Love Letters From The Fringe…

What Wolves Are Up Against

What Wolves Are Up Against

You can’t make this stuff up.

We can thank our feckless, no good politicians for this. Maybe they’ll read a few of these and see what they’ve unleashed on wolves. But nah…don’t think they’re losing any sleep over it.

I think these comments make the case for relisting better than a million posts.

BTW, this is just the tip of the iceberg, I have thousands of these, sent from Dante’s Inferno.

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John kills animals for fun
Submitted on 2013/02/01 at 3:04 pm

thanks for the tip, I plan on poisoning many wolves

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Mark McMann
Submitted on 2013/01/28 at 7:49 pm | In reply to Marcia.

Grow up my Grandfather killed hundreds of wolf because they kill game animals and are threat to small children that live in the country they finally had to poison them to finish them off. Me I just gut shoot them so they can die on their own. Also don’t even think I just hate wolfs I even shoot coyotes and leave them lay not to mention five dovermans that were packed up and running and yes I got them all.

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sunaru8
Submitted on 2013/02/09 at 8:59 am  (Referring to OR7)

who knows maybe he will accidently get shot during the coyote hunt if he is out there participating…. There are quite a few hunting accidents these days…

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bob
Submitted on 2013/02/10 at 6:32 pm

All wolves should be destroyed

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Gary D.
Submitted on 2013/02/13 at 1:15 pm

Good job Bullock, standing up to the very un-scientific agendas driven by the pro-wolf lobby that bases their arguments on emotions instead of facts.

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Ryan Joseph
Submitted on2012/12/20 at 4:56 pm | In reply to Jeremy Nathan Marks.

You are a whack job !!!

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Kid Rock
Submitted on 2012/12/30 at 7:49 pm

I shoot every wolf I see and leave em for dead. Hate those bastereds!

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Jack
Submitted on 2012/12/30 at 7:49 pm

Thank God 900 are dead. Hopefully all of them are trapped and shot.

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Jack
Submitted on 2013/01/06 at 12:08 am

Good shooting guys! The whole bunch needs killing.

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Scottiewow
Submitted on 2013/01/13 at 3:49 pm

Fuck ya. Bagged one yesterday. 475 yards with a 300 win mag hot hand loaded hollow points. Looked like you hit her with a mortar. I went ahead and shot her nasty little pup just to do the ranchers of wyo a service. There’s a reason they were hunted to extinction to begin with. I hope we get er done again

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Scottiewow
Submitted on 2013/01/13 at 4:00 pm | In reply to Scottiewow.

I don’t want a stinking nasty wolf mount. I just like shooting them 😈

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Scottiewow
Submitted on 2013/01/13 at 4:14 pm | In reply to Scottiewow.

Got to love the predator zone!!!

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IHate wolves
Submitted on 2013/01/16 at 4:07 am

Fuckoff fuckheads. I hope they all die

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troy
Submitted on 2013/01/17 at 2:58 pm

I hope they kill three times as many as they do…

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John Doe
Submitted on 2012/11/02 at 6:00 pm

This is the biggest group of idiots I have ever came across. WOW!

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Rich
Submitted on 2012/11/04 at 3:59 pm

70 first day oh yeah. Stay out of MN !!!!

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berek
Submitted on 2012/11/08 at 4:42 pm | In reply to jon.

you are a bunch of fuckin idiots. stay in california

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Mchenry
Submitted on 2012/11/11 at 11:34 pm | In reply to larry england.

I take it your from the east Haha but This is just our way of life they kill my way of life I kill them two down so far and my goal is to get three more so stay in the east so I can kill all them bastards haha

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JillM
Submitted on 2012/09/06 at 10:21 am | In reply to nancy shinn.

tree hugging faggets, lets kill them all!

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Wolf killer
Submitted on 2012/09/13 at 6:43 pm

I’m going to shoot every god dam wolf I see. Love to see the dead ones, hopefully they suffered the same as all the animals they eat alive. I’ll toast the tree/wolf huggers as leave those wolves to rot for the crows and buzzards to pick there eyes out, like all the wolves sport killed elk and deer.

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rick james MF
Submitted on 2012/09/12 at 1:46 pm | In reply to Tsali.

Welcome to MT, now take a wolf and leave!!!!!or shoot one and then leave!!!!

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emersen mckracken
Submitted on 2012/09/11 at 6:26 pm | In reply to marilyn gregory.

How about we move them to the state you live in and see how long you put up with them killing and eating your dogs and kids!

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Bailey
Submitted on 2012/11/11 at 11:37 pm

Awe cry me river why I kill them all ha ha

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will norholm
Submitted on 2012/09/13 at 9:39 pm

The only people that really like wolves are city people from back east or the west coast. People born and raised in the country have a better understanding of wolves and what it’s like to live with wild animals.

Wolf Hysteria

Wolf Hysteria

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Photo: Flickr Commons

Posted in: Wolf Wars, Animal Cruelty

Tags: wolf hate, political wolf hunts, scapegoating, moral panics, demonization of wolves, scaremongering, scapegoating

Putting Out Brush Fires…

Wolf advocacy has been reduced to putting out brush fires. Every day there’s a new crisis or  new campaign to persecute wolves. It goes on and on, draining energy, sending me into dark moods, constantly on the defensive.

I cut back on posting for the last several months for precisely this reason.  It doesn’t mean I’m ignoring the bad stuff but I want to concentrate on solving this crisis, to come up with solutions.

I’m a passionate person, I guess I don’t have to tell you that. When I care about something, I throw myself into it wholeheartedly, as I did this blog, which has  given me a forum to share my passion with you, to give wolf advocates a home where your beliefs aren’t called into question every second, a place where you don’t have to defend your positions and explain why wolves are worth caring about.  I would love to bring you good news every day. To say wolves are doing just fine, that the persecution has stopped and the fairy tale ending has come true. That’s what I wish I could tell you. Unfortunately that’s not the case.

This year has been especially difficult because wolf advocates have had to watch the systematic slaughter of innocent wolves,  while feeling powerless to stop it. That is not a good way to feel. It’s a bad way to feel. And it keeps us grounded in sorrow.  The hunts took a toll on all of us. Gruesome picture after gruesome picture of dead wolves littered the Internet and still do.  The worst is knowing wolves are suffering, the horrors of the past have come home to roost.  Many wolves are tortured to death before they finally subcumb.  Where’s the “code of ethics” hunters say they live by?  Shame on all who torture and kill animals for blood lust.

I don’t want to see one more picture of a dead wolf, I don’t want to hear one more word about elk, I don’t want to hear one more word about cows. I’m sick of it. I’m so sick of it that it makes me sick.

I’m  going to focus on what we can do, not what we can’t do.   I want to feel energized again, as I did when I started this blog. Letting others dictate how I should feel about wolves or why this battle is lost or no matter what we do we can’t change things, that’s not going to be part of my thinking.

I can’t just  hope things will change I want to be part of that change.  Is there too much hoping going on and not enough doing?  I know many people like to rely on hope but doesn’t that somehow free you from having to do anything about the situation?  If you just hope things will change but don’t participate in ways to effect change,  isn’t that a cop-out?

If you love and care about wolves then you’ll want to do something about it. No amount of bad news is going to stop you. I’m not going to give up because MT FWP received a $50,000 dollar donation from the RMEF to help kill wolves. I’m not going to stop standing up for wolves because the anti-wolf crowd was successful in removing their ESA protections.

We’re in a difficult battle that’s not going very well at the moment but it doesn’t mean we should give up and go hide somewhere, pretending it’s not happening.  Let ostriches do that.

I guess what I’m trying to say is we all have a part to play. Things are bad for wolves right now but lamenting over every bit of  bad news keeps us paralyzed.  The best we can do with the bad news is to spread it around  so the uninformed can become informed and join our fight.  Those of us in the trenches already know the sad truth and that’s what gives us strength to keep moving forward in these dark times.  I know the wolf hating crowd is hoping we’ll give up and accept that wolves will be killed by the hundreds every year until they are all gone or their population will be so small and beleaguered only their shadows will remain. Well that’s not going to happen!!

So I’m moving forward. I don’t want to keep begging people in power to give me something. Nobody gives up power willingly. Dealing with the states and their wolf hating mania seems futile to me.  I believe the only way to save wolves is to bypass the states and go directly to the  feds and demand they  right the wrong of wolf delisting, which was rammed through riding on a budget bill.

But none of this will mean anything without the participation of everyday Americans, most of whom are unaware of  the wolves’ plight because the MSM won’t cover it. They’re too in love with Obama to make him look bad, so they’ve chosen to ignore it.  If it wasn’t for the Internet the story would have been completely buried.

We need to concentrate on the big picture and not get bogged down in the minutia of wolf hating policies the states are deluging us with. They’ve proved without any doubt they are incapable of caring for wolves and only want to see their numbers driven to absolute minimums based on an outdated, politically motivated, unscientific “wolf plan”  that’s 17 years old.

So put down the fire hoses, we have work to do.

RELIST GRAY WOLVES!!

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Beyond Hope

by Derrick Jensen

http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/170/

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Top Photo: Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Bottom photo: Courtesy LA Times

Posted in: Wolf Wars, Activism, Howling for Justice

Tags: relist gray wolves, wolf persecution, scapegoating, fear mongering, America’s wolves

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