TERRIFYING FACES OF EVIL?
NO, JUST BESIEGED VICTIMS OF A SICK,SELF-CENTERED SOCIETY.
RED WOLF PUPS...OH, THE HORROR!
CAN'T HAVE WOLVES IN AMERIKA, INC, RIGHT? Photo credit U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at http://www.fws.gov/redwolf/
46 YEARS OF FAILURE BY USFWS.
The red wolf was designated an endangered species in 1967.
AFTER THE USFWS STEPPED IN, THE SPECIES WAS EXTINCT IN THE WILD WITHIN 15 YEARS.
SOME "CONSERVATION", RIGHT?
NO, THERE'S BEEN NO 'CONSERVING' THESE ANIMALS.
THEY'VE SIMPLY BEEN IGNORED AND CONTINUOUSLY 'ERADICATED' TO EXTINCTION.
THE TEA ROOM HAS SHOWN THIS PROBLEM FOR WHAT IT IS BEFORE...SEEMS EUROPEAN IMMIGRANTS PASSED ON THEIR DEEP, UNCONTROLLABLE FEAR OF THE "BIG BAD WOLF", AND THE MAJORITY OF TERRIFIED AMERICANS JUST WANT TO KILL EVERYTHING THAT SCARES THEM.
IN SEPTEMBER, 2015, three conservation groups notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of their intent to sue the agency for its failure to protect the world’s only wild population of red wolves and illegal action in authorizing the killing of a breeding female red wolf, one of only 50-75 red wolves in the wild.
According to the Service’s estimates, the world’s ONLY wild population of red wolves has declined by as much as half of what it was only a year ago when an estimated 100 red wolves lived within the five county red wolf recovery area in North Carolina.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is REQUIRED by the Endangered Species Act to protect the endangered red wolf.
But now, the Red Wolf Red Wolf Recovery Program has been closed down pending a USFWS review and could be permanently terminated by September 2016.
That would doom the red wolf to extinction in the wild, with the last remaining wild red wolves trapped and placed in zoos and nature centers.
Sierra Weaver, senior attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center who represents conservation groups in the 60-day notice of intent to sue the agency, said, “U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must rededicate itself to ensuring the survival of America’s rarest wolf and restore the former successful recovery of this endangered species.”
Following the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement in June of its authorization of the kill and termination of reintroductions, the notice letter details the agency’s failure to investigate the recent decline of the wild wolves and status, actions or management that harm the survival of red wolves, and how best to recover wild red wolves as required by law.
“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service needs to step up work to help this species get back on the road to recovery, not stop releasing wolves,” said Jason Rylander, senior attorney for Defenders of Wildlife, said. “Red wolves are endangered because they need protection and effective management to thrive. Allowing the killing of a breeding female wolf is the exact opposite of managing red wolves for recovery.”
Earlier this year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service illegally authorized the killing of a critically endangered female red wolf within the Red Wolf Recovery Area in eastern North Carolina. Tracking data showed the collared female red wolf was exhibiting denning behavior. The loss of any breeding adult red wolf is a significant setback to recovery of this critically endangered species.
Since 2007, the USFWS has NOT conducted the five-year status review required by the ESA to inform recovery and management efforts.
Despite its failure to conduct such a review, the USFWS announced in June that it would suspend the reintroduction of red wolves into eastern North Carolina, a practice that has been critical to maintaining the population and an integral part of the agency’s own adaptive management plan.
“It is nonsensical for the USFWS to haphazardly authorize the killing of a mother red wolf when the population is on the precipice and in serious danger,” said Tara Zuardo, wildlife attorney at AWI.
“There is NO evidence that this wolf was causing any harm, or that the agency previously tried to humanely move her off the property. At this point, there appears to be no difference between being able to kill a coyote or a red wolf—just which agency you request a permit from.”
Under the Endangered Species Act, it is unlawful for anyone to “take” (i.e., harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or attempt to engage in any such conduct) a red wolf, except in limited circumstances.
Federal regulations authorize the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to issue permits to take red wolves on private property after a property owner requests that wolves be removed from property and the Service abandons efforts to capture them.
No removal effort was made before the agency authorized the killing of the female red wolf exhibiting denning behavior.
North Carolina is home to the ONLY wild population of red wolves.
Red wolves bred in captivity were reintroduced on a North Carolina peninsula within their native range in the late 1980’s after red wolves were declared extinct in the wild.
Once common throughout the Southeast, intensive predator control programs and loss of habitat decimated wild red wolf populations.
THERE MAY BE A FEW READERS WHO GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THIS, AND FOR THOSE FEW, THERE IS A LETTER YOU CAN DIGITALLY SIGN THAT WILL BE SENT TO THE 'ENTITIES' LISTED BELOW, OR YOU CAN EMAIL THEM YOURSELVES, IF YOU'D CARE TO, BUT THE TEA ROOM IS UNCONVINCED OF THE CURRENT STATUS OF THOSE EMAIL ADDRESSES.
DIGITALLY SIGN A LETTER AT http://wildsouth.org/lovetheredwolf/
OR EMAIL EACH INDIVIDUALLY...WELL, MAYBE...
Cynthia Dohner, Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Leopoldo Miranda, Assistant Regional Director for Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Email:email@example.com
Dan Ashe, Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sally Jewell, Secretary, Department of the Interior, Email:email@example.com
The government’s own data show that the real killers of cattle are
not a few endangered wolves or other wildlife – it’s illness and
weather. Yet, the predation myth has directly contributed to a federal,
100-year, paramilitary assault on millions of native carnivores.
Less than a quarter of one percent, 0.23%, of the American cattle
inventory was lost to native carnivores and dogs in 2010, according to a
Department of Agriculture report.
WILL FACTS CHANGE AMERICAN MINDS?
AMERICA CAN'T FIND THE INTESTINAL FORTITUDE, OR THE EMPATHY TO SAVE
FELLOW CREATURES FROM EITHER INHUMANE CRUELTY OR EXTINCTION, IT JUST MAY BE TIME TO TURN OFF THE
LIGHTS, LOCK THE DOOR, AND DECLARE AMERICA A LOST CAUSE NATION.
THE WAY WE TREAT EACH OTHER AND WILD CREATURES MAKES ME SICK.
I WOULD NEVER HAVE BELIEVED THAT THE AMERICA I ONCE KNEW WOULD DEGENERATE TO WHAT I SEE TODAY.
YEAR, EVERY SINGLE YEAR, A NEW WILD THING DISAPPEARS FOREVER...AND WE
CAN CERTAINLY TAKE A CLOSE LOOK, IF WE CHOOSE TO, AT HOW MANY
"AMERICANS" GIVE A DAMN.
THE ABJECT CRUELTY I SEE ALL AROUND ME OFTEN MAKES ME ASHAMED THAT SUCH IS HAPPENING IN A NATION THAT ONCE MADE ROOM FOR ALL WHO WANTED TO LIVE HERE.
THE DAYS OF LOOKING OUT FOR NEIGHBORS, WHETHER HUMAN OR ANIMAL, IS LONG GONE ALMOST EVERYWHERE HERE.
THE KILLING OFF OF WILDLIFE BEGAN ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE INFLUX
OF THE ILLEGAL EUROPEAN "IMMIGRANTS", BUT ONE MIGHT THINK AND HOPE THAT,
AFTER 500 YEARS, THEIR OFFSPRING WOULD HAVE LEARNED TO NOT
BE AFRAID OF "BIG BAD WOLVES"...TO NOT BE SCARED OF BUFFALO, WILD HORSES, WILD BURROS,
MOUNTAIN LIONS, BEARS, BOBCATS, COYOTES, EAGLES, HAWKS, SNAKES, EVEN NATIVE PLANTS
AND...."NATIVE AMERICANS", THOSE "WILD SAVAGES".
ONE MIGHT EVEN HAVE HOPED THAT "NATURAL SELECTION" JUST MIGHT HAVE "SELECTED" FOR A BRAVER, KINDER, MORE CONCERNED HUMAN ANIMAL...OBVIOUSLY NOT.
A DESCENDANT OF THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE, THE ONES WHO STOOD ONSHORE AND
WATCHED THOSE FIRST BOATS ARRIVE, I HAVE JUST THIS TO SAY, IN
CLOSING, TO ANY AFRAID OF "WHAT'S OUT THERE IN THE DARK"....
ABOVE: Rattlesnake mask, Cherokee people, Big Cove, North Carolina 17 inches, carved walnut This mask is a warrior mask with a rattlesnake headdress that may have been carved by Allen Long.