May 23, 2015

Environmentalism Has No Faults

EnvironmentalismIf you could swallow back hard against the urge to regurgitate whatever is in your stomach at the time by reading an article in the Christian Science Monitor, you would discover that Environmentalism is the creator of the Nirvanic Land of Oz, while hunters are nothing but stupid killers.

Romantic notions of environmental insanity and Gaia worship, placed on a plane that exceeds even that of the Creator, beckons for uncontrolled outbursts of Kumbaya and maybe even a few lines from I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.

As should be expected from the camp of the environmentalists, they think the republicans in the Congress hate wildlife and are out to destroy the Endangered Species Act, while, in their robotic minds, Obama is removing more animals from the Endangered Species Act list than any human ever thought possible. Now we can better understand why wolves walk on water, change rivers and leap tall buildings in a single bound.

The Land of Oz has been saved….well, almost. Laws, more laws and even more laws, stripping of property rights and loss of jobs, homes, ranches, businesses, have all proven to be the savior of Toto’s happy playground…despite hunters. We did nothing. We do nothing. We kill and that’s all there is to it. We should just be lined up and shot. They shoot horses don’t they?

My favorite IDIOT line from this article says, “There are a lot of people out there, including deer hunters prowling…, who could’ve all taken a shot at one of these black bears, and they didn’t.” My God! It’s a miracle. Had it not been for environmental influences, those “prowling” hunters would have killed everything in sight – probably people too. How are we kept under control? Amazing.

Missing from the entire conversation in this article is discussion about the overall public perception of environmental mentalism, and that environmentalism is what is to blame for actions by Congress to get some semblance of sanity (if that’s at all possible from any government agency) back into Endangered Species Act administering. Environmentalism wants their cake and eat it too. They are cluelessly causing humans to suffer so they can continue their perverted animal worship, programmed into them from birth. It’s sick behavior, but they don’t know it. This behavior has gone on for so long now, unchecked and fully pushed by the Courts, that their greed has caused people like myself, to become so sick and tired of it all, that we are speaking up and demanding something be done to stop the runaway train.

Without the cooperation of the activist Courts, Congress is being forced to write laws exempting species from any control by the Endangered Species Act and the Courts. And yet, these non thinking, mental midgets, not only cannot see what they have done, they still blame hunters for killing everything. They fear Congressional actions will put wildlife management back 10, 20, 30 or more years, but fail miserably to grasp the results of a forced Congress exempting animals from the control of Environmentalism and the Courts, possibly causing the prohibition of helping that species in the future if trouble surfaces again.

Long before Totalitarian rule via Environmentalism, hunters became the conservationist. It was our work and our money that conserved and preserved wildlife. Environmentalism has changed the narrative of how wildlife management is discussed and now they are taking credit for what today they call their Land of Oz, DESPITE the continued allowance of hunting.

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Lynx surveys tracking cat in N.H., Vermont: Insuring Job Security

Editor’s Note: This report is mostly just utter nonsense and full of – oh what’s the politically correct word I’m looking for? Oh, heck, LIES. The quoted statement below shows why Canada lynx will never be recovered, as desired by the animal loving, job security-seekers. This guy admits that even though Canada lynx are protected, conditions do not and will not exist for lynx to recover. And yet, we keep on keeping on because it means lots of money and job security to those lying about how many lynx there are, etc.

I have it on pretty good authority that biologists appointed to count and work with Canada lynx were told to never, ever, under any conditions, say any state or region has more than 500 lynx. Note this statement: “Estimates from federal scientists put the number of Canada lynx in Maine at 500; that’s fewer than a state estimate of 750 to 1,000 lynx about five years ago.” It’s always no greater than 500…ever.

Here’s another point of contradiction. We are told that Canada lynx are at the southern most edge of their historic range and that global warming is causing the lynx to withdraw from the state and move north. And yet, we now read that lynx are moving south because that’s where they can find their favorite food – snowshoe hare. And this makes sense, because……?

“There’s potentially times when conditions might be just right that lynx can occur in Vermont and New Hampshire and in western Maine and Downeast Maine but probably not consistently,” said Mark McCullough, an endangered species biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Orono, Maine.

Source: – Lynx surveys tracking cat in N.H., Vermont

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Breaking News; USFWS Responds to Illegally Gunshot Red Wolf Reward

Breaking News; USFWS Responds to Illegally Gunshot Red Wolf Reward from Red Wolf Restoration Scandal on Vimeo.

Wolf Plans Be Damned

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (OFWC) seems to have taken a page from the liar’s book of wolf management deception used by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The USFWS promised taxpayers that when wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains Distinct Population Segment reached a total of 300 wolves, the animal would be removed from Federal protection. Years later and many hundreds more wolves than promised, the USFWS BEGAN the process to “delist” the wolf. And then the environmentalists went to work filing lawsuits to pad their bank accounts.

It seems Oregon promised taxpayers that when wolves numbered four breeding pairs for 3 consecutive years, wolves there would be removed from protection. That goal was reached in 2012 when six breeding pairs were confirmed, 2013 when 4 breeding pairs were confirmed and in 2014 when 8 breeding pairs existed.

It is now 2015 and the OFWC is considering whether to delist at all, or do it only in prescribed areas of the state.

And these clowns wonder why so many people are hating on wolves and idiotic wildlife management that protects animals over humans and their property.

Somebody Needs to Buy a Clue: NC Red Wolf Government Corruption

From North Carolina Hunt and Fish:

September 2014 Gunshot Wolf “Facts”
Facts that we know:

1) An endangered Red Wolf was confirmed to be shot in September 2014

2) Federal Judge Terrance Boyle issued a Federal Injunction halting all Coyote Hunting in the 5 County area (Tyrrell)

3) The confirmed and admitted Gunshot take occurred in Tyrrell County while Tyrrell County was under the Federal Coyote Injunction

4) No one reported this gunshot Red Wolf within the required 24 hr period for permitted takes 1) Deperdation 2) Threat of life

5) This “Take” could not have been “Incidental” to an otherwise legal activity (Coyote Take) as there was a Federal Injunction in place at time of this confirmed gunshot occurred!

6) If this take occurred due to the perpetrator mistakenly shooting the Endangered Red Wolf while they were Coyote hunting, that activity (Coyote hunting) violated the Federal Judges Injunction which resulted from the suit brought forward by the Red Wolf Coalition and not for “Profits”. This is highly illegal in its own twist of circumstance.

7) USFWS failed to issue a joint press release and even embrace the generous reward posted by Landowners and Hunters which now stands at $52,050.00!

Questions;

Why has USFWS failed to pursue this most intresting case?

Does the USFWS close all Critically Endangered Species criminal cases that are “Confirmed” to have suffered “Gunshot” if it only later (creatively ??) decides the mortality was not caused by gunshot?

Does anyone else in America smell the “Stinch”???

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Director Ashe,

The below video and fact sheet was recently posted on a website where I am documenting the absurd USFWS Red Wolf Restoration Scandal. Pay close attention to the entire video as it may contain a clue you need.

Thanks,

Inspector General Investigates USFWS "Gunshot" Wolf Scandal from Red Wolf Restoration Scandal on Vimeo.

More information on North Carolina red wolves found here.

Brainwashing Session to Address Maine Lynx Population

McCollough will be discussing the status of the lynx in Maine and challenges to their future. How have changes in Maine’s forest industry affect lynx and their habitat? Why have lynx recently been documented breeding in parts of western Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont? Why has there been so much concern about trapping and Canada lynx? How will a warming climate affect lynx and their habitat? Why is there no recovery plan for the Canada lynx?

Source: Talk to address state lynx population | Daily Bulldog

Mexican wolves: growing problem in Southwest

Wolves are a predatory creature with primary food sources being large-hoofed mammals like elk, deer and, as ranchers see too often, cattle. The reintroduction of Mexican wolves in Arizona and New Mexico is of concern to ranchers as the pack numbers continue to increase…
Source: Mexican wolves: growing problem in Southwest

Wolf expansion has ranchers worried about their livelihoods 

Recent decisions by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to expand the number of Mexican wolves and the area the wolves are allowed to roam, has Greenlee County ranchers extremely worried. Wolves will now be allowed to roam freely across all of Greenlee County and about two-thirds of both Arizona and New Mexico.
Source: Guest Column: Wolf expansion has ranchers worried about their livelihoods – Eastern Arizona Courier: Opinion

Wyoming congresswoman, others press for national wolf delisting

Wyoming U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis and others in Congress are pushing the U.S. Department of Interior to end federal protections for wolves nationwide.
Source: Wyoming congresswoman, others press for national wolf delisting

ESA Recovery Plans: Mandated, Needed, Necessary?

Lynx canadensis  Canada LynxI’ve been involved in business nearly my entire life. Most dealings with business have been in “micro” business and yet I learned decades ago that the ONLY way to be successful in business, or anything in life for that matter, was to have a plan.

Having said that, why does the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) not have a Recovery Plan for Canada lynx? As you will discover, this is just another example of why the Endangered Species Act needs to be either seriously amendment or ripped up and written all over again.

On March 3, 2000, the USFWS formally listed the Canada lynx as a “threatened” species in part or all of the following states: CO, ID, ME, MI, MN, MT, NH, NM, NY, OR, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY

Before I post that portion of the Endangered Species Act that spells out exactly, in a way where lawyers can have a field day with it, let me first say that a definite change to the ESA that is necessary is that NO species should be allowed to be listed in any category if it does not have a Recovery Plan with it – PERIOD.

[Sec. 4] (f)(1) RECOVERY PLANS.—The Secretary shall develop and implement plans (hereinafter in this subsection referred to as ‘‘recovery plans’’) for the conservation and survival of endangered species and threatened species listed pursuant to this section, unless he finds that such a plan will not promote the conservation of the species. The Secretary, in development and implementing recovery plans, shall, to the maximum extent practicable—

(A) give priority to those endangered species or threatened species, without regard to taxonomic classification, that are most likely to benefit from such plans, particularly those species that are, or may be, in conflict with construction or other development projects or other forms of economic activity;

(B) incorporate in each plan—

(i) a description of such site-specific management actions as may be necessary to achieve the plan’s goal for the conservation and survival of the species;

(ii) objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result in a determination, in accordance with the provisions of this section, that the species be removed from the list; and

(iii) estimates of the time required and the cost to carry out those measures needed to achieve the plan’s goal and to achieve intermediate steps toward that goal.

(2) The Secretary, in developing and implementing recovery plans, may procure the services of appropriate public and private agencies and institutions and other qualified persons. Recovery teams appointed pursuant to this subsection shall not be subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

(3) The Secretary shall report every two years to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries of the House of Representatives on the status of efforts to develop and implement recovery plans for all species listed pursuant to this section and on
the status of all species for which such plans have been developed.

(4) The Secretary shall, prior to final approval of a new or revised recovery plan, provide public notice and an opportunity for public review and comment on such plan. The Secretary shall consider all information presented during the public comment period prior to approval of the plan.

(5) Each Federal agency shall, prior to implementation of a new or revised recovery plan, consider all information presented during the public comment period under paragraph (4).

Sec. 4 (f)(1) states that the Secretary shall create and implement a recovery plan – well that is if he deems it necessary to protect and recover a species. The ESA must be a joke. Think about it for a minute. If a recovery plan was deemed not necessary for the protection and conservation of a species then why is it even listed to begin with? Either way, because the ESA was written for lawyers and not for the purpose of protecting and recovering endangered species, we now know that there doesn’t necessarily have to be a recovery plan.

However, early on in Section 4, 3(B) of the ESA, we know that the Secretary, must designate “critical habitat” at the same time any species is listed as “threatened” or “endangered.”

(3) The Secretary, by regulation promulgated in accordance with subsection (b) and to the maximum extent prudent and determinable—

(A) shall, concurrently with making a determination under paragraph (1) that a species is an endangered species or a threatened species, designate any habitat of such species which is then considered to be critical habitat; and

Fourteen years after the Canada lynx listing, a U.S. District Court in Montana ordered the USFWS to develop a timeline in which they are to create and implement a Recovery Plan for Canada lynx. That Court made the determination that the USFWS had no justifiable reason to not have a recovery plan. The ESA provides “flexibility” or deference, if you will, that allows the Secretary to not include critical habitat listing at the time of species listing but the Secretary must prove doing so would negatively affect the conservation of the Canada lynx. The Court said it couldn’t be proven.

According to the linked-to article just above, it states that according to the ESA there is no timeline to list critical habitat. I disagree. Above, the ESA clearly states that the Secretary: “Shall, concurrently with making a determination…that a species is an endangered or threatened species, designate any habitat…” Last time I checked, concurrently meant at the same time.

The USFWS also argues that it hasn’t been able to devise a Recovery Plan because of lawsuits involving the designation of critical habitat. If the law requires that critical habitat be designated at the same time that Canada lynx is listed as threatened, and no critical habitat has been designated, then why is the species listed as threatened? By law, it should have been delayed.

We also know that last January, the USFWS announced – and still without a plan – that it is going to be conducting a review to determine what to do about the Canada lynx listing, i.e. keep it as “threatened,” increase it to “endangered,” or remove the animal from the list altogether.

This is a very sad joke being perpetrated onto the American public. All of this reveals why the ESA doesn’t work. In the meantime, there is no plan for lynx recovery, there is no designated critical habitat in all areas and people are suffering economically because of an illegal protection with no plan to find an end.

Disgusting government bureaucracy geared to fattening the wallets of lawyers and environmental groups.