Below is an excellent article that points out that we will probably never again see the number of wolves in the United States that we have now. President Obama and his rancher Interior Secretary, “Cowboy” Ken Salazar, should be ashamed of themselves for what they have allowed to happen to the wolf. Montana and Idaho have killed almost 550 wolves just since August of last year. Wyoming, Wisconsin, and Minnesota have also given in to the anti-wolf hysteria and have passed legislation that will lead to another mass slaughter of wolves in these states. Not content killing over 500 wolves Idaho and Montana now will allow even more and longer killing seasons again with no quotas.
This is shameful and appalling considering that this has happened under the nose of a supposedly “liberal” president. It seems that Democrats are now nothing more than the “Republican-lite” party. As the Wisconsin and Minnesota wolf kill bills show, Democrats are just as good at pandering to hunter, trapper, and ranching groups as Republicans are. Someone needs to remind the Democrats that they are supposed to be “the party of the environment” and not lightweight shills for those who wish to destroy and exploit our wildlife and environment. A perfect example of this pandering came from Wisconsin Democratic Senator Herb Kohl’s office:
“Thank you for your views. As you know, H.R. 4089 is a package of a number of public lands bills covering issues including hunting and fishing, motor vehicle recreation, mineral resource extraction, and executive authority to designate national monuments. Sen. Kohl believes it’s possible to reach a reasonable agreement that balances the concerns of wildlife protection advocates and hunters and anglers. Should this legislation come before the Senate for debate, he will keep your views in mind as he works toward that goal.”
In other words we must continue to pander to those who wish to decimate our wildlife and may consider what wildlife advocates have to say. What the hell is wrong with this society? Why should we hold those who wish to torment and kill our wildlife for “recreation” in such high regard? When will our society realize that it is abnormal to get pleasure out of killing something? Am I in the Twilight Zone? A person who tortures cats, dogs, or other domestic animals are considered a psychopath in our society, while someone who does the exact same thing to wildlife in the form of trapping and hounding are considered “conservationists” or “sportsmen?” Am I getting this right?
It is getting worse, and we are allowing it to happen. Remember WE are the majority. Why do we let the bloodlust of a small minority of citizens in our country dictate what happens to our wildlife? Please speak up and remind these people that our views are just as important as those who kill and exploit our wildlife. Also remind them that WE are the majority.