Idaho Senate Bill 1305, “Live Bait Wolf Kill Bill”….Descent Into Depravity

The Face Of “Live Bait”??????

Here’s the run down on the “Live Bait, Wolf Kill Bill” that was discussed yesterday by the Idaho SENATE RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE. Seriously this is so upsetting to me I can hardly stand to comment on it. It’s  a witch hunt rivaling the Salem Witch hunt.

There has been no vote on this disgusting bill BUT the committee meets again,TODAY,  Wednesday, February 22, 2012 and their could be a vote. We don’t have much time!!

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Friends of the Clearwater

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
Contact: Brett Haverstick (208) 882-9755
              Gary Macfarlane (208) 882-9755
 
Group outraged at Idaho SB 1305-Using “Live-Bait” to kill Grey Wolves

BOISE–Friends of the Clearwater traveled to the state capitol yesterday and attended the Senate Resources and Environment Committee hearing for Senate Bill 1305. More wolves will die if sheep grower and Idaho State Senator Jeff Siddoway’s bill is approved. According to Siddoway, as quoted in the Idaho Statesman, “You can basically go after them [wolves] by any means possible. And when I say get ’em, I mean kill ’em.” Over 280 wolves have been shot, trapped or snared in Idaho since the state’s wolf hunt commenced in August 2011.

The bill would allow ranchers to use ultralight aircraft for tracking and killing wolves, as well as the use of “live-bait” to lure in wolves. Although Siddoway claimed that it was not his intent, the broad language in the bill does not require a livestock owner with a kill-permit to protect the “live-bait”, nor does it outline what the “live-bait” could be. “Some might use dogs as bait,” Siddoway exclaimed.

Wolves are a rare and imperiled species in the lower 48, regardless of federal delisting by Congress and President Obama in a 2011 budget rider. “Despite anti-wolf rhetoric and deliberate distortion of the facts, wolves and other top predators strengthen elk and deer herds and allow damaged riparian systems to recover,” Education & Outreach Director Brett Haverstick explained. “Protections are already in place for livestock owners experiencing depredation problems. No one wants to talk about the fact that less than 1% of livestock depredation in the Northern Rockies is due to wolves though. Nor the fact that domestic sheep herds are wiping out wild bighorn sheep. This bill is also cruel and barbaric.”

According to the Environmental Working Group, the Siddoway Sheep Company received over $900,000.00 in wool and sheep meat subsidies between 1995-2010. Siddoway is an Idaho landowner who grazes his livestock on public lands and holds public grazing permits. He is a past president of the Idaho Woolgrowers, a former Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner, and a current state senator. “Siddoway is no friend to wildlife or public lands,” concluded Haverstick.

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Just want to remind everyone how we got to this awful place.  Senate Democrats and President Obama removed wolves ESA protections in the Northern Rockies last year via budget rider, turning them over to people like Jeff Siddoway. In other words offering wolves up as sacrificial lambs (pun intended) to their enemies.  Mark Bekoff , professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of Colorado-Boulder, said it best:

“We killed wolves, we reintroduced wolves, and now they’ve been removed from the Endangered Species Act,” Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of Colorado-Boulder, said. “So there’s a real ethical dilemma here. You kill animals and you bring them back and then you kill them again and so it’s a waste of time, a lot of person power and money.”

Proposed Idaho legislation could let ranchers use dogs as live bait to kill wolves

7:05 PM, Feb 20, 2012

http://www.9news.com/rss/story.aspx?storyid=250691

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Meanwhile, Idaho sheep ranchers made lots of cash raising sheep in 2010. In fact 2010 was a banner year and the income from raising sheep was the largest since 1984.  I guess wolves haven’t killed all the sheep in Idaho.  There  are 235,000 sheep in Idaho and the main predator of sheep is the coyote, responsible for 60% of  sheep loss, followed by the domestic dog at 13.35%.  Wolves control coyote numbers. so fewer wolves mean more coyotes.  Of course, common sense and facts don’t have anything to do with the dog and pony show playing out in the Idaho Senate.

Coyotes were responsible for 60.5% of all deaths, with the next largest being domestic dogs at 13.3%.[7] Other North American predators of sheep included cougars (5.7%), bobcats (4.9%)eagles (2.8%)bears (3.8%), and foxes (1.9%).[7] Wolves, ravens, vultures, and other animals together made up the remaining 7.1% of deaths.[7]”

Wikipedia Commons

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Idaho sheep, lamb growers report healthy revenue

Posted: Monday, October 17, 2011 12:00 am

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho sheep and lamb growers made more money in 2010 than in any year since 1984, the Idaho Department of Agriculture says.

 The agency reports that receipts totaled $22.7 million last year, a 38 percent increase from 2009. Officials tell the Idaho Business Review  that short supplies are driving up prices.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service says the number of sheep and lambs in the state rose 6 percent in 2010 to 235,000, and the American Sheep Industry Association is encouraging sheep ranchers to increase flocks by two ewes per 100 by April 2014.

“We need to fill the traditional market channel to keep American lamb in the largest grocery store chains and in the restaurant chains,” said Clint Krebs, the sheep association’s vice president. “Additionally, we need our wool companies to fill the pipeline for U.S. military use of our wool. Combining the growing ethnic market with the need to keep traditional companies operating means we need to produce more.”

Barry Duelke is a veterinarian in Buhl in south-central Idaho who also has 2,000 sheep. He serves on the board of the Idaho Wool Growers Association.

He said the industry faces challenges with federal range policies, environmental groups concerned about sheep on public land, and an increase in predators.

“We have got an environment community that wants to kill the range industry in this state,” he said.

He also said feed for sheep has become more expensive, and that it’s difficult to find sheepherders who can handle the tough conditions of the job.

“Domestic sheep herders have not been available for a very long time,” Duelke said. “That very definitely has something to do with the attrition rate in the industry.”

READ MOREhttp://www.idahopress.com/news/idaho-sheep-lamb-growers-report-healthy-revenue/article_d1e396da-f880-11e0-ad2c-001cc4c03286.html

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CONTACT COMMITTEE MEMBERS

The committee meets Today, Wednesday 22, 2012. Please try to call as many committee members as you can,  I would call the Democrats first, Michelle  Stennett and Elliot Werk. They will  be receptive to your comments. Be polite but let them know what you think of this bill. Also call IDFG, they don’t sound too keen on this bill. 

I suggest writing letters to the editor. Spread the word. This cannot stand!!!! We can’t allow animals to be used as live bait, it’s animal cruelty. The bait animals will be in stark terror IF they’re not killed!! And wolves, what fresh hell are they going to cook up for them next? Does Idaho realize what this is doing to the reputation of the state?

Resources and Environment Committee Members

M, W, F, 1:30 pm, Room WW55
Secretary: Juanita Budell
208-332-1323

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Democrats

Elliot  Werk (D)     E-mail    Additional Information
District 17
6810 Randolph Dr., Boise, 83709
Bus (208) 658-0388
Committees:
Local Government & Taxation
Resources & Environment
Transportation

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Michelle  Stennett (D)     E-mail    Additional Information
Minority Caucus Chair
District 25
P.O. Box 475, Ketchum, 83340
Home (208) 726-8106
Self-employed
Committees:
Commerce & Human Resources
Resources & Environment
State Affairs

Republicans

Monty  J.  Pearce (R)     E-mail    Additional Information
District 9
2001 County Line Rd., New Plymouth, 83655
Home (208) 278-5408
Rancher
Committees:
Resources & Environment – Chair 
Agricultural Affairs
Education

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Jeff  C.  Siddoway (R)     E-mail     Additional Information
District 35
1764 E. 1200 N., Terreton, 83450
Home (208) 663-4585
FAX (208) 663-4428
Rancher
Committees:
Agricultural Affairs – Chair
Local Government & Taxation
Resources & Environment

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Steve  Bair (R)     E-mail  Additional Information
District 28
947 W. 200 S., Blackfoot, 83221
Home (208) 684-5209
FAX (208) 684-5209
Farmer/Investor
Committees:
Resources & Environment – Vice Chair 
Finance

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Dean  L.  Cameron (R)     E-mail     Additional Information
District 26
1101 Ruby Dr., Rupert, 83350
Home (208) 436-5624
Bus (208) 436-4424
FAX (208) 436-3776
Owner, Insurance & Investment Agency
Committees:
Finance – Chair
Commerce & Human Resources
Resources & Environment

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Bert  Brackett (R)     E-mail       Additional Information
District 23
48331 Three Creek Highway, Rogerson, 83302
Home (208) 857-2217
Rancher
Committees:
Transportation – Vice Chair
Finance
Resources & Environment

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Lee  Heider (R)     E-mail    Additional Information
District 24
1631 Richmond Dr., Twin Falls, 83301
Home (208) 734-8864
Contractor/Broker
Committees:
Finance
Health & Welfare
Resources & Environment

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John  Tippets (R)     E-mail    Additional Information
District 31
610 Red Canyon Road, Montpelier, 83254
Home (208) 847-2876
Bus (208) 547-1823
Public Affairs Manager
Committees:
Commerce & Human Resources
Resources & Environment

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IDFG

Virgil Moore: 208-334-3771

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Photo: Chained puppy,  PETA

Posted in: Wolf Wars, Idaho wolves

Tags: S1305,  abomination, Idaho Senate,  Resources and Environment Committee, Jeff Siddoway, wolf persecution, using animals for live bait, depraved, stop the madness, witch hunt

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  1. am in uk but i find this deeply depressing it is disgusting that a wealthy so called public servant can kill aninmals at will he has no right to do so ….only the really stupid people in this world do not understand that predators take out the weak and ill from herds leaving a strong breeding stock he needs to wake up pity we cant put a chain on him and let the wolves rip him to bits

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  2. I put this issue on face book & the photo of the Idaho senator Jeff Siddoway & his desire to kill wolves with live bait. Now many people are seeing this information & his photo, & are encouraged to write congress about it & hopefully it will not pass. Take time to do this people so that this craziness will stop.

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    • i will also put this issue on facebook to give people information they may not otherwise be aware of. raised awareness is key here..as well as folks taking time to take action . i hope we can make our voices heard and our numbers count.I am so saddened ,sickened and shocked by the stupidity of such cruel and selfish measures proposed by the ranchers and such a bill.hopefully we can stop it.they seem to be going steadily backwards in their thinking..why can’t we find reasonable solutions ????

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      • because they like cruelty and love hurting creatures

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  3. Idaho senator Siddoway should be jailed
    on charges of what amounts to felony animal cruelty!!!
    Siddoway is no public servant, nor is he human..
    He’s an evil serpent making a pact with the Devil!!!

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    • or caught in a leg trap and eaten alive

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  4. Dan Richards- new appt Head of Fish and Game for Calif is no better- went right to Idaho to trophy hunt a bobcat-
    I blame Obama for keeping Salazar there – friend to all these cowards who hate animals – will contact them all tomorrow- late here now
    we need Federal laws all around

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    • You are so right Danielle…Obama did this. As soon as he took office in 2009 he had Salazar delist wolves and we’ve been fighting this madness ever since, it has descended into our worst nightmare. Obama is clueless about the culture war raging in the Northern Rockies..it was going on before wolves were reintroduced and it will continue if they destroy the wolf. It’s not about wolves, these people hate because they are hateful and vengeful people. You understand it perfectly. Obama paid back all his buddies in the oil and gas industry, who donated to his campaign, by appointing Salazar.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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      • There is more to it I think Nabeki- I think he was more clueless than evil- to him it was not priority- he has way too many ties with these people but they all seem to – why there is so little heart for the elegant and brave, more loyal and descent than we are- talk about family values- wolves have it over us any day of the week – loyal and mate for life- i was so hoping as were all animal, wildeness and environmentalist that an environmentally friendly person would be appointed- but no – freaking Salazar- Bush’s boy- my heart sank- he doesn’t seem to care- we we keep fighting- hoping that all hunters and trappers get shot by each other and caught in their own traps- I hate thinking it was a deliberate payback by Obama- i want to think it more clueless- but perhaps you are right- i think they also hate wolves especially because they are better than they are- braver, more loving and so much more independent and part of this land- like bears who are almost a standing target – it must be stopped- Defenders of Wildlife works hard too here as do some other organization- I respect animals – people – not so much anymore – especially in Idaho

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      • Salazar didn’t even need Obama’s permission to do this, or to circumvent the permitting process for oil drilling. Check out “Follow the Money.”

        And do you think any of the other candidates presently out there will help us, or any other aspect of the environmental movement? I don’t see that happening.

        We have to find and support an independent (“third party”) candidate. What do any of you know about Mark McKinnon and “No Labels?”

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      • I don’t know much about him Dana but I agree we need a new party, preferably green but look how the green party devolved and faded away. We need a new third party but the entrenched Washington elite will fight against it.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

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    • Dan Richards did not kill a bobcat (Lynx rufus) in Idaho; he killed a cougar (Puma concolor), which is illegal to hunt in California.

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  5. what i meant was I think all these ranchers and hunters are bastards filled with rage and anger and hatred but I think obama was just being political – its my most difficult issue with him – that and WS

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    • I don’t understand how is Salazar “Bush’s boy”. Salazar criticized Bush repeatedly over the years. Here are just 2 examples out of many:
      http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=6813602&page=1
      http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1209/30453.html

      I also do not buy into the argument that poor Obama does not know what is going on and was not aware of what he unleashed last April. He is not clueless, he is a savvy politician who would do anything for votes and power. He is just like all the others ones, whether they are Republicans of Democrats. It is high time we did away with this childish stereotype who views Democrats as perfect and Republicans as the devil on earth. The budget rider was yet another example that proved that there is hardly any difference left between the two parties. Personally, I am neither Republican nor Democrat, I voted for Ralph Nader in 2008.

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      • Astrid..I absolutely blame Obama for appointing Salazar and Obama knew exactly what he was doing delisting wolves. He was probably paying back campaign donations from Western oil and ranching interests. The buck stops on his desk. I’m not a Republican or Democrat, because like you I think there is very little difference now. The Dems wanted Tester re-elected and went along with his wolf delisting rider. Tester wanted to boost his anti wolf credentials to “out wolf” his Senate opponent, Denny Rehberg who’s running against him. That’s what it was all about.

        For the wolves, For the wild ones,
        Nabeki

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      • Salazar worked for Bush and held to his policies- he is on the side of the Corporate ranchers- not the environmentalists- as for Obama- I doubt he really knows the details- the basics yes- and for that I don’t like his policies- but Salazar is a clearly bought and sold boy- so he disagreed a few times with Bush – big deal- while I would like a liberal too – a real progressive a vote for a third party at this unorganized stage is exactly what the RW wants- divide the Dems- I’d rather keep lobbying to raise awareness and demand better treatment for animals and the environment

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    • I agree but its not acceptable – as for a third party – I’d love it- but it’s not organized and will only help the right get in as Nader did – those votes if for Gore might have changed the world

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    • Sadly Damielle, this is all Obama’s doing. Not sure why he delisted wolves as one if his first official acts but he did. Maybe it was to pay back campaign donations from big oil and big ranching. I know one thing, none of this would be happening if not for that singular act, when he delisted gray wolves in the Spring of 2009, mere months into his first term.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  6. I contacted each one, pointing out the flaws in this plan. Lets hope they listen.

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  7. I will make calls to those involved. However, I think that if these people had any senses of shame or morality, they would not be doing what they are doing. The culture of western machismo and gun love override concern for life or fairness.

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    • agree sad isn’t it? and they criticize dog fighting

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  8. I was going to suggest Jeff Siddoway for live bait, but I’m afraid that any animal eating him would die from the poison he contains.

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  9. I emailed all of them, called the first person on the list. Nice lady. Placed the link on Facebook, Twitter, Care2. Don’t know where else to put it seeing as time is so short. I cannot believe they could be so stupid. I wrote:

    “RE: SB1305
    This is probably the worst plan ever conceived. Using family pets, human companions as bait to catch a wolf? That is the most flawed plan ever hatched. There are so many other predators out there that will enjoy a ‘snack.’ Bears, coyotes, mountain lions, etc. There are a heck of a lot more of them then the wolves that have been reduced to near extinction. The wolf is not aggressive. There are predators out there that are. You chain a little dog for bait and it will become a snack for one of the other predators…that’s a guarantee.
    “Coyotes were responsible for 60.5% of all deaths, with the next largest being domestic dogs at 13.3%.[7] Other North American predators of sheep included cougars (5.7%), bobcats (4.9%), eagles (2.8%), bears (3.8%), and foxes (1.9%).[7] Wolves, ravens, vultures, and other animals together made up the remaining 7.1% of deaths.[7]”
    Please, stop this war on wolves. Let them live in peace. God put them here for a reason. I believe that God’s plan is better than the guns, barbaric traps, poisons, helicopters, snowmobiles, etc.”

    I used some of the facts in the link just to let this committee know that they aren’t pulling the wool over anyone’s eyes.

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    • Thank you, thank you Anne. That was excellent. I hope everyone takes the time today to write and call the committee.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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    • Thank you Anne. Sorry it’s taken me a bit to start answering comments. It’s been a crazy last couple of days.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  10. SERIOUS TYPO, GIRL !!!! Please correct your headline. It is completely contrary to the message you’re trying to convey!

    “Descent” means downward slide or fall, as in man’s descent into hell. “Decent” which you used, means nice guy, as a decent church-going gentleman.

    NEVER NEVER BELIEVE SPELL-CHECK.

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    • Thanks Dana…good find. I’ll fix it. Unfortunately or fortunately there is no spell check for the headline…and it was late (:

      N.

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  11. You can also email the President. Let him know that the rider he signed has created barbaric mayhem. Death of innocents. http://www.usa.gov
    Go to where it says; Contact us. There is a form you can fill out. I did. I wrote:

    ATTN: President Obama….
    When you signed the rider taking the wolves off the Endangered Species list you turned the the states in the West and around Yellowstone into people who could pass for anyone out of the movie Deliverance. This is the latest, most barbaric move on the ranchers part yet. I hope you are proud of yourself. Maybe it will be kids as bait next. You’ve done it. You own it!
    https://howlingforjustice.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/idaho-senate-bill-1305-live-bait-wolf-kill-bill-decent-into-depravity/

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    • Again thank you Anne. At this moment I’m at a loss about who to contact. Obama obviously doesn’t care but it is an election year. The Dems don’t care, they voted to delist wolves. The Idaho House and Senate doesn’t care. Otter doesn’t care. We need more protests, we need media and we need the big groups to put their money and influence behind this. But make no mistake, it’s the grass roots movement that has the real power. We just have to learn to wield it before they kill every last wolf AGAIN.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  12. Personallly, I hope while they are out there playing shoot em up cowboy that they oops…shoot each other. Happens in Idaho all the time. Trigger happy nutcases. Every hunting season didn’t take long before you’d read that some dumb ass shot and killed his hunting partner or another hunter. One down and more to go. With all of the negative press on this Idaho will feel the pain in more ways than one. What you put out is what you get back 3x’s. It’s the law of the planet. One way is to boycott all Idaho products and go from there.

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    • If only this were the case more often- and I dont’ believe what you put out comes back – not necessarily- wish it did

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  13. Obama is such a disappointment – I may even go crazy and vote for Trump instead LOL

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    • I agree Andy although I couldn’t vote for Trump…lol

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  14. I wonder if Obama ever walked in the woods, saw the Rockies except from a plane and knows anything about the wilderness. I called Salazar’s office the other day. The person who answered the phone never said a word. He didn’t have a chance and I never said goodbye.

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    • Thank you Bobette for calling. As for Obama I think he’s just what he said he was, a community organizer from Chicago who had us all fooled. He was not qualified to be President and after almost four years of wrecking our country, decimating our wolves and wild horses I think anyone would be better then him, except for Gingrich, Santorum or god forbid Palin. She’s stirring up trouble among the candidates, hoping there’s a brokered convention and emerge the nominee. The woman has chutpah. If she was made the nominee we can except four more years of Obama. The wolf and bear hater Palin will never be President.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  15. Just e-mailed Michelle Stennett. Hit the Dems as hard as you can and tell them you will not vote for Obama and if they want money, tell them why and you hope they burn in hell. Dems. except for Alan Grayson, Bernie Sanders and Kusinich(true Progressives) are worthless.

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    • Very true Bobette…the Dems sold wolves down the river along with the Republicans. They are worthless.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  16. How Dare you even propose something as disgusting and depraves as this.

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  17. Its it bad enough they’re killing wolves….now they’re using puppies as bait…this is so SICKENING !!!!

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    • Donnna…they kill wolf puppies so it’s not really a stretch they could use puppies, grown dogs, horses just about any kind of animal. The ridiculous thing is wolves are not the main predator of sheep, not even close. It’s the coyote and domestic dog. But sheep also die from non predation as in disease, weather, I’m always amazed how these ranchers act like they love their livestock when most of them are sent to slaughter. Yes the love them to death.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabewki

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  18. I saw this topic on my local Colorado, 9news. They act as if its nothing. only a brief 3 minutes where spent on the topic. Just saying, oh yeah its a good idea… we killed wolves a while ago, bring them back, and kill them again. Its a new sport! I’ve now been pressed into of world of depression, everything only seems to be getting worse. My cousin has some unknown medical condition, my grandma has Alzheimers, and now all these innocent animals being slaughtered. And please excuse my thoughts, but the world would really be a better place without man.

    p.s. I’m sorry for any misspells, and I’m in a rage, so excuse all negative things above. this was not meant to hurt anyone.

    ~Wazi

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    • forget what I said above. Now that I’ve re-read it. it means nothing to me now 0.0

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      • Wazi
        Life is really hard- I feel for you and all you are dealing with- it’s not fair and it’s too much at times- hope you have some support from somewhere- I don’t care much for most humans either but look at the people posting here- we may disagree on some details but we all care- so there some good ones out there- hope you have someone to talk to – it helps- I know how you feel – honest I do

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  19. This proposed bill is horrible. Not only will it wipe out a still endangered species, the wolf, it is also unspeakable to use live animals as the bait. Senator Siddoway has too much power when he uses for his own sick and twisted personal agenda. Not only should the bill be eliminated, but Senator Siddoway should be removed from office.

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    • Agree-lets start a petition and a grass roots movement to do it- since i don’t live there- I should not start it- but i will help promote it gladly

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  20. I have been researching the backgrounds of some of the loudest “anti-wolf” critics, and have found that most of them are not true ranchers, most are con-artists posing as ranchers and collecting LOTS of US Government “Farming” subsidies, in the millions. Most of these people I researched thus far, did not grow up rural OR ranching, but come from major metro areas and have married into ranching families, or simply took up the hobby for financial gain through free money, called Farm Subsidies. They are cons and cowards, and appear to be out to kill both the wolves and the REAL rural people and ranchers, whose lands they would like to control. Do research on the names, Then research their family members and the EWG Farm Subsidy database. Those hollering the loudest against wolves are often politically active and have LOTS of money. REAL rural people are NEITHER, for the most part. I think this entire issue is much more complex than the idiots running around “Crying Wolf”. They are just falling for the massive propaganda the Corporate so called “Ranchers” are drilling into them- for what benefit? THINK.

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    • Dead on Zia- let’ organize this – post list of what you have if you will so we can all start calling and writing about it- then let’s get a good post written ( by you ) and submit it

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  21. I do not believe it helps one bit to make this or other issues pertaining to protection of wildlife and/or environmental conservation a Democrat-v-Republican or Left-v-Right issue….The truth is,the scapegoating of wolves began long before Dems or Repubs existed at all in places far, far away from Norther America. In fact, love of animals is one of the very few unifying things I know. I have friends who are impossibly conservative who would die for their toy puddles and other friends who would kill anyone who ever harmed their little hairy Lapsa-somethings-or-others. I send them all the petitions and they all sign. If you think about it, we really can’t afford to divide ourselves at all. And we need something broader than partisan political support. We need enforceable standards for the treatment of animals – maybe the Federal Animal Welfare Act can be applied to challenge what states do….I don’t know but I do believe that the “red” and the “blue” can stand together in the “white” zone. Peace tonight, especially to the wolves in Idaho
    !

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    • Donna I agree but Obama’s betrayal was so mind boggling that it’s hard to ignore. It all stared back in the Spring of 2009…everything people worked so hard to achieve has been destroyed because of that one decision. The Republicans are not any better to be sure but who ever expected that from a liberal President? It felt like a punch in the stomach.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  22. Are they admitting that Idaho is really barbaric? Appears so. Here is what I wrote to them (below) and the reply that I received from the Sen. of Idaho. Re: SB1305 bill. (on top)

    From: Senator Elliot Werk
    Date: 02/21/12 12:24:11
    To: Anne DiNucci
    Subject: RE: SB1305

    Welcome to Idaho! Barbarism. Thanks for the message.

    Elliot

    From: Anne DiNucci
    Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 8:10 AM
    To: Senator Elliot Werk
    Subject: SB1305

    To The Honorable Senator Elliot Werk:

    A web-based comment was submitted by:

    Name: Anne DiNucci

    Concerning: SB1305

    With the following comments:

    RE: SB1305

    This is probably the worst plan ever conceived. Using family pets, human companions as bait to catch a wolf? That is the most flawed plan ever hatched. There are so many other predators out there that will enjoy a ‘snack.’ Bears, coyotes, mountain lions, etc. There are a heck of a lot more of them than the wolves that have been reduced to near extinction. The wolf is not aggressive. There are predators out there that are. You chain a little dog for bait and it will become a snack for one of the other predators…that’s a guarantee.
    “Coyotes were responsible for 60.5% of all deaths, with the next largest being domestic dogs at 13.3%.[7] Other North American predators of sheep included cougars (5.7%), bobcats (4.9%), eagles (2.8%), bears (3.8%), and foxes (1.9%).[7] Wolves, ravens, vultures, and other animals together made up the remaining 7.1% of deaths.[7]”
    Please, stop this war on wolves. Let them live in peace. God put them here for a reason. I believe that God’s plan is better than the guns, barbaric traps, poisons, helicopters, snowmobiles, etc.

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    • AWESOME!! Well put!

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    • Excellent Iszaria and Werk is one of just two Senators who voted against this outrageous bill. But the Republicans ignored all the negative comments..people melted the phone lines over there at Idaho’s state capital but still the vote was 7-2…right down party lines.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  23. As someone who has respect for our wildlife and its impact on our eco systems…I am appalled at USA & Canada for slaughtering wolves with no valid reason!! Its not as though these wolves are guilty of any offense’s…so why let them and their broods be hunted and slaughtered??? Why would you encourage killing of an animal who is so very vital to nature and its cycle?? I think Obama was a BAD choice for a leader and I hope he realizes the negative impact this will have on any state or Province!! You all disgust me…..I hope karma comes back on you!!

    “How others treat you is THEIR karma…how you react is yours”!

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  24. this is just so depraved as one person put it, it is inconvievable that such a measure could actually happen

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    • Brigid…We need to all sign the petition so we can deliver it to the Senate next week. It’s all we can do besides begging Obama and Salazar who could care less. I think there will be lawsuit it this passes.

      For the wolves, For wild ones,
      Nabeki

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    • Brigid, The Idaho wolf haters have sunk into depravity.

      For the wolves, For the wild ones,
      Nabeki

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  25. […] Idaho, livestock consists of mainly sheep and cattle. The bill specifically includes the use of live […]

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