Intolerance is Sometimes the Only Humane Stance

Exposing the Big Game

There’s been a lot of talk about tolerance these days, but sometimes it seems only the Left side really takes the concept of peaceful acceptance to heart. Fair-minded folk are encouraged to politely tolerate each other’s differences in order to get along. But lately the anti-wolf faction has hijacked the word to justify the killing of wolves.

For example, ten Washington state legislators recently urged their Fish and Wildlife Commission to enact a policy of allowing the unpermitted killing of wolves, “to maintain social tolerance for gray wolves in northeast Washington.” And a wolf-hunter/wildlife snuff film producer told NPR News, “Having these [wolf] hunting seasons has provided a level of tolerance again.” Sorry, but I just don’t see how killing wolves promotes tolerance for them; sounds more like enmity than tolerance.

The only way I can relate is from a converse perspective: doing away with a few wolf hunters might provide some…

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Published in: on April 30, 2013 at 11:19 pm  Comments (17)  

USFWS Poised To Drive Final Nail In Wolves’ Coffin….

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UPDATE: May 1, 2013

Here are other numbers to call that may be more receptive, a big thanks to Louise K.  for supplying them.  And still continue to call Sally Jewell and the Interior, they need to hear from us.

It may seem the Interior and USFWS are turning a deaf ear to your calls and emails but believe me they’re  listening. It’s our job to call and make noise, remember “the squeaky wheel gets the grease”,  don’t be discouraged. Email, call and snail mail them. We cannot allow this to stand. Wolves need the protection of the ESA as Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan have firmly shown us. What did these states do as soon as wolves lost their protections?  ORGANIZED WOLF HUNTS!!  Their actions speak for themselves and are the best examples of why wolves MUST be protected from brutal state fish and game agency “management”!.

Keep on keeping on! We can win this!

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Endangered Species Program
4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 420
Arlington, VA 22203
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Chief, Division of Conservation and Classification
Gina Shultz – 703-358-2171
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Chief, Division of Consultation, HCPs, Recovery, and State Grants
Rick Sayers – 703-358-2171
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Chief, Office of Communication and Candidate Conservation
Jim Serfis – 703-358-2171
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April 29, 2013

The USFWS is moving ahead with its wolf persecution plan. The agency has drafted a plan that endorses the delisting of wolves across the lower 48, basically saying they could care less wolves are being tortured, slaughtered and treated like vermin. It implies they don’t care  about the science. It implies they don’t care wolves in North America have lost almost half their genetic diversity since the late 1800’s. It implies they aren’t concerned wolves are being isolated from one another due to increased hunting pressure, resulting in further loss of genetic connectivity. It implies they don’t care Yellowstone wolves now live on a virtual island, facing death if they set foot outside the park, as the iconic alpha female of the Lamar Canyon pack, 832f,  sadly learned.

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“Rockstar”…Lamar Canyon Pack Alpha Female, 832f, gunned down outside Yellowstone

President Obama and his now retired side kick, Salazar are tone-deaf concerning wolves. They pulled the plug on wolf recovery in 2009 by removing Endangered Species protections for the imperiled animals,  first in the Northern Rockies and now the Great Lakes. While the Democratic party once again looks the other way, wolf enemies are pushing hard for across the board delisting. This is ugly politics, nothing more. Ranchers, hunters and the politicians who serve them, are chomping  at the bit to drive a final stake into the heart of wolves. Once a success story, in just four short years the Obama administration has turned wolf recovery into a nightmare. Not only are wolves being slaughtered in the Northern Rockies but wolves in the Great Lakes are getting the same treatment. For the first time Minnesota and Wisconsin held wolf hunts in 2012, mere months after wolves lost their ESA protections.  Wisconsin trophy hunters, want to use dogs to track and trail wolves to their deaths. Michigan, the only state in the Great Lakes that didn’t hold a wolf hunt last year, recently classified wolves as game animals, opening the door to wolf hunts. Michigan residents went to work and collected over 250,00 signatures to allow a 2014 ballot initiative that would give Michigan voters a voice on whether or not they want a wolf hunt but that tremendous grass-roots effort is being thwarted.

Senate Bill 288, approved this week in that chamber and now headed to House, would allow the Natural Resources Commission to designate an animal — such as the wolf — as a game species and authorize a hunt regardless of what voters might decide in 2014″…….joosting@mlive.com

This is not success, this smells of dirty pool, backroom deals and backdoor politics.

I remember the Spring of 2009 very clearly.  A new President after eight years of George Bush, what a relief.  Finally we’d have someone in the White House who cared about wildlife.  But the  Obama administration did the unthinkable and appointed a rancher to oversee the nations treasured wild places and just like that wolves were stripped of their endangered species protections. When the news broke of the wolf delisting, I was stunned. Wolves had been facing the wrath of Wildlife Services for almost a decade. Entire packs in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming were routinely gunned down for miniscule livestock depredations. We had no way of knowing  it would get much, much worse for wolves in the next four years.

Before we knew it Montana and Idaho were planning wolf hunts to commence in the fall. In mere months wolves went from endangered to hunted.

The killing has only escalated way beyond anything we could have imagined. Not only are wolves facing hunts that grow more gruesome every year but the USFWS wants to finish wolves off by effectively removing their protections across the lower 48. The refrain that wolf recovery is a “success story” is absolute BS.  A SUCCESS STORY? Idaho is holding year round wolf hunts, trapping and snaring wolves by the hundreds. Montana initiated wolf trapping for the first time and eliminated quotas.  It’s a success story if you think success is defined by Wyoming’s “predator zone”, which encompasses over 80 % of the state, where wolves can be shot on sight. Some success story. Scum trophy hunters were luring Yellowstone wolves out of the park with puppy distress calls.  That’s a success story? Just head over to Facebook and read a few of the sick anti-wolf sites, it will turn your stomach. There’s a certain wolf hating page where members admit they get off on torturing wolves.

“The members of this Facebook page come right out and publicly admit (brag is more like it) to ‘getting wood’ when seeing wolves trapped, tortured and killed, whether in images or in real life. They feel ‘orgasmic’ hunting, trapping, killing, butchering, and even eating their victims.

It doesn’t take a great leap of imagination to know what else they are doing when torturing wolves to death”…..Examiner.com

What’s happening to wolves mimics the extermination of the 1900’s. Not only were wolves trapped, shot, arrowed and poisoned with strychnine but they were also set on fire, had they lower jaws removed, then let loose to suffer and die. The atrocities being perpetrated against wolves in 2013 are every bit as evil and sick.  And who put the rubber stamp on this slaughter? Who weakened the ESA? The Democratic controlled Senate, who stuffed a wolf delisting rider into a must pass budget bill and stripped wolves in the Northern Rockies of their protections, WITHOUT JUDICIAL REVIEW! There was no science involved in that.  It was a ploy to get Jon Tester re-elected,  by playing to the wolf hating crowd in Montana and every single Democrat Senator voted for it except three and Obama signed the bill into law. How shameful is that? What’s even more pitiful is how clueless the MSM is. Jon Stewart was praising Jon Tester for speaking out about another rider, recently slipped into an appropriations bill,  that would give biotech companies like Monsanto immunity from the courts. Maybe Jon Stewart missed the memo that it was Jon Tester who inserted the wolf delisting rider into the 2011 budget bill, to help get himself re-elected. Wake up Jon S!!

Now is the time to stand up and say no to wolf persecution. Sally Jewell is the boss at Interior now and it’s our job to convince her to turn away from this “plan”. Wolves inhabit less than 5% of their former habitat. If the USFWS has their way hostile state governments will draft “wolf management” plans effectively keeping wolves from dispersing outside the “kill zones” of the wolf states, stopping wolf recovery in its tracks.

Please contact the Interior Secretary and let her know Americans love wolves and want them protected. We can’t continue to allow a handful of wolf hating zealots to drive policy.

Please speak out for wolves, we are their voice!

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

202-208-3100

Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
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Wolves need more time

Feds should abandon planned delisting in Lower 48

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Draft rule ends protections for gray wolves

7:54 p.m. EDT April 26, 2013

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L.A. Now Live: Gray wolves may be removed from endangered list

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Protections for gray wolves could end

Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 1:20 pm

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Middle Photo: Courtesy Earth Island Journal

Posted in: Wolf Wars

Tags: wolf persecution, draft to delist wolves, USFWS betrays wolves, politics – politics – politics, Sally Jewel, Department of the Interior

Tortured senior dog found in Pennsylvania pond, owner is devastated

This really hit home for me.One of my most beloved pets, a beautiful Rottweiler like Aussia, was a victim of an animal poisoner but miraculously survived the attack.

There is true evil in this world. Rest in peace dear, sweet Aussia!

Published in: on April 24, 2013 at 10:44 pm  Comments (20)  

“White Falcon White Wolf”……

It gives me comfort to view wolves in their natural habitat, unmolested by their greatest enemy, humans.

The Gyrfalcons, snowies, foxes, hares and all the wildlife on Ellesmere, are beautiful as well.

Interestingly the wolves got by on small prey, including lemmings,  for a while,  since they didn’t have a litter of  new pups to feed that year!

I seem to remember Arctic wolves eating lemmings in Farley Mowat’s iconic book, Never Cry Wolf!

Alert to the anti-wolf crowd…notice the raptors and foxes are hunting and eating prey, just like the wolves, as all predators do. Amazing how nature works!

arctic-wolf-wallpaper brothersoftdotcom

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Photo: wolf wallpaper brothersoftdotcom

Posted in: gray wolf, biodiversity

Tags: arctic wolves, Gyrfalcon , Ellesmere Island, Canada, arctic foxes, snowy owls

Remember The Wolves On Earth Day….

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BE THEIR VOICE

‘Less Than Human’ by Ratty and the Watchers…

Once again Dave,  you hit the  ball out of the park with another powerful video. Wolves are the closest relatives of our beloved dogs, separated by just .2% of their DNA, while the difference between wolves and coyotes is 4% . When will the haters open their eyes and see how wolf-like dogs really are?  The amazing qualities canis lupus familiaris possesses evolved from their closest ancestor, the wolf: loyalty, playfulness, intelligence, superior sense of smell, endurance and most of all, love of family.

Our world would be a lonely place without our canine companions. If there were no wolves there would be no dogs. Take off your blinders trophy hunters and stop pretending you’re not killing the wild brothers of your canine friends!

‘Less than Human’

When the canine first became domesticated, dogs were loved and wolves were hated, any links were unrelated by the hordes.
Legends, fairy tales, passed down by generations, spread the lies and accusations, scaring men in every nation of the world.

Science ridiculed with lies, It’s nature, cover up your eyes

We love you, We miss you, We watch over you, We kill you

Less than human how can you look in a mirror, does the truth ever figure, with your finger on the trigger of your gun,
Less than human, where the hating has no boundaries, and the traps spew out of foundries, utilized by evil armies of so-called men

Where politicians compromise, it’s nature, cover up your eyes

We love you, We miss you, We watch over you, We kill you

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Exploring the wolves in dogs’ clothing

by Helen Briggs BBC News Science Reporter

Dog with a ball Chris Martin-Bahr Science Photo Library

A boggle-eyed pooch tucked into a Balenciaga handbag; an elite greyhound tearing around the track in a flash of fur and claws; a sniffer dog on the trail of illicit drugs.

Given that dogs come in every shape, size and colour, it is strange to think they are all wolves under the skin.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4965516.stm

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Photo: Chris Martin-Bahr Science Photo Library

Posted in: Wolf Wars

Tags: ‘Less Than Human’, Ratty and the Watchers, dogs descended from wolves,  wolves wild dogs, canis lupus familiaris, canus lupis

Published in: on April 19, 2013 at 9:44 pm  Comments (20)  

‘Let the Wolves run free’ by Ratty and the Watchers

Wolf Pack Howling On Lake

Your amber eyes and coat of ashes,
I see sorrow in your face,
With the pain the young one thrashes,
a trophy for the human race,
Hunted down I feel the heartache,
from ancient dens the wolves must flee,
Misunderstood beliefs we must break,
education is the key.

I saw a pack when in full flight,
Brothers / sisters chasing starlight,
Their hearts are yearning to be free of our world.

In the night an Alpha male howls,
it’s a song of such beauty,
All they hear is Hollywood growls,
and not the call to his family,
Never safe on the lonely mountain,
the guns are heard in the deep valley,
Another notch on the butt of a rifle,
a cub added to the death tally.

Shadows dancing on moonlit skies,
Leave them be don’t wave them goodbye,
All they want is to be free of our world.

Look in his face, Look in his eyes, there’s only grace, there’s no disguise
Look at their life, what do you see, don’t give them strife, let them run free,
Let the Wolves run free!!

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Video: YouTube Ratty and the Watchers

Photo: Wolves Howling on Lake, Courtesy Jim Brandenburg

Posted in: gray wolves, biodiversity

Tags: biodiversity, gray wolf, Let the Wolves Run Free,  Ratty and the Watchers

Montana FWP ignored public comment on wolf trapping

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Gray wolf USFWS

Wolf “management” reminds me of Ground Hog Day, rinse and repeat. We’re outraged, they pretend to listen but in the end wolves pay the price. The only people fish and game agencies seem to pay attention to are their customers, hunters and ranchers, the rest of us be damned.

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FWP ignored public comment on wolf trapping
Guest column in the Missoulian, by MARTY ESSEN

The ability to comment on proposed state and federal government regulations is an important right for all Americans. Since we live in a republic, not a direct democracy, public comment helps our representatives make informed decisions on our behalf.

No one expects public comment to be the equivalent of voting. But even so, public comment should not be ignored. After all, if our representatives just did what they pleased, they could hardly be considered representatives. This is especially true when government officials are appointed, not elected.

But if public comment isn’t voting, is there some percentage where public officials are morally obligated to put aside their preformed opinions and abide by the wishes of their constituents? If 60 percent is a supermajority, certainly 70 percent is a mandate, and ignoring anything over that percentage…

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“The Dark Heart of Madness” by Stephen Capra

dream-wolf Stephen Capra

Thank you Stephen for putting pen to paper. This is all and everything I think and feel about the horrible tragedy that has befallen wolves.

The Dark Heart of Madness

Stephen Capra

 I awoke from a dream the other night, the question I asked myself was-is there a special place in heaven for animals, especially wildlife that spends their last days and hours caught in the 18th century realm of the steel leg-hold trap. Likewise, is there a special place in hell for those people, psychopaths, who live to find an animal that may have spent a week in dreadful pain caught in a beautiful setting awaiting the blow to the head, a blast from a rifle or perhaps a sadistic final few moments where this person enjoys the pain and suffering, like a high, the sense of complete control over innocence.

 I personally can no longer bear the photographs. I cannot bear the Game and Fish departments across the West, which despite the overwhelming numbers, oppose the need, continue to stop this senseless cruelty. Why, because in the end, sportsmen view the loss of trapping as the removal of the firewall that stops the public from saying ‘enough!’  to so-called sport killing.

 It is a sallow argument.

 In my dreams, wolves run free and wild; for those who have met such a fate I can only pray that their afterlife is one blessed with fat elk, with cool streams and mountains that allow a view: that their families live long and hunt in a pack, and celebrate with howls of joy together, living in a wild place that makes their hearts rich. It’s a place, by the way, that I hope to share in my afterlife. It’s a place with clean water, wild rivers, lands that are mature, yet never saw an oil rig, never endured a mine, nor were trashed by clear-cut saws. In such a setting, I will watch and learn. It is there, I hope that the wolf can understand the selfless nature of forgiveness. It is there, I will lay bare in ceremony, the iniquity of man.

READ MORE

http://boldvisions.businesscatalyst.com/opinion.html

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Posted in: Wolf Wars

Tags: Stephen Capra, The Dark Heart Of Madness, Bold Visions Conservation, gray wolves, persecution x 1000,  fish and game agencies, trophy hunters,  evil

WY Wolf Quota May be Reduced Due to Lack of Wolves

The Inmates Are Running The Asylum!!!

Exposing the Big Game

See if you can make heads or tails of this muddled article in the Billings Gazette. I’m no mathematician, but it appears that wolves in the “cowboy” state have already been so overhunted that if many more are killed they’ll be back on the Endangered Species list…

Wyoming Game and Fish proposes cutting 2013 wolf quotas by half

April 10, 2013 5:16 pm • By CHRISTINE PETERSON Casper Star-Tribune

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming wolf hunting quotas may be cut in half this fall, according to a Wyoming Game and Fish Department release issued Wednesday.

The population could not withstand another 52-wolf quota without coming dangerously close to the required minimum set in Wyoming’s delisting plan, said Mark Bruscino, the department’s large carnivore program supervisor.

If wolf numbers drop below the requirement, it could lead to re-listing on the endangered-species list.

“Our intent the first year was to reduce the population,” Bruscino said. “We…

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