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Re: Wolf Wars have moved to Washington
« Reply #225 on: June 07, 2011, 12:20:46 AM »
Do you need them in Washington, hell no! We don't need them in Oregon either, this is being shoved down our throats and will continue on that path untill all of us stand up together.Wolf Killed

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Re: Wolf Wars have moved to Washington
« Reply #226 on: June 07, 2011, 09:32:51 AM »
gonna have to give me a few days to get the cheat sheet up and running, just blew the transfer case in my truck  :bash:and gotta get it working again. Bearpaw Great info will definitely add it in. When posting something to add to cheat sheet please provide links so that we can show it's hard data not just speculation, most enviro's hate it when you give them hard data cause they don't have good arguments to fight against it.

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Re: Wolf Wars have moved to Washington
« Reply #227 on: June 07, 2011, 09:54:41 AM »
gonna have to give me a few days to get the cheat sheet up and running, just blew the transfer case in my truck  :bash:and gotta get it working again. Bearpaw Great info will definitely add it in. When posting something to add to cheat sheet please provide links so that we can show it's hard data not just speculation, most enviro's hate it when you give them hard data cause they don't have good arguments to fight against it.

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Re: Wolf Wars have moved to Washington
« Reply #228 on: June 07, 2011, 09:55:18 AM »
The meta-analysis of relative prevalence indicated the most common helminth species to be the tapeworm Taenia hydatigena, which occurred at relative rates of >30% for either zoogeographic region as well as in each of the three biomes. The related tapeworm, Echinococcus granulosus also exhibited high meta-prevalence (>19%) in all host biomes. The hookworm Uncinaria stenocephala was the most prevalent nematode species by meta-analysis (meta-prevalence 44.9%) in the temperate/montane biome, while the ascarid Toxascaris leonina was the dominant helminth species (meta-prevalence 73.9%) in the tundra wolf populations.
This is from Cambrige University stufy done in 2004, Journal of Helminthology 2005.

Humans are usually not infected with Toxascaris leonina; however, this parasite has been found in humans in a few instances and is a cause of visceral larva migrans in children, though less frequently implicated than is Toxocara canis, the most common roundworm parasite found in dogs. From wikipedia.

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Re: Wolf Wars have moved to Washington
« Reply #229 on: June 07, 2011, 10:10:08 AM »
I don't have time to do it now as I have a crew and busy thinning trees today, but I will post the data sheets showing the 62% and 63% E. Granulosus in Id and Mt wolves checked at WSU by Foreyt. I also have documents statements from around the world showing the need for keeping E granulosus under control. Even one case in a human caused by wolves spreading that parasite is not acceptable. If it is acceptable I would like someone to explain why.  :dunno:
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Re: Wolf Wars have moved to Washington
« Reply #230 on: June 07, 2011, 10:18:25 AM »
Here is a professional review of the "WA Wolf Plan".... :chuckle:


From: Jim Beers [mailto:jimbeers7@comcast.net]
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Subject: WA Wolf PLAN

COMMENTS ON -
Wolf Working Group
Review Draft
Alternative 2. Revised Preferred Alternative
DRAFT WOLF CONSERVATION
AND MANAGEMENT PLAN
FOR WASHINGTON

Yes, I read all disgusting 295 pages of this document after receiving it from a Northwestern reader.  In my opinion, anyone undertaking and completing this task might conceivably lay claim to a higher niche in Heaven as this bit of suffering certainly entitles the reader to some reward somewhere.

This is nothing more than a sub-document of the USFWS wolf program.  The charge is stated succinctly that “no wolves, is not a viable option”. 

The state agency will “promote the public’s coexistence with the species” (i.e. wolves).  There is repeated platitudinous nonsense (Note “nonsense” is not a cheap shot, consider the word –“non” “sense”) such as:
-   “Minimize livestock losses” (i.e. to wolves) “while at the same time not negatively impacting wolves”.
-   Establish wolves while maintaining an “ample harvest” of ungulates (i.e. big game).
Although the “PLAN” is 295 pages long, everything after p. 133 is bureaucratic “wadding” like “Goals”, Funding Priorities”, “Economic Analysis”, and “Literature”.  All of these are based on the specious assertions in the first 133 pages.  Goals are merely a too-long list of things to be used for future budget requests. Funding Priorities are nothing more than rehashed goals that can be rearranged when useful for obtaining state funding, federal funding, or “private” (i.e. Defenders of Wildlife, Ted Turner, etc.) funding.  Literature is a 30 page ad nauseam list of everything written in the past century, but it is all fluff since they mention 2 books by Young on Wolves of North America but they don’t mention his references to human attacks where appropriate in the PLAN.

The work group that made up this report is an amalgam of the “usual suspects” from Mech and Bangs and Niemeyer and Jimenez of USFWS to Simes of Montana, Morgan of Oregon, and Wydeven of Wisconsin.  Along with the expected Washington participants there was at least one USFWS Administrator whose affiliation was unidentified.  The point here being that with only one exception the working group and reviewers are the very same state, federal, and radical NGO representatives responsible for and Kamikaze pilots for wolves nationwide.  What can you expect?

The PLAN is laced with numbers.  Numbers of wolves present, numbers of wolves in this region and in that region, numbers expected in X years, number of dogs to be killed by wolves, expected livestock losses, numbers of big game left after wolves, and even the number of big game whose health and reproductive ability (old ones left like me) will be “improved” by all those young ungulates killed by wolves.  It is all c-r-a-p.  Counting wolves is not a science, it is a very expensive art that isn’t worth spit but when babbled by a bureaucrat in court carries the weight of Einstein commenting on the space/time continuum. Ask anyone that hunts big game in Montana or Idaho what the state and federal “biologists” forecast and then what has happened.  One of the tables in the PLAN shows the nonsense dressed up in tables and charts.  A forecast about what different dog killing would occur in a given “habitat” with different wolf densities went like this:

Wolf densities:     50     100     200     300
Dogs killed/yr.:    1-2      2        2-3      1-4
“Go to sleep now boys and girls and I will read another fairy tale tomorrow night.”

Elk decimated by wolves in the Northern Yellowstone herd were merely a crash due to a herd held “artificially high”.  Elk that disappeared in the Gallatin herd simply “dispersed” (where to and why didn’t the wolves follow them?)  Elk calf survival is “not affected” by wolves. 

There is all manner of nonsense about how wolves “reduce” elk and moose herds (only certain elk evidently since they don’t reduce whole herds like the N Yellowstone or the Gallatin) to the great benefit of certain plants (ooohhh!, even though this is farce).  Then somehow miraculously beaver increase due to wolves and suddenly bird habitat for neotropical birds explodes and voila, the din of rare birdcalls becomes a cacophony!  (Right.)

There are many charts about “reported” kills of livestock and big game versus the “confirmed” losses to wolves.  Fortunately the herd of “group workers”, “commenters”, “reviewers”, and “contributors” that wrote this PLAN is packed with the very government workers and radical animal rights workers that made the judgments on which few kills were caused by wolves and how all the rest (many times more than those confirmed) were due to “unknown” causes or somebodies Rottweiler.

“Human Safety” and “Disease” are not mentioned until pages 120 to 126.  Humans have nothing to worry about unless they misbehave and don’t “puff up” or they “look away” or “turn and run”: other than that, no to worry.  Although they cite several books in the Literature that clearly belie this very dangerous lie, here is what is reported from just one about this area (Northwest US) where the wolves are all tame and one would expect that “all the children are above average”.  Young and Goldman report in Wolves of North America five wolf attacks in what was then the Oregon Territory:

1812 Ross Cox encounters a wolf near Walla Walla that blocks his way and howls while feinting an attack but then leaves.
1813 An Indian widow narrowly saves her two babies nearly taken by wolves.
1835 John K Townsend is attacked by wolves near Fort Vancouver.
1840 Elizabeth White is treed by wolves then saved by relatives in the Willamette Valley.
1920 Webster reports the treeing by wolves of Charles Morgenweth near Port Angeles Washington.

Worldwide wolf attack history in the PLAN is a cleansed account of a falsely benign nature of wolves as European and Asian history is carefully distorted.  Human attacks by wolves that kill hundreds in recent history are glossed over and the documented carnage periodically due to diseases like rabies or bad winters or the need for meat for pups is not mentioned.

Diseases such as rabies, hydatid disease, and distemper are only mentioned as not limiting the health of wolves.  There is no attention given to the human health hazards or threats to pets and livestock from rabid wolves or wolves carrying brucellosis, 13 flea and tick diseases, Neospora caninum, hydatid disease, foot-and-mouth, Mad Cow, anthrax, distemper, or Chronic Wasting Disease.  Humans, as is apparent in more and more such government documents these days are simply other “equal organisms” that government agencies will convince (one way or the other) to “coexist” with wolves whether they, i.e. the rural public to be thus saddled, like it or not.

There are pages of “science” propaganda about “trophic cascades” and “apex predators” meant to baffle judges and make rural bumpkins feel inferior.  There is continual stress about how wolves everywhere else and now in Washington inhabit “federal” and “state” lands and are therefore somehow immune to objections from disappearing rural inhabitant  of “private property” most of which is under easement or will be soon.  Tribal lands are mentioned as well to further show the futility of any objections from the dwindling “private sector’ European settler offspring.  There is even a fascinating bit about how all this fits into some Progressive state program of “Connected Landscapes” that must be Washington state’s bid to pander to the UN Agenda 21 or US “Wildlands”, “Treasured Landscapes”, et al funding source. 

Furthering this “you better sit down and shut up” theme is the frequent mention of how 75% of Washingtonians want wolves and ONLY 17% are opposed.  Interestingly, 54% of Washingtonians report they “would travel” to hear wolves while only 2% felt “they wouldn’t need to.  Further skewing this BLUE v. RED confrontation 45% of Washingtonians want wolf damage compensation to be paid from “hunting license revenue” and 40 % want it paid from “tax revenue”.  This suggested use of hunting license revenue is simply one more nail in the coffin of hunting being driven in by these state and federal bureaucrats on behalf of their radical supporters from Defenders of Wildlife and HSUS to CBD and NRDC but no one wants it even mentioned.  Again, what we have here is a state microcosm of what the federal  government has spawned.  By encouraging unaffected majorities - like Chicago in Illinois, Boston in Massachusetts, Portland and Eugene in Oregon, LA & San Francisco in California, NYC in New York and nationally all of these BLUE urban enclaves; to believe it is American or Constitutional to endanger human lives and destroy rural economies and traditions TO HEAR a wolf howl maybe, someday: this should be totally abhorrent to all Americans.  Wolves do not belong in nor should they ever be considered for introduction into any COUNTY that does not want them.  States were conceived to protect this right and the federal government was conceived to protect the existence of the states to nourish the local rights of all Americans.   What we are witnessing here with federal wolf programs, federal power, and supine state pandering is the exact OPPOSITE of the principles on which this country’s founding was based.

Washington is bound to follow what is happening in the Upper Rockies’ and the Great Lakes’ states.  Big game hunting will dwindle, cattle will die, ranching costs will make ranching prohibitively costly and dogs (hunting, watch, working, pets, etc.) will die.  People will be bitten and some will die.  Diseases will increase but vets, biologists and pathologists will both deny and ignore the role played by wolves.  Children and the aged will be prime targets of wolves and things like going to far off mailboxes and taking out garbage at night will cause stress and fear.  Children will no longer play alone or camp or fish by themselves.  We will remember old tales pooh-poohed by wolf experts, as we hear winter wolves howl near our homes or trot down the road our kids walk to and from the school bus stop.  Bird hunting with dogs like bear hunting or cougar hunting with dogs will disappear as will the dogs themselves and the men that knew how to train and use them when other people are killed.  Rural peace, domestic tranquility, and economic growth along with land values will decline.

There is constant and repeated mention in the PLAN about how funding is “vital” and “if funding is available”.  No kidding. Then there is the reference to “partnerships” with “state, federal, and private partners” that should send chills down everyone’s spines.  The radicals run the federal agencies today and the federal agencies run the state F&W agencies.  Consider money.  Is Washington or any state financially able to assume and maintain wolf compensation payments, wolf “censuses”, wolf enforcement, wolf research, wolf “coexistence” training of bumpkins, wolf management, wolf education, wolf control, etc., etc. in today’s fiscal climate?  With no revenue from wolves? With mounting and escalating wolf damages and complaints? When the first girl or old lady is killed?  When the tax loss from crumbling rural tax bases is no longer deniable?  What are these people, and all of us for that matter, smoking?  Just as nationally as all this comes home to roost and we see how it is really destroying culture traditions and tax revenue – it will be too late.  Arguments about how the wolves “belong” or how “they were here first” or how trapping is “cruel” and denning is “inhumane” (interesting how this word “in’ “humane” is used with animals isn’t it?) will delay things even longer as we go for each other’s throats over what these wolves are doing.

Finally, the PLAN mentions how wolves were “extirpated”.  There are no truthful modifiers like “purposely” or “with justification” or “with good reason”: no just “extirpated”.  Don’t fool yourself that men and women 100 to 200 years ago went through all that work and spent all that time while they were on the verge of death to kill off the wolves.  Don’t look down on Europeans and Russians that think we are nuts for putting wolves purposely where they had been exterminated: because they are right.  Mark my words that sometime in the not too distant future wise men and women will read this PLAN and remark, “what were they thinking?”  Reading this PLAN was like wondering WHY Hitler invaded the Soviet Union and why Stalin invaded Poland and why they were fighting; and being handed a War Plan by a “group” of generals that says “Invade, that is an order” and the Generals sharing their Invasion “PLAN”.  While interesting, it tells you nothing except that bad orders given to those that seek to profit from them, always result in bad ends.

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(I have spoken to beers in the past and at the time he told me that he would come to Washington if we wanted him. He spoke to the Oregon legislature just weeks ago.)
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Re: Wolf Wars have moved to Washington
« Reply #231 on: June 07, 2011, 10:23:06 AM »
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Re: Wolf Wars have moved to Washington
« Reply #232 on: June 07, 2011, 10:26:54 AM »
A little info on what E. Granulosis is.
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Echinococcus Fact Sheet
What is Echinococcus?
Echinococcus is a genus of tapeworm. Two species of Echinococcus (Echinococcus
granulosus, and Echinococcus multilocularis) are known to exist in Montana wildlife. E.
multilocularis has been documented in coyotes (SeeSee et al., 1983 and SeeSee et al.,
1993) and in foxes (SeeSee et al., 1993) in Montana for several years. Although E.
granulosus can be found almost worldwide, adult E. granulosus has only been
documented in Montana during the past few years. An article recently published in the
Journal of Wildlife Diseases describes the prevalence of E. granulosus in wolves
(definitive host) and ungulates (intermediate host) in Idaho and Montana (Foreyt et al.,
2009).
E. multilocularis and E. granulosus differ in morphology, and also in the “typical” hosts
that they infect.
Explain the life cycle of Echinococcus.
Echinococcus species require two hosts to complete their life cycle. The adult tapeworms
live in the intestine of the definitive host, which is typically a canine. Adult tapeworms
lay eggs that are excreted with the feces of the definitive host. In many cases, the
definitive host does not suffer adverse effects, even with a relatively heavy parasite
burden.
The intermediate host becomes infected by ingesting eggs that were passed with the
canine feces. The intermediate host is typically a rodent (in the case of E. multilocularis),
domestic or wild ungulate (in the case of E. granulosus), or occasionally a human. Once
ingested, the eggs hatch in the digestive tract of the intermediate host, then enter the
blood stream and are carried to organs, primarily the lung, liver, or brain, where they
develop into a cyst that contains immature form of the parasite. The number of cysts that
develop in an intermediate host ranges from 1 to many. Intermediate hosts with few cysts
may not experience significant adverse effects whereas extremely heavy burdens may be
fatal.
The parasite life cycle is completed when the intermediate host dies and another
carnivore consumes the organs containing parasite cysts. Adult tapeworms again develop
in the intestine of the canine definitive host, and begin laying more eggs.
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E. granulosus typically infects domestic dogs or wolves as a definitive host, and wild or
domestic ungulates as the intermediate host. E. multilocularis primarily infects foxes,
coyotes, or wolves as a definitive host, and rodents as an intermediate host. Each of these
parasites can sometimes infect other animals, and humans.
Can humans become infected with Echinococcus?
Yes. There is some risk of humans becoming infected with Echinococcus. Echinococcus
infection in humans can lead to development of cysts in organs such as the lungs, liver or
brain, just as it does with other intermediate hosts. Cysts may develop over prolonged
periods of time (10-15 years) before any clinical signs are evident. Treatment may
involve surgical removal of cysts and treatment with anthelmintic medications.
How could a human become infected?
To become infected, a human must ingest parasite eggs, which are passed with the feces
of an infected canine. Eggs could be ingested while consuming vegetation or drinking
water that has been contaminated with feces. Humans could also become infected by not
washing their hands before eating if they’ve handled canine scats or contaminated canine
fur.
What is the result of human infection with Echinococcus?
There are two biotypes of E. granulosus in North America. The northern biotype, which
has a canine definitive host and a cervid intermediate host, is thought to be the biotype
found in Montana wolves. This biotype has been reported in moose, elk, caribou, whitetailed
deer, wolves, coyote, and dogs in North America and Eurasia. In the Upper
Peninsula of Michigan, a deer/coyote and a moose/wolf cycle has been observed. Human
infection with this particular biotype is considered by some experts to be relatively
benign (Rausch, 2003). Infection with this biotype primarily results in development of
cysts in the lungs, which often rupture and resolve with expulsion (Meltzer et al., 1956;
Wilson et al., 1968). Therefore, fatal human infection resulting from the wolf-ungulate
cycle in Montana is very low (Foreyt et al., 2009).
The second biotype (domestic biotype) is typically found in domestic dogs and domestic
ungulates, especially sheep. Human cases are uncommon, but do occur, especially in
high-risk groups having close contact with sheepherding dogs in the southwestern United
States (Arizona, California, New Mexico, Utah) (Foreyt et al., 2009). Utah has had the
highest number of surgical human cases in the United States. From 1944-1994, they had
45 reported surgical cases of human Echinococcosis. Human infections with the domestic
biotype of E. granulosus are considered to be more dangerous. Cysts that develop in
organs such as the lung, liver, or brain, sometimes over several years, may require
surgical removal and anthelmintic medications. Treatment is not always successful.
How do I minimize my risk of infection with Echinococcus?
There are several basic precautions that can minimize the risk of human infection with
Echinococcus. Dog owners should not allow their dog to consume carcasses of wild or
domestic ungulates. If your dog does have access to carcasses, talk to your veterinarian
about appropriate deworming strategy. Always wash your hands after handling a dog
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that has access to ungulate carcasses. When enjoying outdoor recreation, do not touch or
disturb wolf, coyote, or fox scat. Hunters should wear gloves when field dressing a wolf,
coyote, or fox carcass, and wash your hands, forearms etc., since they may have come
into contact with feces or contaminated fur.
Where did the Echinococcus granulosus in Montana come from?
It is not known where the E. granulosus recently documented in Montana originated.
Perhaps the parasite was maintained at a low level in canids such as coyotes and dogs in
the absence of wolves prior to wolf reintroductions in 1995 and 1996, and the presence of
wolves has amplified the parasite on the landscape. The possibility that E. granulosus
was brought into Montana with transplantation of wolves from Canada into Yellowstone
National Park cannot be ruled out. Transplanted wolves were treated with an
anthelmintic drug effective against E. granulosus prior to release, however, it cannot be
verified that treatment was 100% effective in all wolves.
Can Echinococcus infect domestic livestock?
Yes. As mentioned above, the domestic biotype of E. granulosus typically infects
domestic sheep as it’s intermediate host. However, E. granulosus can occasionally
infect domestic cattle and horses. A horse/dog cycle has been reported in Belgium,
Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States
(Maryland). A cattle/dog cycle has been reported in Belgium, Germany, South Africa,
and Switzerland. A Swine/dog cycle has been reported in Poland. Only a few cases have
been reported in horses within the United States. In most cases, Echinococcus was an
incidental finding during necropsy after death from another cause. Most of the infected
horses had been imported from Europe, however the first documented case of
Echinococcus in a horse that originated in the United States occurred in Maryland in
1993. Again, the horse died of unrelated causes, and the Echinococcus cyst was an
incidental finding at necropsy. In mild infections, the intermediate host may show no
signs of disease; however, severe infections could be fatal.
Can I be infected with Echinococcus by handling tissues of an elk with Echinococcus
cysts in the lungs or liver?
No. Humans must ingest Echinococcus eggs to become infected. Only the larval stage
of the parasite is found within cysts in ungulates. The adult tapeworms, which lay eggs
that can infect humans, are found in the intestinal tract of canines.
http://www.frontiernet.net/~gnreil/weather/LWC/Wolf%20Tapeworm%20Fact-Sheet.pdf

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Re: Wolf Wars have moved to Washington
« Reply #233 on: June 07, 2011, 10:32:59 AM »
Who is paying for this reintroduction? The State, or federal level? Let me guess each State from the General funds contributed to from hunting and fishings licenses and permits. Then when they kill livestock reimbersement comes from the General fund once again.

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Re: Wolf Wars have moved to Washington
« Reply #234 on: June 07, 2011, 10:33:38 AM »
Thanks Bearpaw for Jim Beers response, GOOD READ
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Re: Wolf Wars have moved to Washington
« Reply #235 on: June 07, 2011, 10:44:54 AM »
wow thanks guys, alot more data than I expected has already coem in. just found a link by idaho fish and game showing elk population decline as wolve population increases interesting read.
http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/news/fg_news/10/aug.pdf

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Re: Wolf Wars have moved to Washington
« Reply #236 on: June 07, 2011, 10:54:54 AM »
Who is paying for this reintroduction? The State, or federal level? Let me guess each State from the General funds contributed to from hunting and fishings licenses and permits. Then when they kill livestock reimbersement comes from the General fund once again.

It's my understanding the states have all been baited in by federal funds. But I understand that wolves in the long run have drained dollars from the states like Idaho....
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Re: Wolf Wars have moved to Washington
« Reply #237 on: June 07, 2011, 11:03:12 AM »
i hate to put my  :twocents: where i have little knowledge of the topic but wolfs in states that have the amount and sizes of predators  that the north west does seem irresponsible to me.
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Re: Wolf Wars have moved to Washington
« Reply #238 on: June 07, 2011, 12:35:23 PM »
has anyone read this book by any chance? 

http://www.wolvesinrussia.com/
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Re: Wolf Wars have moved to Washington
« Reply #239 on: June 07, 2011, 02:41:48 PM »
Why are we loosing this fight again?   :chuckle:


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