Feds Warn Idaho About Wolf Baiting Bill…

Well we’ve all been talking about it and now the feds have issued a warning to Idaho concerning Senate Bill 1305, The Live Bait, Kill Wolves Bill.  The vote on the bill has been halted until tomorrow, March 1, 2012.

Federal official warns wolf killing law could return predator to threatened listing

A federal wildlife official said Monday a bill that would allow ranchers to use live bait to lure marauding wolves to traps or shooters would make Idaho’s laws to protect wolves inadequate.

Brian Kelly, the Idaho state supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, told the Idaho Statesman that the bill, introduced by Terreton Republican Jeff Siddoway, would reverse a decade of work by the state and federal government to protect wolves and rancher interests. The major problem is that it allows people to kill any wolves within 36 hours of harassment of their livestock or family pets without approval of the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

“What I’m telling people is anything that compromises or usurps the process or the management through the peer-reviewed plan of the department is a problem for us and we’ve been pretty clear about that,” Kelly said.

Read more here: 
http://voices.idahostatesman.com/2012/02/28/rockybarker/federal_official_warns_wolf_killing_law_could_return_predator_th#storylink=cpy

Let’s get ready to file a petition to relist Idaho wolves if this bill passes!!

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Posted in: Wolf Wars, Idaho Wolves, Animal Cruelty
Tags: S1305, Feds Warn Idaho, Idaho wolves, Jeff Siddoway, Live Bait, Kill Wolves Bill, Idaho Senate, Brian Kelly, USFWS
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ACTION ALERT: Idaho Senate Poised To Vote on S1305, “Live Bait, Kill Wolves Bill”

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The Idaho Senate is poised for a vote on  S1305, the “Live Bait, Kill Wolves Bill”. Please continue to sign the petition and contact the Idaho Senators. If it passes out of the Senate it will go to the House for a vote and then on to  Governor Otter’s desk, which I have no doubt he will sign.

We need an extra push today  for signatures  to reach 5000 and urge Idaho Senators to vote no on this very bad, cruel bill. Wolves are already dying  by the hundreds in the Idaho hunts, 332 dead as of today!!

Idaho: No Animals Used as Live Bait

CLICK HERE TO SIGN PETITION

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Idaho Senators

CLICK HERE TO CONTACT

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From the Humane Society of the United States

Idaho: Stop the Use of Dogs as Live Wolf Bait

CLICK HERE TO SIGN THEIR PETITION

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Live Bait Okay to Kill Idaho Wolves

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February 24, 20129:00 pm

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/live-bait-okay-to-kill-idaho-wolves.html#ixzz1niDlidbB

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Photo: Courtesy NPR Kristine Lokken Nilsen For the Northwest News Network

Posted in: Wolf Wars, Idaho wolves, Action Alert

Tags: defeat S1305, Live Bait, Kill Wolves Bill, Idaho wolves, wolf persecution, animal cruelty, aerial gunning wolves, HSUS, Care2

ACTION ALERT: Care2 Petition “Idaho: No Animals Used As Live Bait”…PLEASE SIGN!!!!

Update: February 25, 2012 signatures are at 1700 @ 11:35 am!!

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Idaho: No Animals Used as Live Bait

Idaho Senate Bill S1305 passed committee and will go to the Senate for a vote as early February 29, 2012.  This bill allows for slaughter of wolves found molesting livestock by any means.  It specifically allows for baiting wolves with live animals.  State Senator Jeff Siddoway said “even dogs” could be used as bait.

Using any sentient being as bait to kill another is cruel and inhumane.  It causes undue stress to the bait animal and puts them in harms way to be killed by wolves before a gunman kills the wolf.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN

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We need to go all out on this Warriors and get behind this petition. 5000 signatures are needed and I know we can do it.

Friends of the Clearwater, NIWA, Wolf Warriors and Howling for Justice are adamantly supporting this petition. The vote in the Idaho Senate can come as early as next week and then it’s on to the House. If  it’s voted out of the Idaho House I  have no doubt Governor Otter would sign it. If this bill becomes law it would decimate the already beleaguered Idaho wolves.

Remember what this bill would allow:

“The bill would let livestock owners whose animals are molested by wolves shoot the wolves from motorized vehicles, powered parachutes, helicopters or fixed-wing planes, by night or day, using rifles, pistols, shotguns, or crossbows, night scopes, electronic calls, and traps with live bait.”

Let’s get our signing fingers out for the wolves and achieve the 5000 signatures!!  Share this with everyone you know!!

The wolf haters might have gone too far this time. In their eagerness to slaughter wolves it could have the opposite effect and put wolves back under the protection of the ESA. Wouldn’t that be the ultimate irony?

For the wolves, For the wild ones,

Nabeki

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CONTACT

Idaho Senate

http://legislature.idaho.gov/senate/membership.cfm

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President Obama

http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

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President Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

White House Phone Numbers: 202-456-1414 and 202-456-1111

comments@whitehouse.gov

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Department of the Interior: Secretary Ken Salazar

1-202-208-3100
E-Mail: feedback@ios.doi.gov
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240

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USFWS

Wolf Issue Comment Line

1-800-344-wild.

Mailing Address:
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240

Phone: (202) 208-3100
E-Mail: feedback@ios.doi.gov
Web: Feedback form

http://www.doi.gov/public/contact-us.cfm

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Live Bait Okay to Kill Idaho Wolves

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  • February 24, 2012
  • 9:00 pm
  • Idaho State Senator Jeff Siddoway introduced bill S1305 into the statehouse this week.  The bill will allow slaughter of wolves found molesting livestock, by any means.  This includes shooting wolves from motorized vehicles, powered parachutes, helicopters or fixed-wing planes.  Rifles, pistols, shotguns, crossbows, night scopes, electronic calls — day or night.
  • In Idaho, livestock consists of mainly sheep and cattle. The bill specifically includes the use of live bait. It’s not just wolves in Idaho that are in danger; any living creature could become bait if bill S1305is passed.

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Photo: Care 2 Petitions

Posted in: Action Alerts, Idaho Wolves

Tags: S1305, Live Bait Kill Wolves Bill, Siddoway, bad bill, wolves scapegoated, wolf slaughter, Idaho Senate, Care2 Petition

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