No Killing Wolves On / Near Public Lands: Federal, State, Parks & BLM in USA

  • by: Lawrence Scrima
  • recipient: President, Federal Environment & Wildlife Agencies, State Governors, Judges

Stop the killing and trapping healthy wolves on or near public lands - Its your true mandate!        

Wolves are essential for environmental health,

http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/post/100434748697/wolves-yellowstone-how-wolves-change-rivers.

... the natural, most agreeable way to control Wild Boar, Ungulate and Rodent populations that destroy crop and flora, as well as spread disease everywhere! Wolves have been proven to primarily kill sick and old in herds, increase the herd health, prevent them from over-grazing and overpopulating (proven in Yellowstone Park), as well as rodents that can spread diseases. Consider, foxes, coyotes and wolves consume a lot of rodents: mice, rats, prairie dogs, rabbits. Unchecked rodent populations destroy crops and can spread disease outbreaks, e.g., bubonic plague! Don't repeat past mistakes! New study demonstrates that if there is a range rider man on horseback) monitoring the herd, there are no wolf kills even with a close by wild wolf pack: http://www.conservationnw.org/news/updates/rangeridingsuccess
Consider: Naturally evolved diversity of life supports and enriches all life, Wildlife populations have decreased by 52% over the last 40 years (Living Planet report 2014; http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/all_publications/living_planet_report/.

Upon which we depend for a healthy environment.

Recently a new study concludes that 

The new study, published in the journal Science Advances, shows that even with extremely conservative estimates, species are disappearing up to about 100 times faster than the normal rate between mass extinctions, known as the background rate.

"If it is allowed to continue, life would take many millions of years to recover, and our species itself would likely disappear early on," said lead author Gerardo Ceballos of the Universidad Autónoma de México.


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-06-sixth-mass-extinction-declares.html#jCp and copy of study report: 

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/1/5/e1400253.full

We cannot afford to lose any more wildlife, especially wild large game (except some deer populations) and predators; that are near extinction! Trophy hunting must stop now! Some of many official sites for detailed non-lethal methods:

http://www.nrdc.org/wildlife/files/non-lethal-predator-control-FS.pdf.

 

http://www.defenders.org/sites/default/files/publications/livestock_and_wolves.pdf.

 

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/how-to-coexist-with-coyotes.

 

http://www.fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2014/jun/Exhibits/6_3_RSCH_McManusJS2014HWCmitigationonlivestockfarms.pdf.

 

Summary: During the first year the mean cost of livestock protection was USD 3.30 per head of stock and the mean cost of depredation was USD 20.11 per head of stock. In the first year of non-lethal control the combined implementation and running costs were similar to those of lethal control (USD 3.08 per head). However, the mean cost of depredation decreased by 69.3%, to USD 6.52 per head. In the second year of non-lethal control the running costs (USD 0.43 per head) were significantly lower than in previous years and depredation costs decreased further, to USD 5.49 per head. Our results suggest that non-lethal methods of human–wildlife conflict mitigation can reduce depredation and can be economically advantageous compared to lethal methods of predator control. wildlife, especially wild large game (except some deer populations) and predators; that are near extinction!

Man's Ancient Promise, to the Wolf…."For teaching humans leadership, loyalty, teamwork, hunting strategies, love, displays of affection and giving their weakest pups, now called dogs,  We Humans Promise:   to let Wild Wolves Run Free!...to continue their role in Nature:  to improve the health of herds, by taking mostly the sick and old,  preserve flora, diverse plant, animal, environment, and clean water, simply by keeping herds from over-grazing, prevent rodent overpopulation and associated spread of disease….this ancient promise is held In Perpetuity" … breach of this promise, signals the end of humane civilization, as taught to us by the Wolf!

“While it’s good to see BLM withdraw their permit, overall this killing (of wolves) contest remains a black eye for Idaho,” said Lynne Stone, director of Boulder-White Clouds Council and long-time Idahoan. “The Salmon-Challis National Forest should not be a part of this cruel event either. These are our public lands and we should share them together peacefully and respectfully with wildlife.”WildEarth Guardians, Cascadia Wildlands, and Boulder-White Clouds Council, represented by the Western Environmental Law Center, filed a lawsuit to stop the “Predator Derby” killing contest on BLM and U.S. Forest Service-managed lands.
"We're pleased the BLM heeded our warning and recognized its permit allowing this killing contest to proceed was fatally flawed," said Drew Kerr, carnivore advocate with WildEarth Guardians. "Sadly, the U.S. Forest Service has not gotten the message, so we still have a fight on our hands to kick these horrifically cruel events off our public lands." 

http://www.wildearthguardians.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=11011&news_iv_ctrl=1194#.VIdKRYfB_6Y

Stop the killing and trapping of healthy wolves on or near public lands - Its your true mandate! Wolves are essential for environmental health: http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/post/100434748697/wolves-yellowstone-how-wolves-change-rivers.  


... the natural, most agreeable way to control Wild Boar, Ungulate and Rodent populations that destroy crop and flora, as well as spread disease everywhere! Wolves have been proven to primarily kill sick and old in herds, increase the herd health, prevent them from over-grazing and overpopulating (proven in Yellowstone Park), as well as rodents that can spread diseases. Consider, foxes, coyotes and wolves consume a lot of rodents: mice, rats, prairie dogs, rabbits. Unchecked rodent populations destroy crops and can spread disease outbreaks, e.g., bubonic plague! Don't repeat past mistakes! New study demonstrates that if there is a range rider man on horseback) monitoring the herd, there are no wolf kills even with a close by wild wolf pack: http://www.conservationnw.org/news/updates/rangeridingsuccess
Consider: Naturally evolved diversity of life supports and enriches all life, Wildlife populations have decreased by 52% over the last 40 years (Living Planet report 2014:  


http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/all_publications/living_planet_report/.


Upon which we depend for a healthy environment.


Recently a new study concludes that 


The new study, published in the journal Science Advances, shows that even with extremely conservative estimates, species are disappearing up to about 100 times faster than the normal rate between mass extinctions, known as the background rate.


"If it is allowed to continue, life would take many millions of years to recover, and our species itself would likely disappear early on," said lead author Gerardo Ceballos of the Universidad Autónoma de México.



Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-06-sixth-mass-extinction-declares.html#jCp and copy of study report: 


http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/1/5/e1400253.full


We cannot afford to lose any more


wildlife, especially wild large game (except some deer populations) and predators; that are near extinction! Trophy hunting must stop now! Some of many official sites for detailed non-lethal methods:


http://www.nrdc.org/wildlife/files/non-lethal-predator-control-FS.pdf.


 


http://www.defenders.org/sites/default/files/publications/livestock_and_wolves.pdf.


 


http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/how-to-coexist-with-coyotes.


 http://www.fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2014/jun/Exhibits/6_3_RSCH_McManusJS2014HWCmitigationonlivestockfarms.pdf.


 


Summary: During the first year the mean cost of livestock protection was USD 3.30 per head of stock and the mean cost of depredation was USD 20.11 per head of stock. In the first year of non-lethal control the combined implementation and running costs were similar to those of lethal control (USD 3.08 per head). However, the mean cost of depredation decreased by 69.3%, to USD 6.52 per head. In the second year of non-lethal control the running costs (USD 0.43 per head) were significantly lower than in previous years and depredation costs decreased further, to USD 5.49 per head. Our results suggest that non-lethal methods of human–wildlife conflict mitigation can reduce depredation and can be economically advantageous compared to lethal methods of predator control. wildlife, especially wild large game (except some deer populations) and predators; that are near extinction!


“While it’s good to see BLM withdraw their permit, overall this killing (of wolves) contest remains a black eye for Idaho,” said Lynne Stone, director of Boulder-White Clouds Council and long-time Idahoan. “The Salmon-Challis National Forest should not be a part of this cruel event either. These are our public lands and we should share them together peacefully and respectfully with wildlife.”WildEarth Guardians, Cascadia Wildlands, and Boulder-White Clouds Council, represented by the Western Environmental Law Center, filed a lawsuit to stop the “Predator Derby” killing contest on BLM and U.S. Forest Service-managed lands.


"We're pleased the BLM heeded our warning and recognized its permit allowing this killing contest to proceed was fatally flawed," said Drew Kerr, carnivore advocate with WildEarth Guardians. "Sadly, the U.S. Forest Service has not gotten the message, so we still have a fight on our hands to kick these horrifically cruel events off our public lands." http://www.wildearthguardians.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=11011&news_iv_ctrl=1194#.VIdKRYfB_6Y


Man's Ancient Promise, to the Wolf…."For teaching humans leadership, loyalty, teamwork, hunting strategies, love, displays of affection and giving their weakest pups, now called dogs,  We Humans Promise:   to let Wild Wolves Run Free!...to continue their role in Nature:  to improve the health of herds, by taking mostly the sick and old,  preserve flora, diverse plant, animal, environment, and clean water, simply by keeping herds from over-grazing, prevent rodent overpopulation and associated spread of disease….this ancient promise is held In Perpetuity" … breach of this promise, signals the end of humane civilization, as taught to us by the Wolf!

Update #54 years ago
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Larry Scrima
Update #44 years ago
Reached 7000 signers today! 3,000 to go, please share this petition:
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- Thanks!
Larry Scrima
Update #34 years ago
Recently a new study concludes that

The new study, published in the journal Science Advances, shows that even with extremely conservative estimates, species are disappearing up to about 100 times faster than the normal rate between mass extinctions, known as the background rate.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-06-sixth-mass-extinction-declares.html#jCp and copy of study report: http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/1/5/e1400253.full
Update #24 years ago
Edited the petition to put the main point first, i.e.:
Stop the killing of healthy wolves on or near public lands - Its your true mandate!
Update #14 years ago
Hi All, I added the following at the end of the petition: ...We cannot afford to lose any more
wildlife, especially wild large game (except some deer populations) and predators; that are near extinction! Trophy hunting must stop now! Some of many official sites for detailed non-lethal methods: http://www.nrdc.org/wildlife/files/non-lethal-predator-control-FS.pdf.
http://www.fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2014/jun/Exhibits/6_3_RSCH_McManusJS2014HWCmitigationonlivestockfarms.pdf.

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