Monday, July 25, 2011
It is kind of funny how the staunch environmental groups continually point a finger at sportsmen, ranchers and concerned rural residents who want Congress to do something to allow each and every state to have the right to control wolf numbers, and cry their lungs out... "Wolf Management Should Be Based On Science...Not Congressional Legislation!!!"
Then, without any reservation whatsoever, these same groups, these same radical pro-wolf organizations turn around and get their way through the courts.
What's worse...controlling wolf numbers and wolf destruction of wildlife and livestock legislatively...or relying on one biased judge in Missoula, MT to rule in favor of those who support expanded wolf numbers and greater destruction of the past 75 years of wildlife conservation?
Let's take a look at some of the so-called "science" the pro-wolf folks believe in so feverishly...
In a nutshell: The indigenous Gray or Timber Wolf (Canis lupus irremotus) was listed as endangered in 1973. Then, in 1978, the entire species of Grey Wolf (including Canis lupus irremotus) were all lumped into a single classification as Canis lupus and listed as endangered in 1978. This meant that even though certain subspecies of gray wolves never existed in the lower 48...they were listed as endangered there.
In 1982, the ESA of 1973 was amended to allow the introduction of experimental populations under the protection of the Endangered Species Act and because all subspecies of gray wolf were listed as endangered, it meant that any subspecies could be translocated and protected under the ESA, even if that subspecies never existed in the relocation area.
In 1994/95,the Canadian MacKenzie Valley Gray Wolf (Canis lupus occidentallis),the largest and most aggressive subspecies of the Grey Wolf, was brought in and released in Yellowstone and Idaho. What was left of the indigenous and truly endangered Canis lupus irremotus has most likely been replaced by the transplanted Canis lupus occidentallis.
This larger, more aggressive, subspecies has multiplied exponentially under protection of the ESA and is currently decimating ungulate populations as well as domestic livestock herds in the Northwest.
Now, that's really some SOUND SCIENCE...isn't it? I guess that would mean that all caribou are ALSO the same...that all pronghorn are the same...that all whitetail deer are the same. So, if suddenly all the Quebec-Labrador caribou of eastern Canada died off, the problem could be fixed by simply transplanting a few thousand Barren Ground caribou from Alaska...Or, the endangered Sonoran pronghorn could be rescued by simply trucking a few thousand Wyoming pronghorn down to Mexico...and dwindling Florida Keys whitetail populations could be easily supplemented by the release of a few thousand of their bigger relatives from Iowa and Illinois. Right? If a wolf is a wolf...then why wouldn't a caribou be a caribou...or a pronghorn be a pronghorn...or a white-tailed deer be a white-tailed deer?
Science is Science...Right?
Who are the wildlife "scientists" behind such idiotic thinking?
It's easy to find the answers to that one. First, just find yourself a copy of the Northern Rocky Mountain Wolf Recovery Plan. One of the off-base "wolf experts" that helped author that assemblage of theories and lies was none other than Dr. Bob Ream, who heads wildlife studies at the University of Montana. Next, run yourself down a copy of the 1994 Environmental Impact Statement filed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...and read some of the phony projections and predictions made by the experts who spun that yarn...including none other than Mr. Ed Bangs, who has headed the Northern Rockies Wolf Recovery Project since it was kicked off. Plus we have a number of "wildlife biologists" and "wildlife managers" working within Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game who are proving to be just as dim witted when it comes to "scientifically" recognizing what wolves truly are...the damage they deal...the diseases they carry and spread...and which these "professionals" try to count using their fingers and toes. Then, to make matters worse, when it comes to managing or controlling wolf numbers, one extremely science deficient U.S. District judge in Missoula, MT tends to make all the calls...all the decisions of what's allowed...what's not.
And his rulings are based on nothing more than legal technicalities, all of which have resulted in the tremendous loss of big game resources, hunting opportunities, and a very damaged livestock industry.
SO PLEASE...SHOW UP AT THE U.S. DISTRICT COURT BULDING, AT 201 EAST BROADWAY IN MISSOULA, TOMORROW MORNING BY 9 A.M. - AND BE CARRYING A PROTEST SIGN THAT LEAVES NO DOUBT HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THE DISASTER ALL OF THESE "SCIENTISTS"...AND ONE JUDGE...HAVE FORCED UPON US!