Welcome to the pre-American Revolution King’s Forest. My house sits 12 feet from the Tonto National Forest. This and many other Arizona forests are incompetently "managed" by the United States Forest Service, which is why we have so many devastating catastrophic forest fires.Read more
The Center for Biological Diversity is an evil organization that was proven guilty in 2005 of making "false, unfair, libelous, and defamatory statements against Jim Chilton, a Southern Arizona rancher."
Jim Chilton and his family were awarded $100,000 in actual damages and $500,000 in punitive damages. He planned to use part of the money to pay his lawsuit expenses, and donate the rest to the Arizona Cattle Growers Association to "promote truth and responsibility with respect to cattle grazing issues."
"Our opponents don’t use science. They subvert science," stated Mr. Chilton. "Endangered species are just their tool to raise money and impose their anti-production philosophy." He is incensed over the lost livelihoods of tens of thousands of rural westerners: timber workers, ranchers, and miners who have lost productive well paid employment. "Too many other victims just couldn’t defend themselves against relentless attacks by the CBD (Center for Biological Diversity) and Forest Guardians."
"Environmentalists wear people down until they can no longer function," stated a witness.
As Jim Chilton said, "Ranching is not a job. It’s a culture. It’s a unique western American way of life and a national cultural treasure worthy of preservation."
Dear friends of liberty, the Center for Biological Diversity is one of the many radical environmental groups that has learned how to subvert the legislative process and, between FY2009 – FY2012, fleeced American taxpayers out of over $2 million in their ESA (Endangered Species Act) lawsuits against federal agencies. It’s quite a racket. See This is How Radical Environmental Groups Fleece the Taxpayer and Use the Money to Advance Their Agenda.
It’s called "Sue and Settle." Environmental groups work in close coordination with government officials. They sue the government agency to change environmental policy. The agency being sued uses "mediation" in a process to avoid a public court hearing. The lawsuit is settled for thousands of dollars, including attorney’s fees, and the environmental policy is changed. All of this is done behind closed doors. No public disclosure. No legislative involvement.
Take a look at the chart below titled ESA (Endangered Species Act) Litigation Expenditures by Organization to see how many millions in taxpayer dollars these radical environmentalists have been paid!
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."
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
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.
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