Idaho Set to Exterminate all the State's Wolves

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Wolves are necessary to the health of the ecosystem of North America, but clueless authorities still allow the slaughter of these magnificent animals.

Wolves have made a comeback

On Thursday, March 21, 2014, lawmakers in Idaho passed a bill that would allow the wholesale slaughter of wolves in the state. There was a time in this nation when wolves were hunted to the very brink of extinction. At one time there were over two million wolves roaming North America, but by 1970 there were only four hundred wolves surviving on the continent. After they were added to the Endangered Species Act their numbers gradually increased to where there are today about five thousand roaming the wilderness areas of the country.

Wiping them out in Idaho

Today, wildlife advocates are lambasting legislation that according to Amaroq Weiss, West Coast organizer at the Center for Biological Diversity, has the goal "to wipe out as many wolves as legally possible in Idaho, The state has put a black eye on decades of tireless work to return wolves to the American landscape."

Republican Governor C. L. "Butch" Otter is expected to sign the legislation today. In 2007, Otter said he would "bid for that first ticket to shoot a wolf myself," if grey wolves lost their Endangered Species Act protection. Weiss, on the other hand, says that "Political leaders in Idaho would love nothing more than to eradicate Idaho's wolves and to return to a century-old mindset where big predators are viewed as evil and expendable. The new state wolf board, sadly, reflects that attitude."

Meanwhile, a group of over 70 congressional representatives sent a letter this week to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, urging that a proposal to remove the grey wolf from the federal endangered species list be rescinded because it is not based on the best available science.

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar Retired
22nd Mar 2014 (#)

If only they knew the cost of these animals becoming extinct.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Mar 2014 (#)

Indeed. Thanks for your comment Starrleena. I appreciate it.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
22nd Mar 2014 (#)

perhaps the ones who want to do this can become extinct first..

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
22nd Mar 2014 (#)

That would be really nice.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
23rd Mar 2014 (#)

yes indeed but they will pay for their deeds ...

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
23rd Mar 2014 (#)

karma...does its thing..and cannot be changed for what they create must be returned to them...

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
23rd Mar 2014 (#)

Nice post!

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
23rd Mar 2014 (#)

Interesting article

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author avatar Jerry Walch
23rd Mar 2014 (#)

Well, CN can believe in her "Karma" and all that, I'll just say that unless the wolves are a danger to the human population in a given area, they should remain a protected species. In areas where they are a danger to humans, they should, if at possible, not killed but removed to a more suitable area for them to live in. I once had a wolf for a pet and he was more faithful, affectionate and protective than any dog I have ever owned. Had him for almost fifteen years before he died a natural death. Had him from a pup, a pup that I ran across while deer hunting.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
23rd Mar 2014 (#)

thank you so much Mr. Walch your deeds will return to you whether you believe it or not...

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author avatar Jerry Walch
23rd Mar 2014 (#)

If that be true miss cnwriter than I have nothing to worry about, but I have faith in the fact that my rewards await me in heaven when I go to be with my heavenly Father.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
23rd Mar 2014 (#)

I have a friend who has a wolf and it is an amazing animal. That people cannot co-exist with them is strange indeed. They cull out the weak animals and make the herds they hunt healthier.

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author avatar Kingwell
23rd Mar 2014 (#)

Sad to see such backward thinking.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
23rd Mar 2014 (#)

Agreed. Thanks for commenting Kingwell.

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author avatar Songbird B
24th Mar 2014 (#)

I love it that man thinks he has the right to play God and eradicate wildlife whatever and whenever he feels like it. I understand there has to be certain restrictions, but why must man always play the dominant force? Is it so difficult for us to live in harmony with the animals who share this earth?
Thanks for bringing this to our attention Steve.
They are talking about reintroducing the wolf back to Scotland here in the UK..\0/xxx

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
24th Mar 2014 (#)

Wolves are amazing animals, and there should be a law against hunting them. Thanks for your comment Songbird.

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