Outrageous Reactionary Politics – Lies – Need To Be Confronted Head-On
The outright absurdity of the extreme reactionism that continues to threaten wolves can often seem too outrageous to be real. We hope that it’s just some marginal voice and that maybe by ignoring it, it will go away.
Wolf management in the Rockies is a very real culminating crisis prompted more from the imagination of zealots than from anything we can objectively quantify. Born uniquely in the minds of men more than in the actual behavior of wolves.
Unfortunately, the crisis is real – bounties are being proposed in state legislatures, Wildlife Services considered gassing pups in dens, citizens are being encouraged to defy federal law and to kill wolves in both Idaho and Montana.
It’s lawless, it’s absurd, it’s anti-rational insofar as it’s a response to a real condition prompted by wolves’ actual behavior … But it’s perfectly rational politically – thus far it has been rewarded politically by both anti-wolfers and implicitly by some pro-wolfers’ capitulation alike – it’s a paradigm that will prevail under state management of wolves should wolf advocates lose the effort to keep wolves federally protected – because the sad truth is that in the halls of state legislatures, reason will have no voice.
Wolf-fearing ID lawmakers want emergency declared – Associated Press
BOISE, Idaho — Wolf-fearing lawmakers want Idaho to declare a disaster emergency that could include enlisting local law enforcement officers to help eradicate packs of the predators.
Update 4/2/11: It turns out that the language being considered is none other than the legislation we posted in February. Read it here: Final Draft of Idaho Wolf Legislation
Update 4/4/11: The wording of the legislation is posted here: Language of the “Wolf Disaster Declaration” published.