Man Demonstrates how Easy it is to Stop a Wolf: Yellowstone Park

 

"Wolves attack people.  Initial attacks are clumsy, as the wolves have not yet learned how to take down efficiently a new prey.  Persons attacked can often escape because of the clumsiness of the attacks.  A mature, courageous man may beat off or strangulate an attacking wolf.  However, against a wolf pack, there is no defense.  Even two able and armed men may be killed.  Wolves as a pack are hunters so capable a predator that they may take down black bears and even grizzly bears."  "When do Wolves Become Dangerous to Humans"?  by Valerius Geist, Ph.D.

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Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner? Wolves

Recently, a benefit was held in Scottsdale dubbed “Dinner with Wolves.”  The Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club, and many environmental groups want the Mexican wolf returned to what they consider the wild landscape of Arizona.  They also want to maintain protections for the Mexican wolf by listing it as “endangered.”   

Wolves are charismatic, beautiful, and graceful.   Their evening howls evoke wonderment in many people. Environmentalists believe that wolves will foster ecosystem diversity and stability.

Mexican wolves’ historical range was never in the area where they were released

The Mexican wolf’s historical range was primarily centered in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico, and as far south as Oaxaca.  Only 10% of the Mexican wolf’s range extended as far north as southeastern Arizona.  

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) released Mexican wolves into northeastern Arizona in 1998.  The USFWS is strongly considering expanding the release area from New Mexico to California and from I-10 to I-40.  That will include several counties and millions in human population.  

This is not good news to residents in the rural areas of northeastern Arizona who have had their lives, property, and livelihoods adversely affected by wolves since 1998. 

Cattle raising is a small family tradition.  Wolves kill their livelihood. 

 

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Deadline to Comment on Feds Listing Mexican Gray Wolf as Endangered in Arizona

The deadline to comment to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) regarding listing the Mexican Gray Wolf as "endangered" has been extended to Thursday, March 27, 2014.  It is extremely important that you oppose this ESA (Endangered Species Act) listing.  If the Mexican wolf is given protected status under the ESA, it means that you as a property owner lose your fundamental property rights.  The USFWS has plans to reintroduce the Mexican wolf in Arizona in a huge swath.  The north border is I-40; south border is I-10; west borders California; east borders New Mexico.  (See U.S. Fish & Wildlife to Introduce Wolves into Gila, Navajo, Graham, and Coconino Counties.)  

See Threatened and Endangered Species and the Private Landowner:

ANIMAL PROTECTION
The Federal ESA prohibits "taking" of an endangered or threatened animal. This means that you cannot "harm harass, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect any threatened or endangered species." "Taking" can also mean habitat alternation resulting in harm to the species. Whether on private or Federal land, whether intentional or unintentional, the "taking" of a listed animal is illegal. Protection in addition to this may be afforded through your State’s Endangered Species Act. 

Both Gila Watch and Gilbert Watch have been reporting on the activities of the USFWS (United States Fish and Wildlife Service) as they have been shoving wolves down the throats of Arizonans.  They have released wolves in Northeastern Arizona and in New Mexico, seriously and negatively affecting the livelihoods of people in those areas.   

ACTION:

Please leave your Comment for the USFWS HERE.  You will notice the large number of Pro-Wolf comments.  This is because the environmental groups are very well organized, well funded with your tax dollars, and are heavily plugged in to all levels of government.  

Need help with a comment?  See below.  Pick one or two as is or rewrite.  

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