December 21 2013; OUTRAGE in Idaho

This morning I received the following in an email from the Center for Biological Diversity; the outrage in Idaho continues and worsens dramatically.

Just two years ago, gray wolves lost federal protection in Idaho. Since then 859 of these beautiful animals have been killed in aggressive, sometimes brutal hunting and trapping seasons. And now the state wants to take the carnage a step further: This holiday season Idaho is allowing a privately sponsored wolf and coyote “derby.”

Just after Christmas, on Dec. 28 and 29, Idaho will host a cruel contest where hunters will compete to see who can kill the biggest wolf and bag the most wolves and coyotes over the weekend. This derby is hosted by an Idaho sportsmen’s group and approved by the state.

<u>As if these disgusting contests weren’t bad enough, a hired gunman’s being paid to hole up in a taxpayer-funded cabin until he slaughters two entire wolf families residing in the national forest. The U.S. Forest Service gave him permission to be on public lands for the hunt, and he’s funded by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game ostensibly because killing these wolves could boost the elk population for human hunters.</u>

Take urgent action now to contact Idaho agency heads, elected officials and business leaders to express your outrage over the planned wolf- and coyote-killing contest and oppose the hired wolf-killing gunman in Idaho’s wilderness area.

Click here to take action and get more information.
 
If you can’t open the link, go to:

http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14795

Follow the link to sign and submit a letter requesting action to STOP such a completely nonsensical operation which is, most certainly and obviously, only the tip of that iceberg named STUPIDITY.

I’m not sure why such sickness constantly persists in the US, but it does. Perhaps it’s a sign that the undercurrent of the uninformed and those of marginal intellect (assuming there’s a difference) sees no harm in mass killings, in mass death — including the death of their nation, a prospect implicit in any society wherein mass death is either insisted or permitted.

What can be said about such clusters of irrational sickos that live and love only to kill, to do all within reach to ensure the extinction of their most hated and despised beast? What happens when there are no more critters left to wantonly kill and the mini-bulge in their pants shrinks back to the size of a (French cut) string bean, never to grow again? What then?

15 thoughts on “December 21 2013; OUTRAGE in Idaho

  1. Sounds like they’re trying to kill as many as they can before the government puts wolves back on the endagered species list.

    • True. But why? Far as I know, there has NEVER been, in 250 years at least, a documented attack by a ‘healthy’ (read: non-rabid) on any American. So, why the passion to kill wolves?

      I think maybe Canadian Wildlife Biologist Farley Mowat summed it up as well as anyone ever could when he wrote: “We have doomed the wolf not for what it is but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be: the mythologized epitome of a savage, ruthless killer — which is, in reality, no more than the reflected image of ourself.”

  2. It has been proven that wildlife populations are healthier when wolves are in the ecosystem to keep the herds in balance.
    Humans don’t harvest the sick animals, wolves do.
    Humans hunt for antlers to put on the wall.
    That’s the message they are really sending.
    They want elk with big antlers so they can draw hunters to the state.
    This keeps diseases like brucelosis in check and stronger herds are a result

    • Absolutely. Predators such as wolves are far more efficient at maintaining a healthy ecological balance “out there” than humans can ever be.

      “We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature, and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creature through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings, they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.” ~Renée Askins in Shadow Mountain – A Memoir of Wolves, a Woman, and the Wild; Anchor Books, ISBN 0-385-48226-4

      • Nature’s predators work to cull the weak and sick, strengthening herds and gene pools. Human predators take the strongest and leave the weak to breed, producing less than optimum results.

        • Some humans have a tendency to do things backward, don’t they?
          Instead of taking time to just ‘drink it all in’ – noticing what/how the natural world balances itself – in a wide swath humans destroy things they don’t or won’t try to understand.

          • An excellent work by Barry Holstun Lopez:

            Of Wolves And Men

            should be required reading for every rancher that wants to annihilate the lupine.
            (oh and required reading for anyone making laws to disrupt the food chain)

    • “Global warming”, house, “global warming”.///

      We had a very spring-like first day of winter! No coat needed, not a cloud in the sky.
      We are in need of rain! Forecasters say none in the next week or two.

  3. I’ll have to check the local TV news sites in a little while.

    There was supposedly a shotgun fired two doors down from me. I just went out to check my mail before the storm hits, and my street was full of police cars and an ambulance and fire truck. I had the window open, and heard a distant report, but I thought it might be a fuse blowing on a power pole. There weren’t any local news trucks on the scene yet, and the ten o’clock news is right now.

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