchell did a short segment on wolves in 2009 when they were being hunted.

      It’s really a shame one of them didn’t stand up and help wolves in the Northern Rockies….now the situation is a hundred times worse then it was in 2009. Everyone is so blindsided by this and we all want a quick fix. We can’t believe wolves are suddenly left unprotected after working for years to keep them protected. The Democrat party is to blame for this. They betrayed wolves from the beginning of Obama’s presidency and continue to do so. We have no allies in Congress, we are on our own.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  36. We should have had them there in Washington, as we rallied our support while they were debating this issue in Congress.

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  37. We can’t go back but lets go forward and be relentless stewards. Let it be known that Idaho,Montana,Washington,and Oregon are being watched and scrutinized. .

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  38. Perhaps the best two people might be Anderson Cooper (he was the one reporter who supported the wolves in debate regarding Palin’s aerial gunning. Lisa Ling who reports for Oprah will take on anyone! She did a show exposing the Meat and Slaughter House Industry graphically and on site tours from beginning to end were exposed….Oprah has 28 final shows left and the Oprah Show is History….I think Lisa Ling is going to have some kind of reporting on Oprah’s OWN network; but gets only minimal exposure right now….What have we got to lose to ask ALL the Senators and Congressmen that voted for protecting the wolves. Does anyone know any more about Sen. Vitter? from La. I mentioned him earlier for cosponsoring the Prop B Puppy Mill to End Cruelty in Mo. Please advise!

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    • Regina…we’ve tried hard to contact Anderson because I think he would be good choice to get this story out. We might need a petition to CNN or an open letter to Anderson that will catch his eye. These people have so many handlers it’s hard to get through to them. Lisa Ling is another good choice. I wish we could get HBO to pick up this story and do a movie. There is so much to tell but it’s been buried by the wolf haters, They have owned the press on this story and wolves always come out looking like villians. They haters may won this round but it’s not over by a long shot.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  39. translate, dansk, tak. Jeg er en meget, meget stor ulveven, og ulven har været min store interesse i 60 år. Jeg kan ikke forstå at den skal fjernes fra denne jord som en uønsket misfoster, ulven gør jo ingen fortræd, den er jo et godt økosystem for skov og slette, 1 ud af 10 dyr den jager, er jo et hårdt, hårdt arbejde for den, hvorimod, jæger bruger skydevåben for mad. Jeg ville opfordre alle ,der ikke ønsker ulven, skal simpelt hen forstå årsagen til denne smukke og kærlige ulv, men det er farmenes skyld,at de flytter derud, for så er maden jo lige for næsen af den, det må farmene forstå. Jeg ville opfordre farmene, til at se ind i sig selv, og man skyder jo ikke sin nabo, fordi han-hun tager den mad de sætter ud for deres dør, fordi naboen ikke har penge til mad !!!! FORSTÅ NU ULVEN. hilsen vibeke hansen, danmark.

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    Danish, thanks. I am a very, very big ulveven, and the wolf has been my passion for 60 years. I can not understand that it must be removed from this earth as an unwanted monstrosity, the wolf is not doing any harm, it’s a good ecosystem of forest and delete, 1 out of 10 animals, the hunt is indeed a hard, hard work for the Whereas, a hunter using firearms to food. I would urge anyone who does not want the wolf, must simply understand why this beautiful and loving wolf, but it is farm the sake that they move there, so the food is of course right in front of it, it must understand the farms. I would urge the farms, to look into themselves, and you do not shoot your neighbor because he-she takes the food they put out their door because the neighbor did not have money for food!! UNDERSTAND NOW ULVEN. greeting Vibeke Hansen, Denmark.

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  40. First off, I originally posted this on a different site, but it’s a group that is very dedicated to helping wolves much like this website is, and after seeing how worn out a lot of people are on here, and understandably so, I hope I can maybe, just maybe, inspire a little hope. If you don’t mind…

    Please don’t give up on wolves. Years ago, people like us were the only hope the wolves here had. Thanks to us, they survived. If we give up because of a few greedy fools, wolves are guaranteed to fail. But if we stay strong and do our part to save them, it may take a while…in fact, for most of us, it will not happen in our own lifetime, but I can promise you this, someday, wolves, and other animals facing their same hatred, will thrive once more.

    I know a lot of people on the pro wolf side detest the human race. I used to, as well. But I made a promise, long ago, to someone very important to me never to hate again.

    Look at what hate has done to the wolves. It is hatred that brought about their near extinction. It is hatred that is responsible for what happened just recently. If we fight hatred with our own, it will accomplish nothing. Never hate your opponent. Those greedy, corrupt sport hunters may look and sound evil to us. I myself just cannot believe that any good person could rob another being of its existence purely for sport or, rather, poops and giggles.

    I don’t think many of those anti wolf jerks responsible for this are purposely evil and sadistic. At least, not all of them. They just don’t see wolves and other animals the way we do. They see them as numbers. Trophies. Pelts. Money. And that is why I hate the overpopulation argument. Not only is it biologically absurd, it strips us of the one thing we like to boast about and hold over other animals: empathy. I watched several videos some “hunters” took (I use that term loosely here) of themselves trapping wolves. You could see the pain and suffering in those wolves. And those hunters were laughing, having a grand old time, and they would just lazily go “here’s number twenty four” and kill the trapped wolf.

    Sport hunters do not see animals truly as living beings. They understand somewhere, in the very back of their mind, that they are killing, but it doesn’t fully click with them. They are not purposely evil, malicious monsters. They just hide behind the human superiority ideal and detach themselves from wild animals because that is how they are able to continue doing these, what are in our minds, horrible things.

    Neither side will truly be able to accept the other, because there is just too wide a gap between us. We may not be a different race, but in some ways when it comes to our mentality, we might as well be.

    I don’t hate the people who support sport hunting or do it themselves. I feel sorry for them. Those people who tortured those wolves are incapable of understanding the beauty of life the way people like us are. They will never be able to fully appreciate just how unique every being is. They will never appreciate the wolf the way we do. The wolves, most unfortunately, will pay the price for their lack of empathy and basic compassion.

    There is no race on this earth that is more divided, or more xenophobic than the human. We have this idiotic, unfounded idea that everything remotely different from us is determined to wipe us all out and do everything in its power to make us as miserable as we possibly can. We are the center of the universe, and everything hates us and wants us gone because we are oh-so-important. Just as a lot of the anti wolf people like to say wolves don’t care about us, they don’t care about them either. For wolves, even killing us would be unpleasant for them. They want nothing at all to do with us. Most wild animals don’t.

    Wolves, sharks, bats, spiders, mice, you name it. Very few animals have been as viciously villainized as those I’ve listed. And of course it doesn’t end there. Just look at what we’ve done, and continue to do, to members of our own race. (“Whuts that? OMFG! You have darker/lighter skin/eyes/hair/whatever? Ahhhhh! Kill it with fire!”)

    Sharks in particular have me concerned because of their very low reproductive rates. This may sound absolutely terrible, but a good friend of mine said this, and after thinking on it, I almost agree with him…”if the great white is wiped out in my lifetime, I hope that the last picture I see, is of the last specimen with a human dangling from its jaws.”

    We need to act NOW to save these animals. Simply complaining about the situation won’t fix it. We deserve some time to grieve. We have been betrayed by those who were supposed to be representing us. It’s only natural to be upset. But let’s not give up. Only then will we have truly lost the fight. Remember: the wolves can’t speak for themselves. If we want to protect them, we have to do it for them. And the same can be said for many animals.

    I firmly believe that, if the human race does indeed go extinct any time soon, it will not be because of the Mayan calendar, or Judgment day. It will be because of our sheer parnoia and unwillingness to accept our place in the balance of nature. We as a race need to come together and figure out something quick. Killing every other living thing because there’s a 0.0000001% chance it MIGHT harm one of us is NOT going to help us. And it sure as hell isn’t going to help them.

    This “human > everything else” mindset has to go. It’s natural to value and want to protect one’s own species. But our phobia of everything natural is not only dangerous to us as a race, it’s downright unhealthy for us as individuals. All of us are going to die at some point. We don’t want to die, we want to live long lives. But it will happen. We just need to come to terms with our mortality and stop punishing other beings for our insecurity as a race.

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    • Alikeni…..Very well done and so much truth to what you’re saying. It’s true people are tired, literally wiped out tired from the battle that has gone on for two years non-stop, since Obama and his rancher Interior Secretary, delisted wolves. But I can assure you we are not giving up. We are experiencing a lull right now because people are still reeling from the suddeness of the delisting. But we live to fight another day., In fact I believe the grass roots wolf movement is stronger then ever. We need a plan, a course of action and it will come. Everyone has something to contribute. We must work together to find a way to protect wolves, It won’t be easy but I believe we will find a way. We have to!!

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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    • Alikeni, as the dust continues to settle from this battle, I’ve been reading over our comments the past several days, trying to make sense of it all. I have come to the conclusion…there simply is no sense to be found, there is so little soul left in the world, but we can change that…and we will.

      Your words of wisdom are both a comfort and an inspiration. Thank you.

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  41. This is such a travesty. My poor fiance has had to listen to me rant for hours over this sad and sickening situation. It is unconscionable that the people that are already running this country into the ground should have the ability (not the right!) to sanction the mass murder of entire populations!! Obama and his screw crew have become to the wolves what Hitler was to the Jews!! I’ve got no ties to anything or anyone but I’m more than willing to join in the fight to beat this nonsense into submission where it belongs. Both of the Senators here in Oklahoma voted against this (thank god!). I think I’m rambling, my apologies, this is a truly upsetting event. I’ll keep my eyes out for your FB group and as for the money needed to back anything that needs to be done, I read in an earlier post that if everyone that was against this put in just a dollar land and protection could be bought for the wolves. What if that same theory was used in getting the money together to fight this by whatever legal means necessary?

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    • Hi Stephanie,
      Yes this is a terrible tragedy. The wolf hunts in 2009 were horrible but it’s much more toxic now, the haters didn’t get their hunt in 2010..so they threw a big tantrum and got the politicians to do their dirty work for them. My heart breaks to think this is pupping season. I think of those precious babies that are being born into this nightmare.
      BUT, there is so much outrage over the underhanded delisting of these wolves, it has galvanized the pro wolf grass roots movement. People are ready to fight for these animals. They are brainstorming to find ways to right this wrong. I know attorneys are pouring over case law to see if anything pro-active can be found to save the wolves.

      These are hard times but I truly believe answers will be found.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  42. Bad news 4 michigan— although you might blaime the Democrats… under our own Laws wolves were protected… this time Republicans pushed it… Although I’m still trying to find details

    http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(oikv3n55jj0xg145iyt0fi55))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectname=2012-SB-1350

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    • *blaime oviously iz speled ronge…. sorry 😦

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