Skip to comments.Court denies stay of wolf hunts in two states (ID & MT)
Posted on 08/26/2011 10:31:26 AM PDT by jazusamo
(Reuters) - An appeals court has refused to block wolf hunts planned in Idaho and Montana while conservation groups press a legal case against an unprecedented act of Congress that lifted federal protection of the animals.
More than 1,500 wolves in Idaho and Montana were removed from the U.S. endangered species list, giving the two states largely unfettered control over the animals, in legislation attached to a stopgap budget bill Congress approved in April.
The delisting came amid a legal battle between environmentalists and the U.S. government over whether wolves, which were hunted, trapped and poisoned to near extinction decades ago, had successfully recovered in the Northern Rockies.
"We are discouraged we didn't win a stay of execution for wolves, but we are cautiously optimistic that we will win our lawsuit to protect wolves from future persecution," John Horning, WildEarth Guardians executive director, said in a statement.
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Oh no! This means the “animal rights” loons will be taking their clothes off again! Everybody run! Don’t look! Just run!
I was about to say, the fact that it’s “unprecedented” is sad all by itself.
Then, perhaps, they would get an idea, however briefly, of why they were hunted to near extinction in the past.
These beasts are the bane of Western ranchers everywhere. My brother-in-law has a herd of steers in north-central Wyoming, and confesses to a problem with these canids.
He recognizes they “kill for fun”, and are killing machines of the first order.
He most assuredly does not subscribe to the “balance of nature” tripe the enviro-weeniees would have us believe.
In some areas the elk population my be getting bit out of hand, but there are other alternatives to unleashing packs of wolves on them.
And us, I might add.
Last season in Idaho, the state issued over 1,000 permits. Only 200 wolves were taken. They were evenly distributed over the state.
I live in Cody, WY and the wolves are destroying Elk and Moose populations around here.
Wolves were reintroduced to the Northern Rockies in the mid-1990s over the objections of ranchers and hunters. They blame wolves for preying on livestock and reducing herds of big-game animals like elk.
Wolves killed 148 cows in Idaho in 2010 out of the state’s 2.2 million head of cattle, according to government figures. A recent survey by Idaho wildlife managers shows elk populations exceed or meet biologists’ objectives in the vast majority of the state’s hunting areas.
Statistics can show whatever one desires. For example the 148 cows killed? How many of them were with unborn calf? How many live calves were killed by wolves? Conveniently not mentioned. Frankly, my forefathers were right. There is no room for predators running loose among livestock.
If radical nut jobs want wolf pets, they can pay to feed and house them where they cannot cost the livestock industry. Just like another article I read this morning about grasslands. Some, groups and individuals, are now interested in what the local farmer is doing with his land. The price of food grains has risen so high they are now worried that grasslands will be plowed under for crops.
This comes under the umbrella of preservation for dubious purposes. In the name of preservation to keep productive land from being productive despite who might own it. In my humble opinion it is no ones business what the farmer or rancher does with HIS land, but the farmer or rancher.
Good post and all true.
Those 148 cows killed were only those that could be proven killed by wolves, the enviros and government don’t come out and say that, many are lost to wolves that cannot be proven.
There’s no question that wolves have taken a heavy toll on elk, in some areas of these states the elk count is way down.
In my opinion wolves should never have been reintroduced in the lower 48. States spend a lot of money on wildlife management and wildlife have done fine without wolves in the wild for many years.
In some areas elk got to be too numerous but that problem can be corrected by hunting and the state and local businesses make money off hunters.
Is the Soros-Sponsored Agenda 21 a Hidden Plan for World Government?
(Yes, Only it Is Not Hidden)
The innocent followers are just as dangerous as the traitorous (IMO) liberal and socialist teachers who are polluting the minds of our children with this communist U.N. rubbish.
Thanks for the ping!
I'm on vacation in northern California right now.
Agenda 21, sadly, is alive and well here.
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