Wolf Release by USFWS
From: J T WHITE
Sent: Mon 12/31/07
FAXED and EMAILED:
December 31, 2007
Dear Mr. Slown,
It is my opinion, given much research, that the introduction of the wolf anywhere in the 48 contiguous states is ill advised at this time:
1. It is a fact that wolves are not endangered on planet Earth.
2. The Mexican Grey wolf is genetically identical to other wolves.
3. FWS employees are, in my judgment, more concerned about job security than the actual welfare of the flora and fauna that the American taxpayers are paying you to protect.
4. Releasing wolves, or any plant, animal, insect, in an area that does not contain the necessary resources for that living thing to survive is tantamount to murder.
5. Released wolves are necessarily habituated to man and therefore at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to avoidance of man.
USFWS should nix all plans for introduction of the wolf until science favors doing so. Trying to advance agendas without legitimate reasons only weakens USFWS credibility. To use an appropriate cliché, I believe that USFWS is “crying wolf”. You may find a place and time where you need the support, financially and otherwise, of your employer, the U.S. taxpayer. What will you do then?
I co-administer a site entitled Otero Residents Forum which has focused on wolf introduction. Over 2400 visits have been logged to the site from all over the world. The site too voluminous to include here but I request that it be included as public input. The address is:
Janet T. White
P.O. Box 49
Alamogordo, NM 88311-0049
Cc: Congressman Stevan Pearce
Otero Residents Forum
Monday, December 31, 2007
Wolf Release by USFWS
Sunday, December 30, 2007
(Parody) We suspect some irrate wolf lover attempted to cause us harm by putting a Mexican Gray Wolf in our mailbox. We discovered the wolf, crammed in the mailbox, and called a federal agency which immediately called the fire department to get the poor creature out of the mailbox. The wolf has been shipped to a petting zoo in Santa Fe county, NM.
Mr. Hemming asked his comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service be published on the Otero Residents Forum. Mr. Hemming never received an answer from the FWS.
Mr. Hemming's comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service:
Sense my questions were not answer on my written request I would like them in the scoping comments.
1. Through research I have found that in the 1700's, 1800's, 1900's and up to present day wolves are known man-eaters. Why did the US Fish and Wildlife service put out the misinformation that there has never been a documented wolf attack in North America?
2. Wolves have stalked, surrounded, cornered, and chased children. Why are you allowing these dangerous predators to do this?
3. Wolves have been reported on the Blue Arizona school playground why have you not put up protective fences to keep these children safe?
4. Reserve public school is trying to raise money to build wolf proof school bus shelters. How come the USFWS is not paying for these shelters?
5. Wolves have been video tape right next to ranch houses. Through research I have found that wolves spread many diseases especially in their feces. Wolves have marked their territory right on ranches, rural homes on front and back porches, corrals, barns and yards common to area children are found. What diseases can these children catch from the wolves?
6. Why did the USFWS service put out the misinformation that wolves make for healthy deer and elk herds when reading studies I find that wolves can completely wipe out deer, rabbits and musk oxen and reduce moose to such low numbers hunting has to be closed?
7. Several ranchers have been forced out of business. In the 1982 Mexican gray wolf reintroduction document I found many facts out. 1. This plan is still in effect. 2. On page 19 first paragraph last sentence ranchers should be economically bought out or otherwise eliminated? 3. Wolves are known livestock killers and many problems would occur. What budget do you have to buy out ranchers? what does otherwise eliminated mean? 4. What budget do you have to pay the ranchers for lost livestock?
8. Defenders of wildlife is not paying for all verify kills on livestock. This is a government program you brought the wolves how come USFWS is not paying for lost livestock?
9. The San Carlo Apaches are suffering huge losses from wolves attacking their livestock. How come you are not removing all the wolves off the reservation as requested by the tribe? Are you breaking yet another treaty with the Native Americans?
10. Spending 10 million dollars on the Mexican gray wolf program it appears to be a failed program why do you keep it going?
Here is some proof about wolves attacking humans.
Iowa Citizen, The 12-09-1892 The 3-year-old child of Peter Lyons was killed and partially devoured by wolves near Kingfisher.
Manitoba Daily Free Press 1-13-1891 woman and child attacked 1 child died An Invasion by Wolves. WICHITA, Kas., Jan. 12.— Wolves are invading the western border counties of Kansas in great pack in search of food, A short distance from Liberal this morning Mrs, Jarvey and her child were attacked by a pack of wolves a few steps from their home, .and while the woman escaped with slight injuries, the child was carried some distance and mangled so horribly that it cannot recover. The men about the place finally beat off the savage beasts.
Bismarck Daily Tribune 10-31-1891 1 child
Oct 30th Mr.Jenson 4 year old son died daughter injured. The wolves had attacked several people along the road. But on Oct 30th a dread day for the Parents. They heard the terrifying screams of their young children. The father armed with a shotgun raced to help. He was to late his 4 year old son was torn to pieces and died. The pack was now working on his 6 year daughter and he was able to drive them off saving her. She had several scratches and bites on her arms from fighting off the vicious wolves.
Janesville Gazette, The 11-19-1891 3 documented wolf killed children St Paul Minnesota 3 children killed and ate by wolves. These are the large vicious gray wolves from Northern Minnesota. The pack was saw fighting over the remains of the 3 children. The children had wandered into the woods by the twin cities. No one knows the finally terror these poor children felt as the savage beast ripped the life out of them. Men taking a shortcut found the wolves and left to get help. Upon returning with a number of armed men the beast would not leave until 2 were shot. Once drove off the grizzly scene of the 3 partial eaten children were found. A huge hunting party was formed to drive the beast away.
I really want the answer to these questions especially the fact that the USFWS has lied to the American public about the dangers of wolves to children. I have a great idea how about not worrying about your job and try telling the truth. A novel concept.
Independent Film Producer
This comment to an earlier post moved to front page. PLEASE do not forget to get your input to Mr. Slown of FWS. Direct link above.
I knew an old indian once, my grandfather, who on occassion would share with me his knowledge of the wild and of the animals in it.
One lesson he taught me was that if you see a wolf, kill it. Not because he was a gun tottin' redskin, but because he said; "The wolve is the only predator in the world that didn't kill just to eat and survive, but also killed because they enjoyed killing". A fact that can be substanciated by many a rancher who has come across several cattle that were killed by wolves but not eaten.
Environmentalist would have you believe that this animal is largely mis-understood and is in point of fact a cuddly critter, much like a dog who just needs to be loved and cared for and allowed to run free. Well guess what. I've seen packs of wild dogs that are just a vicious as a pack of wolves, so that argument doesn't hold much water. But of course the enviromentalist say it with such sencerity that you just have to believe them. And if you don't they'll sue the crap out of you until you do.
Common sense has absolutely nothing to do with environmentalism. At least not from the perspective of saving a species. It is my considered opinion that it has more to do with real estate than anything else. It doesn't have to involve the wolf. It could be the ring tailed wombat, or the blue nose checker spotted, winged field mouse. I say this because past history has shown, that if there isn't an endangered species available in the area that the environmentalist want to take control of, they will create one. And they have been caught at it on several different occassions.
A good example of this is the Spotted Owl. You know I discovered an interesting fact a while back. Cloudcroft, New Mexico is the only place in these United States that I know of, where you can get "Spotted Owl Helper". It's similar to Hamburger Helper. Just add Spotted Owl for a tasty treat. It also goes well with a little red wine, and ranch style beans on the side.
I mean, here is a bird that is so anti-social to its own kind that its no wonder its dying out. Logging has absolutely nothing to do with it.
Once the environmentalist managed to stop the logging they decided that it was time for Cloudcroft to go and they next created the Checker Spotted Butterfly. If they had gotten what they wanted on that one, no one would have been able to drive to or through Cloudcroft essentially killing the village all together. And now they are trying once again with the "Mexican" Grey Wolf. Sorry! no such critter! And if there were I believe that the INS sould be involved simply because the only "Mexican Grey Wolf" that I know of is an old retired drug runner out of Nogales.
Joking aside, the reason the grey wolf was on the endangered species list was because they were hunted down for the killers they are. And if they are re-introduced into Otero County again, it will happen again... Hmmm... I have a spot in my livingroom that could use a good fur rug....
December 25, 2007 10:37 PM
Saturday, December 29, 2007
I took the liberty of posting Mr. Walker's letter without his permission. You can do that when you are dealing with the most upstanding, honest people you could ever hope to meet, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker.
December 28, 2007
Mr. Brian Millsap
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
New Mexico Ecological Services Office
2105 Osuna N.E.
Albuquerque NM 87113
Dear Mr. Millsap:
I am a cattle rancher in Otero County NM. I am 85 years old and have spent all my life ranching in Otero County.
My grandfather and father were both lifelong ranchers who came to the Sacramento Mountains in 1887.
There were wolves here when they came to this area that were called “Lobos.”
The government put a $50.00 bounty on wolves because of the severe damage they did to the livestock business.
The crippling, harassing and killing of animals is well documented as well as the threat to human life.
Therefore, I am against the government’s managed wolf program with the proposed intention of releasing additional wolves in New Mexico or increasing the proposed area in which wolves are proposed to be released.
I am a member of many farm and livestock organizations. They were all against the government’s release of wolves when the program first started and continue to be strongly against the release of any additional wolves in New Mexico.
The many sporting groups, that I am aware of, are also against releasing wolves because of the threat to wildlife that wolves have.
The hunting and fishing industry is a multi-million dollar industry not only in New Mexico, but throughout the United States.
The sportsmen and women bring significant revenues to the local economies, counties and states which has the probability of being drastically reduced with the release of any additional wolves.
The hunting and fishing industry has already been severely impacted in those areas where wolves have been released as evident from the continual information received from the Gila area of New Mexico.
The revenues lost to wolf depredations in both the livestock and hunting and fishing industries cannot be recovered and should not be tolerated.
The U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service should furnish unbiased and “Sound Science” information to the public instead of attempting to protect their jobs.
Sixteen Springs Canyon
Cloudcroft, New Mexico
(Parody) The controversy over wolf reintroduction into southern New Mexico has fanned the flames of a heated debate between ranchers and wolf advocates. Livestock and family pets belonging to ranching families have fallen prey to wolf packs. Environmentalists and wolf advocates insist the wolf is a beneficial predator essential to the ecological well being of the region. Ranchers complain their cattle and family pets don’t stand a chance against ravenous wolf attacks. Wolf advocates counter with arguments that essentially call for removal of ranchers, livestock, family pets and line dancing from the region.
An equitable solution may be in the making. The Otero Residents Forum has learned that famed geneticist ‘Bill’ has bred miniature gray wolves in captivity. Working in a secret facility, Bill has used genetic engineering to reduce the size of a Gray Wolf, from the larger animal familiar to both sides of the debate, to a much smaller animal the size of a jackrabbit. Bill’s rationale is to give other animals, both domestic and wild, a fighting chance when encountering wolf packs. Bill insists the smaller version of the wolf has all the natural instincts for survival and maintaining wolf society, in a smaller package.
“Imagine if you will”, Bill explains; “You walk outside and there’s a miniature gray wolf on your porch, eyeing your dog’s food dish. Instead of fleeing back inside the house, in fear of your life and abandoning your dog to certain death; you grab a shovel and smash the little critter. Then you just scoop it up and drop it in a specimen bag and mail it to the Fish and Wildlife Service”.
Bill believes the miniature wolf packs will feed primarily on smaller rodents, insects, the endangered Mexican Spotted Owl, road kill and bird seed. Wolf advocates criticize the creation of a new genetically bred mini-wolf as unfair to the animal and against the morals of environmentalism. Bill counters this assessment with, “Who cares what those guys think? We can release these little wolves anywhere we want. Those people have no say in miniature wolf reintroduction. We’re releasing them on public lands; not environmentalist owned lands. The environmentalists have no standing in this debate. They’re from out-of-town, don’t rely on the land for their livelihood and talk like they have some right to come in here and disrupt the community. My next project will be to genetically engineer little environmentalists a fellow can just stomp on like a bug”.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
From the Department of Interior Office of International Affairs website:
"National Park Service (NPS) staff recommendations and those of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO regarding sites to be included in a new U.S. World Heritage Tentative List were published on October 31, 2007 in the Federal Register for public comment. All comments received will be considered by the National Park Service and the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife and Parks and the Secretary of the Interior for their use in developing a final U.S. Tentative List to be submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre by February 1, 2008. The NPS staff recommendations, along with recommendations by the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, appear at the end of this release. Public comments were accepted until November 30, 2007."
We won't know until Febuary of 2008 if White Sands National Monument is still on the WHS Tentative list....or will we?
From October, 2007:
The Fish and Wildlife Service will fund $5,798,791 to international conservation grants in 47 countries. Link: http://www.frameweb.org/ev_en.php?ID=63134_201&ID2=DO_TOPIC
Included in these grants is funding for designating additional RAMSAR site. If you don’t know what a RAMSAR site is, we’ll help you out.
In 1971, the United Nations got together and held the Convention of Wetlands, in Ramsar, Iran. The convention set forth the ‘framework’ where by wetland conservation and designation would begin on an international scale.
Link to Ramsar site: http://www.ramsar.org/.
The treaty and wetland designation has been another non-voter issue in the United States.
Private property owners can have their land declared a wetland and loose the use of their property and even be jailed for violating federal regulations imposed on their own lands!
Copy this link to a search engine to go to the Private Property Rights Foundation of America to view comprehensive case history of this abuse of federal power:
The Center for Hysterical Diversity released a study alleging cattle in Otero county eat endangered species of bats. According to the study, cattle stalk the endangered bats in caves and abandoned buildings, scale the walls of the cave and eat the endangered bats.
CHD scientists have found endangered bat remains in the scat left behind by these bovine carnivores. Bovine carnivores are suspected as the culprits responsible for a missing wolf pack in Catron county. The Center blames orchestrated campaigns of misinformation by ranchers attempting to conceal bovine predation on endangered species. Reports of cow packs terrorizing the region have been suppressed by the media due to intense pressure from area ranchers. The Center plans to move ahead with plans to reintroduce the Mexican Great Panda in southern New Mexico.
Lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris curasoae yerbabuenae)
New Mexico and Arizona are home to the Lesser long-nosed bat, listed as endangered on the Endangered Species List.
In July, 2006 the Center for Biological Diversity began litigation for designation of critial habitat for another surrogate species, the jaguar.
View their 2006 press release by copying the link providing, and pasting it in a search engine.
Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 12, 2006 / Notices
"Therefore, these features are not essential to the conservation of the species. Further, we are unaware that any physical and biological features within the United States are in need of special management considerations or protection for the purpose of jaguar conservation as jaguar conservation does not require habitat within the United States. Based on this information, we determine that the physical and biological features occasionally used by the jaguar within the geographical range occupied by the jaguar in the United States are not essential to the conservation of the species and, therefore, do not meet the definition of critical habitat."http://www.fws.gov/policy/library/E6-10915.pdf
Monday, December 24, 2007
I post for your consideration a message I received today. Merry Christmas.
To the Board and Members of Patriots’ Border Alliance, to Minutemen everywhere, to brother and sister Patriots serving our cause:
The second cup of coffee has brought me around to a state of consciousness. The quiet of the Christmas Eve morning leads me to a reflective mood of peace, contentment, and purpose. The rising sun has just begun to illuminate the walls of my home, giving it the warm glow of security that man has treasured through out the eons. My grandchildren’s exclamations of joy, exuberance and fellowship still ring in my memory from last night’s gathering. These remembered expressions create a melody in my ears that sing my mind into a state of fulfillment only a grandfather can know. The yuletide feast is ready. The gifts for the grandkids lie in wait to excite, thrill, and with any luck, convey to those children the love I have for them. I am confident that I have in very earthly ways done my part to set the stage for my progeny to enjoy those small Christmas miracles my tired and cynical brain still hoard as life treasures bequeathed to me by parents and family.
Most of us probably experience similar wishes and hopes this time of year. Each of us works for these same things in different ways. Truly this season promotes a deep reflection in all of us. May we treasure this time with our families and our thoughts. May we strive to hold the love and hope inherent in this season throughout our year, and indeed throughout our lives.
I also recognize that in addition to those who carry my genes – those who will carry into the future my characteristics, loves and passion – I belong to another family. A family not anchored in blood or genetic ties. I belong to a family whose love, loyalty and dedication to one another is based upon the love of ideals. These are the ideals that have provided the entire of mankind its greatest hope for earthly redemption. These are the ideals that tell mankind that justice and freedom can be a natural part of the human experience. These are ties that are strong.
I have, to the best of my ability, provided thoughtful gifts to my progeny. I hope they reflect careful thought designed to recognize the individual traits and passions of the recipient. What gifts may I give my other family – my family of idealists, patriots, and Minutemen? I cannot provide to each a physical gift, thoughtfully chosen. But I hope each and every one of you will accept these gifts of the “heart” I electronically send to you this blessed Christmas Eve.
The first of these offerings is my deepest gratitude to each and every one of you. My gratitude that you exist in this time and in this place of history. I am thankful that you are the selfless, dedicated Patriots that you are. I am inspired by your willingness to sacrifice so much to preserve that which we hold so dear. I am humbled that you allow me to be part of this family, to walk among you as an equal, to be counted as your brethren.
I would like to offer to you my pledge to always stand with you and our cause, keeping pure the goals and methods of our efforts. This pledge contains a commitment to honor your sacrifices and your efforts, never forgetting the familial ties that bind us together in this great quest.If you look closer under our imaginary Minuteman tree you will find, wrapped in thoughtful dedication, my acknowledgement of my accountability to you, my Minuteman family. With this acknowledgement comes my assurance that every word I write or speak, every action I take, every course I suggest will be designed to insure the integrity of our cause and our organization. You will also find my prayer that the day never comes when you find yourselves trying to explain an ill-conceived statement or reckless course of action initiated by myself.
The final offering from my Christmas sack is the awareness of the great gift we have been given. Whole generations have lamented that they lived in times of boredom. Bereft of great challenges they mourned the opportunity to show their greatness, their courage, and their nobility. We are blessed that we are living in a time of great challenge – in a time which heroes can live. We live in a time where nobility can be exercised by those who have the capacity. How fortunate that the creator gave us an era in which the best of our instincts and spirits are given a dramatic stage upon which to play out the courage and nobility that lives in each of you. God be praised that no one will say that this “family” lived lives of quiet desperation. I hope each will embrace this gift and be thankful that we were given the opportunity to live a life of dedication to something larger than ourselves.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Tonight at the Otero County Commission meeting, much of the time was used taking input to the proposed Elk Ordinance. The commissioners made the point repeatedly that they will continue the input process to get the wording of the ordinance in alignment with the desires of the county. Several citizens had specific suggestions, one was to include farmers' concerns along with those of ranchers' and hunters'. Lou Woltering, Lincoln National Forest Supervisor, suggested two changes to definitions. Ms. Woods from High Rolls gave her opinion that the state and feds are doing a great job in managing the resources and that the Elk Ordinance was not necessary. She went on to say that she didn't want any of her taxes to pay for damages caused by elk. The reporter will report this. What she won't report is this:
The Commissioners were asked the circumstances of Dr. Martin Moore's (County Manager) termination and/or release. A "Public Records Inspection Act" letter requesting documentation, email, communications, etc., was proferred but not accepted by Chairman Doug Moore. I will make the necessary trip to the court house tomorrow to fill out the "required forms" and have them time and date stamped. Stay tuned.
Otero Residents Forum received this comment 12/19/07 to the post "Otero County Ordinances - Full Text". This comment deserves front page attention.
...a caller on the Mike Haymes Radio Show on 12/19/2007 told of seeing Wolves along the Sacramento River Road. I have hunted the high country around Sierra Blanca and the White Mt. Wilderness and can tell you that there are "Wolves" there also! These animals have evolved into 'NON-howling' animals and are very shy of humans because it is well known that 'howling wolves' are 'dead wolves'. I have historical photos of 'dead Sierra Blanca wolves' from the early 1900's - They were never entirely eliminated! Very few enviromentalist "wackoos" ever venture into the areas where these animals still exist, if ever! Only true 'Outdoorsmen' can appreciate these animals anyway!
I came upon a great article by Michael Oppenheimer in Social Research. I was researching non-governmental organizations (NGOs) who advise the Endangered Species Act. I urge everyone who questions the scientific data much of the ESA is based on, to read Mr. Oppenheimer's article. The article does not offer conclusive bias in ESA decisions and policy but it does ask some provocative questions. The article can be viewed at: http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-5969648/Science-and-environmental-policy-the.html.
I will post a link above in the long and confusing list of other links and titles concerning wolf reintroduction and other issues above the posting section of the blog.
Publication: Social Research
Publication Date: 22-SEP-06
Delivery: Immediate Online Access
Author: Oppenheimer, Michael
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Cattle, Chickens, Pigs, Turkeys, Sheep, Goats, Bison, Horses, Camels, Llamas, Deer and More To Be Injected With Transponders or ID Tags
The Nation, December 14, 2007
NAIS, which the US Department of Agriculture has been rolling out in concert with many states since 2003, is stunning in its projected scope. Over the next few years each of the nation's 1.4 million farms (plus thousands of veterinary facilities, export/import stations, livestock barns and genetic facilities) will be affected, with all their approximately 95 million cattle, 1.8 billion chickens, 60 million pigs, 93 million turkeys, 6.3 million sheep, 2.5 million goats and every other livestock species, including bison, camelids, cervids, horses and llamas. In all, more than twenty-nine species and more than two billion animals are slated to be fitted with the ID tags or be injected with transponders that transmit, to a national network of databases, information as basic as date of birth and as sophisticated as DNA profiles and chemical-residue measurements in the bloodstream.
The complete article at:
Is another Otero County Ordinance in order, one prohibiting National Animal Identification System (NAIS)? I think so in that other counties in New Mexico have followed suit with the Wolf, Jaguar, Grizzly Bear Ordinance. Let's take the lead again.
Monday, December 17, 2007
An article about a recent study in Africa tells of ranchers hanging burlap bags over wire fences, to keep lions away. According to the study, if the predator can't see its prey, it simply goes away.
Link to study:
In the spirit of species conservation, Otero Residents Forum has some suggestions for utilizing this new dynamic in protecting livestock from predators. WE suggest ranchers simply disguise their cattle. In the picture we have cleverly disguised two cows. One as a house and the other as an old pickup truck: (note the dummy in the pickup truck).
FORUM NOTE: This may not be such a good idea after all. On the second night of disguising our cattle as a house and an old pickup truck; a wolf disguised as a motorboat snuck up to one of the cows and bit it.
Photo link: www.fifa.asn.au
Sunday, December 16, 2007
I came upon an interesting book called: Amber Waves of Gain: Gene Ladd, 2005- Chapter Nine-Aligning With the Extreme Right. The publication goes to extremes to cast New Mexico ranchers and the Minute Men as ‘shadowy groups’ intent on terrorism and violence, intimidation of law enforcement and numerous illegal acts. This is an example of the use of detrimental reliance used by environmentalists to sway public opinion in favor of environmental land grabs and programs like wolf reintroduction. I have no proof but I suspect the incidents of violence and threats were orchestrated by the environmentalists themselves in an effort to portray them as victims of violence perpetrated against them by ranchers and the Minute Men. Read the incredulous accounts of how these environmentalists have been terrorized by shadowy groups of terrorists from the ranches of Catron County.
From Gene Ladd’s book: Amber Waves of Gain:
“New Mexico is home to one of the original county-supremacy movements.
Catron County’s government was the first to adopt ordinances aimed at seizing control of federal land.”
“Yet the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau said it was outraged by the police training manual’s reference to that movement and used its influence with the governor and state lawmakers to put pressure on the state police. The New Mexico farm bureau did not let up until the Department of Public Safety agreed to withdraw the manual and recall all copies. By defending its wise-use friends, the farm bureau may have deprived law-enforcement agencies of important information about potential terrorist activities. According to police, two recent attacks on the offices of environmentalists in Santa Fe, New Mexico, may have been linked to one of the militant organizations described in the training manual. On March 19, 1999, a potentially deadly pipe bomb was discovered in the mailbox of Forest Guardians, a group advocating protection of wildlife and public lands. The bomb failed to go off and later was detonated by a Santa Fe police bomb squad. Police say the ball-bearingfilled pipe bomb was powerful enough to kill or seriously injure anyone nearby. The next day, a drawing was mailed to Forest Guardians showing the name of the organization centered beneath the cross-hairs of a rifle scope. The drawing was signed with the initials M.M., which police believe to stand for the Minute Men. This shadowy group has claimed credit for other attacks, including a 1998 nighttime shotgun blast that shattered windows at the Santa Fe offices of Animal Protection of New Mexico.
Before that attack, Animal Protection received a letter also signed M.M. warning, “You are approaching a point where we will hurt you. We are going to make a concerted effort to kill any wolf reintroduced into the wild and poison bison as long as you interfere with wildlife issues.
Both targeted environmental groups have supported wolf reintroduction. Forest Guardians also has filed a number of successful lawsuits leading to curbs on grazing, logging and water use on public lands and better protection of endangered species. There is no evidence that the Farm Bureau has been involved with any of the militant anti-environmental groups. But some observers believe that the bureau’s extreme rhetoric may encourage attacks. “The Farm Bureau sows the seeds of violence with its hateful rhetoric and antagonistic stance on wildlife issues,” says Forest Guardians president Sam Hitt. “The Farm Bureau has created a bigoted and intolerant atmosphere in which acts of violence thrive.” And nowhere is that attitude more apparent than on the issue of predator reintroduction.”
These groups are using urban terrorist tactics commonly used by anti-war groups like the Weather Underground and the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), during the Viet Nam war in the late 60’s and into the 1970’s. Today’s environmental movement includes leftovers from the anti-war movement that have found a home in the environmental movement.
Gene Ladd’s book, Amber Waves of Gain, is described as: The Amber Waves of Gain, How the Government Makes Us Fat and The Spriritual Power to Lose It.
This is a perfect example of detrimental reliance and the propaganda many young people are fed on college campuses and in the environmental movement. Mr. Ladd portrays the residents of Catron County as ‘county-supremacists’, creating their own law and using violence to intimidate the courageous environmentalists and wolf release advocates.
I looked up Mr. Ladd’s book on Amazon. The book is currently unavailable. Mr. Ladd has a radio show on WTBQ-AM; The Only Independent Radio Station Serving All of Orange County and Northern New Jersey. Gene Ladd is nicknamed the ‘Herb Man’ and does his show from the Pleasant Stone Farm in Middletown, New York. Pleasant Stone Farm sells herbs, natural health and beauty products, homeopathic remedies and other herbal remedies and products. Mr. Ladd has a radio show to plug his green business and a book that portrays ranchers in New Mexico as terrorists. Once again we see an Eastern environmental fanatic getting his self-worth, and part of his income at the expense of Americans living in the American West.
The phone number to Pleasant Stone Farm is listed on the greenpeople.org website.
The number is: 888-578-4372. I’ll see if I can arrange a phone interview with Mr. Ladd.
I’ll also check into the crimes he alleges were committed and charged, in his book, to anti-wolf advocates and the Minute Men. Environmentalists and wolf release advocates read this blog; maybe they’ll give him a heads up and he’ll contact us.
Mr. Ladd can contact the blog at email@example.com. I promise him I won’t blow up the phone line while he’s on the line.
EARLY COUNTY SUPREMACIST, BILLY THE KID.
Excerpts from Amber Waves of Gain by Gene Ladd were found on Google, right out there in plain sight in the public domain.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Santa Fe County Commissioners
102 Grant Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2061
To the Santa Fe County Commissioners:
I am writing you to suggest the Santa Fe County Commissioners consider reintroduction of the Mexican Gray Wolf into your county’s forests and mountains. The Mexican Gray Wolf (Canus Lupis) once roamed freely in what are now New Mexico and the American Southwest. This beautiful and powerful carnivore was eradicated to the point of near extinction. The Mexican Gray Wolf is an essential component of the delicate balance in nature between predator and prey.
Governor Richardson advocates for wolf reintroduction.
On October 15-19, 2007 Governor Richardson designated “Wolf Awareness Week” throughout the state. The proclamation is part of a nationwide effort to highlight the essential role of wolves in maintaining healthy ecosystems.
“As keystone predators, wolves play a critical role in maintaining balanced ecosystems,” said Governor Bill Richardson. “We must redouble our efforts to promote healthy wolf populations coexisting with our communities and land stewards – both in New Mexico and across the country.”
I urge the Santa Fe County Commissioners to work with the Fish and Wildlife Service to establish a healthy Mexican Gray Wolf population in the forests and mountains of Santa Fe County. The contact person at the Fish and Wildlife Service is:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office
2105 Osuna NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
I’m confident Mr. Slown will be as enthusiastic as Governor Richardson regarding wolf reintroduction in Santa Fe County. Please query the citizens of Santa Fe County, as I’m sure they would back such a program in their county.
Governor Richardson Designates “Wolf Awareness Week”(Santa Fe, NM) –
" Today Governor Richardson issued a proclamation designating October 15-19, 2007 “Wolf Awareness Week” throughout the state. The proclamation is part of a nationwide effort to highlight the essential role of wolves in maintaining healthy ecosystems.
“As keystone predators, wolves play a critical role in maintaining balanced ecosystems,” said Governor Bill Richardson. “We must redouble our efforts to promote healthy wolf populations coexisting with our communities and land stewards – both in New Mexico and across the country."http://www.governor.state.nm.us/press/2007/oct/101507_02.pdf
Thursday, December 13, 2007
1. Otero County has an ordinance in place prohibiting the release of wolves in or adjacent to Otero County.
2. We the People have the right to ask just how many of OUR dollars have been spent on each wolf: in captivity, in release and in the new habitat, how much to monitor each wolf released, how much to remove each wolf and how much to maintain wolf after removal, or how much to release into new area, and on and on. Don't forget:
In 1990, figures released on the Bosque Del Apache Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico revealed that the whooping crane recovery had more than one million ($1,000,000) in each bird.
ONE MILLION FOR A SINGLE WHOOPING CRANE. HOW MUCH PER WOLF?
Federal agency sued by 15 who lost homes
By Jeanette Steele
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
November 3, 2007
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Forest Service isn't responsible for the 2003 Cedar fire, a federal judge ruled this week.
Fifteen people who lost houses when the 2003 wildfire swept through the Cleveland National Forest sued, saying the Forest Service had a 100-year-old policy of putting out naturally occurring fires to preserve the forest for public use.
The result was unnaturally dense trees and brush, they said. Or, in other words, a recipe for an unholy firestorm.
Complete story at: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/metro/20071103-9999-1m3cedar.html
Monday, December 10, 2007
If you can repeat the sentence below without a nervous smile, while maintaining eye contact and not crossing your fingers behind your back, you too can be a government expert. Turns out learning THIS "pretraining" is job security and takes precedence over good science.
Wolves can be pretrained in a controlled environment before they are released in the wildlife reserves allowing for trained adults to teach their offspring to avoid livestock and people. Gerard J. Washburn
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Catron County is the largest county, by area, in New Mexico. At almost 7000 square miles, Catron County is larger than a few Eastern states.
After I read JAMOLOV HAKIMOVA's graphs (biologist from Uzbekistan), I got out my calculator.
According to the Department of Interior: FWS Report February 8, 2006
"...Packs typically occupy large distinct territories [of] 200–500 square miles ... and defend these areas from other wolves or packs."
I did some calculations and here are the results:
7000 square miles divided by 200 square miles per wolf equals 35 wolves that Catron County can support according to the Department of Interior's own figures.
7000 square miles divided by 500 square miles per wolf is 14 wolves using the Department's higher number.
It turns out that Catron County is over-populated NOW with wolves because they have 57 or more wolves.
Just wait until February when the wolf attacks increase and we may have a killing field in Catron County one way or the other. That is an easy prediction to make. So, the "people cages" at the bus stops will be time and money well spent and not at taxpayer expense. We don't have long to see. Now, have a Merry Christmas, will ya?
Saturday, December 8, 2007
The Otero County Commissioners unanimously passed, October 17, 2007, an ordinance prohibiting the release of wolves, jaguars and grizzly bears in or adjacent to Otero County. http://co.otero.nm.us/Ordinances/07-06.pdf
Since our County Sheriff has sworn an oath to uphold laws and protect the citizens of Otero County, what difference does it make what anybody else says?
Praise for learning Wolf Language 101:
"It is not an easy language to learn but anyone can do it if the motivation is high." Romulus Lupa
And his brother Remus: "If having wolves in your 'backyard' doesn't motivate you, nothing will."
Romulus and Remus are not the only satisfied students of Wolf Language 101. Many after them have gone to suck at the she-wolf tit.
Click on comment box below to see a sample of the course cirriculum.
Friday, December 7, 2007
"...Since 1987, wolves in the NRM also have preyed on domestic animals, including cattle (Bos sp.), sheep (Ovis sp.), llamas (Lama glama), horses (Equus sp.), goats (Capra sp.),and dogs (Service et al. 2005)."
"...Packs typically occupylarge distinct territories (200–500 squaremiles (mi2) (518–1,295 squarekilometers (km2) and defend these areas from other wolves or packs."
"...Females and males typically begin breeding as 2-year olds and may annually produce young until they are over 10 years old. Litters are typically born in April and range from 1 to 11 pups, but average around 5 pups (Service 1992a; Service et al. 2001)."
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
CLICK ON THE TITLE OF THIS POST TO READ A CRITICAL ARTICLE IN NEWSPAPER FROM THE HEART OF WOLF RELEASE REGION.
Monday, December 3, 2007
Oh, no, not another informational workshop! Does consensus building or the Delphi principle ring a bell?
"Informational materials about the Mexican gray wolf reintroduction program
A continuous overview presentation for participants to watch at their convenience
One-on-one opportunities to provide information to Adaptive Management Oversight Committee (AMOC) representatives and agencies’ staff, and ask them questions about the rule change and EIS process. Questions about the process will be answered, but issues will not be debated.
Comment cards for participants to submit written comments during the meeting, or during the comment period which ends December 31, 2007"
"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would like to allow people living in Mexican gray wolf country to harass wolves by hitting them with paintballs when wolves are in the vicinity of livestock and human residences. Paintballs deliver a stinging blow that will scare the wolf away and reinforce their natural fear of humans. The permitted use of paintballs will give citizens who encounter wolves a legal means to harass problem wolves. The sting of a paintball will encourage the wolves to stay away from places where there are humans. The goal is to keep wolves wild by diminishing interactions with humans, and decreasing the removal of wolves from the wild."
Again, we don't make this stuff up, we just report it.
Read the complete article at: http://www.fws.gov/southwest/
The article, “Wolf Forum Dec.3” in the November 23rd issue of the AND is one of the most biased articles I have ever read.
Essentially the article provides all of the glowing information about the benefits of wolves from the wolf supporters prejudice point of view but there is no mention about the many problems that the residents are having where wolves already exist or where the wolves have been forced upon the residents by the federal government with the continual support of the animal rights activists and liberal judges.
But the wolves are “Endangered”. Another fabrication. There are literally thousands of wolves in Alaska and Canada, they just aren’t in this area.
But these are the Mexican Grey Wolves. At the El Lobo Forum that was held at NMSU Las Cruces several years ago, some “wolf experts” stated that genetically all wolves are the same. They are called differently according to where they are located.
I receive information on a continual basis from a number of different states about the problems that residents are having where wolves already exist or where they have been released under the guise of the Endangered Species Act.
Just today I received a lengthy document from the Gila Livestock Grower’s Association (GLGA) stating that 10 cows and calves and a horse that have been confirmed killed by wolves since June and 5 other calves that have been confirmed killed by wolves since October.
That doesn’t include the domestic animals where there is evidence of kills, but no trace can be found. It is readily apparent that the wolves eat everything including the hide and bones.
According to the GLGA report, Gila ranchers and homeowners have reported 27 uncollared wolves within this past year with no investigation by the Wildlife Managers.
How many wolves are in the Gila?
If anyone knows the truth it is not being disclosed.
The AND article states in part, “livestock losses by wolves are reimbursed by Defenders of Wildlife”.
Actually very few reimbursements have been made. It has been extremely difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt of a wolf kill. The ranchers in the Gila have stated that essentially it takes video camera evidence of the kill taking place with date/time information recorded on the film to confirm a kill.
Wolves are valuable for the health of the ecosystem.
The last known wolf in Otero County was killed by government trapper, Ellis Wright, at least 60 years ago. The exact date is unknown, but Mr. Wright died in 1977 and was 83 years old when he died.
New Mexico and Otero County, and especially the livestock industry, have prospered very well for many years without any wolves.
The commercial livestock industry has been a major economic factor in New Mexico for many decades and in Otero County for over 125 years.
Where wolves have been re-introduced, the livestock and wildlife industries have taken major economic hits.
The same will be true if wolves are forced on Otero County.
It is time to draw a line in the sand and do whatever is necessary to keep that from happening.
R L Posey
Sunday, December 2, 2007
WATER IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST
(The remarks in italics are from the forum administrator. The links credit the text from which the information is referenced from.)
The SECURE WATER ACT: S2156 In its entirety.
I’ve provided text from existing transboundary water treaties, as well as specific pages with tables and figures for the reader to bookmark for future reference. Compare the current status of state, federal and international law and ‘binding’ treaties. On the left side of the blog, in that long and confusing list of links, are links to New Mexico water law.
Second International Symposium on Transboundary Waters Management
PERSPECTIVES OF A NEW INTEGRAL WATER MANAGEMENT IN THE BASIN OF THE RIO BRAVO/GRANDE.
With the approval of the new National Water Law in Mexico, and the consequent decentralization of the National Water Commission, it is opened the way to the creation of Basin Organisms. Which will have faculties to decide the regional hydric policy, this would allow a better integration of the binational basn council with the states that conform the American side basin of the Rio Bravo/Grande, since each one of it is authorized to decide on its hydric resources.
Given the important nature of the subject of the water in the border zone of the Rio Bravo/Grande, it must be recognized that the investigation around the transboundary water management policies, it must take into account that the political action is quite often a action or adaptation to social or natural crises, instead of being strategic operations guided by a rationality.
Table 1, on Page 3 of this study has contains the following text under ESTANDOS UNIDOS:
All water from Pecos, Devils rivers, Goodenough spring, Alamito, Terlingua, San Felipe and Pinito rivers. http://idbdocs.iadb.org/wsdocs/getdocument.aspx?docnum=967080
First International Symposium on Transboundary Waters Management
Monterrey, Mexico, Nov. 2003, pp. 155-162
WATER AVAILABILITY MODEL AND GEODATABASE
DEVELOPMENT FOR THE RIO GRANDE BASIN
The United States takes twice as much water from the Rio Grande as Mexico does. On average Mexico withdraws 1.2 billion cubic meters of water from the river every year (64 million through the Acequia Madre Canal in Ciudad Juarez, and the rest through the Anzalduas Canal near Reynosa). The United States diverts an average of 2.5 billion cubic meters. In Texas, municipal needs have priority over agriculture and industry in water apportionment between sectors. Thus, as population grows in cities along the border, growers will find themselves with less water for irrigation once municipalities take excess water. On the Mexican side, Reynosa and Matamoros are growing by about 2.5 percent annually. According to Mexican government, the actual population in Ciudad Juarez is almost 1.2 million people, in comparison with almost eight hundred thousand people in 1990.
Yet as projected demand increases, the supply of water available to meet it is expected to
diminish. The four largest metropolitan areas in the Rio Grande basin will present particular problems for future water planning: El Paso/Ciudad Juarez in the upper basin, Laredo/Nuevo Laredo in the river’s middle reach, and McAllen/Reynosa and Brownsville/Matamoros in the
lower reach (Eaton, 1987).
Link to First International Symposium on Transboundary Waters Management
Page 7 of this study displays two maps (Fig.3 & Fig.4) showing the river network of the Rio Grande basin and water bodies of the basin. Note the location of these water bodies in New Mexico and Texas.
The Drought in the Conchos River Basin
The 1994 Treaty requires that the US must deliver annually 1,500,000 acre-ft (1,850 million cubic meters) of water from Colorado River, while Mexico must deliver to the US 1,750,000 acre-ft (2,159 million cubic meters) of water in five-year cycles from the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo and its effluents, mainly the Rio Conchos.
The United States have complied with this obligation, and in a number of occasions have given additional quantities to Mexico when there have been surpluses. Although, there have been Mexican complains about the high salt, pesticides, and fertilizers content of the delivered water.
Mexico supplied the compromised volume of water or more in all but three cycles. During the last two cycles (1992-1997 and 1997-2002), Northern Mexico experienced the most acute drought on record. As a result, Mexico was unable to meet with its deliveries of water to the US. During that time, a serious political pressure was continually increasing, making difficult an arrangement of the situation. A typical move started with a May 2002 press release by the American Embassy in Mexico, which stated that the United States was committed to work with Mexico for designing long-term measures for water conservation. It also said that the situation in southern Texas was pressing, and according to the State Goverment of Texas, the drought had originated the loss of 30,000 jobs and one billion dollar income. The Mexican side also had important losses and Mexico responded that there was not enough water for its own use. Today, there is an agreement between both countries but the troubling scenario of a scarce and fouled water region remains present.
US-Mexico Water Issueshttp://www.ce.utexas.edu/prof/mckinney/ce397/Topics/US-Mex/US-Mex(2003).htm
Link to SOUTHWEST HYDROLOGYhttp://www.swhydro.arizona.edu/archive/V6_N6/
Link to OPENCONGRESS.ORG.http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-s2156/show
During my research on transboundary water treaties, I found this publication, available from the U.N. for $80.00: Treaty Series 2313 I:41259-41336. This book is described as "every treaty and international agreement registered or filed and recorded with the Secretariat since 1946 is published in the United Nations Treaty Series. At present, the collection includes about 30,000 treaties reproduced in their authentic languages, together with translations into English and French, as necessary." Did 30,000 treaties catch your eye? Don't forget the LAW OF THE SEA TREATY is still being considered for ratification in Washingtion DC. Does DC stand for 'deception'?