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The USA IS INSANE! U.S. Plans to Drop Gray Wolves From Endangered List (WOLVES LOSE)


Animals  (tags: Wolves, Destroyed, Its over )

Roxy
- 443 days ago - latimes.com
I'm Sorry, But this news is extremely painful to post. This is the most crushing news to the wolves in the USA. The sweeping rule by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would eliminate protection for wolves 18 years after the government reestablished them



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Christine Stewart (131)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 9:41 pm
Awful.
 

Mary T. (269)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 9:50 pm
so sad
 

Roxy H. (340)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 9:53 pm

WOLVES IN PERIL :

U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list....

The planned ruling would eliminate protection for the top predators, but scientists and conservationists say the proposal is flawed.

Federal authorities intend to remove endangered species protections for all gray wolves in the Lower 48 states, carving out an a exception for a small pocket of about 75 Mexican wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico, according to a draft document obtained by The Times.

The sweeping rule by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would eliminate protection for wolves 18 years after the government reestablished the predators in the West, where they had been hunted to extinction. Their reintroduction was a success, with the population growing to the thousands.

But their presence has always drawn protests across the Intermountain West from state officials, hunters and ranchers who lost livestock to the wolves. They have lobbied to remove the gray wolf from the endangered list.

Once those protections end, the fate of wolves is left to individual states. The species is only beginning to recover in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. California is considering imposing its own protections after the discovery of a lone male that wandered into the state's northern counties from Oregon two years ago.

The species has flourished elsewhere, however, and the government ended endangered status for the gray wolf in the northern Rockies and Great Lakes regions last year.

Mike Jimenez, who manages wolves in the northern Rockies for the Fish and Wildlife Service, said delisting in that region underscored a "huge success story." He said that while wolves are now legally hunted in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming, the federal agency continues to monitor pack populations and can reinstate protections should numbers reach levels that biologists consider to be dangerously low.

Scientists and conservationists who reviewed the plan said its reasoning is flawed. They challenged how the agency reconfigures the classification of wolf subspecies and its assertion that little habitat remains for wolves.

Jamie Rappaport Clark, the former director of the Fish and Wildlife Service and now the president of Defenders of Wildlife, said the decision "reeks of politics" and vowed that it will face multiple legal challenges.

"This is politics versus professional wildlife management," Clark said. "The service is saying, 'We're done. Game over. Whatever happens to wolves in the U.S. is a state thing.' They are declaring victory long before science would tell them to do so."

The Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to release its decision to delist the wolves in coming weeks and it could become final within a year. Brent Lawrence, a Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman, said Thursday that the agency would not comment.

The proposed rule is technically a draft until it is entered into the Federal Register.

Some scientists agreed with the decision to delist the wolves. But several took exception to some of the findings that the agency included in the document, including the scientifically disputed issue of defining wolf subspecies.

"It's a little depressing that science can be used and pitched in this way," said Bob Wayne, a professor of evolutionary biology at UCLA.

Wolves were once common and ranged across much of the continental United States, a vestigial symbol of the Old West and its expanse of open, wild country.

But as the West became urbanized and ranching spread, government-subsidized hunting that offered bounties for wolf kills virtually wiped out the animals by the 1930s.

A half-century later, scientists recognized the value in restoring top predators to re-balance ecosystems, and federal wildlife managers hashed out a reintroduction program. A group of 66 Canadian wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in 1995 and the animals have thrived, exceeding recovery goals each year. More than 1,600 now roam the northern Rockies, although last year the population fell by 7%.

Wolves and their presence on the landscape have always elicited passionate responses and stirred political action. In 2011, for example, language that Congress buried in a defense appropriations bill directed the Interior secretary to remove most wolves in the Rockies from the endangered classification. Such decisions are normally left to the Fish and Wildlife Service.

Delisting is not common, and is generally accompanied by much fanfare as the move signifies a great effort in pulling a species back from the brink of extinction. Only two dozen species have ever been removed from the list.

Michael Robinson of the Center for Biological Diversity has been tracking the progress of Mexican wolves and applauded the decision to designate that species as endangered.

"The importance of a subspecies listing is that it will finally compel the service to do what it says it's wanted to do for 25 years — which is to complete a recovery plan," he said.

The recognition of the Mexican gray wolf as a subspecies represents an about-face for the agency. The Fish and Wildlife Service denied a listing petition for the Mexican wolf in October.

The Mexican wolf reintroduction program, begun in 1995, has been a disaster. Only one wolf has been released from the captive breeding program in the last four years — in January. That male was recaptured three weeks later.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-wolves-20130426,0,280341.story

Read also the report from Oregon Wild about this :
http://www.oregonwild.org/about/press-room/press-clips/u-s-plans-to-drop-gray-wolves-from-endangered-species-list
 

Esther Z. (101)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 9:58 pm
Terrible news....
 

Elle B. (81)
Friday April 26, 2013, 12:16 am
Thank-you Roxie for getting the word out. . .

More mutant mayhem by the azz-hatters that is just too stupid...and too heartbreaking. . . personally...i'm just way too sick of the nonsense. . .

"If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals." ― Albert Einstein

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ― Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Whenever I see a photograph of some sportsman grinning over his kill, I am always impressed by the striking moral and esthetic superiority of the dead animal to the live one.” ― Edward Abbey

"Every animal knows more than you do. ― Nimíipuu, The People [Nez Perce]
 

Constance F. (436)
Friday April 26, 2013, 12:39 am
I posted this on fb Roxy - but I still see the word INTEND - not final. I still naively perhaps am hoping for a small miracle here. It's not final yet . It's not final !
 

Roxy H. (340)
Friday April 26, 2013, 2:39 am
its over consti... we must work at getting trapping stopped and getting the wolves safe, and the congress removed from office, REVOLT!
 

Roxy H. (340)
Friday April 26, 2013, 2:41 am
please do not waste time and effort trying to change the fed's minds, this is final... just not formally acknowledged yet...but soon will be, now we need to work at taking evasive action for the wolves. Before time is too late to save them, do not fail them, they need us now!
 

. (1)
Friday April 26, 2013, 2:54 am
Really bad news!
 

Michela m. (3802)
Friday April 26, 2013, 3:06 am
REALLY INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!

EVERY PREDATOR IS INDESPENSABLE TO MAINTAIN THE NATURAL

BALANCE

PREY/PREDATOR

IN YELLOWSTONE THEY HAD TO REINTRODUCE WOLVES

DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THEIR PREYS BEING TOO ABUNDANT!!!!!!!
 

Christeen Anderson (469)
Friday April 26, 2013, 4:00 am
We must not give up the fight for the wolves in spite of this bad news. Thank you.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Friday April 26, 2013, 4:41 am
we must keep fighting
 

John S. (297)
Friday April 26, 2013, 4:57 am
Nothing is permanent.
 

Antonella C. (84)
Friday April 26, 2013, 5:17 am
why are they so stupid???
 

Natasha Salgado (506)
Friday April 26, 2013, 5:19 am
This is horrible. But we'll keep the fight going for these fabulous wolves!! Sorry Roxie,thanks.
 

Gabriella Serafino (93)
Friday April 26, 2013, 5:34 am
So sad, we must fight, please never give up.
 

Dandelion G. (375)
Friday April 26, 2013, 5:37 am
Delisting is not common, and is generally accompanied by much fanfare as the move signifies a great effort in pulling a species back from the brink of extinction. Only two dozen species have ever been removed from the list.

Could it be the wolves are also falling victim to the sequester and austerity? With less monies going into a lot of various programs the cutbacks include staff for oversight and to implement.

We are all falling victims to these austerity measures that squeeze us more and more allowing the few Greedy Heartless Ones to continue to throw bear rugs on floors and hang heads on their walls, use large amounts of fuel to fly around the world, run their pleasure crafts and their huge private yachts, forcing more digging into our Mother while they evade paying taxes to help fund programs such of this to help wolves.

What do the Greedy Heartless Ones care if the tar sands are being dug from First Nations backyards spiking cancer rates as the land and water that the The People drink becomes contaminated. What do the Greedy Ones care if spills ruin backyards of other people more modest home, what do the Greedy Heartless Ones care if some wolves disappear or any other animal for that matter when they abuse the Earth without thought? As long as Profits are made and they can live in a lifestyle that even the Pharaohs would be astonished by.

These things are all connected. That when the Earth is in decline all species are thrown under the bus. You are correct, the Bought and Sold out Ones in Washington are not listening to the howl of the wolves nor the cries of those who care about them. The Sold Out Ones are controlled by the Greedy Heartless Ones, who simply do not care. It is the masses against the few. Until the masses wake up and want to live and thrive not to just survive and become witness to many losses, then we will continue to pine over one loss after another.

The Game is never over IF The People so choose it not to be.

During this past election there were two Parties that were firmly in the Environmentalist corner. But did The People vote for them? No......

Firstly the Elections are rigged so these two Parties the Justice Party and the Green Party did not get the same media coverage as the other two Bought Out Sold Out in the Corporate Pockets Puppet Parties got.

But there were many people who DID know of these other Parties but still threw their hat in the ring for the Evil Doers or the Lessor of the Two Evil Doers.....depending what side of the coin one was on. Give me a break, if either one of the Parties of Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum had your interests in mind or the wolves interest in mind, it wouldn't have gone the way it's been going for quite some time now.

You had Two Parties that were BOTH strong Advocates of the Environment Justice Party and Green Party. I see so many crying over their choices now, but the reality was there all along. Stop supporting that which is destroying. Get Environmentalist in at all levels of Government or you can kiss your butt and the wolves butts goodbye, but you'll find few Environmentalist in the Corporate owned pockets. They talk a good talk but walk in another manner, or as my ancestors said, they speak with forked tongue. Yes, and stab you in the back as well.
 

Freya H. (300)
Friday April 26, 2013, 6:40 am
U.S. PLANS to delist wolves. Not has delisted wolves. It ain't over till it's over! I'll sign as many petitions as I must in order to save wolves.

How about we hunt bigots instead? (But seriously, y'all.)
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Friday April 26, 2013, 7:26 am
The US is insane. Wolves are beautiful. Ranchers should hire shepards instead of getting public land dirt cheap.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday April 26, 2013, 7:33 am
Really sad news .
 

Past Member (0)
Friday April 26, 2013, 7:37 am
sadly noted
 

Anna Undebeck (202)
Friday April 26, 2013, 8:40 am
Horrible and so sad :(
 

Mike H. (216)
Friday April 26, 2013, 8:57 am
Humans are the devils of this world.
 

Shawna S. (43)
Friday April 26, 2013, 9:14 am
noted Roxie...with sadness and Hope!
 

PennyAWAY M. (124)
Friday April 26, 2013, 9:20 am
I like what Constance said, they intend, it's not final yet, we can't give up the fight, we have to keep trying. As Freya said it ain't over till it's over, we'll sign as many petitions as we must to save wolves.
 

Constance F. (436)
Friday April 26, 2013, 9:46 am
Well I completely agree with you there Roxy ! Yes, I definitiely think we should - and always should be working to getting trapping and trophy hunting banned forever and getting these pandering whores out of of Washington. If you got these people out, that would solve alot, now wouldn't it ?! But then try to get the sleeping American people to stop voting for them . That's a tall order ! I know, I had a job years ago where I talked to people across our country about political issues - good people basically, but what they thought and what they didn't know would scare the hell out of you. I don't think it's changed too much. I think something more radical is in need, I just don't know what yet. I just woke up. Drained. Sad. But I still think we should flood out Sally Jewell's office with letters - even if it is hopeless. At least she will know how many of us are in earnest and to behave herself in terms of our American wildlife. If it comes to this - then the states must be hit hard. Our reps and senators. I don't know.... I babble.....
 

Donna Hamilton (133)
Friday April 26, 2013, 10:32 am
Tragic! Sadly noted. Thanks, Roxie.
 

Konstantin Trubin (552)
Friday April 26, 2013, 11:15 am
Noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday April 26, 2013, 11:48 am
so sad thx Roxie:))
 

Veronique L. (210)
Friday April 26, 2013, 12:23 pm
Noted, sadly so...
 

Pam Parsons (7)
Friday April 26, 2013, 12:46 pm
THIS IS SHAMFUL!KEEP WRITING TO SALLY JEWELL,SEC. OF THE INTERIOR.!
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Friday April 26, 2013, 1:59 pm
Noted through tears, TY Roxie, and I feel your grief!
 

Angelika R. (146)
Friday April 26, 2013, 3:00 pm
Don't End Federal Protection for Gray Wolves
sign!
 

Munro Tapper (80)
Friday April 26, 2013, 7:16 pm
Insane and barbaric.
 

Nancy Black (300)
Friday April 26, 2013, 9:32 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted. Sad and Shameful. I know the tears are falling and so many of you such as Roxy have given up your lives to protect wolves and other wildlife. All of that work and love torn down. Makes me sick to my stomach and ashamed of being a part of a society that has no regard for life.
 

Danuta Watola (1174)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 2:32 am
Noted
 

Waltraud U. (74)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 9:58 am
noted - do they have something else more than killercommandos
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Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:24 pm
I know there is nothing I can say to take away the pain Roxy, but I do have the passion and determination to fight in whatever ways are given to me to help our beautiful wolves against the evil that would destroy them.
 

Dawn Mason (101)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 12:35 pm
Sadly noted.
 

VinnieSick N. (333)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 9:16 pm
Roxy, they barely passed that law here to not use dogs to hunt their own kind. I Signed Angelika's petition too. Seems I've been signing forever. Stupid hunters wasting their money for permits to hunt wolves when they can just stay home and shoot their dog on the couch. A Rose is a rose, is a rose. "A Dog is a dog,is a dog, is a Wolf'. Period !!
 

Stephanie Reap (192)
Monday April 29, 2013, 9:39 am
very sadly noted :(
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Monday April 29, 2013, 10:43 am
:(
 

Yvonne F. (164)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 9:53 am
Unforgivable if they do that! There must be a limit to the abuse of the animals and the earth!
Thanks Roxy
 
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