22 Days to Save our Wolves
March 4. 2014
March 4. 2014
Good day folks at USFWS!
Today I would like to address the notion that our Gray Wolves in the Lower 48 States are in danger of losing E.S.A. protection status, should you decide to move forward with this disastrous delisting proposal.
I have a problem with this declaration, as our Gray Wolves in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin have already already been delisted.
The result of that has resulted in the deaths of 2,673 Gray Wolves.
We only have slightly over 6,000 Gray Wolves remaining from the wolf recovery program, and they do not exist in great number in the remaining 42 states that are awaiting your decision to delist them as endangered species.
So we are debating your proposal to delist wolves in the states where they barely exist.
The danger lies in the states where they do exist, i.e. Idaho, where recently a one Mr. Corkhill, who is on the Idaho Wolf Control Board appointed by Idaho Fish and Game Commission, has quoted verbatim :
“If every wolf in Idaho disappeared I wouldn’t have a problem with it,” Corkill said.
Brad Corkill, owner of Whiteman Lumber Co. in Cataldo testifies before the Idaho Senate Resources and Environment Committee in his confirmation hearing for Fish and Game Commission.
So, what I, ( and anyone else who can see the ominous future destruction of Gray Wolves at the hands of state wildlife service wolf managment programs ) would request of you, is to Re-List the Gray Wolves in ID, WY, MT, MN, MI, and WI, while keeping endangered status for the other 42 states.
Keep all Gray Wolves in the USA listed as endangered under the ESA, until recovery is stable and complete.
If not that, at the very least categorize Gray Wolves in those states as threatened status, so that they have a chance at recovery, and will be able to move about their U.S. habitat that has been designated protected for them, when E.S.A. protections are NOT stripped of them via delisting.
What Is the Difference Between Endangered and Threatened?
Hope you have a tremendous day, and I'll look forward to speaking with you again tomorrow!
Thank you Mr. Hayden for sharing that treasured image and inspiration with me.
____________________________________We have until March 27 . 2014 to leave a comment regarding your thoughts about the seriously bungled Gray Wolf and Mexican Gray Wolf delisting proposal initiated by
Tell them they buggered it up. Big time.
Here's the comment form.
Here are some talking points you can use, swipe, send.
Here's all of the news about what USFWS did ( and 4 petitions to sign from our wonderful advocate friends at Defenders of Wildlife, Center for Biological Diversity, and Wildearth Guardians )
In a nutshell? The USFWS cut corners, and used a little creative "in house consulting" utilizing scientific research that was highly dubious. They were legally obligated to rely on independent, non biased review. Appears that they stacked the deck in their favor, as they just do not want to work at keeping wolves as a protected species under the E.S.A.
So, they want to wash their hands of protecting wolves as endangered species. No big secret there.
We can't allow that.
You've seen what ID, MT, WY, MI, MN, and WI state wildlife services have done when USFWS said "Go for it folks, YOU manage your wolves".
2,673 Gray Wolves were "managed". To death.
We need to keep the rest of the Gray Wolves in the USA protected.
THEN we are going to find a way to convince those six states to quit managing the wolves there into oblivion, heading toward yet another apex predator extinction in the lower 48 States.
Please comment and sign those org petitions.
This is SO important, can't stress that enough.