Calling out @janrobinjackson


If there is 1 thing I cannot stand its people who turn their back on

Wildlife!I will call them out anytime & every time!

JUST LIKE THIS PERSON:

@janrobinjackson aka Cajun Rogue

I was having a conversation with her – a supposed member of the #resistance, and said I hate the government. Her reply was – what part of the government? I said ALL of it! She asked why? My reply: Any person or organization that turns it’s back on our wildlife is an enemy of mine! She then claimed that our government protects our animals, just not this administration. She then proceeded to block me – but this is my response to that:

The government protects our animals? Are you for real? I don’t know
who you think you are, but I know who you aren’t! If you were a true
advocate you’d know the government does NOT protect Wildlife as much
as they claim! I’ve done this for a long time! The government turns
it’s back on Wildlife every chance they can justify! When it comes to
most wildlife crimes, they get brushed off by the government! Why the
hell do you think there are animal advocates? Why do you think there
is an endangered species act and are you aware that every single year
since its conception the government has tried to strip the very
animals they pledged to protect? Why do you think every year we have
to fight to keep the endangered species act alive? Are you also aware
that for every Bill Congress passes, there is at least 1 rider that is
anti wildlife? Sorry but a true advocate would already know this! I
have taken the liberty to warn other animal advocates about you on and
also off of Twitter, including on our personal website!

If you turn your back on wildlife, you are my enemy!

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION: more info about Guardian M1396


THIS IS WHAT LED TO HIS SIEZURE CONFINEMENT AND EVENTUAL REALEASE:

The wolf pair is living in the Gila National Forest. The targeted male wolf, given the name “Guardian” in a children’s pup-naming contest after his birth two years ago, comes from the Fox Mountain Pack – a wolf family that has endured repeated government persecution. Last year, Guardian’s brother was trapped by the government, and two years before their birth, the alpha female of the pack was trapped too; she never saw her family again and died in captivity after years of forlorn pacing of the fence that kept her from freedom.

Guardian is to be removed for killing cattle. But, while livestock owners are compensated for livestock lost to wolves, and offered financial and logistical assistance with depredation avoidance measures, there is no corresponding requirement for livestock owners to take measures to protect their cattle from depredations, or to remove livestock carcasses on public lands that can be scavenged by wolves, which is known to habituate wolves to prey on stock. This may have happened in this case, as the carcasses of two cows that died from calving complications were found in this area in February.

Last year, Mexican wolf numbers in Arizona and New Mexico decreased by 12% from 110 to 97 animals. There were only six breeding pairs. Three wolves have already died this year, including two accidentally killed by government managers in the course of trapping.

Fish and Wildlife Service routinely announces that it intends to release wolves from the captive breeding population but in deference to livestock industry opposition, rarely actually does so. Only four captive-bred wolves have been released during the entire Obama presidency; three are dead, including one killed by the government, and the fourth was trapped and placed back in captivity

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Guardian M1396 petition press coverage from a little over a year ago


This is the press coverage from our petition to get Guardian M1396 released a little over a year ago!

https://youtu.be/hL8NHQTosfo

I was FINALLY able to get the 3 videos about our petition downloaded and merged into a single video! I want to give a HUGE shout out to ALL of those who helped make this petition a SUCCESS! I would ALSO like to thank care2.com for their help with the petition to help make it a HUGE success! Lastly I would like to thank KRQE (CBS) Albuquerque, KRQUE (CBS) Albuquerque, NM and KASA (FOX) Albuquerque, for their MEDIA coverage (these 3 videos)!
Guardian WAS been released a little over a year ago – for more information on the original petition & story including the ORIGINAL petition itself – please visit: https://xftlowx.wordpress.com/our-petition-for-the-release-of-guardian-m1396/

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wildlife and habitat


Coming soon to a National Park near you…

NOTHING – because @POTUS & @GOP passed a bill that included a rider that destroys wildlife habitats! Besides that, we already allowed all of our predator wildlife to be either hunted or trapped into extinction, and the rest died off as a result, and we sold all of our land to investors and developers to fatten our wallets a little more. But, how about checking out our fantastic and amazing oil rigs?
Still interested or not?

Douglas W. Lopes
https://www.facebook.com/ForTheLoveOfWildlife
https://www.facebook.com/xxftlowxx

Sorry, but it’s time to rant for our wildlife


Tax bill marks GOP victory in 38-year fight to open Arctic drillingSay goodbye to your wildlife… they just got evicted from their HOME because @POTUS & @GOP can’t get their heads out of each others asses!

This bullshit just gave our arctic wildlife an eviction notice!
Are you satisfied with this?
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/lisa-murkowski-tax-bill-marks-gop-victory-in-38-year-fight-to-open-arctic-drilling/article/2643977

THIS is why I fight bullshit like this! HOW does THIS lower the deficit and/or #MAGA? If it is so positive – why did they have to SNEAK IT IN AS A RIDER?

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/oil-leasing-in-arctic-refuge-included-in-tax-bill/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=article_left_1.1

ARE YOU ANGERED YET?

You think that’s bad? Wait until HR 4647 passes. It’s packaged as a "pro wildlife" bill but it’s being pushed by Big Oil using YOUR tax dollars. They want to fast-track animals off the endangered species list so they can go in and decimate their habitat for fossil fuel exploration. And everybody LOVES it because it looks like it’s all about the animals.

Hint: IT"S NOT. It’s about Big Oil leveling every last acre of habitat for PROFIT. Kiss your wildlife
good bye.

https://debbiedingell.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/dingell-fortenberry-introduce-bipartisan-bill-enhance-funding-fish-and

So in other words – the way things are shaping up: so much for our National Parks being preserved now! But hey, we have a lovely view of some old broken down oil rigs if you are interested in seeing them? No?

ARE YOU ANGRY NOW?
I AM!

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Seeking suggestions from YOU!


Once again I received a typical COOKIE CUTTER style reply from ANOTHER Government official, that I have decided to pass on to all of you! This is in regards to the "Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation" (HELP) for Wildlife Act.

Here is the email reply:

Dear Neighbor,

Thank you for contacting me to share your views on the Hunting Heritage and Environmental Legacy Preservation (HELP) for Wildlife Act. I appreciate you taking the time to make me aware of your concerns on this important matter.

When the historic Endangered Species Act (ESA) was signed into law in 1973, the gray wolf population in the United States was near extinction. Following years of careful management under the ESA, the gray wolf population steadily increased and gradually recovered to the point where the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) attempted to remove certain subtypes of gray wolves from the agency’s endangered species list under a process known as delisting.

FWS efforts to roll back gray wolf protections began under the Bush Administration and continued through the Obama Administration. However, FWS efforts to delist the gray wolf have proven controversial. Several Federal Courts have found the FWS violated the ESA each time it sought to remove gray wolf protections, forcing the agency to reverse course.

Effective wildlife conservation policy decisions must be based on scientific facts and accurate data. This includes following the legal process established by the ESA to make sure delisting decisions are transparent, reasonable and supported by evidence – critical factors that FWS has failed to meet when it comes to protecting the gray wolf.

However, supporters of FWS’ efforts to delist the gray wolf have sought to bypass the long-standing process mandated by the ESA by attaching controversial riders to various bills that would simply force the delisting of the gray wolf and block any Federal Court from reviewing the action. The most recent example occurred when this type of anti-wolf provision was slipped into the bipartisan HELP for Wildlife Act.

The HELP for Wildlife Act should not be a controversial measure. This bipartisan bill is primarily composed of five critically important, yet non-controversial, reauthorizations of important wildlife conservation laws. Reauthorizing the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Act, the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, the Chesapeake Bay Program and the Great Lakes Fishery Research and Authorization Act is vital to restoring our Nation’s wetlands, preserving our freshwater fisheries, protecting wildlife habitats and safeguarding migratory birds.

In addition, the HELP for Wildlife Act includes critical funding increases for preserving and protecting the Great Lakes. Significantly increasing conservation funding will greatly enhance the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative’s ability to fulfill its mission, which includes preventing our Great Lakes from being overrun by a harmful invasive species, Asian Carp. Failure to stop Asian Carp will result in tragic, irreparable damage to the Great Lakes and threatens to forever destroy this magnificent habitat.

That is why I worked to make sure my amendment authorizing the Great Lakes Science Center was included in the bill. This authorization would restore basic fishery scientific research capabilities, promote the development of advanced technology to combat invasive species, support world-class aquatic laboratories that are vital to restoring native species and modernize general fishery management policy-making for the Great Lakes.

I was deeply disappointed that a slim majority of members on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee succeeded in forcing the inclusion of the anti-gray wolf rider language in the HELP for Wildlife Act. Since entering Congress, I have consistently opposed and voted against these anti-gray wolf efforts. That is why I voted to remove the gray wolf delisting requirement when the Committee considered the HELP for Wildlife Act and was dismayed when our pro-wolf amendment fell one vote short of adoption.

I understand why some urged me to vote against advancing the HELP for Wildlife Act over the gray wolf delisting mandate, no matter how much valuable, pro-conservation policy was also included in this comprehensive legislative package. However, I was not willing to risk the reauthorization of critical conservation laws. After careful consideration, I agreed to support advancing the bill to the full Senate for further debate and consideration, while remaining committed to fighting the inclusion of the harmful gray wolf delisting requirement in the final version of the bill.

My willingness to compromise and work in a bipartisan manner to advance the HELP for Wildlife Act out of committee should not be viewed as support for delisting the gray wolf. I strongly opposed, and will continue to oppose, including this controversial requirement in what is otherwise a non-controversial package of critically important conservation measures. As your Senator, I have made my opposition to the gray wolf delisting requirement clear to leadership in both parties. Please know that I will work to remove this rider from the HELP for Wildlife Act before the Senate considers and debates the bill on the floor.

Thank you again for contacting me on this important issue. If you would like more information on my work in the Senate, please visit my website at www.duckworth.senate.gov. You can access my voting record and see what I am doing to address today’s most important issues. I hope that you will continue to share your views and opinions with me and let me know whenever I may be of assistance to you.

Sincerely,

Tammy Duckworth
United States Senator

As you can tell – it doesn’t really COMMIT OR DO ANYTHING!
If you have anything worth mentioning or following up on in regards to this – please DM me!

IL: Wolves among us?


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Wolves among us?
By Doug Goodman
Rockford Register Star

Bruce Ellison and Leo Ruefer believe they saw unexpected visitors from Wisconsin in Winnebago County the past four months: wolves.

When I first saw them out of the house window I thought, There go two coyotes. But they looked too big for coyotes, Ellison said.

He noticed the animals jogging along a fence line about 400 yards away on his Caledonia farm last month.
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Ruefer saw a single animal in December near his home just west of Rockton.

At first I thought it was a giant coyote, but it didn t have any of the markings of a coyote. It was all gray, he said.

I ve seen wolves at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge (in Wisconsin). I really think this was a wolf. It was too big for a coyote and didn t have the right color.

He said his neighbor saw the animal again two weeks ago.

Wisconsin and Illinois wildlife officials have doubts about the wolf claims, but admit it s possible. In the past couple of years, two wolves, identified as being from Wisconsin, were killed in Illinois. A third shot in Indiana near the Ohio border had to travel through Illinois.

I m a little skeptical even though we ve had records of wolves traveling through those areas, said Adrian Wydeven, a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources wolf ecologist.

I m sure occasionally there are wolves down there, but I think people do report coyotes for wolves, especially in midwinter when the coyotes have thick, furry coats.

Wisconsin s gray wolf population is estimated at 500 and climbing every year, Wydeven said. Wisconsin s DNR didn t reintroduce wolves to the state, instead the wolves migrated from Minnesota.

The closest pack is in the Necedah refuge about 100 miles from the Illinois border.

In recent years a Wisconsin wolf was hit and killed by a car in Illinois Lake County, and another was shot in Marshall County near Peoria. Illinois doesn t have a resident wolf population.

I think we will continue to occasionally see an individual wolf because they are becoming more numerous to our north. said Glen Kruse, chief of the Illinois DNR s division of natural heritage.

The wolves that wander into Illinois are typically younger or weaker males driven out of a pack by the dominant male, Kruse said.

Wolf-dog hybrids run free

Sometimes people believe they ve spotted a wolf, but are instead seeing a wolf-dog mix breed, Kruse said.

As far as I know, hybridation of wolves and dogs in the wild is unheard of, but in captivity there can be a situation where they interbreed, he said.

Wolf-dog hybrids occasionally escape or are turned loose by owners who don t want them anymore, Kruse said.

Certain characteristics distinguish wolves from coyotes and dogs.

They have very large feet, Wydeven said. Narrow-chested. Long-legged. People are surprised by just how long their legs are, how tall they are. Often times when people see them, they are not thinking dog, they are thinking deer because of how tall they are. They are only a little shorter than white-tailed deer.

Wolves ears are erect, while their tails hang flat or are straight back.

They wouldn t have any curl or curve, and it wouldn t be held over its back like some dog breeds, Wydeven said.

Wolves aren t considered a threat to humans but certainly are capable of taking livestock or might take a pet if they have an opportunity, Kruse said.

Tracking collars on wolves

Forty of Wisconsin s wolves wear satellite tracking collars.

The wolf killed in Indiana had a collar, but Wydeven said the animal wasn t tracked after it left Jackson County in west-central Wisconsin.

The collars are needed for tracking because wolves are stealthy when traveling.

There are stories from Wisconsin of wolves they have tracked with satellite collars going through residential neighborhoods at night and no one ever noticed they were there, Kruse said.

If you see one

Kruse and Wydeven said a camera is the best tool to help wildlife officials identify a suspected wolf.

What we look for on any of these sightings of unexpected animals are good photographs or at least a track that can be positively identified, Kruse said.

Wydeven said a ruler should be placed next to the track in the snow or mud for the photo.

And not just a single track, but a series of tracks. A lot of times from the tracks we can come up with a pretty good estimation whether or not they are wolves, he said.

Ruefer said he and his neighbor have their cameras ready if the unexpected visitor returns.

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About gray wolves

Length: 5- to 51/2-feet long, including 15- to 19-inch tail.

Height: 2 1/2 feet

Weight: Males average 75 pounds; females 60 pounds.

Color: Silvery gray-brown backs, light tan and cream underparts, and bushy tails. In winter, their fur becomes darker on the neck, shoulders, and rump. Colors can vary.

Diet: Deer, beavers, rabbits, mice, muskrats and other small mammals.

Habitat: Large, remote contiguous blocks of mixed forest with low road densities.

Where found: Wolves exist in the wild in Alaska, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, North Dakota, and possibly in Oregon, Utah and South Dakota.

Tips to ID a wolf

Size is the key to differentiating a wolf from a coyote. A coyote is half as big as a wolf.
Wolves differ from most dogs by narrower chest, longer legs, larger feet, tail held straight down or out, and large head with cheek hair tufts.
When walking, a wolf places its hind foot in the track left by the front foot, whereas a dog?s front and hind foot tracks do not overlap.
Dogs tend to zigzag as they walk while wolves and coyotes usually walk in a straight line. A wolf print is 4-5 inches long and the length of a stride is 34-40 inches. A coyote?s stride is 26-30 inches.
Source: Wisconsin DNR

Where to call

Area residents who believe they have spotted a wolf should report the sighting by calling 217-785-8774.

On the Web

For more information about wolves, check the Web sitednr.wi.gov/org/land/er/mammals/wolf/

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