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In the News: Idea for Wolf "Diversity" Draws Ire

Environment  (tags: animals, endangered, destruction, nature, protection, wildlife, habitat, politics )

- 1940 days ago -
A four-year lapse in release of new captive-born Mexican gray wolves to Southwest national forests could end next year, but the proposal, floated by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, is already drawing fire from environmentalists as inadequate and...

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Thomas P (280)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 3:49 pm
Noted. It seems that this policy is as progressive as the majority of Arizona's policies, which, regrettably, means that it isn't. Like many others, this decision seems to be based on politics rather than science and evidence.

Terry V (30)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 4:57 pm
Hunting with cameras only.

Call Off The Wolf Guns

Wolves, We are One

Wolves- On My Way

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 11:09 pm
Noted. Any release is good but this is really not enough and it sounds like it's a very small step.

John B (185)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 3:27 am
Thanks Carrie for the link to the article by Rene Romo. Read and noted.

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 3:31 am
They just love the wolves, but then they don't. A real push me pull ya policy.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:03 am

Carol H (229)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 7:15 am
noted, thanks Carrie

Farah Hage Ali (152)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 7:49 am
noted, thank you

Ruth C (87)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 8:08 am
Thank you for sending Carrie.

Petra M (259)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:32 pm
Noted, thanks Carrie!

Thursday December 27, 2012, 7:44 pm
Noted. Thanks Carrie

Robert Hardy (68)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 7:51 pm
Nature or humans... which is better at evolution... guess.

Suzanne L (98)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 8:55 pm
TY Carrie. There is so much pressure on wolf populations. They are beautiful animals and deserve so much more consideration for population preservation.

Carrie B (306)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 8:58 pm
I agree Suzanne!

Thursday December 27, 2012, 11:07 pm
Alexandra Rodda i agree with you...
noted with hope
Thank you, Carrie!

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 11:40 pm

Karen R (87)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:00 am

Roxie H (350)
Friday December 28, 2012, 8:59 am
This is about the most silliest Idea ever, they only want to enforce this idea and have the mexican wolves released from the minnesota zoo, to be brought down there into an area that is NOT wolf friendly and get killed... not a win situation for the wolves, its a political move. The Governor of New Mexico wanted the critically endangered wolf pack eliminated to the point she removed the female alpha even when she had 5 pups.. had a kill order and we took action and went into to court to save her life, which ended up losing 3 of the pups, the female was never replaced with the pack... 2 of the pups went looking for their mother and got lost...thier was a frenzy and the whole pack was decimated and finally the wonderful male alpha found his last remaining 2 pups... we will FIGHT ANY COURTS to allow any more going into that area..they will need to have a total protection in place for the wolves before there will be anymore released, we have been fighting FOR THE WOLVES! start thinking for them and not with emotions and greed

Roxie H (350)
Friday December 28, 2012, 9:06 am
Just a side note... you will not find many wolf advocates promoting the idea of releasing any wolves into that area ...none

. (0)
Friday December 28, 2012, 9:46 am
I simply don't understand Arizona and its environmental mentality.

Mandy A (86)
Friday December 28, 2012, 11:15 am
No more wolves in that area! NO NO NO NO! They will be killed!

. (0)
Friday December 28, 2012, 11:48 am
How soon before they issue a wolf bounty on the imported Mexicans?

Bruno Moreira (61)
Friday December 28, 2012, 12:25 pm
noted thanks

janet f (29)
Friday December 28, 2012, 12:43 pm
Take this advice as a blanket statement: Never, ever trust the US Fish and Wildlife Services.

Ruth M (235)
Friday December 28, 2012, 1:38 pm

Amy E (66)
Friday December 28, 2012, 2:32 pm

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Friday December 28, 2012, 2:48 pm

. (7)
Friday December 28, 2012, 3:44 pm
Noted, thank you

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:53 pm

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:53 pm

Tammy Taylor (12)
Friday December 28, 2012, 4:57 pm
Does the person that works in the petstore really care about those animals, does that nurse genuinely care for her patients, do the people who work for fish and game depts. really stand up for these animals ... we need the right people on the right jobs, we need people who actually give a damn about what they do!

Paul Girardin (126)
Friday December 28, 2012, 5:14 pm

Barbara J (9)
Friday December 28, 2012, 5:57 pm
Us Fish and Wildlife is a joke.

Nikhil Dutta (2)
Friday December 28, 2012, 6:42 pm
Wolves should be protected

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday December 28, 2012, 7:35 pm
Noted , thanks !

Jaime Alves (52)
Friday December 28, 2012, 9:43 pm

Hayley C (7)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 8:39 am
Noted, thanks

Many Feathers (139)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 10:04 am
thanks noted

Mary T (178)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 10:30 pm
A terrible idea to put any more wolves in danger of being killed, The US Fish and Wildlife is a big joke and they should all be fired and replace with people that care about our wildlife.

Helen Porter (39)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 10:58 pm
NO!!! death sentence for our loved wolves.


michelle t (41)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 11:28 pm
Do not allow this as these wolves will be killed.
Wake up America as you have become an animal abusing sesspit

Nan Towle (75)
Monday December 31, 2012, 8:31 am
The actions and the in-actions of the US Fish and Wildlife services has demonstrated over and over again that they are not FOR the wolves. This is further demonstrated by allowing specific states , Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Minnesota just to name afew commit mass murder and bloody massacres to continue. It seems that they cannot kill our wolves, including defenseless pups and denning mothers by poisoning, trapping, gassing, shooting and torture as they kill them fast enough. The freakish enjoyment of the slaughter of these magnificent, necessary, iconic wolves cannot high-light the basest quality of human nature enough. The word they use is "management" which is just a euphemism for murder. It is despicable and unconscionable and we are not fooled.

The groups that really care about and preserve our wolves, the ones that are willing to show how we can work with them , how they are essential for healthy and disease free wildlife and ecosystems are the ones that ought to be hired to run and oversee these programs. People who know what they are doing and respect our wildlife along with our humanity need to be consulted and brought in. The US Fish and Wildlife has a one way and outdated method of dealing with everything. They are out of date, wrong in calculations, out of touch and need to be disbanded. Bring in something new, creative and innovative with experts in the field.

We've seen what happens when the US Fish and Wildlife Services "run things". We have seen what Congress and Ken Salazar has allowed to happen to our wolves-- all against public policy. Our wolves were placed on the Endangered Species LIst because they were on the brink of extinction due to the same misguided, human behavior. Programs, energy, effort, money were put into programs to bring them back.
We did not bring them back just to slaughter the these sentient beings all over again! We are underwhelmed by the lack of protections and malice in their treatment and demand better. What is being done to them is inhumane and unpatriotic. STOP KILLING OUR WOLVES!

Our wolves MUST be put back on the endangered species Never before has one group been singled out and stripped of their protections as has been done to our wolves. This deep betrayal of trust to the majority of American, taxpaying citizens who did not vote for this needs to be corrected. It needs to be done correctly and immediately.

Sergio P (65)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 10:19 am
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