September 24, 2019

Oregon Court Accepts RMEF’s Brief in Wolf Lawsuit

*Editor’s Note* – It is not clear from RMEF’s quote by CEO and President David Allen, “We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, its professional biologists and wildlife managers, and the Fish and Wildlife Commission in carrying out their duty of managing all of Oregon’s wildlife,” precisely what this means. Certainly, one should not expect that the RMEF would blindly and willingly support and approve every action of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). So, I am assuming this statement is in reference ONLY to supporting the ODFW in thwarting the lawsuit brought on by environmentalists.

However, the presser below further describes the State of Oregon’s management plan for wolves offering protections of wolves that obviously involve promoting them within settled landscapes.

In a recent article I was reading on the Wolf Education International website, the world organization posted it’s position specifically about the perpetuation and protection of wild or semi-wild hybrid canines and in general concerning doing so in settled landscapes, which essentially encourages conflicts with people, as well as property destruction, and the encouragement of further hybridization of the canine species.  Here is that WEI position statement: It is the position of the majority members of Wolf Education International that the breeding, perpetuation and protection of hybrid, and/or canine mixtures, in the wild and under the claim of sustaining a wolf species or subspecies, is wrong scientifically as well as poses a direct threat to public safety, health, and private property. WEI supports sustaining real wolves in wild places, where they are acceptable to those communities asked to live with them not in settled landscapes where conflicts with the full range of human presence, human activities, and the costs of managing wolves and their impacts are not acceptable and sensibly judged to be prohibitive.”

I would at least encourage the RMEF, if they don’t already, to consider publicly supporting (and making a statement) this position of the members of Wolf Education International to stop forcing any wild canines into settled landscapes. Showing support for this continued action not only perpetuates a continued threat to human safety and health, and the destruction of property, but is just as seriously is destroying the very wolf species they are trying to protect. It makes little sense at all.

Press Release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:

MISSOULA, Mont.—The Oregon Court of Appeals granted the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s application to file a friend-of-the-Court brief in a lawsuit by animal rights groups seeking to eliminate state wildlife management in Oregon.

“We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, its professional biologists and wildlife managers, and the Fish and Wildlife Commission in carrying out their duty of managing all of Oregon’s wildlife,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “Oregon’s science-based wolf plan indicates wolves reached delisting criteria five years ago.”

As of December 31, 2015, Oregon’s minimum wolf population estimate numbered 110, marking a 26 percent increase over the 2014 population and a 42 percent increase since 2013. Biologists also indicate the actual number of wolves currently in Oregon is likely greater than the minimum estimate.

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to delist wolves from the state Endangered Species Act (ESA) in November of 2015. The Oregon legislature ratified the commission’s decision by passing a bill, which was later signed into law, removing wolves from the state’s endangered species list. Those moves had no immediate effect on wolf management yet animal rights groups still filed suit seeking to reverse the delisting.

The state’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan continues to guide management of the population in the western two-thirds of Oregon with ESA-like protections that prohibit the killing of any wolf. In northeast Oregon, where most of the wolves are found, the plan emphasizes non-lethal deterrence measures to resolve livestock conflicts but allows ranchers to shoot wolves caught in the act.

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Inventing the “Mixed Breed Coywolf” – Part 5 of 7 Part Series

*Editor’s Note* – Below is Part 5 of a 7-part email series distributed by Jet Ferebee of North Carolina. Please view Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV, by following these links.

It is extremely important for readers to understand a very significant issue that is being discussed here – particularly in this the 5th part. The issue is cross-breeding of canine species or as some prefer to call it, hybridization. Ferebee is accusing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of deliberately concocting a hybrid wild dog. There is strong and ample evidence to support his claim. With a basic understanding of dog breeding and cross breeding, if it is true that government officials created a “Frankenstein” wolf and named it a “red wolf,” not only is the result of their scientific experiment a biological disaster on several levels but, in my opinion, it is a criminal act and those responsible should be held accountable. At the very least those involved are not qualified to be messing around with this scientific, and I use that term very loosely, endeavor.

It is astounding to me that while on the surface it appears that there is a group of people that seems bent on the population of wolves of all mixes and breeds, forced into every American’s back yard, promoted by the claims of protecting and recovering the _______ wolf – you fill in the blank. Yet, nearly every action they are undertaking is an act to destroy the wolf. Are they that stupid or simply completely blinded?

In a recent email exchange with Dr. Valerius Geist, Professor Emeritus University of Calagary, in reference to the 7-part email exchange that I have been posting, he expresses his dismay and concern for what is taking place and tells me that it is imperative that those of us who are most concerned about the actual preservation of “pure” wolves, educate people on what is taking place. Geist says:

…the absolute failure in wildlife conservation as illustrated by the flowing together of the genomes of gray wolves, eastern wolves, coyotes and dogs into the “eastern coyote” – a misnomer, for that’s no coyote! it’s worthless mongrel, worthless for conservation and of little worth to science. Worse still are the red-wolf, Mexican wolf and release of wolves in the west antics as they set up conditions by which the genetics of both wolves and of coyotes will be destroyed. USFWS policies now insure that we will loose both the “big wolf” and the “little wolf” – the latter a true American with long evolutionary history on this continent. A travesty as far as i am concerned.

Geist ends his email to me by saying:

Isn’t it ironical that we are fighting to keep wolves as wolves, while our opposition is bound and determined to destroy wolves and coyotes as evolved, genetic entities?

*Note* – By “we” in Geist’s statement, he refers to those of us who understand real science and wish to educate others of the need to control and properly management canine predators, keeping each species geographically separate in order to protect the purity of the genetic construct of each animal. Why is that such a difficult concept to understand? If the concern was for actual protection of a wolf species, surely the goal should be to ensure that any cross breeding in the wild be minimized. Forcing hundreds of thousands of “wolves” into human-settle landscapes is a recipe for disaster.

Ferebee’s Email – Part V

Director Ashe,

Today I would like to focus on the non-native invasive canine that USFWS needed to invent, hired a Zoo in Washington State to construct, dumped outside of it’s historical range, and now 30 years and over $30,000,000 later modern DNA has proven is just a mix breed coywolf.

Was the below pictured canine “invented” as USFWS Zoologist/Biologist and “wolf specialist” Ron Nowak suggested it should be? Remember, Nowak conveniently altered the historic range map so as to make it possible to release these non-native canines in NC because it was a coyote free area. More on this later…

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Or, was it humanly constructed and selectively bred from hybrid coywolves in a Zoo in Washington State as former USFWS Red Wolf Coordinator Mike Phillips admitted to your WMI consultants, that you recently had to hire to figure out what in the world your biologists were doing in our great State?
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Or finally, is this canine just a hybrid coywolf that current DNA analysis now proves is 76% coyote / 24% wolf and thus not protected by the ESA? The below recent 2011 study involving 15 national and international scientists was the “most detailed genomic study of any wild vertebrate species” using “unprecedented genetic technology”. No wonder your invented and humanly constructed “wolf” so readily hybridizes with coyotes.
As Director of USFWS, do you believe the ESA was hijacked by overzealous USFWS biologists to invent, construct, transplant and promote a hybrid coywolf in our State?

As Director of USFWS, can you tell me exactly what percent coyote/wolf this animal on my farm should be considered? The percents, and resulting penalties if it is killed, matter greatly. Unless of course it happens to die from heartworms.

Mongrel

Director Ashe, I once again ask that you prudently take this opportunity in time to admit that this ill conceived and unlawfully executed Federal experiment has failed and can not succeed in NC . Cut your losses and end the charade now please. USFWS has done enough damage to eastern NC and its true native wildlife.

Sincerely,

Jett Ferebee

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

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USFWS N. Carolina Red Wolf Introduction: This Land is MY Land YOUR Land is MY Land

*Editor’s Note* – Below is Part III of a seven part email series being sent out by Jet Ferebee exposing the illegal actions and continued corruption of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Red Wold introduction. Read Part I and Part II.

Director Ashe,

Last year my FOIA request revealed that USFWS biologists released 64 out of 132 red wolves onto private lands in NC in direct violation of your very own Federal rules and also your commitments made to the citizens of our State. Here is your own Solicitor’s letter stating that USFWS had no legal authorization to release wolves onto private lands.

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The below canine looks like the new non-native invasive USFWS created hybrid canine that is now rapidly spreading throughout our State.

Is it possible that this could be one of your illegally released wolves?

Or maybe it is the resulting offspring of a federally protected wolf being illegally released onto private land and mating with a now federally protected coyote on private land where your biologists are not allowed to be.

This is what happens when you promise the citizens of NC to operate your “wolf program” on federal land only, but then intentionally and illegally do otherwise…

For the record, USFWS was very complicit in having coyotes federally protected in eastern NC. How absurd and detrimental is that?

Mongrel

As Director of USFWS, do you think the above federally protected hybrid canine is the consequence of USFWS illegally dumping wolves onto private land throughout eastern NC in light of the fact that coyotes now roam these counties by the thousands?

Dan, the critical success factor for your “wolf program” of “no coyotes” no longer exists in eastern NC.

I have often asked USFWS what a successful wolf program in NC looks like with coyotes now being so pervasive and entrenched in the recovery area.

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, it looks like the non-native invasive USFWS created hybrid coywolf in this picture.

USFWS can not stop the creation of non-native invasive hybrids as the red wolf population is engulfed by coyotes. Texas hybrid swarm history is only repeating itself in NC as a result of your now foolish and now exposed unlawful pursuit.

Sincerely,
Jett Ferebee

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Cross-Fostering Wolves: When Bad Becomes Good

WolfPups2Below is a press release offered by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. It actually baffles this tiny mind of mine. The press release is designed for the general public that knows nothing about wolf breeding programs, wolf introduction, etc. All the public knows is that there are either wolves or there aren’t wolves, i.e. they love or hate the idea.

There’s tons missing from this presser. For instance, it basically tells anyone (rarely anyone), who gets this release, that efforts are underway to increase the number and viability of wolves in the desert Southwest. They kind of side-step the process and completely fail to inform anybody about the genetics of raising mongrel dog/wolves in captivity so somebody can rush the little puppies out into the woods, sticking them in another wolf den, crossing their fingers, and hoping for the best.

I’ll spare readers of any rants about perversion and real government efforts to destroy the rights of humans. Consider, however, the hypocrisy that exists when it comes to wildlife management, even at its simplest levels.

The majority of those who support wolf/cross-bred mutt introduction, believe that wolves are some kind of magical, god-like creature that is so important for their long, sought-after balance of nature – a myth. These seriously misled and perverted wolf adorers, while thinking nothing of stooping to the severity of destroying an actual wolf subspecies at the hands of dumbing down DNA requirements for a pure wolf, raising cross-bred dogs as “wolves” and whisking the puppies away in hopes some unsuspecting bitch will raise them as pseudo “wild dogs” is beyond comprehension.

The envelope is being pushed in just how far man should go in wildlife management, and these wolf lovers support this action, but refuse to support any less radical management efforts to protect other species.

Does anybody find it odd and disturbing that history, through fact and folklore, never paints the image of a wolf in any light other than that of death, destruction and evil, and this modern American society, not only promotes that nasty wolves be forced into our back yards, be are now seeing the wolf as god-like – their answer to all that troubles them?

The Bible tells us that in the Last Days, events like this would happen; that down becomes up, that wrong becomes right, that dark becomes light, and, evidently, wolves become a savior.

Press Release from the Arizona Game and Fish Department:

For immediate release, May 4, 2015

Mexican wolf biologists remain vigilant for cross-fostering opportunity
Technique promises to improve genetics of wild population

PHOENIX — The Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team (IFT) is observing from a distance the potential denning behavior of Mexican wolf packs in the wild looking for a cross-fostering opportunity. Cross-fostering is a technique to move very young pups from one litter into a different, similar-age wild litter with the hope that the receiving pack will raise them as their own. Cross-fostering is undertaken to introduce genetically-desirable pups into the litter of an experienced female and wild-proven pack.

Last year, two pups were successfully cross-fostered from a wild, but inexperienced female, into the den of the proven Dark Canyon pack in New Mexico – a first for the Mexican wolf recovery program. A key to cross-fostering is timing. Donor pups and the litter of a receiving female must be whelped within days of each other.
This year, that requires close coordination between captive rearing facilities in the binational Species Survival Plan rearing facilities and packs in the wild.

The IFT will be looking for opportunities to cross-foster wolf pups in the Apache National Forest between now and May 30. In particular the IFT will be trying to cross-foster wolves into the Bluestem and Maverick packs due to the packs’ proven ability to successfully rear pups.

The 2014 Mexican wolf population survey results announced in February showed a minimum of 109 wolves in the wild, up from 83 the previous year.

The reintroduction is a collaborative effort of the Service, Arizona Game and Fish Department, White Mountain Apache Tribe, USDA Forest Service, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service – Wildlife Services, and several participating counties in Arizona.

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