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- 21. Wolf Hearings
December 03, 2013
Special panel presentation and documentary viewing
Sponsored by: David Spady Film Veritas Research
and Americans for Prosperity
McNary Community Center/Library, Hwy 260 (aka Pine St.), McNary, AZ 12:00-2:30 pm
Come hear specialists, scientists, leaders, land stewards and other expert testimony concerning the impacts of the reintroduction of the Mexican Gray Wolf. Also, enjoy a free viewing of the documentary,
“Wolves In Government Clothing”.
Film maker and AFP-California State Director David Spady
Endangered Species Act Consultant Doyel Shamley
Rancher Wink Crigler
University of Alaska Geneticist Dr. Matt Cronin
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Public Information Meeting
Hon-Dah Conference Center
777 Highway 260, Pinetop, AZ
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Public Hearing
Hon-Dah Conference Center
777 Highway 260, Pinetop, AZ
- 22. EPA's Secret Deals with Environmentalists: Sue and Settle
The EPA is under investigation for a practice called Sue and Settle. Environmentalists in government and private organizations have found ways to create new regulations by fashioning lawsuits tailored to have courts institute policy changes. Both parties involved in the lawsuits secretly decide in advance what the outcome will be and how much taxpayer money will be transferred to the environmental group in the settlement. In other words, they are exploiting the courts to change laws, and in the process, helping to fund radical environmental groups without legislative or taxpayer consent. Millions of taxpayer dollars have been given to these groups.Click here to read more
- 23. True Purpose of Wolf Reintroduction: Get Ranchers off Public Land, Permanently and Forever.
Take a look at this article, and then if you and your family ever expect to enjoy the Tonto National Forest again, send your objections to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service about this city-environmentalist driven plan. 1) The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services plans to reintroduce wolves to Gila, Coconino, Navajo, and Graham counties. Comment HERE. 2) The USFWS also intends to retain the "endangered" status of Mexican gray wolves. This means you could be fined $500 if you shoot one, even while its ripping the hindquarters and intestines out of your dog, or chewing off your cat's head...right before your children's eyes. Comment HERE.
Deadline for comments is 12/17/2013. Two public meetings have been set for 12/3/2013 in Pinetop. Click HERE for information.
Here are some excerpts from a Nov. 7, 2013 Tucson Weekly article:.
Dean Warren has a story to tell about how Mexican Gray wolves stole one of the best parts of his life.He was on horseback on a mountain trail south of Rose Peak, in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, when four wolves attacked him and his six blue tick hounds, setting off a ferocious struggle.
“Picture 10 animals in a dogfight under your horse, and you know what I’m talking about,” says Warren, then a rancher and range deputy for the Greenlee County Sheriff’s Office.
“I’m being attacked by wolves!” he hollered into his police radio. “I need help!”
He yelled and fired shots into the air, but the wolves kept coming. The desperate brawl lasted two hours. Warren’s fighting retreat brought him to Sawmill Cabin, where he closed himself inside a barn, the animals pacing and howling outside.
Something–probably the arrival of rescuers–caused them to quit, and Warren, 62 years old at the time and a crack outdoorsman, headed home, considering himself lucky. If his horse hadn’t been accustomed to dogs, he says he could’ve been thrown to the ground and injured or killed.
But the funny part, the tragic part, the unbelievable part, is the idea of a cowboy, alone, in a death struggle with vicious animals–and what’s running through his mind, apart from not turning into wolf kibble?
“I definitely felt threatened, but I knew that if I shot those wolves, I could pay a huge fine and maybe get years in jail,” says Warren. “Hiring a lawyer would break me. I don’t have that kind of money in my hip pocket.”
Warren’s fight happened three years ago, and the news traveled quickly along the straw-hat grapevine. The facts put a chill in everybody’s day, especially the part about one wolf jumping up to put its paws on the horse’s flanks, snapping and growling.
“That scared all of us,” says Dan Groebner, supervisor of Arizona Game and Fish’s wolf field team. “Wolves aren’t supposed to behave that way.”
Dramatic as they were, the details never traveled far beyond ranch country, and probably wouldn’t have been heard if they did. For city environmentalists, the thought of the lobo howling in the wild again–the deep emotion of that concept, the romantic resonance of it–has the power to deafen, even though most probably couldn’t distinguish a wolf call from Sting.
Dean Warren was eventually driven off his land.
"The stress they caused is enormous," says Warren. "I'd be out working fences or laying pipe, and I always had that old yellow eye looking down on me. It became impossible to live ther. If it wasn't for the major holdings people have, it'd just be picknickers and retirees left out there."
Like most ranchers, he believes that was the true purpose of wolf reintroduction–getting ranchers off public land, permanently and forever.
Adios cowboy. "That's it partner. That's the whole deal right there."
- 24. Deadline to Comment to Stop Wolf Reintroduction has been Extended!
Due to the recent federal government shutdown, the U.S. Forest and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has extended the deadline for submitting your objections to the USFWS's plan to reintroduce wolves into several Arizona counties. The USFWS also intends to maintain the Mexican gray wolf as "endangered." The new deadline is 12/17/2013. Also, on 12/03/2013 the USFWS will hold two public meetings in Pinetop, AZ. The Public Informational Meeting will be from 3:30 - 5:00 pm, The Public Hearing will be from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. Hon-Dah Conference Center, 777 Highway 260, Pinetop (at the junction of Hwy 260 and Hwy 73). Click HERE for further details. Please attend!
Believe me, if these wolves are introduced into Gila, Coconino, Navajo, and Graham counties, livestock, wildlife, pets, humans, and the economy will be seriously, negatively affected! Click HERE and HERE for background.
There are two issues:
The first relates to the proposed changes to the Mexican wolf experimental nonessential population rule. This expands the boundaries. Click HERE. You will see where to comment in the top right corner.
The second relates to the continued listing of Mexican gray wolves as an endangered subspecies in the Southwest. Click HERE.
WHAT TO WRITEClick here to read more
- 25. U.S. Fish & Wildlife to Introduce Wolves into Gila, Navajo, Graham, and Coconino Counties
The following article was written by Donna Daly, a resident of Gila County. If you live in Gila, Navajo, Graham, or Coconino county, or if you have a cabin in any of these areas, or if you have a business in these counties, you need to read every sentence of Ms. Daly's article. The deadline for comments to the U.S. Fish & Game is 10/28/2013. No hearings have been scheduled in areas where these wolves are to be released! All of the animal rights activists from across America know about it. Not us! These members of the Sierra Club and Defenders of Wildlife don't even live in Arizona where these animals will be released. I live within 30 feet of the Tonto National Forest. I know what coyotes can do. I love all wild animals. I love wolves. It is criminal to release them in these areas, where they will be shot and killed by people protecting their families and livelihood. If the animal rights people want to preserve wolves, release them in remote areas, not near people, and especially not near children! Don't release them where they will kill pets and livestock and ruin the economy of the towns that thrive on the recreational trade.
This is what Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and all the Democrats want! They want to grind America into the ground.Click here to read more