July 23, 2019

Environmentalists Petition Feds Seeking ESA Listing for Moose

Described as a “subspecies” of moose, the animal in parts of Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota has received attention in the form of a petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to place the subspecies (Alces alces andersoni) on the Endangered Species Act list for federal protection.

Readers need to be made aware of certain lies that are always told the people, by both the petitioners and the Federal and State Governments. As an example, the USFWS said in response to the petition, “This substantial 90-day finding initiates a rigorous status review in which the Service will determine whether the species warrants listing under the Endangered Species Act.” It is doubtful this will happen. We already know that the USFWS does not have (at their convenience – wink, wink) the resources to do this and historically, we know they do just as they damn well please. They run rough shod over anything or anybody who stands in the way of them fulfilling their agendas. (Visit the Mexican wolf introduction fiasco)

We also find this enormous lie: “To ensure the process is comprehensive and the final determination is based on the best available scientific and commercial data, the Service has opened a 60-day comment period to solicit relevant information from the public.” There are two important aspects of this statement that are flat out false. One is that the USFWS is seeking “best available science.” They are not and never have. Best Available Science is what they determine works best for them. They hand select whatever information is given to them, if it fits their narrative, and deliberately and irresponsibly disregard the rest. This we have seen often through the history of the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

The second aspect is that they are seeking “relevant information from the public.” It is relevant only if they deem it to be so. When I thoroughly examined the Environmental Impact Statement devised by the USFWS as a requirement of introduction of gray wolves into the Northern Rockies (see my book Wolf: What’s to Misunderstand?), it became very clear that all information the USFWS placed front and center was only information that could be used to support their wish to introduce the gray wolves. Every issue that the USFWS listed as unimportant, are, at present, the only important issues that the American people are facing today. What then, does that tell us about this fascist and rigged government structure we are now forced to live under?

Therefore, we all should be made aware that the process that is undertaken by the petitioners, as well as the Federal Government, is a rigged farce. Moose will be listed or not listed depending upon first, what the USFWS wants to do, and second, how much money is in for the petitioners. In reality, the status of the moose is immaterial. It’s about the status of the rigged political process that is the ONLY determining factor. All else is nothing but smoke and mirrors. It’s not about moose. It’s about political ideology.

The environmentalists, pretending that they are actually concerned about the preservation of anything other than their bank accounts, believe that listing the moose as an endangered animal will allow for the needed protections to save the “subspecies.” Because Isle Royale is included in this listing proposal, will environmentalists work to keep moose protected on the island by killing wolves?

As always, we can sit back and watch the dog and pony show. Perhaps the environmentalists need some money and so the USFWS will play their usual game of pretending in order that you and I have to pay some more tax dollars to cover the legal costs of the environmentalists because the Government could not chose not to fulfill their end of the rigged process.

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