Wednesday, February 18, 2015

#24 - Change At Last - Officials Are Taking A Stand.

Goodness Gracious, we are starting to see real change in the Public view on wolf reintroduction.  One thing that was consistent thou - the people who didn't want wolves reintroduce and want to see some protective controls put in place were consistently the ones dealing with them.  Not the inner city folks who came out once in a blue moon to hear a wolf howl or day dream about the exotic wild aspects of nature.  It's from this imaginary relationship with wolves that we were suduced into the idea that wolves were friendly, useful additions to our natural landscape.  It's from this spellbound place that you get pictures of red wolves like the one below - with it's tiny muzzle and despairing look. 

I am in support of the NC Officials that see the release of the '100 wolves a year' (which is far more likely based on this blog alone) as an illegal act of terrorizing North Carolina's citizens and nature lovers.

I've encountered the Red Wolf as an out doors-men and I can tell you it's not a safe or smart move to be releasing wolves any more than putting alligators in our park ponds or sharks in swimming pools (to exaggerate).  

Anyway - glad to see progress!!  Here is the latest front:
Some NC officials want to give up on the red wolves and declare them extinct. Help us save the red wolf reintroduction program.
Eastern NC is home to a growing population of reintroduced red wolves – but now, the NC Wildlife Resource Commission is asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to abandon the reintroduction program and declare the wolves extinct, which would likely doom the species in the wild.
Sierra Weaver, a senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center, sums it up best: “Red wolves have lived — and thrived — on the current mix of private and public lands for 25 years, becoming one of the most successful predator reintroductions in U.S. history…Asking that the federal government declare ‘extinct’ the 100 red wolves that live in eastern North Carolina is a blatant attempt to remove from the wild one of our country’s most beloved animals.”

Brittany Iery
Dear Brittany - I am very glad to see your interest in cleaning up the ash waste in the water supply - please don't be too discuraged that Wolves do end up being dangerious animals in the wild.  Now if you were going to be there for each of them and assure them the MEAT they need each winter - well then I think it would be fine to have wolves.

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