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Heavy Heart

For a while now I have been trying to figure out what has been going on with me. However, I think now I have found the answer. I have a heavy heart and its filled with hurt, grief, sorrow and depression.

 

I believe it all started when my father dies in November of 2004. I didn’t grieve until the following year. And ever since, it’s been difficult with hardly anyone understanding me with the exception of my wife. Then in May of 2006 my first baby wound up being a miscarriage and that was hard enough. Then things seem to calm down over the next few years, but I started sinking into depression and having anxiety or panic attacks. So thins year I finally got on meds to help control my mood swings and emotions, but I read about the destruction of our wildlife and the senceless killings of Wolves and their pack and I cry for them when I se the sad images. It seems like no matter how many petitions I sign, or talk to others about my side of the issue, I seem to get kicked in the face. I know I should not be like this over wildlife, but I can not help it, its who I am and it hurts to see a helpless animal stare at the hunter for the last time and take a bullet just because the hunter could. When will it all stop. I see on the news cops killing trained family dogs in cold blood, I also see the senceless killing of ourselves. And for what? Money? Power? Or for the game of it? I think its all a big game and its only going o get worse before it gets better.

 I told myself that I will try to be the voice to those who have no voice and help those who need it the most and ask nothing in return.

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This in from Timber Wolf Alliance on Facebook. The senceless acts of murder on these wonderful creatures must stop.

NEWS RELEASE
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 101 S Webster, PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707 Phone: 888-936-7463 TDD: 711 …

dnr.wi.gov – www.wisconsin.gov
Archived under: [dnr.wi.gov/news] Hunting and Trapping of Wolves Closed in Wolf Zones 2 and 4, Effective Friday, Nov. 16, at the end of hunting and trapping hours   Bill Cosh, (608) 267-2773 Tom Hauge, (608) 266-2193
MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zones 2 and 4 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective Nov. 16, 2012. The two zones close Friday at the end of hunting hours for hunting and at the close of trapping hours for trappers, which is 8 p.m. Wolf Harvest Zones 2 and 4 are the first zones to be closed this season. The harvest of wolves currently remains open in all other zones. The department will continue to closely monitor the harvest in the remaining zones and does expect an increase in the rate of harvest during this weekend’s gun deer season. Wolf hunters and trappers should check for additional zone closures throughout the weekend. “The harvest trend in Zone 2 has been steady while harvest in Zone 4, which is one wolf from quota, has been sporadic.  We’ve watched trends and feel our best decision to make sure we don’t exceed quotas is to start the closure process today just prior to reaching quota, anticipating increased harvest rates with the opening of the nine-day deer hunt this weekend,” said Kurt Thiede, DNR Lands Division Administrator. “This is Wisconsin’s inaugural season. We are learning much about hunter and trapper success rates that will help us draft permanent rules that continue to move the wolf population down toward levels in line with biological and social carrying capacity .”   “We will be considering harvest trends as we approach quotas in other zones as well. Our ultimate goal is to reduce the wolf population by 116 animals, distributed across the landscape,” said Thiede. The state wolf harvest quota for Zone 2 was set at 20 wolves and the closure process was initiated when 18 wolves were reported as harvested. The state wolf harvest quota for Zone 4 was set at 5 wolves and the closure process was initiated when 4 wolves were reported as harvested. Wolf hunters and trappers are advised that they can continue to pursue wolves in zones 1, 3, 5 and 6, but are urged to watch zones 1 and 5. When additional zones are closed, the Wisconsin DNR will announce such closures by news releases, notification at dnr.wi.gov, and on the wolf call-in number, 1-855-299-9653. It is the hunter’s and trapper’s responsibility to check for and know about zone closures. DNR encourages hunters and trappers to check the website or the call-in number daily.

Sweet & Innocent

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Please do your part to save Wolves everywhere. This lil guy has no idea what dangers he faces. Humans are his and others like him greatest threat. Please sign petitions and make phone calls to your reps and congressperson to help fight for, not against these heautiful and amazing animals.

Help the Michigan Wolves

This from Wolfwatcher on facebook. Please read, then sign the petition’s to stop wolf hunting in Michigan. Our government is out of control abd these creatures must be protected and put back on the endangered species list. Please do you part to help protect Michigan’s wolves.

“Just as expected, Michigan’s Senate introduced Senate Bill 1350 which authorizes the Natural Resources Commission to establish the hunting season for the gray wolf. The bill deems hunting as necessary to prevent wolves from threatening livestock. It is important to note that this bill has the same original content as HB 5834 (its companion bill in the House) which takes it one step further in the legislative process.

To read its details, visit – http://legislature.mi.gov/%28S%282as5rumq2 da3at45xudro445%29%29/mileg.aspx? page=getObject&objectName=2012-SB-1 350

Thus, we urge you to please considering signing/sharing our petition to the Michigan Legislature which expresses strong opposition to BOTH bills currently pending in Michigan’s House and Senate: http://www.change.org/petitions/urge-michigan-s-legislature-to-reject-hr-5834-and-sb1350

Wolves In Wyoming Need Help

This is from a email I recieved today from Wild Earth Guardian. If wolves are too be hunted in Wyoming, you can bet that state as well as any other state that allows the killing of these animals will never get on penny from me or anyone else that I can get to not tour or live in these states. This is bullshit and the killing of Wolves must be stopped.

“Monday, September 10, 2012 Grassroots Conservation Organizations Notice Feds of Impending Wolf Litigation

Wyoming’s Wolves to be Shot En Masse Contact: Wendy Keefover (303) 573-4898 x 1162

Washington, D.C. A coalition of grassroots conservation groups filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for its decision to prematurely rescind Endangered Species Act protection for wolves in Wyoming. This “delisting” decision turns the fate of Wyoming’s wolves over to a hostile State government, which has already drawn up plans for a fall slaughter.

The Wyoming “wolf plan” calls for unregulated wolf killing in over 80 percent of the state. Many of Wyoming’s current population of approximately 330 wolves will die this winter. The State intends to allow a minimum of only 100 wolves to survive outside of Yellowstone National Park and the Wind River Reservation, but it has no way to know when it has reached that threshold because it is impossible to census wolf populations unless they wear radio collars.

“Wolves belong to all Americans, but powerful industry lobbyists and their political cronies don’t agree,” said Wendy Keefover of WildEarth Guardians. “The anti-wolf minority wants to kill as many wolves as possible before we can get to the courthouse, and the Fish and Wildlife Service is completely complicit in this terrible arrangement.”

Wyoming’s wolf plan was written in part to appease the cattle and sheep industry, which has loudly protested wolf predation on livestock. But their claims of innumerable livestock losses are without merit. Data show that wolves kill less than one percent of cattle and sheep inventories in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

Some sportsmen also complain that wolves kill too many elk; yet, the States of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming each host elk populations that exceed management objectives. Wyoming’s elk population is 24 percent over its objective of 85,000 animals. The 2010 count reported 104,000 elk in the state.

“Wyoming’s wolf plan is one of appeasement, answering vociferous, but false claims about wolf predation on elk and livestock,” said Gary Macfarlane of Friends of the Clearwater.

Wolves did not evolve with hunting and trapping pressures and even low levels of killing by humans harm their populations.

“The full effects of hunting can’t be calculated, as it breaks up families of wolves,” said Priscilla Feral of Friends of Animals. “The death of parents always leaves the young to become disoriented and often abandoned to starve.”

“The future plans of millions of tourists who visit Wyoming for wolf watching will be affected, and this threatens ecotourism, one of the fastest growing industries in the region,” said David Hornoff of the National Wolfwatcher Coalition.

As top carnivores, the presence of wolves in ecosystems creates greater biological diversity, affecting species ranging from beetles to songbirds to grizzly bears.

“Wolves are a natural and important component in a fully-functioning ecosystem;” said Michael Garrity of Alliance for Wild Rockies, “without wolves, fragile stream habitats are impaired by overabundant elk and this negatively effects numerous species.”

“Wolf recovery is unfinished business until they are present in healthy numbers in all suitable habitats across the American West,” said Kenneth Cole of Western Watersheds Project.

Duane Short of Biodiversity Conservation Alliance said, “Wyoming’s wolf management ‘plan’ regresses to a past era when Wyoming’s valuable wolves were shot-on-sight as part of a deliberate extermination campaign.”

The conservation and animal advocacy groups agree that Wyoming’s wolf population has not been recovered and that it makes no sense—ecologically or economically—to subject even a fully recovered wolf population to a trigger-happy firing squad.

“The Wyoming plan is not good for wolves, for the environment, or millions of taxpayers that want to restore more wolves to the landscape,” said Denise Boggs of Conservation Congress.

WildEarth Guardians’ General Counsel, Jay Tutchton of Colorado, represents the groups.”