Federal judge blasts Fish and Wildlife Service, says endangered wolves cannot be shot

*Staff Note* – It should be pointed out that two wrongs do not make a right. Evidently, this judge has no real knowledge of the Endangered Species Act that makes the act of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service a crime for introducing a quasi-wild hybrid dog onto private land in North Carolina. This event should […]

Guest Column: Wolf expansion has ranchers worried about their livelihoods

Recent decisions by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to expand the number of Mexican wolves and the area the wolves are allowed to roam, has Greenlee County ranchers extremely worried. Wolves will now be allowed to roam freely across all of Greenlee County and about two-thirds of both Arizona and New Mexico. The Fish […]

How much would you pay to protect an endangered species?

*Staff Note* – The following comment in regards to this article was provided by a WEI member: “This is no more than an approach to pump more money into an Act and Program (Federal Endangered Species Act) that should be put out of OUR misery, not extended and expanded.  For my money, unless people oppose […]

ESA Bill Amendment Proposal to Require Public Availability of Science and Litigation Costs

Summary of the Bill H.R. 3608 amends the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA) to require public availability on the Internet of the best scientific and commercial data available, which is the basis of each decision to list a species for protection under the ESA. It requires the federal government to disclose scientific information used […]

An Open Letter About the Insanity of Wolf Protection Over Livelihoods

The Merciful Bullet By Len McIrvin, Partner Diamond M Ranch Laurier, WA 99146 As I looked into the dark, pain filled, pleading eyes of the calf lying on the ground in a dense thicket, many thoughts flashed through my mind. This had been a strong, healthy heifer calf (in human terms, she would have been […]

Gray wolves just won another battle to stay on the endangered species list

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled against the Interior Department’s decision to strip protections from a regional population of endangered gray wolves and allow states to openly hunt them. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, arguably the nation’s most important appellate court after the Supreme Court, upheld a lower court’s decision that the […]

ESA Consultation Delays Block Critical Infrastructure Projects, Imperil Species Recovery Efforts

Labrador, Witnesses: ESA Changes Needed to Mitigate Negative Impacts on Economic Development, Species Recovery WASHINGTON, D.C., March 28, 2017 -Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held an oversight hearing on delays and uncertainty related to Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultations. Subcommittee Chairman Raúl Labrador (R-ID) reacted to testimony from witnesses that recounted personal experiences with […]

Some Washington wolves could be delisted

OLYMPIA, Washington – State Rep. Joel Kretz (R-Wauconda) is proposing the gray wolf be removed from the Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission’s endangered species list in four counties that are along the Canadian border. The region in House Bill 1872 maps out to be the hardest hit by depredation by wolves. Kretz himself raises […]

No Kudos From Here

By James Beers The following article from a Northern Minnesota newspaper describes a 40-year US Fish and Wildlife Service (retired) Wolf Biologist admitting that wolves in Minnesota have indeed decimated the Minnesota moose population and that, undoubtedly, any attempt to increase moose numbers in Minnesota would be akin to introducing impalas into a lion cage […]

Wolves Taking Over Colorado Landscape

Information reported in this news release substantiates the fact that the government has a higher interest in the welfare of a nasty, diseased wolf than a human being. “Killing a wolf or any endangered species can result in serious penalties, including criminal charges, a year in prison and a fine of up to $100,000, officials […]