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Monday, October 11, 2021

US Department of Agriculture defends its agents' killing of the pups, part of a pack adopted by a high school in 2003

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That is just sad and tragic that we as a species still haven't learned to live peacefully with our fellow passengers on this planet.

Takers gotta take.

But, how is killing 8 baby wolves glorifying the Lord?

#1 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-10-12 11:36 AM | Reply

The irrational hatred of wolves is incredible to me. They serve a VERY important niche in our systems in particular culling the weak, ill and old animals from the prey populations. They help control wild populations of big game for one thing. I know other hunters hate to hear about it but I have seen so many diseases wiping out more deer than well managed wolf packs ever would in recent years it isn't even funny. Hundreds of dear near me fell ill to a deadly virus about 5-6 years ago - something that happens from time to time. Then there is the ever growing spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in white tail dear form Colorado to at least Michigan.

It probably had to do with the department staff being from Idaho... Idaho thinking 1500 wolves is 90% too many is also ridiculous. Look at the SIZE of Idaho. Bald eagles caused more rancher losses in the state than wolves. Ranchers are also compensated for wolf kills. Just for example the state has nearly 600k deer, 120k elk, etc. Of course their small antelope and big horn sheep populations have been whittled down by poor game management (i.e Selling licenses to out of state hunters). Of course just last year they were going to cull 600-900 wild Bison in Yellowstone because they can't be wandering outside the park because there isn't any "room" for them in Idaho and Montana... (Snark off)

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-10-12 01:44 PM | Reply

#2.

Tu keep it real, they also kill the young of cows, sheep, goats, as well as a lot of non domesticated animals as well. Their numbers must be kept in check.

#3 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-10-12 02:18 PM | Reply

Hey Bellringer, "to keep it real" these were wolf pups that had been adopted by a High School.

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2021-10-12 02:35 PM | Reply

#4

Oh look! It can read too.

I was responding to the bleeding heart above my first post.

#5 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-10-12 03:15 PM | Reply

Wolf killers are pigs. Ecosystems need Apex predators. Nobody cries about all the animals people kill for meat and fun.

It's just primitive Fear of the Scary Wild Beasts.

Something gun nuts project in just about every situation.

If something is even slightly out of their control, they piss themselves with Fear and reach for their Gunz.

Sad, and Weak.

#6 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-10-12 03:46 PM | Reply

Another anonymous internet tough guy who thinks they know everything. I leave cayotes and wolves alone but if they get too close to my house they get lead poisoning.

#7 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-10-12 04:07 PM | Reply

Their numbers must be kept in check.
#3 | POSTED BY BELLRINGER

Or what?
What's the right number?

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-12 04:13 PM | Reply

Does this concept apply to humans too?

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-12 04:14 PM | Reply

8&9

Not very bright are you?

Federal agents did this. That is in their wheelhouse.

Apply to humans too? Yes but only the ones who think their vaccine won't work unless their neighbor gets one too.

#10 | Posted by BellRinger at 2021-10-12 04:19 PM | Reply

#6

My dog is one of the wolf killer breeds so if he kills a wolf who's the apex predator?

I'm not a hunter myself and I live safely in a big city so I have no need to kill a wolf but if I were a rancher or shepherd and it was kill a wolf or lose my herd that would be one dead wolf. If you want to protect wolves become a vegan, if there were no need for herds of animals humans would mostly leave wolves alone.

#11 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2021-10-12 04:23 PM | Reply

"Federal agents did this."

So what?
Does the concept of keeping a population in check care who keeps the population in check?

"Yes but only the ones who think their vaccine won't work unless their neighbor gets one too."

Work at what?
Preventing COVID, or achieving herd immunity?

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-12 04:24 PM | Reply

Other cultures can mix wolves and agriculture. They pay the farmers for losses by wolves.

This is something else. A pathological need to not have other dangerous animals around, at all.

It is fear based, not rational; Not about economic losses.

Just wee dicked losers afraid of the big bad wolf.

Sad.

#13 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-10-13 09:34 AM | Reply

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