Saturday, April 11, 2015

Wolf “News” from Duluth, Minnesota

By Jim Beers

Urban Minnesotans should write “Thank You’s” to the Taxpayers in the rest of the United States for providing this wolf babysitting service so dogs can be killed; moose and deer numbers (and hunting) reduced; livestock killed, tapeworms and Lord knows what else spread around campgrounds, yards, playgrounds, trails pastures and elsewhere that people, dogs and livestock can contract them.

All for pagan imaginings about “Mother Nature” that are rampant where the wolves do not yet exist.

At no time in the history of man have we known how and what to do, in order to make human existence and wildlife compatible and complimentary and here we are living like ancient peasants on the estates of powerful rulers that think of us as being of less value than the animals they desire and the sort of chaotic environment it took centuries of concerted effort to tame in order that civilization and human society could flourish for all and not the powerful alone.



Warren Peterson of Duluth Township was walking his dog Brewer a couple weeks ago when the shepherd-lab mix darted off ahead of him.  It would be the last time Peterson would see his dog alive.  "We were just walking down in the morning and he took off and I heard a yelp," Peterson said Tuesday. "By the time I got there, there were about four wolves killing him."  Peterson called the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to report the killing.

Brewer was the fifth dog killed in DNR enforcement officer Kipp Duncan's coverage area since October, Duncan said. Two of those dogs have been killed in Duluth Township and two in Normanna Township. Duncan's coverage area borders Lake County, stretching from Brimson south to Lake Superior and west to Rice Lake…….Since wolves in Minnesota are classified as threatened, not endangered, it is the only state in the Great Lakes region that allows federal trappers to kill wolves near where livestock and pets are killed or injured.

 Maureen Hackett, the founder and president of Howling for Wolves, a wolf-advocacy organization, has been vocal in her opinion that government agencies should not be trapping and killing wolves.  "Killing more wolves in response to killing a pet is not the way to go," Hackett said. "I think we're creating potentially more problems with wolves."…….."This is our DNR cherry-picking a plan that is not valid."……To Read More……
 
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Jim Beers is a retired US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist, Special Agent, Refuge Manager, Wetlands Biologist, and Congressional Fellow. He was stationed in North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York City, and Washington DC. He also served as a US Navy Line Officer in the western Pacific and on Adak, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands. He has worked for the Utah Fish & Game, Minneapolis Police Department, and as a Security Supervisor in Washington, DC. He testified three times before Congress; twice regarding the theft by the US Fish & Wildlife Service of $45 to 60 Million from State fish and wildlife funds and once in opposition to expanding Federal Invasive Species authority. He resides in Eagan, Minnesota with his wife of many decades.
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