“Somebody” at the White House made sure that congressional “negotiators” withdrew a rider that would have prevented environmentalists to sue as part of a pending agreement to, once and for all, remove Wyomning wolves from the endangered species list. It now appears as though the whackos will have veto power, once again.
As always, it will be emotion trumping science with the aid of any technicality that can be used advantageously. And, these animal rightists, who claim to be helping animals, continue to drain governmental funds through lawsuit after lawsuit.
The give and take are part of the government’s $1 trillion spending bill. Legislative approval is still needed for the agreement on Wyoming’s wolves. More deatails at the link here…
Just a short clip I took in West Virginia two years ago of a newborn buck fawn and his sister. The mother had already bounded off.
A plane with stickers of wolves, which represented how many aerial kills it had under its wings, has caused quite a stir with wolf whackos. Wildlife Services has since removed the images for the crybabies.
The story’s link is here…
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has confirmed, through DNA testing, that at least two wolves chased and killed, Candice Berner, a teacher who was jogging last year near a rural Alaska village.
Biologists cite the reason for the attack as simply aggression. In retaliation, eight wolves were killed. The trouble is that because of protections still in place, more attacks are likely. Read more at the link…
Four Sitka button bucks (fawns) were pulled from the icy water in Alaska thus saving their lives. A good story and photos are here…
Cass County, Michigan
A deer with a swollen snout may provide information about what is causing the strange malady among whitetail deer in Michigan and other states.
Dale Wallace of Cass County is sending the head of a deer he shot last week to scientists in Georgia who are studying similar animals found in Eastern states and as far away as Idaho.
La Grande, OR — A cow, a yearling heffer, was killed by wolves from the Imnaha pack this past weekend. A court-ordered stay prevents Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife to kill any wolves from this pack even though livestock losses will continue to add up. This one pack is confirmed to have killed 19 livestock animals since last year alone.
LEWISTON, Idaho – The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is aiming to control wolf populations with helicopter gunners and government trappers in north-central Idaho. Animal activists are sure to provide a howling response.
WASHINGTON – Lin Feng Xu, 31, an antique dealer in China, has pleaded guilty to smuggling and to violating the Endangered Species Act in connection with the illegal export of African elephant ivory in his carry-on luggage. Read more