Oregon wolves reach milestone: 8 breeding pairs

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Wolf Education International (WEI) statement about the controversies of the existence of wolves:

Wolves are the fulcrum of endless political and cultural disputes that are especially present in 21st century globalization, pitting large groups against each other. Wolf advocates accuse wolf protesters of wanting to kill every wolf. Conversely, wolf protesters accuse wolf advocates of working to force wolves into every landscape and leaving people helpless to defend themselves and their property.

Speaking about wolves (introduction, protection, impacts, legalities and simple complaints of those rural people randomly chosen by bureaucrats and subjected to coexistence with wolves, etc.) of necessity and in order to honestly describe and discuss the entire spectrum of the matter, demands that the political implications, history, and solutions be addressed. It is in recognition of this absolute that we offer the extremes of the issue from the following article’s assertions to the simple plaints of ranch families/farmers losing dogs, calves and sheep to wolves.

Wolf Education International’s approach is similar to a balanced accounting of the raging politicians and protesters. Though the future seems to portend an endless battleground, while the call for bipartisanship and “coming together” fill the air; resolutions seem as likely as the abortion debates, wherein there is no workable compromise – either you kill a human person or you merely remove tissue. The federally-mandated resolve (as opposed to locally-acceptable) for wolves is every bit as divisive as the issues of our day.

It is with this in mind that we present the political, emotional, and value-laden aspects of wolf management both in the United States and throughout the world. We recognize the inflamed attitudes of some, as others proclaim their “education,” but hopefully sped along the way to a peaceful resolution of a serious matter laden with hidden agendas, specious claims and government questions of the highest order.

“ENDANGERED SPECIES — In nine years, wolves in Oregon have increased from zero to three consecutive years of seven or more breeding pairs, bringing the state into the next stage stage of recovery and eventual delisting from endangered species protections.

A “breeding pair” is two adult wolves that produce at least two pups that survive through the end of the year. The eight packs that qualify as breeding pairs in 2016 are Meacham and Walla Walla (Umatilla County), Catherine (Union County), and Snake River, Chesnimnus, Wenaha, Minam and a group of unnamed wolves in the Imnaha Wildlife Management Unit (Wallowa County).”<<<Read More>>>