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How can this be happening? - Scraps & Stitches
justmej
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How can this be happening?
I thought Wolves were protected now.
This makes me so sad, they are wonderful animals. Let's hope the bill doesn't pass.

http://www.nrdconline.org/campaign/actionfund_wolfaerial/forward
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alyburns From: alyburns Date: July 19th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC) (Link)

I'm not sure where this ...

what would we call it? Misinformation? came from on nrdconline, but as I understand it, 1) Bush has nothing to do with this (one of the few things he doesn't! LOL!) and 2) This is strictly a US Forest Fish and Game amendment that is aimed at supposedly protecting: Wildlife and ranching herds.

What they want to do regarding ranching herds/stock is: "...allows the 'taking' (read: killing) of a wolf in the "act of killing stock, herds or dogs" or some such reading as that. And regarding wildlife, they want to allow the 'taking' of a wolf if it can be proved that the wolves are the *primary* reason behind the wildlife decline. You can read the entire proposal here:

http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/species/mammals/wolf/72FR36942.pdf

Basically, they've always had a clause that allowed for 'moving' wolves when they began to impact the wildlife, but in the past, there were too many other reasons explaining the wildlife decline (like the Elk)such as weather, bears, etc. - so the wolves were left alone.

Anyway, I've been researching this for a couple of weeks now, and so far, it seems like the US F&G are allowing for a great deal of discussion and comments, so I would encourage everyone to read their proposal (better minds than mine may find something more horrific in it than I did - you know how hard it is to read government gobbly-gook! LOL!) and then if still worried, to follow the instructions contained within the document to protest.
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