Yellowstone Wolves Hit by Disease: Upsetting Myth of Self Regulating Nirvana
September 25, 2012
This is a great report that was sent to me by a valuable resource because it reveals, what clear thinking people have known for a long time.
Researchers from Penn State University have discovered that gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park have dropped from a peak of 170, after wolf introduction, to around 100, and they blame it on disease. It’s not clear from this article in Live Science, if the mission of the researchers was to discover why the population of wolves in Yellowstone had dropped to 100 or whether they were there just to study the wolf diseases. I’m led to believe they were there to help find out what was shrinking the wolf population.
If that is the case, then have they ruled out all other causes of population reduction? Like, having not enough food to eat. Of course we’ll never know that will we. That’s one of those things that doesn’t get studied too hard nor reported on.
But, as a firm believer that Mother Nature doesn’t “balance” itself, in the human perception of “balance”, this comment by one of the researchers is a real gem.
“We’re down to extremely low levels of wolves right now,” researcher Emily S. Almberg, a graduate student in ecology, said in a statement. “We’re down to [similar numbers as] the early years of reintroduction. So it doesn’t look like it’s going to be as large and as a stable a population as was maybe initially thought.”
I suggest many of you might want to jot that one down or copy and paste it some place to save for future reference. This statement may be as close as we are ever going to get to anybody admitting that nature doesn’t balance.
She and others may have thought that but those scientists with experience said any populations driven by predators would never be stable, nor would ecosystems leave to their own devices. People’s perverted notions of what and how nature takes care of itself is far from reality and this is an example of that.
Yellowstone is perhaps as close as you can come to a self-regulated ecosystem, although it isn’t because of all the manipulating that is done with species of flora and fauna. About all that is absent is hunting and trapping to stabilize populations.
Other issues that are brought out in the article should make anyone with a brain giggle; as if this information is something newly discovered. Here’s another example. The article states, “The Penn State researchers found that distance made a difference in the spread of the disease.” I’m mean, seriously! Who didn’t know that? I was taught that I think in third grade. Isn’t it for this reason animal rights and agriculture officials frown on packing too many animals into a small space? Or, without sounding like a broken record, back during the process of developing an Environmental Impact Statement prior to the introduction of wolves, they were warned that too many wolves would bring and breed disease, many of which are harmful and deadly to humans. I think the words here are, it fell on purposely deaf ears.
And a continuation of that thought process and epiphany of the Penn State researchers, the article further states, “Thus the high wolf densities afforded by protection within Yellowstone may come at the cost of some population stability.” Well, by golly. I wonder if these same researchers are able to also conclude that if high wolf densities because of predator protection might cost the wolf population some stability, that it also causes lack of stability of other species?
This is extremely important as the fully brainwashed and educational institution indoctrination of wildlife biologists and other scientists, have taught most everyone that if man would just go kill themselves and leave Mother Nature to herself, there would be balance. And to support this myth, they lie and say that the wolf and coyote are the only species that can bring “balance” to our ecosystems.
But fear not all you wolf lovers. It wasn’t the wolves’ fault:
“Many invasive species flourish because they lack their native predators and pathogens, but in Yellowstone we restored a native predator to an ecosystem that had other canids (animals in the dog family) present that were capable of sustaining a lot of infections in their absence,” said Almberg.
I thought “mighty dog”, once introduced, would clean up any existing disease, kill off all the sick and weekly of the prey species and urinate on any plants in order to rid the forests of invasive species.