USFWS Using Jedi Mind Tricks In Place Of Science

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Confused you are?  Worried you are?

Is Yoda working for USFWS, have they hired him to play Jedi mind tricks on us? Don’t they know we’ve all seen Star Wars?

Does USFWS believe Yoda can hypnotize us? We’re not “weak-minded fools” falling for the BS they routinely dish out about wolves!

We’re on to you USFWS and your wolf hating friends in high places. You’d like nothing better than to see wolves gone from the lower 48 as you plan to remove the grizzly bear’s protections. C’mon, stop pretending your wolf delisting nonsense is based on science.  Isn’t your real goal a predator free landscape for Agribusiness?

Recently USFWS made a mockery of the so-called independent peer review of their national wolf delisting proposal.

August 2013

“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that it will put on hold the scientific peer review of its proposal to remove protections for gray wolves across the country while it reviews its own actions leading to the disqualification of three scientists from the review panel.

Last week it was revealed that three scientists were excluded from the peer review because they signed a letter calling into question some of the science behind the proposal to delist the gray wolf. While the Service initially claimed that it had not asked for the three scientists to be removed, emails between the contractor supervising the peer review process and the scientists themselves confirmed that the Service had in fact done exactly that.”..….Center For Biological Diversity

Of course this fiasco was a bump in the road for USFWS in their inexorable march toward national wolf delisting They’ve now extended the public comment period from September 11 to October 28, 2013  AND scheduled  3 public hearings on the national wolf delisting .  I guess they believe it will placate us into thinking they actually care what we think.

The public hearing schedule.

• September 30, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in Washington, DC.
• October 2, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in Sacramento, California.
• October 4, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., in Albuquerque, New Mexico

What we must do is keep exposing their half-truths and manipulations. We must keep  pressure on them. The American people overwhelming support  wolves and want to keep them protected.

New Poll: Americans Love Wolves and Want Them to Stay Protected

A new national poll shows that just one in three Americans support the Obama administration’s plan to drop Endangered Species protections for wolves across most of the U.S.

The poll’s findings demonstrate that a majority of voters understand and support what our leading wolf researchers are telling us — that wolves have not recovered and should be returned to hundreds of thousands of acres of prime but uninhabited wolf territory in places like California, the Northwest, southern Rockies and Northeast.

The poll shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe wolves are a “vital part of America’s wilderness and natural heritage,” and should be allowed to play their role in nature. Such views are supported by decades of research showing that wolves create a cascade of changes that benefit a wide range of species, including songbirds, fishes, foxes, pronghorn and many others.

With such strong support for wolves, particularly among Obama voters, it defies reason that the president is moving forward with stripping protections”……Huffington Post

Why is the USFWS and Obama administration pushing a national wolf delisting when the American people are clearly against it? The answer is crystal clear, the AG industry, ranchers and hunting groups have undue influence over wildlife policy.  Clearly USFWS is tone deaf when it comes to wolves and average Americans and only seem to listen to certain “stakeholders”, namely ones that represent cows and hunting.

Please comment by the deadline of  October 28, 2013. Don’t let them get away with stripping wolves of their ESA protections, leaving wolves at the total mercy of the states. We’ve all seen the result of  that in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming with Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan not far behind.  Thousands of wolves have been slaughtered since 2009 and  if Federal protections are removed the states won’t even be required to keep token populations of wolves.  It will be extermination, part 2 and they are well on their way toward that goal right now.

This is the wolf’s last stand in the lower 48, The dream of expanding the range of canis lupus will die in America and never raise it’s head again, if we don’t act.  I’m sorry to be so blunt. but this is where the rubber meets the road and if you’re not willing to get actively involved NOW,  then we’ll have nobody to blame but ourselves.

As proof the USFWS  lacks sincerity concerning wolves, one only has to re-visit the 2009 delisting of gray wolves by the Obama administration. Prior to 2009, for more than a decade, the USFWS refused to accept Wyoming’s “wolf  management plan”, which included a “predator zone” where wolves could be killed on sight by any means, even poison,  anytime of the day or night,  encompassing over 80% of the state. (Sadly that is now a reality)  To get around this problem the USFWS delisted  only Montana and Idaho wolves in 2009, leaving Wyoming wolves protected. A lawsuit was filed by environmental groups challenging the delisting but the first wolf hunts since the 1940’s went forward. Over 500 wolves died in the Northern Rockies that year, due to hunting, poaching and Wildlife Service killings.  In August  2010 Judge Donald Molloy finally ruled in favor of the plaintiffs and wolves in the Northern Rockies were returned to the Endangered Species List, the wolf hunts cancelled. Judge Molloy was having none of USFWS attempt to cut Wyoming out of the equation,  so they could delist wolves in Montana and Idaho. He wrote:

“The northern Rocky Mountain DPS must be listed, or delisted, as a distinct  population and protected accordingly.”

Read his full decision here.

As you can see the USFWS has been trying to delist wolves for a very long time.  After Judge Molloy’s decision the USFWS changed their position on Wyoming’s “wolf plan” and accepted the egregious “predator zone” plan.  Apparently they will go to any lengths to see wolves stripped of their protections and given over to hostile state game agencies where wolves are already being decimated.

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COMMENT:

Removing the Gray Wolf from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Maintaining Protections for the Mexican Wolf by Listing It as Endangered

http://www.regulations.gov/#%21docketDetail;D=FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073

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SIGN SIERRA CLUB PETITION TO STOP DELISTING

11th Hour for Wolves

signatures: 37,088

Target: Sally Jewell

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FWS blasted for attempt to remove protections from gray wolves

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/357879#ixzz2eQSOrAc2

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Romeo Sweet Romeo – In Memory Of  The Thousands Of Fallen wolves

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Top Photo: Courtesy Huffington Post

Bottom Photo: Courtesy John Hyde

Posted in: Wolf Wars, Activism, Wolf Warriors

Tags: USFWS, Obama Administration, Stop national wolf delisting, take action, gray wolves, wolf persecution. Romeo

Lay Down Sweet Wolf….

Romeo

Lay down sweet wolf, you are released from your pain

Your killers dance on your corpse but will never possess your spirit,  for they are empty vessels with black hearts

Because they cannot outwit you they use the cowards way to lure you with traps and distress calls

We will not forget the pain and suffering they’ve caused you and your family

Your life will not go unremembered or unheralded

You are loved by millions who continue to fight for your right to  live in peace, wild and free

Our hearts are heavy but there is a brighter day coming for you

Sleep now sweet wolf, you are beyond your pain, they can’t touch you now, you rest in the arms of angels

DEDICATED TO ALL THE FALLEN WOLVES,

Nabeki

November 21, 2012

I’m not an environmentalist. I’m an Earth warrior.  ~Darryl Cherney, quoted in Smithsonian, April 1990

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Photo: Romeo Sweet Romeo, Courtesy John Hyde

Video: YouTube, It’s in our nature

Posted in: Wolf Wars

Tags: love of wolves, for the fallen, a brighter day, sleep now, black hearts, empty vessels, devoid of empathy, Romeo, Montana wolves, Idaho wolves, Minnesota wolves, Wisconsin wolves, Wyoming wolves

ODE TO MAGNIFICENCE -Louise du Toit

I AM WOLF. I am the true spirit of nature, a perfect creation, walking beside you, guiding your senses to see the invisible. My true destination will only become visible when humans discard their imaginary fear, false legends, phantasmal myths, to seek the truth….Louise du Toit

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Take heart everyone, we will overcome this darkness.

Those who believe they can do something and those who believe they can’t are both right.…Henry Ford

Romeo Running Free- Rest Now Sweet Romeo

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Video: Courtesy Louise du Toit (YouTube)

Photo: (John Hyde Barcroft Media)

Posted in: Wolf Wars, Activism

Tags: Re-group, Never give up, A voice for the voiceless, Louise du Toit, Romeo

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ODE TO MAGNIFICENCE -Louise du Toit

I love Louise’s voice, so soothing.

I AM WOLF. I am the true spirit of nature, a perfect creation, walking beside you, guiding your senses to see the invisible. My true destination will only become visible when humans discard their imaginary fear, false legends, phantasmal myths, to seek the truth. (Louise du Toit)

Take heart everyone, we will get past this and overcome the darkness. Remember we will never give up on the wolves.

This is not the end but a new beginning.

Those who believe they can do something and those who believe they can’t are both right.…Henry Ford

Romeo Running Free- Rest Now Sweet Romeo

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Video: Courtesy Louise du Toit (YouTube)

Photo: (John Hyde Barcroft Media)

Posted in: Wolf Wars, Activism

Tags: Re-group, Never give up, A voice for the voiceless, Louise du Toit, Romeo

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“The Romeo Seat”….

November 9, 2010
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Kate Troll has her thinking cap on. Her moving opinion piece on the iconic wolf Romeo, appeared in the Juneau Empire on Sunday. She has a wonderful idea to help Juneau residents move on and heal after the death of beloved Romeo. She’s asking Alaska’s Governor Parnell to set aside just one seat on the powerful Alaska Board of Game or BOG, to honor Romeo. She states:
“I suggest that an appropriate tribute to Romeo and the ambassador role he played would be to have one seat on the Alaska Board of Game designated for one who appreciates wildlife for viewing and/or for their role in keeping ecosystems in balance. One out of seven seats for non-consumptive users of wildlife is not much to ask for in an effort to fully reflect and balance all uses of wildlife. We could call it the Romeo seat. This is a tribute deserving of Romeo and our memory of him; this is the type of action that would help us move on.”
What a wonderful idea! And why not, non-consumptive users have no say on how wildlife is managed in Alaska or anywhere else. This would be a great first step. Thank you Kate for proposing it. I hope Governor Parnell is listening!!
 
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Helping Juneau move on by honoring Romeo

By Kate Troll | My Turn

Sunday, November 07, 2010

There were two stories in Thursday’s paper that caught my attention. One was about Sean Parnell winning the gubernatorial vote in Juneau; the other was about Park Myers’ hunting violations. It was not until the end of the day that I figured out how to connect these two stories.

Like many Juneau residents, I did not like being reminded about the loss of Romeo. I know it’s not 100 percent conclusive that the wolf killed by Myers is Romeo, and he is just being charged with killing a wolf, but many of us sense the real story is about Romeo meeting his demise by an illegal hunt.

In the Empire article, Myers apologizes to the community and expresses a desire to move on. He even asks us to move on. Move on? Just accept a $5,000 fine for taking what I and many others believe to be our long-lost ambassador to wildness? Just accept an apology for his despicable acts ? Sorry, I can’t get there.

I count myself among the fortunate to have encountered Romeo’s gentle nature as he sought to play with my dog. But like all Juneau residents that cherished the photos of Romeo and knew he could be seen at Mendenhall Glacier, Romeo became a part of our community. He reminded us as Alaskans the wolves and bears we pursue in the name of predator control are an integral part of the ecosystem. Romeo reminded us the wildlife that surrounds us deserves respect as intelligent, sentient beings; they are more than commodities for urban trophy hunters.

In the spirit of moving forward, I suggest that an appropriate tribute to Romeo and the ambassador role he played would be to have one seat on the Alaska Board of Game designated for one who appreciates wildlife for viewing and/or for their role in keeping ecosystems in balance. One out of seven seats for non-consumptive users of wildlife is not much to ask for in an effort to fully reflect and balance all uses of wildlife. We could call it the Romeo seat. This is a tribute deserving of Romeo and our memory of him; this is the type of action that would help us move on.”

The opportunity to view wildlife is integral to the experience of the million plus visitors Alaska draws each year and is part of why we chose to live in Alaska. Knowing how viewing wildlife enriches our lives as residents would it not be prudent to ensure that wildlife viewing is represented in our decision-making processes?

This is where the second story about Governor Parnell carrying Juneau comes into play. The story correctly notes that Parnell has a markedly different relationship with Juneau than did his predecessor and, that showed when Juneau supported his candidacy. The article also noted that Parnell’s victory in Juneau is rare for a Republican. Perhaps in return for this rare show of support Governor Parnell would consider honoring Juneau and the memory of Romeo by informally designating one seat on the Board of Game for someone representing the interests of wildlife viewing.

• Troll is a long-time Alaskan with more than 22 years of experience in fisheries, coastal policy and energy policy. She resides in Douglas.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110710/opi_732535770.shtml

Top Photo: Courtesy John Hyde, BARCROFT MEDIA

Posted in: Romeo

Tags: Romeo, Sweet Romeo, BOG, Governor Parnell, Juneau, Romeo Seat

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