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Killing of Wolf Pack Criticized By Key Washington State Lawmaker - U.S. News


Animals  (tags: wolves, government, ethics, killing, law, humans, cruelty, endangered, animals )

Kevin
- 697 days ago - usnews.nbcnews.com
"The chairman of the state Senate committee that oversees Washington's Department of Fish & Wildlife tells NBC News that the killing of a gray wolf pack in recent days was "inexcusable" and that he is demanding answers about why the agency thought ..."



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Lydia w. (172)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 9:31 pm
Sounds like there should some answers !
Thanks
 

Danuta Watola (1196)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 3:00 am
noted
 

Evelyn W. (15)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 3:50 am
Hopefully something good will come from this heartbreaking tragedy.People fired,new policies put in place,something,please something....
 

Mike H. (220)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 8:24 am
Death has come to this world and it's name is human.
 

Milkah Savage (277)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 9:52 am
Yes...answers are indeed needed...And Michael I couldn't have said it better
Thanks Kevin
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 9:58 am
"To say I am disappointed in the department's actions would be a gross understatement," Ranker said. "I can tell you, however, as the chair of the committee with oversight over the Department of Fish & Wildlife, this story is far from over."..As chairman was Ranker not aware of what the dept was doing? I hope he "cleans house"...though it's putting the cart behind the horse in the case.....the damage has been done.
 

Roxy H. (340)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 12:07 pm
Wonderful that you got this post Kevin, I have been awake 2 days working with quite a few very upset people on this particular case. There is some updates still coming in. UGH , Thanks for getting this up on the c2
 

Michelle S. (457)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 1:50 pm
NONE OF THE KILLINGS HAVE BEEN "JUSTIFIED"...NOT THESE OR ANY OTHERS.

THIS IS WHAT OBAMA AND SALAZAR MASTERMINDED....WOLF GENOCIDE....AND ORGS LIKE DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE GAVE THEM AND STATES LITERAL CARTE BLANCHE OVER THEIR SO-CALLED "MANAGEMENT."

THE RESULT? SPECIES GENOCIDE. OBAMA HAS MORE THAN JUST THE BLOOD OF BIN LADEN ON HIS HANDS NOW.
 

Joan M. (1090)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 2:54 pm
I hope he is serious about what he is saying, it's easy to talk the talk, what we want is to see action. Thanks for forwarding Michelle, and for posting Kevin
 

NicoleAWAY W. (625)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 3:30 pm
hope this senator has the balls to make a stand since no other politician has!
 

Ro ck H. (254)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 3:49 pm
Thanks for the post Kevin. I hope that Sen. Kevin Ranker does not cave in to the pressure that will surely be put on him by the cattle rancher lobby
 

Carolyn S. (151)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 4:26 pm
Noted
 

Christine Stewart (131)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 5:17 pm
Since it is the cattle ranchers who want all the wolves killed, BOYCOTT BEEF!
 

. (4)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 5:32 pm
Wishful thinking things will change, tho I certaing hope so. This has been terribly sad.
 

Terry V. (30)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 5:36 pm
EARTH CRY video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jppmMcjgWS0
 

Sue McGuey (100)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 5:37 pm
Noted!~ Posted on Facebook!~
 

Janet R. (34)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 5:51 pm
Bastards. I am sick and tired of these ranchers calling the shots and the state and federal govs. catering to them. You have a ranch where there are wild animals, you take the chance of losing livestock. There was absolutely no reason to kill those innocent wolves especially when ranchers are compensated for loses. I'm with Christine Stewart, meat eaters, boycott beef if you love wolves.
 

Val R. (239)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 6:31 pm
Noted - thanks.
 

Shirley S. (174)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 7:16 pm
Noted & VOTED
 

Myraida Diaz (127)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 7:24 pm
WORST TIME EVER FOR ANIMALS.
I went alone to the United Animals Nations Int. (The International Court for Animal Rights) and asked for compasssion but again, I am one.They cannot force any country to make any change but thanks to them there is a ban to Canadian seal fur embraced by the USA and the EU. There is a veredic regarding bulls in Spain (don't remember if for Toro De La Vega in specific) Gob of Spain might not make any case but veredic it's there and case is going soon to Strasbourg. - It must be people from the US the ones that should ask for help in solving the case of wolves.Managing/ regulating population by using scientific information. Petitions are not a good idea as this institution needs their email available 24/7 - and they are not decision makers- Letters are far better, they read them and they get everybodys view about the issue. They do not answer normally but if they receive many letters with information and updates they could do a better job. Address: 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland- email: ffw@ffw.ch - REMEMBER: THIS ALL BEGAN FOR THE DEMAND FROM THE PART OF PEOPLE TO EAT MEAT, TO SATISFY TASTE FOR MEAT. PRODUCERS ARE SATISFYING WHAT PEOPLE ARE ASKING FOR!!!
If we stop eating meat for some time at least, we could be helping wolves cause. The urgency to produce meat, satisfy people and not loose market, it's making things difficult for wolves and Buffaloes. It is a business because people decided it that way. With the draft of these days, price of meat is higher because food prices are higher.They do not want to loose any animal. Modify habits, say yes to life! SAY YES TO WOLVES!
 

Laurie H. (707)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 7:27 pm
Why have these innocent lives been taken? This is MURDER in my book and ranchers are the reason! YES-- Definitely BOYCOTT BEEF (I never touch it anyway!) This is a very upsetting time---I hope Senator Ranker follows through---something "Lawful' has to be done now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~ So sick of this nonsense and constant greed and needless misery for innocent animals!!!!!!!!!!~
 

Beverly G. (129)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 7:31 pm
so so so sad. Who do they peopel think they are to give oorders ti kill the poor animals that were here for us, Thye are just nature and lloking for food and doing whjaT NATURE TAUGHT THEM mY HEART BLEEDS FOR THEM. r.i.p. you beautiful ,darlinsgs I THINK SOME ONES HEADS SHOULD BE ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK FOR THIS. THIS CRUEL EVIL, INHUMANE. GREED. POS.
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 7:40 pm
noted, thanks Kevin
 

InconsolableTee M. (103)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 7:57 pm
President Obama, you and those responsible bring on yourselves condemnation from people the world over.

What has been done and is happening, will haunt you all throughout eternity.
 

karen n. (57)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 10:27 pm
we bring the wolf back and then seek to destroy it,i cant believe all the states issueing open season hunts on these amazeing creatures.
 

Marie W. (65)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 11:44 pm
Boycott Washington State beef.
 

John S. (300)
Monday October 1, 2012, 2:43 am
Noted.
 

Debbie Crowe (78)
Monday October 1, 2012, 4:33 am
I sure hope he gets things changed, so that this won't happen again!!!
 

Anneke Andries (254)
Monday October 1, 2012, 6:44 am
finally !!!
 

natalie n. (164)
Monday October 1, 2012, 6:45 am
he needs to step up his game and follow through with answers. its not just for the votes, its about being accountable to the people who put you there in the first place.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Monday October 1, 2012, 7:04 am
Jesus said "whatever you do to the least of these, you do to me" he was talking about animals too.
 

Sara P. (57)
Monday October 1, 2012, 8:47 am
Noted Kevin, thanks a lot and thanks also to Michelle. I agree with the comment of Myraida!
 

Yvonne F. (170)
Monday October 1, 2012, 9:36 am
Heartbreaking!!!!!!! Thank Kevin!
 

Michael M. (58)
Monday October 1, 2012, 10:11 am
At the bottom of the article is link to the first article, where there is a click ballot to vote on whether the wolves should have been killed, or that other, earlier and continued measures should have been taken.
That first article mentions the intransigence of the welfare rancher toward nonlethal methods of dissuading wolves to go after cattle.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/25/14093139-two-wolves-from-washington-state-gray-wolf-pack-killed-for-preying-on-cattle?lite

Go THERE and give your opinion.
 

Veronique L. (213)
Monday October 1, 2012, 10:28 am
Hope this never happens again...
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Monday October 1, 2012, 1:49 pm
Shared on Facebook.
 

paula eaton (30)
Monday October 1, 2012, 1:57 pm
We need politicians who have compassion and will not kiss the rearends of idiot hunters and livestock industries. Stop scapegoating animals. The federal and state governments are cold hearted. We have all out slaughter of wolves, roundups and slaughter of horses and burros the list could go on forever. Please vote these anti animal politicians out of office.
 

Chris W. (91)
Monday October 1, 2012, 2:05 pm
As we were leaving the Wolf Court last friday in Dane County, Wisconsin. 27 indictments were sent from The Wolf Army and HSUS to The State of Wisconsin Commissioner and Gov. Walker along with the fact that animal cruelty charges will be handed out when this wolf hunt starts on Oct. 15th. There is many lawmakers that find these hunts cruel, ugly, against Tribal rights, against many issues, its about time they are coming out of the shadows and saying it outloud.
They have been muffled, told to be quiet, pretty much over ruled, nothing has been getting accomplished, FINALLY, there is so many people gathering and talking and rallying, we are speaking LOUD AND CLEAR. Its getting on the news, on the papers, keep posting, keep talking, keep signing petitions. Please don't stop. Our beloved wolves need us. We are the only way they will live. And we will save them, again. This time we need to make it forever.
 

. (0)
Monday October 1, 2012, 2:50 pm
Thanks Kevin and Michelle for the fwd. signed and noted. I hope he walks the walk and is not just talking
 

Roxy H. (340)
Monday October 1, 2012, 3:04 pm
aww ty again Kevin, and Chris, if i didnt already have 5 kids, i would adopt you "sniffles"
 

Helen Porter (40)
Monday October 1, 2012, 9:13 pm
Has there ever been as much evil on this planet?

Yes

In Roman times, the roads were lined with people on crosses. The animals were starved and let out in the arena to kill for their meat,. They were starved.

How much longer will such obscene violence as all through the history of planet Earth since man emerged, how much longer will the Higher Powers tolerate this level of violence?
 

LMj Sunshine (121)
Monday October 1, 2012, 9:53 pm
Thank you.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 12:24 am
This is just terrible! Useless killing instead of finding a creative solution to this problem. Like quoted above! Stop eating meat!!
 

Susan Griffiths (25)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 1:04 am
Finally a politician with integrity, compassion a sense of justice , courage and leadership!
 

Elsie Au (266)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 4:54 am
The only justified killing is to kill the people behind the murder of these wolves.
 

Margaret C. (10)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 8:19 am
And the bloodlust continues. It's strange that man can rustle cattle, but they can't see that the wolf has a right to be there and do the same, except the wolf will only kill to eat and when it has to. The wolves do it to survive and that is natural for them, and they work hard to do it. I love all animals so I don't want to see any hurt, cows are sweet animals (I've known a few in my day), but all animals know they are either predator or prey, sometimes both. But man is just a selfish predator who hoards. And must conquer every animal, at least animals have decency and natural, innate compassion. I don't think they enjoy the hunt, they just want to survive, man wants to dominate and destroy. Look at our history. I hope that rancher and the others who helped him to wipe out an entire wolf family is punished, but I won't hold my breath, because men make deals and compromise usually to the benefit of the wrongdoer. I know those wolves spirits are in a better place now. Too bad only the Native Americans knew the value of the wolf. My heart breaks.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 11:08 am
""I find it ironic that the attacks on livestock that caused this situation ... took place on a ranch that has been outspoken about the removal of the pack and has refused to work with the department to implement prevention measures successfully adopted by other ranchers," he added."

Sounds like the angry lawmaker needs to go after the ranch(s) that did the killing. Investigation is in order.

Ty, Kebvin.
.

 

Evelyn B. (80)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 11:25 am
Noted Tks. Kevin.. I wonder how much the Rancher paid to get the deed done.The Stinkin low-life B__t-rd. People should Boycott Beef in that area..especially his beef...Bring on an Investigation..This just shows the downward spiral the world is coming with the Human Race search and destroy of all creatures Wild and Domestic.. Makes me hate being apart of the human race..
 

Julia R. (290)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 12:06 am
How tragic that this beautiful wolf pack was decimated because of a rancher who wanted them killed. I hope that non-lethal methods that Senator Ranker mentioned and that should have been used instead of killing this pack become the way to manage these wolves in the future instead of what happened! The taking of the lives of so much wildlife seems to be the way that we resolve conflict because it is quick and easy but not moral or just and we are the ones who have taken so much of their habitat! Man has an obligation to treat these animals' lives as valuable just as he wishes his life to be treated. Shame and dishonor on us for not treating other species lives as sacred too!
 

Kate Kenner (200)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 2:37 am
O saw the headline before bed the other night and cried without even reading the article. I had images in my head though and anger and sadness in my heart. I can only hope this senator will stop more slaughters. Humans-what an ugly species we can be.
 

onita Caldwell (32)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 10:57 am
So sad!
 

. (0)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 10:54 pm
Noted ty Phliip for the fw and Michelle for the news
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 8:37 am
Noted and Thnx Kevin :0..
 

Laurie S. (73)
Thursday October 4, 2012, 9:36 pm
Thamks for posting!
 

Beverly G. (129)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 2:53 pm
their so lovely look at their little faces - beautiful
 
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