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"against wolfaboos"

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Journal Entry: Thu Sep 8, 2011, 6:21 PM
:derpwolf: by Cynpai Hate the Ignorance, Not the Animal :derpwolfla: by Cynpai


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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why was my join request denied?
A: You didn't read the rules.

Q: Why do you hate wolves?
A: We don't. We do, however, despise the rabid, childish fanbase and ignorant wolf advocates.

Q: Then why do you have a kill counter displaying wolf death tolls?
A: The kill counter is strictly for informational purposes, and is a tool which a handful of self-proclaimed "pro-wolf" websites and organizations also utilize. Our numbers come from the Department of Fish and Game (for each state, respectively).

Q: Why are you called "Anti-Wolf?"
A: The name is meant to be provocative in order to draw attention to our cause.

Q: What exactly is the point of this group?
A: Our mission is to be a powerhouse of knowledge regarding wolves, informing the public about their true conservation status, proving the dangers of wolves to humans, debunking the lies perpetuated by radical animal rights groups, idiots on the Internet, and wolf advocacy organizations, and promoting the welfare of lesser-known species that truly need our help and attention.

Q: Can I join your group?
A: Absolutely. As long as you're not a wolfaboo and provide reason for wanting to join.

Q: What is a wolfaboo?
A: A person who recklessly advocates for the lives of wolves at the cost of human life and livelihoods, and the ecosystem at large, often harassing and employing threats of violence or death against anyone they perceive as "anti-wolf" (e.g., hunters, wildlife conservationists, taxidermists, furriers), as well as deliberately perpetuating false information about wolves in order to further their radically "pro-wolf" agenda. Not to be confused with wolf fans, who merely harbor a modest interest for the animal or enjoy drawing them.

Q: Your group location says North America; can I still join if I'm not from there?
A: Of course! Anti-Wolf is a global group. North America was selected because we focus moreso on wolves in the United States. We still provide information on wolves all across the world, however.

Q: Why did you hide my comment?
A: If your comment was hidden, chances are you broke the linking rule, or your comment was deemed nonconstructive/unnecessary. Such comments include those meant to negatively provoke group staff and members.

Q: How can I submit art to your group without upsetting my friends and watchers?
A: Submit your work directly to the group, and your watchers will not be notified.


Hey, guys!

With two petitions making their rounds to have our Facebook page forcibly removed, we'd like to extend a formal invitation to our friends on DeviantART to show their support and come give our page a Like! Lots of interesting animal news and wolf updates are waiting for you! :dummy:

---- BREAKING NEWS:
RALEIGH, N.C. (Jan. 30, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission on Thursday adopted two resolutions regarding reintroduction of red wolves in North Carolina — the first requesting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service end its experimental, non-essential red wolf reintroduction project in northeastern North Carolina, and the second requesting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service capture and remove all individual animals and subsequent offspring that were unauthorized releases on private lands by the federal agency.
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These references are as follows:

#1 Resolution Requesting that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Declare the Red Wolf (Canis rufus) Extinct in the Wild and Terminate the Red Wolf Reintroduction Program in Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties, North Carolina

Whereas, the purposes of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) are "to provide a means whereby the ecosystems· upon which endangered species and threatened species depend may be conserved [and]
to provide a program for the conservation of such endangered species and threatened species"; and

Whereas, these species of fish, wildlife, and plants conserved under the ESA are to be of "esthetic”, ecological, educational, historical, recreational, and scientific value to the Nation and its people"; and

Whereas, red wolves (Canis rufus) were listed as endangered in 1967 by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) under the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966 resulting in initiation of intensive recovery efforts; and

Whereas, red wolves were believed by the USFWS to be extinct in the wild by 1980; and

Whereas, red wolves produced in captivity from 14 founders originating from 400 wild canids captured from 1973 through 1980 were first released onto the Albemarle Peninsula in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge (ARNWR) in 1987; and

Whereas, USFWS designated red wolves on federal lands in the ARNWR and Dare County Bombing Range as a non-essential experimental population, expanding that designation to include Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in 1995, a cumulative total of 31 0,000 acres; and

Whereas, the red wolf recovery area, as currently designated, includes Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Tyrrell, and Washington counties; and

Whereas, a majority of the lands in those counties are held in private ownership; and

Whereas, the red wolf recovery program is predicated upon the USFWS's stated goal in 1986, 1991, and 1995 for establishing a self-sustaining population managed on federal lands, and under 10(1) rules minimizing negative impacts of red wolves on private lands; and

Whereas, since initiation of the restoration project active management of habitats to benefit red wolves on federal lands has been minimal, resulting in predominant use of private lands by wolves to meet to annual life requisites, a scenario inconsistent with stated USFWS goals; and

Whereas, climate change models indicate that much of the current recovery area will ultimately be inundated by sea level rise; and

Whereas, predominant use of private lands by red wolves continues to increasingly impact land-use options for these landowners, a scenario also inconsistent with USFWS goals and rules; and

Whereas, the USFWS has been unable to fullfill its obligations under federal rules to resolve these conflicts; and

Whereas, coyote distribution and density has continued to increase across the recovery area,
Resulting  in increased hybridization and introgression among red wolves and coyotes; and

Whereas, purity of the red wolf genome is questionable and has been debated since initiation of restoration efforts; and

Whereas, increases in coyote populations combined with coyote/red wolf hybridization and introgression has eliminated a taxonomically unique red wolf; and

Whereas, October 14, 2014, the USFWS released A Comprehensive Review and Evaluation of the Red Wolf (Canis rufus) Recovery Program (programmatic Review); and

Whereas, the Programmatic Review includes conclusions that the Alligator River, Pocosin, Mattamuskeet, and Swan Quarter National Wildlife Refuges and Dare County Bombing Range within the restoration area cannot be managed or restored in a manner that would provide sufficient habitat for the current population of red wolves; and

Now, therefore be it resolved, that because red wolf restoration is no longer consistent with the goals of the ESA, and because current and future conditions make restoration and management of a self-sustaining population of red wolves on federal lands both taxonomically and operationally impossible, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission hereby requests that the USFWS:

• declare in federal rules that the red wolf is extinct in the wild in North Carolina.,
• terminate the Red Wolf Reintroduction Program for free-ranging red wolves in North Carolina,
• repeal all federal rules describing, delineating, and designating conditions for red wolf restoration,

We designate all wild canids other than foxes on the Albemarle Peninsula as coyotes or coyote hybrids:

• designate that no federal "trust canids” exist on the Albemarle Peninsula, and
• designate that all wild canids on the Albemarle Peninsula are state-trust resources under the jurisdiction of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

Approved, this the 29th day of January, 20154, in an official meeting by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

Jim Cogdell,
Chairman

Gordon Myers,
Executive Director

#2 Resolution Requesting that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service Remove Red Wolves Released Onto Private Lands in the Red Wolf Recovery Area Located in Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties, North Carolina

Whereas, the federal Red Wolf Recovery Plan institutes the clear goal that the non-essential experimental population (NEP) of red wolves on the Albemarle Peninsula of North Carolina should be managed on "federal lands"; and

Whereas, as evidenced by research, red wolves are more likely to inhabit agricultural fields than all other habitat types combined; and

Whereas, agricultural fields are primarily found on privately owned lands; and

Whereas, the well documented persistence of red wolves on private lands is not in harmony with achieving the explicit goal set forth in the Red Wolf Recovery Plan that the red wolf NEP should be managed on ''federal lands"; and

Whereas, the USFWS also released an at least 64 captive-reared wolves on privately owned land; and

Whereas, this release of wolves on private lands could only inhibit the USFWS' ability to meet its explicit that the red wolf NEP should be managed on "federal lands"; and

Whereas, this release of wolves on private lands was an unauthorized activity under federal rules;

Now, therefore be it resolved, that because the release of 64 wolves onto private lands is inconsistent with the explicit goal of the Red Wolf Recovery Plan that the red wolf NEP should be managed on “federal lands" and because that release of wolves on private lands was an unauthorized activity under federal rules, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission hereby requests that the USFWS immediately capture and remove those wolves, including any offspring arising solely therefrom.

Approved, this the 29th day of January 2015. in an official meeting by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

Jim Cogdell,
Chairman    

Gordon Myers,
Executive Director


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:iconitalythepastalover:
ItalyThePastaLover Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
Could anyone offer some advice? I'm being bullied for eating meat and supporting wolf hunting :<
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:icontynethyne:
tynethyne Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
International Wolf Center's article on whether wolves endangered

www.wolf.org/wow/united-states…

Interesting read. Then compare to how other endangered species are farer, eg California sea otters and Amur Leopards. I've always been a fan of sea otters longer than I have been of wolves and before they introduced wolves to the Greater Yellowstone Area. Unlike with the grey wolves, the numbers of sea otters has remained the same - even declining at some point thanks to a cat virus. My point being is that grey wolves should be low in priority when it comes to receiving resources when other species aren't doing nearly so well. 

www.iucnredlist.org/details/77… for Sea Otters. 50% decline in the past 30 years. 
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Thylacine333 Featured By Owner 15 hours ago
www.bbc.com/earth/story/201504…


new species uncovered in New Guinea !
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LittleVineRabbit Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member
My friend in LBP is sometimes a Woofaboo.
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:iconfictionfox95:
FictionFox95 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
I love your term, "Wolfaboos," it's awesome. XD
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