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Idaho: Otter's $ 2 000 000 Fund to Exterminate 500 Wolves in Idaho Introduced With 9-8 Vote.

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Idaho aims to kill 500 wolves to get the population to the bare minimum of 150 individuals. just above the mark that was agreed upon with the Federal Government. Most wolf experts say that minimum is not a viable population


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Jonathan Smithsonian (3)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 6:37 am

roxy H (350)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 6:41 am
The idea is to set up a Wolf Control and fund oversight board that will deal with Idaho's continued efforts to kill at least 500 wolves for which Federal funds has somewhat dried up.
The proposed five-member board would consist of the directors of the state departments of Agriculture and Fish & Game, and three other appointees, one each from the livestock industry, the hunting industry and from the public at large.
Idaho aims to kill 500 wolves to get the population to the bare minimum of 150 individuals. just above the mark that was agreed upon with the Federal Government.
Most wolf experts say that minimum is not a viable population.
The Idaho F&G department is also currently under pressure to eliminate elk herds that have become too numerous because of a population explosion. Damage to crops and fencing was reported.
The wolves were originally introduced to take care of this problem but sadly Idaho leadership lack the vision and understanding of the importance of a balanced system.

roxy H (350)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 6:41 am
Also : here :
Wolf-control bill barely introduced, on close 9-8 vote

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 9:03 am
Terrible-poor wolves. The BS is endless. Thx Roxy

Kay M (347)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 9:26 am

Carla van der Meer (648)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 11:43 am
This makes me ill. There is no good reason for it and so many reasons not to do it. This is NOT a wolf problem, it is a human problem. WE are encroaching on their habitat and perpetuating the myth of the 'big bad wolf', none of which is based in fact. I would love to see a large scale boycott on products from and travel to Idaho.

Shelli S (374)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 11:49 am
F*ck u Idaho..Corrupt sons of bitches!!

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 12:31 pm
he court just said they could not kill the wolves, so how are they going to get around this. Hunters ae killers and will kill anything for a thrill, very sick people.

Robert B (55)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 12:35 pm
All I can say is: What a bunch of incompetent, corrupt and stupid bastards.

Kamia T (89)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 12:43 pm
How sick is this? Three guesses what most of the individuals on the board will want to do, and for what reason? It won't help agriculture or ranching, it WON'T help hunting, as elk and deer die from over population. It's just plain stupid on so many fronts!

Mary R (280)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 12:44 pm

Terry King (113)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 12:48 pm
Idaho has 1.5 million acres of public land under grazing lease supporting 260,000 domesticated grazing animals. As always, greed is the real problem. Ranchers demand predator free land on these publicly owned leases. Follow the money.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 12:49 pm
If Idaho's gov't were as concerned with education as they are with wolf extermination, then Idaho schools wouldn't be so close to the bottom compared to other states. Idaho recently ended it's hunting and trapping program in the Frank Church Wilderness Area, but only after the hunter had eliminated two packs of wolves. All so hunters can hunt elk? I still believe that for every hunter that brings dollars to Idaho, there are surely ten eco-tourists who would love to travel and to see wolves in their natural habitat. Logic, however, doesn't seem to be a value in the Idaho statehouse. Instead, they want to drop the minimum age for hunting big game from 12 to 10! Crazy.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 12:50 pm
Well said, Terry. Ranching interests seem be the dominant political power in Idaho.

Athena F (131)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 1:34 pm

Thursday January 30, 2014, 1:34 pm
It takes only nine people to decide the fate of these beautiful animals? Absolutely unacceptable and outrageous. Thanks Roxy!

Birgit W (160)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 1:43 pm

Ondine J (134)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 1:45 pm
This is state sanctioned slaughter and i'm absolutely sickened by this, who are these lunatics?? Greed once again ??

barbara C Horban (56)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 2:16 pm
Preposterous...these beautiful animals have been around much longer than the Idaho legislature and would probably do a better job. Nature is a balancing act not a legislative decision.

Petra M (259)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 2:35 pm

Muriel Servaege (53)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 2:49 pm
Disgusting. Reducing the number of wolves so that their population won't be viable any more is simply shameful, disgusting, ... Why not reduce the nupmber of people to 150? Wolves were there before man, after all.

Linda Ward (8)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 2:57 pm
Noted and signed

Jeanette Micca (0)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 4:00 pm
This is a very sick society we live in. The hatred that lives on in Idaho, Wyoming, etc., is passed on from generation to generation. Obviously, they are redneck, inbred, idiots, who cannot think for themselves. When Obama gave the power to decide to the individual states, he knew exactly what he was doing, and exactly what would happen. I would suggest in the future elections, anywhere in the USA, that we only elect officials and legislators who are animal friendly, and when "managing" wildlife, that it be agreed to be handled only in non-lethal and non-violent and non-cruel ways., Unless of course our "vote" is no longer considered, but something must be done because our country has become a killing society and its disgraceful and totally unacceptable. We the people must speak up and MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 4:00 pm
Damn ranchers and hunters. I will not go near Idaho.

Ann Breeden (65)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 4:51 pm
This man is more than disgusting. I've been a wolf lover forever. If this jerk would only realize that there would be more eco-tourism dollars for his state by promoting them instead of slaughtering them but, guess what? he was the first guy who said when they de-listed wolves and left it up to the states that he wanted to be the first to shoot one.
I'm hoping that Earth Justice will be able to stop his latest hate crimes because that's what it is.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 5:46 pm
Murdering ba**tards, they just never stop.

marie C (163)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 6:20 pm
What goes around comes around

Inge Bjorkman (202)
Friday January 31, 2014, 2:00 am
Same in Sweden, here is also a war on wildlife.


SylvieBusy A (190)
Friday January 31, 2014, 3:57 am
Quelle triste nouvelle ! a me brise le cur...

Danuta Watola (1251)
Friday January 31, 2014, 4:19 am

Ruth C (87)
Friday January 31, 2014, 5:45 am
I agree Carla van der Meer.

Yvonne F (181)
Friday January 31, 2014, 8:06 am
Where does this killing attitude come from? Why do people think that they can solve everything by killing?
The wolves have a great positive impact on the ecosystem, which is scientifically proved in Yellow Stone.
Tragic mentality!
Thanks Roxy for posting

Michael A (28)
Friday January 31, 2014, 10:55 am

Leanne B (46)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 9:02 pm
Sadly noted.
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