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Government Agencies Seeking Permission to Kill Gray Wolves

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Gray wolves are protected under the Endangered Species Act in the United States, however, that's not stopping many government agencies from seeking permission to kill the animal.


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Past Member (0)
Monday September 6, 2010, 4:18 am
As Autumn is upon me and the hunters are back ''dear season'' I fear for these animals

gail dair (0)
Monday September 6, 2010, 4:45 am
Noted ty

Ann V (23)
Monday September 6, 2010, 6:51 am
"You just have to accept that part of having wolves, is having to kill wolves.” Unbelievable!! What part of endangered don't they understand?

Noted. Thanks Nancy!

. (0)
Monday September 6, 2010, 8:23 am
The only animal that is truly frightening , is man. With a skyrocketing population, we should go pop off some of the breeders instead of giving them tv shows.

Leave the wolves alone.

Philip H (474)
Monday September 6, 2010, 11:06 am
How can one part of the government say it's protecting these beautiful animals while another plans to kill them???

Terry King (113)
Monday September 6, 2010, 11:06 am
How many times do we have to say no? Hell no!!!

Elaine C. (0)
Monday September 6, 2010, 12:24 pm
Killing any endangered animal or bird is just plain wrong. Why not trap and transfer them to some place safer than the USA.

Ana Cruz (22)
Monday September 6, 2010, 12:27 pm
What is wrong with these people? Don't they understand what "endangered" means????

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Monday September 6, 2010, 12:29 pm
I am sick to hell of this pointless and cruel war on Wolves. The best policy is to leave them alone.

stephen lawrence (4)
Monday September 6, 2010, 12:55 pm
i hope the people commenting on here actually READ the article
these government sickos want to go back to the good ole days [ the only good wolf/ injun is a dead un ''
these people have no care for nature and the beauty it displays only profits and power over people

John G (79)
Monday September 6, 2010, 1:10 pm
I have another idea. Charge the free rangers a reasonable fee for grazing rights instead of giving it away. They'll make the obvious economic choice, go back to a closed range system that they can more easily manage without killing off every predator within 500 miles, and the vast open spaces in this beautiful land can again be opened for the enjoyment of less savage people and to the animals that lived here in perfect balance long before the first domesticated sheep or cow.

tony lane (3)
Monday September 6, 2010, 1:17 pm
its about time that we had a level playing field,why dont we put the government agencies on the hit list because they no longer serve any useful purpose why does the public have to tolerate these people,we have to recognise that these agencies never served any of the public interest, to pay them any wages is a sin they are just taking money under false pretences,the wolves should have sanctuary, why can we not live in harmony with them like the indians did,we owe it to the wolves as well as the indians that were murdered wholesale by the white man.

Ann P (17)
Monday September 6, 2010, 1:30 pm
Animals have such a loving and accepting way about them, and they are given to
us to teach us what true unconditional love is. I only want my freedom to run, live, and sing to the moon.
I will share this earth with you in peace as long as you let me.
Save the Wolves. Peace ☮L♥ve

. (1)
Monday September 6, 2010, 1:32 pm
Noted. Thank you Nancy.

Valerie W (52)
Monday September 6, 2010, 1:36 pm
Read & noted, thanks Nancy. The human race for the most part, is the dumbest, & the most ignorant, & the most blood-thirsty species on this planet! The difference between man & wolves(or, any other predator), is the FACT that man kills for "the fun of it" (some kind of macho sickness??), or to "prove something", & kills way more than is actually "needed". Wolves & other predators, in general(except, perhaps when they are teaching their young how to survive), kill & take ONLY what's needed, & provide a valuable service to wildlife by keeping prey animals strong, healthy & balanced. As far as wolves killing livestock, get over it...YOU are the intruder, & not watching your property(ever hear of guard dogs?), as far as killing your small pets, or whatever, it's YOUR responsibility to watch over & protect, YOU don't have to live in the wilderness areas, or, in wolf habitats!! Chew on that for awhile!

Merryl G (6)
Monday September 6, 2010, 2:39 pm
Disgusting bunch of morons running our Dept. of Agriculture. Sort of like letting Hitler run a synagogue

Gloria H (88)
Monday September 6, 2010, 3:01 pm
I agree with Valerie W --You choose to live in the woods, you takes your chances. No body is going to rush to your rescue to put out a wildfire, suck on your snakebite, help you whack down poison ivy, or get rid of the furry varmits that may nibble or carry off Fluffy, Spot , or Junior.
What is the point of sanitizing the wilderness of predators? Man is the biggest predator there is! We kill each other with drones, bombs, guns and baseball bats. And we never learn.

Naida Austin, Esq. (1)
Monday September 6, 2010, 3:12 pm
As I commented on my facebook page, these politicians can spin the issue any way they want. Even providing statistics means nothing. The bottom line is wolves found their way back on the endangered species list for a reason. Therefore, they need to be protected!

Past Member (0)
Monday September 6, 2010, 3:57 pm
Shooting or gassing an animal is hardly cruel. Wildlife biologists are seeking to control a population and balance various interests, not torture animals.

Let me suggest that those who are so easily upset watch video with full volume sound of a wolf pack ripping apart a pair soft, brown-eyed fawns.

They will slowly eat the kicking babies alive while they scream in agony and the terrified mother watches from a distance.

Canids (wolves, jackals, foxes, coyote, and the domestic dog) also naturally kill (rip apart while still alive) other animals, including humans, simply for sport.

In the natural scheme of things, the proposed management techniques are not only relatively humane, they are ultimately in the best interests, long term health and viability of the beloved and growing wolf population.

Teresa K (33)
Monday September 6, 2010, 4:25 pm
Noted and thank you!

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Monday September 6, 2010, 5:18 pm
In regards to Be Kuel's comment. I have heard this argument before and it is a complete misunderstanding of the natural world. Every animal does what it needs to do to survive and reproduce. For the most part, Wolves hunt the weak and the sick which helps to maintain healthy herds of Deer, Elk and other species. Native Americans had no problem co-existing with Wolves. It was the European immigrants that brought the Wolf to the brink of extinction and continues the senseless slaughter to this day.

Mary D (64)
Monday September 6, 2010, 5:25 pm
Not only do they want to kill the wolves, they want to do it in horrendous ways. I hope everyone in the USA and elsewhere gets up in arms (figuratively, of course) and protests loudly. If the person who gives the yea or nay for this horrible slaughter has political aspirations, let's hope nobody votes for him. The wolves have suffered enough. Leave them alone.

Judith H (27)
Monday September 6, 2010, 5:54 pm
govt has to kill something dont they! 1st the economy, now living things !!!!

Chien Chao (105)
Monday September 6, 2010, 6:39 pm
No Killing Wolf!!

pj d (57)
Monday September 6, 2010, 7:59 pm
I think John Goodspeed has the right idea. An actually darn good idea.

Penelope Ryan (178)
Monday September 6, 2010, 8:02 pm
Ridiculous, killing the wolves is the work of the ranchers just like the BLM is killing the horses for the ranchers. They have taken the land from the horses and given it to the ranchers. Land was granted in the 70's by an act of congress for the horses to live free on. The big money says no give the land to the ranchers for cattle. The wolves don't fit in. Neither do the horses. Many cattle are killed by wolves, that is BS. They are greedy money grubbers. Ken Salazr is a rancher. Conflict of interest perhaps!!!

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Monday September 6, 2010, 8:05 pm
Way too much government, I purpose we keep the wolves and kill these agencies.
Think of all the money we'd save.

Jade H (35)
Monday September 6, 2010, 8:12 pm
Amazing how humans can overpopulate the entire planet, but we demand the right to reduced or wipe out other species at will.
Science is catching up with what many lay observers already know from living with animals every day. This growing understanding can help us see and relate to animals as fellow subjective beings rather than as objects. I like what Australian Bradley Trevor Grieve writes in his book Priceless: The Vanishing Beauty of a Fragile Planet:

“For endangered species we are both their greatest enemy and their only hope. These wonderful creatures will not argue their case. They will not put up a fight. They will not beg for reprieve. They will not say good-bye. They will not cry out. They will just vanish. And after they are gone, there will be silence. And there will be stillness. And there will empty places. And nothing you can say will change this. Nothing you can do will bring them back. With so many lives hanging in the balance, the paths we choose today will decide the fate of the world. So it’s up to us. It’s up to you and me to decide who lives and who dies.”

Kathleen Rau (2)
Monday September 6, 2010, 8:22 pm
I agree with John Goodspeed as well. Give the wild land back to the wild animals who naturally inhabited the terrain long before man with his cruelty and greed ever owned one blade of grass. Wolves by nature are more loving, supportive, faithful and family oriented than the beast that now hunts them.

Lucy Wingate (83)
Monday September 6, 2010, 8:26 pm
Noted! I don't understand why the government feels it has the right to destroy gray wolves. They should come up with alternative methods of controlling the situation.

Mary D (64)
Monday September 6, 2010, 8:26 pm
Well, Be Kuel, have you seen the way people kill animals for food? I saw this on a documentary once. First the "human" butchers separate mothers from their babies - and they cry piteously for their babies or mothers. The humans confine the food animals in so little space that they can hardly breathe. They feed them loads of empty-calorie foods so that they'll get nice and fat. Then they electrocute them to either kill them or cause them to faint, then they cut their throats and allow them to bleed to death. Mercifully, by this time their tortures are all over.

Yes, what wolves do to their prey is horrific to us, but the wolves are a lot more "humane" than the meat industry even think about. If you think that the butchers and other meat industry workers are any better, kinder, and more humane than the wolves, you're sadly mistaken. Wolves do it to survive; meat industry execs do it to get rich.

I've been a vegetarian (almost vegan) for 40 years, and I don't miss meat a bit. I don't wear leather shoes or carry leather bags. Fabric is just fine.. I'm not saying this to point out how saintly I am - there are many others besides me that live the same way - but unless YOU are vegetarian, then don't point out how cruel and awful the wolves are. The people whom you pay to process the meat for you are far worse than the wolves. Think about it!

Andrea rogers (71)
Monday September 6, 2010, 9:22 pm
ahhhhhhhh, the agriculture department or better yet the united states of americ's government is a wolf dressed in sheeps clothing

Past Member (0)
Monday September 6, 2010, 9:30 pm
Why don't we see news headlines that say "Environmental Protection Agencies Seeking Permission to Kill Government Agencies"?

Honestly! Are they stupid? Or just greedy?

janet f (29)
Monday September 6, 2010, 9:35 pm
Once again, the bureaucratic geniuses are hard at work undoing what took years to do..protecting a species that has been hunted to near extinction. The government shouldn't be in the business of killing wild animals to placate ranchers whose animals graze on public land. We'd all be better off if we ate less meat anyhow.

Sonny Honrado (5)
Monday September 6, 2010, 10:43 pm
No killing of wolves. Population control by other methods and not by killings.

Mary D (64)
Monday September 6, 2010, 10:50 pm
Amen, Sonny, amen!

Evelina Zaharieva (9)
Monday September 6, 2010, 11:00 pm
Wolves are such a beautiful symbol of the mystery of nature, of the forest... cruel or not (I don't think wolves are cruel) they MUST not be endangered by any species. Populations were in control before the 'Great Human' intervened. And now, under the tyranny of humanity most species disappear. And for what?!? For nothing... but because of greed for power and money. Although, it's never only about the money, but money gives power. Oh, now that I think about this it sounds so pathetic to me. To rely only on money in order to obtain power. Well, Hitler, before he became a leader, was a simple man, but he had such a tremendous power over people thanks to his oratorical ability. So, money are just a very shallow means of obtaining power.... I'm sorry for humanity, for those who rule and those who suffer. We're in such a pitiful state... :(

Frank Pickens (126)
Monday September 6, 2010, 11:40 pm
Just look at Idaho and it's Governor Otter, he wil be at the forefront. He is a fanatic and wolf killing freak and so is the state if Idaho.

jennifer t (41)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 12:46 am
What has become with the USA.It once was my annual holiday destination but not anymore.America just wants to kill every animal in site.Shame on you, I am appalled.No wonder the global finaancial crisis has hit you so hard when you have a disgusting no care government that wants to kill every animal in site. Many others that I know feel exactly the same and no longer will travel to USA and this must have a significant negative impact on your tourist dollar.

Joy Wong (100)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 1:16 am
I totally agree with you, Sue L. How I wish they will shoot each other down.

Shrryl m (23)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 2:16 am
.. grrrr .. 'noted' !

Mary C (6)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 4:19 am

Agnes W (141)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 4:20 am

William R (20)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 5:01 am
This is one thing I;m sure the republicans in Washington will say yes to. To bad some think we have to kill all wildlife on the planet. Its time these rich cattle ranchers paid a high price for the grazing land the use for free. Wolves kill for food unlike man who kills for the dake of killing.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 5:08 am
Noted TY

marijke philips (34)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 5:15 am
Humans want to kill all animals...They think they are supreme....they think that the earth belongs to them...but its further from the truth.... finally,the man is no more than a DESTRUCTIVE, SELFISH, GREEDY, creature . With all our minds, man would have known better...and if you ask me...I am convinced that animals have more brains than humans..... To all animal destroyers and abusers SHAME ON YOU..... for what you have become.....nothing more than scum.....

Christene Du Preez (37)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 6:03 am
Good God some people are just so full of sh*t! No logic or rational reasoning, there is a balance in nature, we are disturbing this balance by deciding to decrease some animal populations like wolves, destroying their habitat, and so the list goes on. but in truth nataure has always balanced herself out without our interference, so why the hell do goverments think it is somehow their right to kill the wolves? is it the mere fact that they want to feel all powerfull and kill simply because they can? because there really is no justifiable reason for killing wolves.

Jere W (9)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 6:34 am
Noted, thanks

Teresa P (128)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 7:52 am
noted, Thabjs

Diane L (110)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 8:35 am
Money talks..........the big-mouthed, trigger-happy, gun-toting rednecks with the "shoot at anything that moves that we can't eat or sell at a profit" ranchers & hunters are making more noise than those of us who want to protect the environment and have a bit more insight as to how to do that. We all knew they wouldn't simply "shut up and go away" when the wolf was re-listed as endangered. The hunters and their ilk don't believe anyone else has the right to their views and aren't about to give up, so neither should the rest of us.

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 8:40 am

Lenore R (15)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 8:42 am
Wolves are beautiful, loving family members. I am so tired of going thru this all the time. Just when we think they are safe, someone else is trying to kill them. Why don't we just start killing humans since we are the ones taking over the planet and destroying everything God has given us.

Kathy Z (9)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 8:43 am
Be Kuel - wake up and start reading about wolves. They kill for food just like we do. The have a more impressive social hierarchy than most humans. They never overkill in an area - but oh gee why am I wasting my time - your mind is already made up.

Tony i - I totally agree with you re: the agencies that we are supporting - wasted $$$$$

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 9:11 am
Ken Salazar has been a disaster from the beginning. If President Obama wants to lessen his electoral losses in November he should start listening to his base and fire appointees like Salazar and Geithner.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 9:18 am
We nearly got rid of all the wolves and we would have if it were not for the Government your enemy!
Wolves are alfa predators, so are we, bye wolves!
It is very simple, get rid of all the wolves, most of the secondary predators and then harvest the prey and then nature is as productive as possible for our purposes.
Since you are against population control, including abortion and euthanasia and stopping immigration and all fertility treatments there is no other choice,

Gary C (5)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 9:42 am
noted with sadness......

Amanda Levesque (32)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 10:11 am
How much longer will it take for these people to realise it isn't theirs to kill? This is sickening and just wrong!!!! These creatures deserve to live as much as any of us!!!

pam w (139)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 10:23 am
It's the mindless arrogance of those who believe the "animals were created in submission to man" mob.

Tuesday September 7, 2010, 11:07 am

Rebecca T (1)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 12:41 pm
Unfortunately, this is mankind's solution to everything. If it's in your way, kill it. If it has what you want, kill it. If it interferes with your way of life, kill it. If it raises questions about your mindset and behavior, kill it. If you can profit from it, exploit it and/or kill it. Not only is this global mentality of self entitlement frightening, it is allowed and even encouraged. Human beings granted themselves the right to intervene with Mother Nature's supreme process of keeping the earth in balance, and continue to do so despite the blatant evidence of the destruction it has created.

Catherine K. (1)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 12:54 pm
Wolves kill mice and the sick animals in herds. Ever read Never Cry Wolf? That was not fiction. Leave nature alone and she will take care of herself.

Stop the killing.

Tony I good comment.

Rebecca T (1)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 12:57 pm
John Goodspeed: brilliant idea.

Valerie W (52)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 1:10 pm
To "Be Kuel", YOU, are one sad, sick person, &, I feel very sorry for you. When wild animals hunt, they have to use what they have, not like us stupid humans, who stab, shoot, electrocute, butcher while still alive, & so on, & then hang the dead animal's head or carcass up as a trophy, or, wear their skin or fur !! I realize that when any life dies, it's sad & hard to take, like the poor little fawns being eaten alive(??) by the big bad wolf, like humans don't do the very same thing? Think about it.

Merryl G (6)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 1:16 pm
Everyone, Just ignore Be Kuel and realize he is either just trying to get a rise out of us or he is a moron!! Let him go to a Sarah Palin rally. The more we respond to him, the more he likes it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary D (64)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 1:23 pm
I just read the article. Here is what it said:

"To limit the growing population of wolves, some extreme methods have been suggested in the proposal.

"Agencies are asking for permission to “gas pups in their dens, surgically sterilize adult wolves and allow “conservation” or “research” hunts to drive down the predators’ numbers.”

"Some are also in favor of shooting them down from the helicopters."

Can you imagine? What have the grey wolves ever done to them? This is HORRIBLE! I would like to collect the names of any elected officials who support this idea, collect enough money to put in a full-page ad in a Sunday paper, and list the names of those who support this carnage. Then ask voters to boycott them.

It's said that the pen is mightier than the sword. Let's see if it really works!

Melissa L (6)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 3:45 pm

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 6:15 pm
what the heck ?
some of them have just been release into the wild and these guys want them dead whats going on ?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 7:14 pm
Animal over-population is CAUSED by human interference in the first place! LEAVE THEM ALONE and let Nature take it's course. What IS it with American authorities wanting to kill their indigenous wolves anyway???? They seem to really have it in for the wolf!

Patricia Lopez (11)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 8:21 pm
I am Cherokee,American Indian.It just so happens that the wolf is my spirit helper.A Medicine man told me as I had been seeing wolves everywhere.Previously I had been told that I am wolf clan Cherokee because I have green eyes.An Ojibwa woman told me that The Great Spirit(Monitou) had a special purpose for me.Maybe this is part of that.I hate the government for all the atrocities they commit towards all!

MmAway M (520)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 12:42 am
Thanks...went through a few of these comments and most were outstanding..

Personally, I do agree with Goodspeed GIVE IT ALL BACK TO THE WILD ANIMALS...Humans move into the dumpsters!!!

Denise P (65)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 4:22 am
Mother Nature has a wonderful way of dealing with these things. Why do these potential killers think they can do a better job? What a bunch of egotistical fools!

JustaHuman Here (53)
Wednesday September 8, 2010, 5:36 am
Of course in America. What's wrong with people there?

Jane Parker (70)
Thursday September 9, 2010, 8:42 am
Some sickos just can't stand to see an animal breathe. Just to much for these morons.

Dianne D (490)
Monday September 13, 2010, 4:05 pm
We need to practice co-existance. There are too many in the Fish and Game department and BLM that all they want to do is kill. A lot of them are made up of hunters and we need to change that. Ranchers need to pick up dead animals so not to attrack the wolves. I'll continue to fight for wolves and hope others do too.
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