Hearing on the big wolf delisting lawsuit is Thursday

Wolf arguments go to judge. By Beb Neary. Associated Press writer

4 Responses to “Hearing on the big wolf delisting lawsuit is Thursday”

  1. Jon Way Says:

    What really needs to be done is a federal law for “common animals” so states can’t get away with year round slaughters, especially on public lands, whether it be wolves or coyotes (or other animals). Something like the Canid or Common Wildlife Protection Act where hunting of these species is much, much more regulated, especially on our public lands. And then these things won’t be allowed to happen.
    States need to recognize that there is more to wildlife management than killing and specifically, than about numbers. None of the states take into account a predator’s social sophistication or intelligence when designing these plans – and in my opinion, because they are so dominated by one (hunter) or 2 (also, livestock) interests.

  2. Dave J Says:

    And the western state’s are very good, one might say “perfect”, at maintaining the domination by those two groups. Even in Colorado, which is better than WY or ID in terms of demographics, ranchers and so-called sportsmen totally dominate. We used to call the current pace of change in wildlife management “glacial”, but it looks like glaciers will be gone by the time non-hunters have a voice.

  3. Rick Hammel Says:

    Dave J,

    I have to agree with you. I live near Craig, Colorado. Ranching is so politically connected, it is unbelievable! There was a point where all three county commissioners were ranchers. Now just two are in power. A former commissioner is still very active in local and state politics. If there is any kind of movement that might affect ranching, he is there, speaking out of turn and just playing the part of a bully.

    Another former commissioner, a woman, is now a lobbyist for the oil and gas industry. It would be ok if she had a clue of what she is doing, but she doesn’t.

    Fighting the livestock industry is very disheartening. Trying to get them to look at a different point of view is impossible. Many have tried and have failed. Lawsuits will force them to change, but in turn, bring bitterness. What can be done? I don’t know. I have been trying for 15 years and am no closer to a solution than when I started.

    Rick

  4. timz Says:

    A story about today’s court hearing.
    http://www.idahostatesman.com/eyepiece/story/395164.html

    Thanks Tim. I will make the story a post. Ralph Maughan


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