July 30, 2015

Wolves attack sheep and lambs in North Sweden

This weekend, wolf attacks were responsible for the deaths of a number of sheep and lambs in northern Sweden, in Sågmyra and Insjön, and on Monday, the County Administrative Board will be reviewing an application that came in to carry out a protective hunt.

Source: Wolves attack sheep and lambs in North Sweden | Alaska Dispatch News

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J.D. King: Wolves Don’t Change Rivers 

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The wolves that were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in 1995 have not restored the landscape. They have not brought back the aspens and willows. They have not brought back the beavers or the songbirds. And no, the rivers have not changed, either

“Funny that you should ask,” replied Dr. Kay. “I just returned from Yellowstone National Park where I revisited many of my old research sites. Willows and aspen have grown taller at a few locations but there has not been any far reaching trophic cascade. The Lamar River and other streams have not recovered — in fact, the Lamar River in the Lamar Valley is worse than ever.”

Source: J.D. King: Wolves Don’t Change Rivers — The Patriot Post

Black bear falls asleep on lawn after eating 20 pounds of dog food

*Editor’s Note* – They say black bears can become “habituated” to the ways of humans. Perhaps this is the result of some of that habituation as it appears this bear is acting like many humans do, when they gorge themselves on Fast Food and the like and then fall asleep; where they spend most of their time, waking occasionally to fuss with their cell phones.

A huge black bear in Seminole County had quite the weekend when a homeowner found it fast asleep in his backyard.

Source: Black bear falls asleep on lawn after eating 20 pounds of dog… | www.wftv.com

Searches of reservoir, wolf den yield no clues in hunt for Idaho toddler

Authorities searching for a 2-year-old boy missing from an Idaho campsite are investigating all angles, including the possibility the child was dragged away by a pack of wolves or abducted by a stranger, the Lemhi County Sheriff told FoxNews.com.

Source: Searches of reservoir, wolf den yield no clues in hunt for Idaho toddler | Fox News

Bank Robbers and USFWS

*Editor’s Note* – Below is a continuation of the letters and emails being sent by Jet Ferebee concerning the illegal introduction of fake red wolves (mongrel hybrids) onto private property; an illegal act and one in which the North Carolina fish and game has resolved and instructed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove those wolves from private property.

The question in my mind becomes obvious. If, as is indicated, USFWS Director Ashe has halted mongrel introduction and if there is actually an investigation, realistically, what can and will be done?

I’m reminded of a lower court ruling of Wyoming Farm Bureau v. Babbitt. Back shortly after Federal criminals illegally introduced gray wolves into the Northern Rocky Mountains “Distinct Population Segment,” a “Non Essential Experimental” population of wolves, initially the court ruled the introduction violated the Endangered Species Act and ordered wolves removed. But of course, we operate within a rigged system and a simple appeal solved the problem and allowed the illegal introduction to stand and no criminal charges have ever been brought, as they should be.

There is a decided difference – at least as I see it – in the fake red wolf illegal introduction. It appears that Ferebee has vetted lots of information, some of which is provided below, that shows that the USFWS admittedly introduced fake mongrel wolves onto private land – a violation of the ESA and the Final Rules of the Federal Register.

But within a rigged system, will that matter any? More than likely not. The United States Federal Government, seemingly at every level, has undertaken criminal activities with absolutely no checks and balances or rule of law. It is prevalent in the White House, why then, would it not be prevalent in dealing with mongrel wild dogs forced illegally onto private property?

My hats off to Ferebee for his hard work and persistence, however, I think, short of a miracle, Ferebee might be in for a disappointment. In addition to his written proof that USFWS illegally introduced fake red wolves, the North Carolina government wants those wolves removed. Any bets as to who wins out in that battle? Ultimately the courts will decide and we know the Courts are part of a rigged system. Environmentalism will win out – it always does.

The point to all of this, is the hope that readers might just begin to open their eyes enough to see what is actually before them. Our government is operating as a criminal enterprise; like a gang of thugs, trampling over rights and the rule of law.

Please understand this and speak up about it, for surely our destruction is at hand.

Director Ashe,

Your news release on June 30th, “Service Halts Red Wolf Reintroductions Pending Examination of Recovery Program”, was a step in the right direction and I sincerely thank you. In your news release, it was stated that USFWS would also strictly operate the Red Wolf Recovery Program within the Federal rules for this nonessential experimental program.

With this in mind, do you remember your Solicitor’s letter?

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And do you remember the resolution from our State’s NCWRC?
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As Director of USFWS, what is your immediate action plan to remove these illegal “wolves”?

For USFWS to ignore our North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and not remove these illegal “wolves” is certainly not in keeping with your most recent commitment to strictly follow your own Federal rules. You are also certainly not regaining any trust by continuing to make more empty promises to the citizens of North Carolina.

As a matter of fact, this would be akin to a bank robber finally getting caught and then telling the judge he will not rob any more banks, but he fully intends to keep the money he has stolen so far.

The citizens of North Carolina await your response and action plan for the immediate removal of these illegal “wolves” in keeping with your commitment to operate within the Federal rules for this program.

Sincerely,
Jett Ferebee

For the complete story:
http://www.nchuntandfish.com/forums/showthread.php?95624-quot-Red-Wolf-quot-restoration-scandal

Fisherman Fights Off Coyote In Spotswood, NJ

The 17-year-old tells the Home News Tribune he saw “two big yellow eyes” in the woods and the animal started to growl.

Bonsante says he grabbed a big stick and hit the animal as it lunged for his neck.<<<Read More>>>

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Grizzly bears, wolves killing cattle in western Wyoming

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — It hasn’t taken long for grizzly bears and wolves to start taking a toll on livestock this summer in the Upper Green River drainage in western

Source: Grizzly bears, wolves killing cattle in western Wyoming

Echinococcosis: An Economic Evaluation of a Veterinary Public Health Intervention in Rural Canada

Abstract

Echinococcosis is a rare but endemic condition in people in Canada, caused by a zoonotic cestode for which the source of human infection is ingestion of parasite eggs shed by canids. The objectives of this study were to identify risk factors associated with infection and to measure the cost-utility of introducing an echinococcosis prevention program in a rural area. We analyzed human case reports submitted to the Canadian Institutes for Health Information between 2002 and 2011. Over this 10 year period, there were 48 cases associated with E. granulosus/E. canadensis, 16 with E. multilocularis, and 251 cases of echinococcosis for which species was not identified (total 315 cases). Nationally, annual incidence of echinococcosis was 0.14 cases per 100 000 people, which is likely an underestimate due to under-diagnosis and under-reporting. Risk factors for echinococcosis included female gender, age (>65 years), and residing in one of the northern territories (Nunavut, Yukon, or Northwest Territories). The average cost of treating a case of cystic echinococcosis in Canada was $8,842 CAD. Cost-utility analysis revealed that dosing dogs with praziquantel (a cestocide) at six week intervals to control cystic echinococcosis is not currently cost-effective at a threshold of $20,000-100,000 per Quality Adjusted Life Year (QALY) gained, even in a health region with the highest incidence rate in Canada ($666,978 -755,051 per QALY gained). However, threshold analysis demonstrated that the program may become cost-saving at an echinococcosis incidence of 13-85 cases per 100,000 people and therefore, even one additional CE case in a community of 9000 people could result in the monetary benefits of the program outweighing costs.<<<Read Entire Report>>>

Animal Alliance Wishes to Destroy the Wildlife They Claim to Love

A media campaign will ask tourists to stay away from B.C. because of wolf cull

Source: Animal Alliance targets B.C. tourism – Kimberley Daily Bulletin

Deadly coyote attack on horse: DNR wildlife technician offers safety advice, hunting regulations

The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Monday that “A group of 5 to 6 coyotes entered the paddock area and attacked the horse while it was eating. The horse was brought to the ground during the attack.”

Source: Deadly coyote attack on horse: DNR wildlife technician offers safety advice, hunting regulations | MLive.com