- Posted April 5, 2014 by
San Antonio, Texas
Will wolf recovery receive fair treatment from the federal government?
Despite preliminary reports from state agencies admittedly invested in the agriculture and hunting industry, stating that wolf numbers are stable this year, there have been record number of wolf killings this past year. This issue seems to involve a lot of conflict of interest regarding decision makers that needs attention.
This issue is well known to those close to the issue but not covered in the mainstream.
This is a highly political issue, with strong opposition to wolf recovery from the livestock industry, trophy hunting industry, and now oil industry, all competing for public lands or “game” trophy animals. They are very blunt that they want the wolves and other natural apex predators extinct. Ken Salazar was a cattle rancher. Sally Jewell supports trophy hunters. This choice in directors of the USFWS has set back wildlife protections to times prior to Teddy Roosevelt. What’s happening now is tragic, cruel, and completely against the will of the majority. These are our shared public lands and wildlife. We are not represented.
The continuous vicious cycle of trophy hunting for tourism dollars, which upsets the ecosystem, then cause overpopulation of other species, then hunting them for more profit, etc is devastating to our environment and it is just cruel. We need a paradigm shift in our treatment of animals. We know better than this, but the power of these lobbies controls wildlife politics.
The recent Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. FEC says clearly where we are in our political system and the amount of power that corporations have vs. the individual.
Idaho research wolf B341 was recently found beheaded and skinned by a hiker who was shocked and reported the finding. The wolf hate pages above were filled with the story of the hunter who admits to doing this.
While the inboxes of animal advocates are bombarded with images of wolves brutally killed, both legally and illegally, not one story of a prosecution for poaching an endangered animal has been told. The statement is made, by them, repeatedly, that they own the Congress, the individual States, and the President of the United States with the USFWS. Hard to disagree.