The rigged system began to show its ugly head in more places than the Northern Rocky Mountains. With the combination of “best available science” being applied by government and non governmental agencies, along with creating a new paradigm about wolves and gaining new understanding of those poor “misunderstood” wolves, all the American people needed was an ignorant, activist, agenda-driven court system and diseased wolves and their avid adorers would be trampling o’er the ramparts of sensible Americans wishing to live in peace and quiet.
It wasn’t just the people of the Northern Rockies, i.e. the “Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem” that were having issues with wolves. In Arizona and New Mexico, authorities there went above and beyond the call of duty and actually (re)introduced a “Heinz-57” (that’s what I always called mutts growing up); a hybrid dog raised in captivity and someone at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided to use, once again, “best available science,” and like Frankenstein, crafted a Loup Garou and named it a “Mexican wolf.”
My guess is those responsible for destroying science because of a love affair with wolves in the Southwest probably were leftovers from the failed (re)introduction of another mongrel mutt into the Carolinas. That creation was known as the “Red wolf.”
When the United States passed the Endangered Species Act in 1973, an event that took place while President Nixon was getting caught being a crook and a thief, as all presidents are, almost immediately after that, the gray wolf was listed as “endangered” on the Endangered Species Act list in all of the Lower 48 States, with the exception of Minnesota. A growing “natural” conglomeration of wild dogs inhabited most all of Northern Minnesota. The efforts over the years to protect the gray wolf in the “Western Great Lakes” had allowed for the expansion of “misunderstood” wolves into Wisconsin, Michigan, and parts of some surrounding states. Soon, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would be removing the gray wolf from protection under the Endangered Species Act; or so we were told.
The lie put to the American people in 1994 was that when wolves in the Northern Rockies three Recovery Areas had reached 10 breeding pairs, or about 100 wolves, for three consecutive years, wolves would be taken off the Federal Government’s protection list and management turned over to the states.