December 3, 2021

Red Wolf Panel’s Struggles Portend Problems for Species

*Editor’s Note* – Readers should be told that the so-called “red wolf” is not a red wolf. It is a cross-bred, hybrid, wild dog and has no value as a species in need of protecting. It is a danger to the real species of wolves, to coyotes and a threat to humans and livestock.

Readers SHOULD be asking why an environmentalist from an anti human, non profit (which is a lie) organization sits on a wolf recovery panel of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service? But they won’t ask, nor will they learn because they don’t want to.

A panel convened to help chart the future of the dwindling wild population of red wolves has struggled to agree on how to move forward, with a recently departed member saying it’s a sign of the government’s failure to protect the species.

The lack of progress caused biologist Ben Prater, who works for the nonprofit group Defenders of Wildlife, to step down from the red wolf recovery team organized late last year by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The 13-member team had trouble agreeing on whether the program should be continued or abandoned, making it difficult to develop recommendations for the government, Prater said in an interview. His resignation letter was sent Tuesday.

Source: Red Wolf Panel’s Struggles Portend Problems for Species – ABC News

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Using VooDoo to Justify Screw-ups With Illegal “Wolf” Introduction

*Editor’s Note* – This is mostly just nonsense…BS actually. Even the concept is foolishness and the lack of intelligent reasoning is void. The idea that there could actually be any kind of “control” over an experiment, even of this size, to have any concept of what is taking is place, is bunk.

First, there is no such thing as a “pure” red wolf. (As a matter of fact, by scientific definition, there is no such thing as a “pure” wolf, or coyote. We just dumb down the requirements for the money.) Most scientists believe the red wolf is nothing more than a cross-bred wild dog. Even the canine animals the Feds “introduced” were half-tame, mixed-bred, dogs. The nonsense is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is spending millions and millions of dollars attempting to illegally dump mongrel, semi-wild dogs into North Carolina, calling them red wolves and hiding behind the dysfunctional Endangered Species Act claiming they (USFWS) is required by law to “recover” the red wolf.

The latest science on coyotes, wolves, cross-breeds and hybridization shows the impossibility to protect separate species (if in fact any of them are) from cross breeding because there are too many of the beasts to begin with. With millions of coyotes/cross-breeds and tens of thousands of “wolves” (cross-breeds) the more they grow and are protected the more it is impossible to separate species regardless of how many thousands of “placeholder” coyotes are introduced. (Notice the misleading title placed on sterilized coyotes.) One would think that the Environmentalist would be fighting to actually ensure fewer canines in order to preserve the gene, but they are not. Instead, they are hinting toward continued protection and dealing with the result, naming it a new species. Is that science or politics?

Presenting some fanciful, non-workable, ridiculous notion that cross breeding can be prevented by sterilizing coyotes and placing them between packs of viable wolves and coyotes is about as smart as putting up a fence on the Mexican border thinking it will stop illegal immigration.

It is my opinion that this experiment is nothing more than a means of distracting and somehow substantiating the disaster the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service created in North Carolina. Now that they have screwed everything up in a really bad way – bad for the people/property owners and bad for the wildlife – the USFWS is going to attempt to legitimize their incompetency.

In response to this announcement, Dr. Valerius Geist commented, “Grasping for straws! And what a muddle to begin with. How much manpower will be required to keep track of “placeholders” and mating pairs? One biologist per red-wolf breeding pair? and are red wolves actually wolves?”

This nonsense deserves the “Golden Horse Excrement Award.”

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One of the most endangered species is the red wolf, Canis rufus. Reintroduction of the red wolf began in 1987, but in 1993 hybridization between coyotes (Canis latrans) and wolves was documented. To reduce genetic introgression, coyotes and coyote–wolf hybrids were captured, sterilized, and released as “placeholders”. Placeholders held territories until either displaced or killed by a wolf, or management personnel removed them before releasing a wolf. We evaluated the placeholder concept by examining the number of animals sterilized and released, likelihood of displacement by a wolf, factors influencing displacements, territory fidelity of placeholders, and survival rates and causes of mortality of placeholders and wolves. Of the 182 placeholders, 125 were coyotes and 57 were hybrids. From 1999 to 2013, 51 placeholders were displaced or killed by wolves, and 16 were removed by management personnel. Thus, 37% of the placeholders were displaced leading to occupancy by a wolf. Most displacements occurred in winter (43%) and were always by the same sex. Males were more likely to be displaced than females. Home range characteristics influencing the probability of displacement included home-range size (i.e., more placeholders displaced from larger home ranges) and road density (i.e., more placeholders displaced from home ranges with lower road density). Annual survival of placeholders was higher than wolves in 12 of 14 years, with cause-specific mortality similar among wolves and placeholders. Placeholders provided territories for wolves to colonize, yet reduced the production of hybrid litters, thereby limiting genetic introgression to < 4% coyote ancestry in the wolf population.

Source: Using the “placeholder” concept to reduce genetic introgression of an endangered carnivore

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If It Looks Like a Duck, Walks Like a Duck, It’s a Red Wolf

“The red wolf had always been a puzzle,” Robert Wayne, a biologist at UCLA, told me. In 1991, he and a team of researchers set out to decipher the red wolf’s origins. At that time, some scientists believed the red wolf was more closely related to the coyote, while others believed it was more like the gray wolf. But the only available evidence was a handful of fossils and historical records. Few scientists had ever worked with living red wolves. Wayne and his team wanted to settle the question of the red wolf’s origins once and for all. “I was hoping to be the first person to sequence DNA from a red wolf,” said Susan Jenks, a biologist at Russell Sage College who co-authored the analysis.

Wayne and Jenks started with blood samples from red wolves living in captivity in American zoos, focusing on 4 percent of the genome. When they sequenced the DNA, however, they were mystified. Every section of red wolf DNA matched almost exactly with the equivalent section of DNA from two other animals: the gray wolf and the coyote. They found no part of the red wolf’s genome that was unique. “I kept running the analyses and checking and double-checking for contamination,” Jenks said. The conclusion, however, was inescapable. “Finally it occurred to me it would make sense that they’re hybrids,” Jenks said.

Source: What’s a Species, Anyways? | New Republic

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Fascist Fish and Wildlife Service Responds to Red Wolf Attack on Horses

In typical fascist form, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service responded to threats of legal action by the owners of the two horses that were attacked by illegally introduced “red wolves” in North Carolina. One horse was slaughtered and the second was seriously mauled.

According to information provided to me by friends and neighbors in North Carolina, who have been working feverishly to somehow force the United States Government of obey their own laws and remove the illegal, hybrid/cross-bred, semi-wild canines, admit their mistakes and take responsibility for their actions – the latest being this attack on two horses.

The owners have contacted the USFWS and have at least solicited compensation for their loss at the hands of “GI Wolves.” This is the response from the USFWS:

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But this apparently NOT what the USFWS makes available for information that should apply to this case.

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As is typical of the “new” U.S. Government that we are seemingly subservient to, the Government makes up their own rules as they go along in order to continue to promote their own agendas and pet projects without interruption by U.S. government contracted slaves.

Evidently most people like being treated that way.

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Help Needed: Wolves Attack Horses in North Carolina

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service illegally introduced mongrel semi-wild dogs, calling them red wolves, into North Carolina. Now residents in that area are experiencing the terrible repercussions of a fascist government forcing people to “co-exist” with their pet project dogs.

The people who lost the horses need your help. Please help by clicking on this website.

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USFWS Red Wolf Corruption or Incompetence?

*Editor’s Note* – I was sent the following email. It is an update to the ongoing farce in North Carolina, disguised as some sort of mongrel dog experiment but labeled a red wolf introduction and management program. The author of the email, Mr. Ferebee, had sent an FOIA to USFWS director Ashe, seeking a map or maps of the current location and tracking information for the government’s radio-collared dogs. The answer came back that no maps exist…and the comedy takes off from there.

For anyone who has experience with FOIA requests, we know them to be a farce. Non thinking people believe that because the governments “created” the Freedom of Information Act, that we, as citizens can obtain information about any subject simply by making a request. Such is not the case. Everyday we observe the Federal Government and or their representatives refusing to give up information, even to the Courts, and we accept that folly. And surely, Americans are blessed with the same corruption at ALL levels of government.

If a government agency does not want you to have information they simply will NOT give it to you. Even if you have millions of dollars to spend, the chances of getting the information you want are extremely low.

What is being displayed in the below email can be only one of two things – or perhaps a combination of them. Either the USFWS, i.e. Director Ashe, is corrupt or incompetent. You decide.

Recently a bioloGEST with the U.S. Forest Service, did a “reply all” to an email that was sent out concerning the recent rash of out-of-control forest fires in the West. The bioloGEST whined that he was a bit tired of people bitching and complaining that the U.S. Government was refusing to make corrections to their poor and unscientific forestry practices.

He received no sympathy from me. I simply told him MacDonald’s was hiring. I doubt that anyone put a gun to this person’s head and forced them to take a government, high-paying no doubt, job as a bioloGEST.

The point being, without the efforts of people like Mr. Ferebee, who works tirelessly to expose the incompetence and corruption of Government, where, exactly, would we really be?

From an email sent by Ferebee:

Dear Director Ashe,

With the USFWS mandated by Federal law to collar, track and monitor all “Red Wolves” in the State of North Carolina and an annual budget of over $1,200,000 to do so; I was shocked to receive your below response to my request for recent Red Wolf location maps.

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Well Director Ashe, guess what I found about the time Hillary’s private email server surfaced.  Yep, that’s right, your USFWS Red Wolf maps that don’t exist…  This reminds me of the 10 USFWS wolves I trapped on my farm that USFWS assured me “had NO wolves”.

The thing I like most about the below USFWS Red Wolf maps, is that your biologists not only tracked and mapped your wolves on my land, but they also spelled my name correctly.

My Bee Tree farm boundary lines are correct, but the exact acreage is off slightly. 
I find the big hand written X on my farm in the first picture somewhat problematic.

I believe our NC Wildlife Resources Commission has asked for years for such maps from your Red Wolf program, with no success.

These are just a few of the USFWS Red Wolf maps in my possession. 

 

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Director Ashe, I am glad I was able to locate some of your Red Wolf maps for you, sort of like I located your USFWS Red Wolf Coordinator for you when he up and moved to Charlotte, and also sort of like I located the Red Wolf Coalition Director behind a desk in your USFWS offices as she sued our NC Wildlife Resources Commissioners.

Now, if I can just locate those 40 expensive GPS satellite collars that the tax payers of North Carolina paid for and gave USFWS to track your man made, non native invasive coywolves.  More on this duping of the NC Department of Transportation to come…

Tracking and mapping whose land your wolves are actually inhabiting is obviously no problem for USFWS.

Exhibiting the folly of your USFWS Red Wolf program is obviously no problem for me and I will continue.

Who exactly in your organization is trying so desperately to not release the wolf location information to the citizens of North Carolina?  After all, the private landowners are just trying to help you maintain your so called “wolves” on your Federal land as mandated by Federal law.

Director Ashe, I kindly ask that you please look in your files one more time and see if you can’t possibly find the location maps of your wolves (all 50 of them) from this past July.  Look for the pretty red, yellow and green maps with the wolf ID number, sex, core range, total range and landowner names with property lines.  They should be easy to spot.

I do not want to think that I was intentionally lied to by USFWS regarding these location maps, when you just had that big news release about USFWS wanting to regain the trust of the private landowners in eastern North Carolina.

I thank you for your time and I would still like to meet with you.

Jett Ferebee

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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

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USFWS Lies, Cheats and Steals to Get Frankenwolf

*Editor’s Note* – Below is part 7 of a 7 part email series about the corruption and bastardized fake science concocted in order to create a mixed-breed wild mutt, call it a red wolf and manipulate the data in order to introduce their Frankenwolf into the forest. I find it all extremely perverted and disgusting.

Please read Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, and Part VI here.

How and Why USFWS Falsely Manipulated the Red Wolf’s Historic Range

Director Ashe,

On March 24th I presented you with this 1972 USFWS commissioned Red Wolf Range map:

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Special Scientific Report–Wildlife No. 162
Washington, D. C. 1972

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http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015077581356;view=1up;seq=1

I then made the following Freedom Of Information Act request:

“Please provide specific and detailed evidence that the “red wolf” that was a “human construct” and was “selectively bred” in a zoo in Tacoma, Washington using hybridized coywolves from the State of Texas was ever present in the North Carolina counties of Dare, Hyde, Tyrrell, Washington, and Beaufort as explicitly stated and added in 9(i) of the 50 CFR Part 17 1995 Rules revisions for the red wolf program in NC.”

Your office promptly sent to me hundreds of pages of USFWS statements, Defenders of Wildlife statements, Ron Nowak statements, Ron Nowak dissertations, Ron Nowak maps, magazine articles, etc. It is humorous but problematic that I never received the only USFWS commissioned study and resulting range map as shown above. It is disturbing that private landowners were able to easily find this map, but your staff and your WMI consultants could not.

I spent a great deal of time reviewing each and every page that was sent to me, looking for any fossil evidence or any direct evidence that a red wolf ever existed in the State of North Carolina.

I have been somewhat perplexed as to how to prove a negative.

I can unequivocally state that there was not one shred of direct, indirect, specific or any physical evidence that a red wolf of any type ever existed in the State of North Carolina, much less the “red wolf” that USFWS invented. If you don’t believe me, read it all yourself. Have your attorneys read it. USFWS could not provide to me any evidence that a red wolf ever existed in the State of North Carolina.

Suffice it to say, your biologists just repeatedly made false statements and manipulated maps and words enough that a trusting general public believed them. The situation reminds a lot me of how your recovery program, to be managed on 250,000 acres of federal refuge land, quickly morphed into a 1.7 million acre government land grab for your invented wolf simply because your biologists needed the land.

It appears to me that USFWS dumped their own commissioned red wolf range map in favor of a Ron Nowak invented map, which shows fossil evidence that matches exactly the 1972 USFWS commissioned home range map with one major exception. With the stroke of a pen, Nowak conveniently drew a fictitious line on the map to include the State of North Carolina. This certainly suited the needs of USFWS just fine.

I believe I have read every wolf “novel” USFWS Ron Nowak ever wrote. Some of the few times North Carolina was specifically mentioned by Nowak was in his article The Mysterious Wolf of the South:

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And again here in his article The Validity of the Red Wolf, where he confirms the construction of his invented wolf with his now invented range map:

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Let’s now look at Nowak’s map and the manipulation of the drawing in spite of no evidence in NC, which certainly fit the needs of USFWS:
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Validity of the Red Wolf: Response to Roy et al.
R. M. Nowak; N. E. Federoff
Conservation Biology, Vol. 12, No. 3. (Jun., 1998), pp. 722-725.

Now, take the time to compare the above Nowak map to the USFWS commissioned red wolf historic range map:

Pretty remarkable isn’t it? USFWS is certainly not one to let the truth and facts stand in their way. The manipulation of data happened and the truth was ignored.

Let’s now fast forward to 1998.

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Even in 1998, Nowak is still at a loss for any evidence of a red wolf in the State of North Carolina, yet USFWS has so much money tied up in this farce now that they proceed on in spite of the facts. Just as they continue to do today.

This should not surprise you as USFWS at this time was also ignoring the then available DNA evidence which proved this wolf was not even a unique species. Furthermore by 2011, Dr. Roland Kays in the “most detailed genomic study of any wild vertebrate species” declared the transplanted “red wolf in North Carolina was only 24% wolf and 76% coyote”. USFWS chose to ignore this fact also.

This concludes how the range map was invented.

I know this is getting long but bear with me, the story only gets better.

Why the invented/constructed wolf needed an invented/constructed range map:

Now why did USFWS dump their very own commissioned map by their very own red wolf recovery team and adopt a map based on theories presented by Ron Nowak in his PHD dissertation for the University of Kansas?

In the mid to late 1970’s, with the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, Washington full of newly constructed wolves, USFWS was scrambling hard to find a suitable place to turn their new toys loose.

The Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky and Tennessee was selected and targeted for a release site, as this fit the critical historic range requirement for a 10 (j) nonessential experimental species. However in 1984 this project was abandoned due to lack of public and state support. Read between the lines here, these guys were not duped by false USFWS claims about this so called wolf and what it would mean to their State.

This was no problem for an agency full of over zealous biologists. It was at this time that USFWS acquired the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in eastern North Carolina.

On the surface things looked good for the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge location, but there was one major problem. The Endangered Species Act 10(J) rule specifically states that a nonessential experimental population of wolves may only be released within their historical range.

This was certainly not an obstacle for such a creative group of USFWS biologists who had invented a new species. They would just deliberately scuttle and hide from the world their own USFWS funded and commissioned range map based on fossil evidence.

USFWS only needed to invent a new map that would fit their needs. USFWS then conveniently changed their very own range map based upon fossil remains in favor of convoluted statements, hypotheses and surmises from a dissertation done by a student from the University of Kansas in order to make the newly acquired Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge fit their legal requirements of the 10(j) rule under the ESA.

And who was the student whose dissertation was used in lieu of a USFWS commissioned study and map? You guessed it, Ron Nowak of “if the red wolf did not exist we would need to invent it”. Pretty fitting isn’t it?

Mr. Nowak later resigned from USFWS in 1997 saying:

“My primary reason for seeking this opportunity to retire is that this agency is no longer adequately supporting the function for which I was hired, the classification and protection of wildlife pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and indeed, often is working against this function”

So let’s be clear about things at this point.

USFWS constructs a so called red wolf in a Zoo in Washington State by breeding hybrid coywolfs from Texas.

Since the animal never existed, USFWS had to invent the species by ignoring modern DNA analysis funded by USFWS.

When Kentucky and Tennessee said absolutely “NO” to the idea of releasing this new “wolf” in their Land between the Lakes refuge, USFWS conveniently changed their very own commissioned range map based upon fossil remains in order to meet the ESA 10(j) rules.

USFWS then proceeded to release over 100 of the invented red wolves with no ESA Section 7 authorization of which 64 were illegally released on private land.

USFWS has thus far made no attempt to remove these illegally released wolves as requested by the NCWRC in the same manner as they have ignored the private landowner’s removal requests for almost 30 years.

And now Part 7 of this series, confirms USFWS has willfully and intentionally released 132 non-native invasive canines in the State of North Carolina in direct violation of The Endangered Species Act 10(J) rule, which specifically states that a nonessential experimental population of wolves may only be released within their historical range.

Note that these wolves bred from hybrid coywolves trapped over 1,400 miles away in the State of Texas and were manufactured in the State of Washington, over 3,000 miles away from North Carolina.

There is a very good reason for this critical historic range provision in the ESA. 30 years and over $30,000,000 later a defunct program with only 3 more breeding pairs of wolves than the project started with but with countless hybrids produced, is all the proof that anyone needs that it simply does not pay to break the rules and ignore the facts.

This remains true even today with a looming decision regarding the fate of this USFWS program built upon lies, deceit, arrogance, manipulation of data and unlawful activities.

As Director of USFWS,

– after you comply with, our NCWRC request for removal of the 64 wolves and their offspring that were illegally released on private land,

– and then you retrieve the 100 or so wolves and their offspring that USFWS released with no Section 7 authority,

– and then comply with the recent request for removal of wolves from over 514 landowners,

will you then please pick up any remaining wolves in our State and their resulting offspring, as they are a non-native invasive species to our State and were illegally released in violation of the ESA historic range provision by your biologists.

I hope you have a great day.

Sincerely,

Jett Ferebee

PS. I almost forgot. Are you still unable to identify the canine species pictured below?

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The Invention of “Frankenwolf” in North Carolina

*Editor’s Note* – While readers await Part VII, of the 7-part email series about the corruption and incompetence of introducing so-called red wolves into North Carolina, consider the evidence presented as to how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invented a wild dog species to protect under the Endangered Species Act at an overwhelming cost to the American Public. Job security I would guess. After all, isn’t this simply a reflection of all things GOVERNMENT?

Director Ashe,

I know these comments from a rather heated meeting of USFWS biologists in1989 are rather technical, so I have put in bold letters the key and shocking revelations regarding the cover up of the red wolf invention. Keep this quote from USFWS Zoologist/Biologist Ron Nowak in mind as you read.

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The USFWS’s $30,000,000.00 “Invention”

“In 1979, US Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Ronald Nowak carefully compared the skulls of grey wolves, and coyotes and noticed that the size and shape of the red wolf skull fell midway between that of the coyote and the grey wolf. Nowak’s interpretation of the fossil record further suggested to him that intermediate skulls like that of the red wolf skull first appeared in North America more than a million years ago, well before the first wolves or coyotes.” “Nowak concluded that the red wolf was not only a unique species but also the ancient ancestor of both the grey wolf and the coyote.”

“Nowak’s compelling idea one that persisted almost unchallenged for 10 years, throughout the early years of the Red Wolf Recovery Program.”

“But David Mech had a different theory about red wolves.” “In a 1970 book , Mech had proposed that the red wolf was neither species nor subspecies but a hybrid produced by interbreeding between the grey wolf and the coyote.”

“Into this heated conflict stepped David Mech, one of the world leading wolf experts. In 1989, at an Atlanta meeting of experts on wolf biology, Mech challenged his fellow researches to tell him how they could justify spending so much money rescuing the red wolf when it might not even be a species.”

“In 1989, two University of California biologist, Robert Wayne (of UCLA) and Susan Jenks (of UC Berkley), approached the US Fish and Wildlife Service and offered to settle the matter once and for all.” “Like Nowak, Wayne was an expert on the morphology and taxonomy of wolves and other canids.”

“The government agreed to fund the study, and the two biologist began examining DNA from red wolves, grey wolves and coyotes.”

“The two biologist tentatively and somewhat reluctantly concluded that the red wolf was most likely a hybrid of the grey wolf and the coyote.”

“Nowak and the other biologist at the US Fish and Wildlife Service could not believe what they were being told.” “Maybe, argued the government biologist, Wayne and Jenks had simply missed the DNA sequences that distinguished the red wolf.” Maybe they had not looked at enough DNA.”

“To put to rest any linger doubts, Wayne and other colleagues turned to special receptive regions of the DNA in the nucleus, called micro satellites.” “The results were the same, neither the samples of blood from living red wolves nor the samples from the skins of pre-1930s red wolves showed any unique sequences.” “By 1994, Wayne had found no evidence that the red wolf had ever been reproductively isolated from either grey wolves or coyotes.”

“The red wolf had to be a hybrid of the grey wolf and the coyote.”

“Wayne’s genetic data proved to be an embarrassment to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which had poured millions of dollars into the reintroduction program in the belief that the red wolf was a unique and endangered species.” “Yet the agency had acted in good faith.” “Until Wayne and his colleagues finished their research, the US Fish and Wildlife Service had no way of knowing that the red wolf was not a species.”

“Now the government agency was faced with a terrible dilemma.” “Wayne’s resulting threaten to discredit the wolf recovery program, strip the red wolf of its endangered status, and further undermine the increasingly battered public image of the federal Endangered Species Act.”

*** “To protect the red wolf, the US Fish and Wildlife Service began pressuring Wayne to avoid the word “Hybrid” in his research papers and to substitute the term “intergrade species” and other similar phrases.”

“In 1995, the US Department of the Interior issued a legal opinion that said that hybrids would be protected under the Endangered Species Act if Morphological evidence showed that the hybrids ere similar to the endangered “Pure” form.”

“In essence, if they looked like red wolves, they would be protected.”

“But the genetic data did not support that idea that a “Pure” form of the red wolf had ever existed, certainly not in the last 100 years.”

“In issuing this opinion, the agency excluded all the genetic evidence regarding the red wolf’s species status.” The only question was whether the red wolf looked different from the coyote and the grey wolf.”

“It did, and, therefore, until such time as the government acknowledges the genetic data, the red wolf will be considered a species.”

https://books.google.com/books?id=cjgdW4SjoJcC&pg=PA397&lpg=PA397&dq=ronald+nowak+red+wolf+map&source=bl&ots=rxq05Z

Director Ashe, the red wolf did not exist so it was “invented” by USFWS through omission of your own Government funded current science.

Ponder this over the weekend, as it is heavily tied into Part 7 due out on Monday.

Sincerely,

Jett Ferebee

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Leaked Information Leads to Death Threats by Wolf Perverts

An email from Jet Ferebee:

Director Ashe,

You should be ashamed.

Last year a private landowner with several small children was inundated with your wolves and asked to have the wolves removed.

He did not however trust USFWS on his land due to his prior experiences with USFWS personnel in the area. This gentleman asked if he could hire an outside trapper to trap your wolves. He was told yes and the trapping costs would be reimbursed.

This activity proved futile as when the wolves were trapped and returned to USFWS, USFWS simply turned the wolves back loose on the adjoining farm (the same tactics used on me). The wolves obviously returned. To rub salt in the wound, USFWS has been unable to reimburse him for his trapping costs as promised.

With USFWS creating a revolving door to this farm for the wolves and non-reimbursed trapping expenses becoming cost prohibitive, he resorted to securing a take permit.

This farmer recently reluctantly exercised his take permit. I know this man personally and he took no pleasure in his removal actions, but they were necessary. The wolves had continued to encroach upon the area where his children played.

USFWS personnel, maybe even you, intentionally leaked the take information to the Animal Welfare Institute and likely the Defenders of Wildlife and Red Wolf Coalition who then released a worldwide press release. The internet and social media are now littered with death threats from across the world for this man.

The actions of USFWS are a violation of the Privacy Act and have now placed this NC man and his family in eminent danger.

You and USFWS should be ashamed.

This serves as a formal FOIA request for all USFWS correspondence related to this take permit. This includes all correspondence. Your staff, your assistants and your correspondence are included as well as all personal cell phone texts and emails.

This bogus program, built on lies and deceit, is doomed for failure in our State specifically because of repeated actions coordinated between USFWS and wolf activist groups.

Special Agent Hast,

I am formally asking that this violation of the Privacy Act by USFWS that has placed a man and his family in jeopardy be added to your current investigation of the USFWS agency.

Leaders and Representatives,

It is time for this program to be permanently removed from our State. The wolf program has had their chance to operate this program within the law and repeatedly fails. USFWS is so inundated with activists that they can no longer be a trusted partner for the benefit of wildlife in our State. I am asking for your help.

Sincerely,

Jett Ferebee

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