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Re: Red Wolf Scandal... 11/18 Update
« Reply #687 on: August 15, 2017, 07:57:13 PM »
Red Wolf Restoration Scandal

Just released -

Walter Jones Sr.  Brings the Red Wolves to NC and rewrote the ESA to do it.   

Next his son, Congressman Walter Jones Jr. former Democrat turned Republican )after he couldn't get elected) has totally failed to fix what turned out to be hoax and a fraud!

Walter B. Jones Jr.   - Another never held a real job carrier politician that continues to turn his back on his constituents and district.  While canceling meetings with private landowners, showing favor to out of state special interest, like the HSUS.





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Re: Red Wolf Scandal... 11/18 Update
« Reply #686 on: August 10, 2017, 05:34:03 AM »





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Re: Red Wolf Scandal... 11/18 Update
« Reply #685 on: August 02, 2017, 11:24:01 PM »
It's got to be the money.

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Re: Red Wolf Scandal... 11/18 Update
« Reply #684 on: August 02, 2017, 11:50:47 AM »
Why do #DefendersofWildlife, #AnimalWelfareInstitute and the #RedWolfCoalition continue to pursue their lawsuit against USFWS demanding they resume Adaptive Management (pup eradication) of the #RedWolf ?

Is it to save a hybrid from a hybrid?  Seems so, as that's exactly what the facts suggest...

A review of the official Red Wolf Studbook and various other records revealed in excess of 1000 canids were purposely bred and in some instances shortly thereafter prescribed a purposeful dose of life ending euthanasia. 

This is exactly what Adaptive Management is...  A plan drafted in 1999 by both Defenders and the Red Wolf Coalition among others, that's best described as "Genetic Genocide 2.0"...

Today, three donation dependent not for profits continue to utilize the puppy killing plan as the nexus of a misguided lawsuit only intended to generate headlines and pilfer the unknowing public of their donation dollars...

Defenders own CEO #JamieClark, rakes in nearly $500,000.00 per year in compensation...  Funded in part by, killing nursing puppies...











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Re: Red Wolf Scandal... 11/18 Update
« Reply #683 on: July 26, 2017, 01:18:54 PM »
Retired USFWS Special Agent "Hammers" the Red Wolf Program...







By Len Lisenbee
    

Science may end the debate over this hybrid, but the problem won’t go away anytime soon

There is no doubt that the red wolf, which at one time inhabited much of the coastal regions of the Southeastern U.S. and some other areas, is endangered. After all, the biologists running this “program” state rather definitively that there are only 29 of them currently to be found in the wild.

There is only one problem; a rather large problem if the truth be told, with these critters.

According to the best scientists and genetics experts, the red wolf is not a species at all. Never has been. It is instead a hybrid result of gray wolves mating with coyotes. And that little fact sure tosses a hand grenade into the old manure pile. You see, a lot of scientists, researchers, and red wolf supporters have gone out on a very slender branch with their support, including so-called historical support, of this “species.”

In an attempt to find and solidify that historical record of red wolves existing as a distinct species for many years, decades or even centuries, experts searched all available records to insure that no stone was left unturned. And their “proof” appeared to have been discovered in four very old red wolf hides, with one apparently pre-dating the Civil War. The very best genetics experts were employed to analyze this evidence so that no possible mistakes could be made.

Can you guess what they found when the results were formally analyzed?

If you guessed a cross-breeding between a gray wolf and a coyote, grab the cigar. All of those pelts, along with other “samples” of possible partial red wolf hides from ancient Cherokee, Creek and Choctaw Indian dress garb, were thoroughly tested. Every tested item proved to be either wolf, coyote or wolf-coyote hybrid.

In other words, there is not now nor has there ever been a unique animal species that either is or was a red wolf. But there are plenty of red faces because a lot of individuals have known about this pending scandal for a very long time.

What scandal, you may be asking? The red wolf has long been one of the federal government’s “marquee” endangered species programs. Many millions of dollars have been spent to prevent it from going into the abyss of extinction. Millions more have been budgeted for future research. And worst of all, some of those scientists already knew about the cross-breeding before all of this news came bubbling out. Are they guilty of fraud? Or malfeasance?

Any decision by federal officials to delist the species would essentially result in the extermination for the red wolf. There are historical records of these hybrid critters roaming across the Southeast for a very long time. There are only 29 red wolves left in the wild. And the only reason they still exist there is because of federal protection efforts and the spending of millions of taxpayer dollars.

This species of animal is not an endangered species, and can never be allowed to claim that title without severe changes in the law and a lot of related regulations. The science clearly indicates red wolves from the very beginning were nothing more than a hybrid between a coyote and a gray wolf. As a proven hybrid, it should be delisted immediately.

But there are a lot of red wolf supporters, and they can be expected to fight this issue even though the latest science is not on their side. They will surely point out that the red wolf was given complete government protection in 1967. And, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spent almost 50 years and some $35 million just trying to save it from extinction.

The recovery program involves 44 zoos and almost 2 million acres of private land and federal refuge. And there have been massive trapping and captive breeding programs (after releasing 132 wolves to the wild). And yet as of today there are only two breeding pairs left in the wild.

Oh, and the feds are still spending about $1.5 million a year.

So what will it take to make the red wolf scandal disappear? First, don’t hold your breath. Too much effort has already been expended to make it go away anytime soon. But the facts are plain to see. The red wolf was declared extinct in the wild in 1980. The feds then collected what they considered to be 400 pure red wolves in the bayous of Louisiana and East Texas based on appearances only, but not based on genetics.

Essentially the feds invented a species and then called it endangered. In all probability, they knew this was a hybrid from the very beginning.

Oh, and there is another slight problem that now much be contended with. I mentioned that more than a hundred so-called red wolves have been released from breeding programs into the wilds of the Carolinas and north Georgia. Well, it seems that nature took over at that point, and the red wolves quickly bred with local coyotes, producing an especially hardy “super hybrid” that multiplied faster than the biologists could contain.

So, in order to deal with these new threats, the feds did what they do best, which is to screw things up even more. They tried trapping and sterilizing the hybrids to halt their new-found proliferation. They also went “den hunting,” killing hybrid newborns using water buckets and hammers. And animal rights advocates supported these grotesque techniques as necessary in order to remove the coyotes while saving the wolf.

Friends and neighbors, this is a really stupid situation that should never have had a beginning and now may never have an end. There is one obvious fact staring everyone in the face, and it is that there never was a “red wolf” species. Coyotes and gray wolves have been interbreeding for countless centuries, which is why we in New York have our own problems with “eastern” coyotes.

But this situation does highlight one important fact. There are all sorts of outdoor dummies doing all sorts of stupid, or dumb, or illegal things. And it is apparent that, when given the nearly unlimited funding of the federal budget, fed by our tax dollars, federal bureaucrats can soar high above other outdoor dummies if given half a chance.

Len Lisenbee is the Daily Messenger’s Outdoors Writer. Contact him at lisenbee@frontiernet.net.

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Re: Red Wolf Scandal... 11/18 Update
« Reply #682 on: July 22, 2017, 10:40:54 AM »



NC Zoo captive Red Wolf has its days numbered...

 
Experts from the Captive Wolf Mill (CWM) converge to decide the fate of over 100 Red Wolves...

Unfortunately,  one not so lucky Red Wolf had its fate decided by those whom run this Captive Wolf Mill.

There's still time!!

Please email www.nczoo.org Director Patricia Simmons, to comment on the recently ordered and pending Euthanasia of this Endangered Red Wolf.

Ms. Simmons can be reached via email at -  Patricia.Simmons@nczoo.org
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Re: Red Wolf Scandal... 11/18 Update
« Reply #681 on: July 19, 2017, 06:05:14 AM »
In what is clearly part of the largest Endangered Species Fraud in United States, Americans discover the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has invested over $41 Million dollars genetically constructing a wolf they do not own.

Citizens Science.org has obtained official documents stating; "It should be noted, however, that the wolves now in the breeding program for which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible are considered property of Mexico and that the federal wildlife agencies of both countries have agreed to give areas within Mexico priority in reintroduction proposals.”

It goes on to state; “Any proposal to reintroduce Mexican wolves in the United States would depend on availability of wolves from the breeding program after the priority of restoration in Mexico was met."

Current release data obtained from FWS indicates 96 Wolves have been released between 1998 - 2015 within the United States.
In sharp contrast the International Wolf Center reports Mexico wildlife officials released five Mexican wolves into an undisclosed area of Sonora, Mexico in October 2011, with only one surviving.

This begs the question; was “the priority of restoration in Mexico met?"

The FWS continues to document and confirm the Mexican Government has sole ownership and jurisdiction of all Mexican Wolves.   Jack B. Wood, Acting Assistant Regional Director (AFA) wrote to Ing. Juan Jose A. Reyes Rodrigues staying in part; "It would be impossible for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to assume responsibility for Wolves owned by Mexico which were released in the U.S."
FWS Assistant regional director (AFF) wrote to Mexico stating “We informed interested zoos that program wolves and any offspring remained the property of Mexico, under the care of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)."

After repeated formal FOIA request and communication by Citizens Science and email communication directly to Director Ashe, the FWS has been unable to provide documentation from Mexico granting the authorization to release Mexican wolves within the United States.   Additionally, FWS has been unable to provide any official document that would have transferred the ownership of Mexican wolves to the United States.

Absent any authorization from Mexico, FWS later proceeded to commingle founding pure wolves, originally trapped in Mexico by Roy McBride with other captive Mexican Wolves which showed signs of having hybridized with dogs, known as the Ghost Ranch Wolves.
Mr. McBride was outraged, on June 2, 1997 writing to David Parsons, then head of the FWS recovery effort...
"I was shocked to see that the wolves of the Ghost Ranch lineage were being included in the captive breeding program. The origin and genetics of the Ghost Ranch animals were discussed and investigated ad nausea.  In fact, the conclusion by all members of the early recovery team was that the animals were wolf-dog hybrids. This one is the primary factor behind the decision to seek and capture the (7) remaining wild population, because it was the only pure genetic stock available.”

Mr. McBride on Ghost Ranch Dogs

"I was sent to inspect the Ghost Ranch animals that were in captivity at the living desert zoo at Carlsbad and the private collection of Norma Ames.  Nobody, dead or alive on the planet earth, has caught as many wolves in Mexico is I have.  But none of the wild wolves resembled the animals that I saw represented in this captive collection. The explanation that the Ghost Ranch animals "do not look like wolves because of captivity and diet" is science right out of the Twilight Zone.  The real reason that many of the Ghost Ranch animals look like dogs is because that is what they are.”

Roy McBride on the Act (ESA)

"With the understanding that the endangered species act does not protect hybrids, all the wolves from Norma Ames and Carlsbad zoo were euthanized. Since you have now revised history, and consider the Ghost Ranch animals are actually wolves, wouldn't the anesthetizing of these wolves be considered a "taking" of endangered species? Are you likewise guilty of taking by mixing the hybrids with the wolves?  How are these facts going to be handled by law-enforcement have you notified them?  I have remained neutral about the reintroduction of the Mexican wolf in Arizona / New Mexico, because I don't believe it to be any of my business.  But dumping out a bunch of hybrids to kill livestock, game animals, and restrict traditional activities is just taking it to far.  If the Ghost Ranch animals are true wolves, then what are the animals that I took out of Mexico that are so different?  And why was I sent to catch them (by FWS) when these other animals are already available?  By including the Ghost Ranch hybrids in the breeding program, you are threatening the validity of genetics of the entire wolf reintroduction program, both North and South.”

Roy McBride on Court & Conviction

"When the first Mexican wolf is killed by some Rancher or Trapper, and it enters the court as a legal matter, you will never be able to convict anyone of killing a true wolf. "The early records of the recovery meetings, the credentials of the participants, and their conclusions will be contrary to your case, and are a matter of public record --- easily recovered.  "You may put dog blood in the wolves, but you will never take it out.  And you will forever cloud the issue of what it is you have released into the wild."
“I believe you have made a serious mistake."

Sincerely,

Roy McBride

McBride and his hybrid statements were supported in an official recovery document obtained by Citizens Science. "Both the recovery team and the FWSR, of course, acutely aware of the political complications involved in proposing any wolf reintroduction with stock that could in any way be criticized as not "pure" examples of the kind of wolf that historically existed in the release area. ...the FWS suggested that for the time being, captive propagation efforts use only stock captured (pure wolves) from the wild in Mexico beginning with the seven animals captured by Mr. McBride.”

Mexico’s wolf expert Jose Trevino's referred to Mexican Wolves produced as "man-made wolves" and his counterpart Poglayen called them "Artificial Wolves"…

Mysterious Disappearance – Prescribed?

Ghost Ranch – Extensive original documentation relating to the Ghost Ranch Lineage raises significant suspensions of lawlessness and Scientific Fraud within the USFWS.

•   "Origin of female founder unknown (Woody, 1986).
•   "Male founder suspected to be of Hybrid (wolf/dog) ancestry (Woody, 1986)"
•   "The skull of the male founder a key item in determining lineage origin and which is said to have been retained at ASDM,              vanished before it could be subjected to analysis (Woody, 1986).
•   Remains of neither founder are available for analysis (Hedrick, 1995, P. 3).
•   "Neither the founders (2) nor any of the animals produced by the first (3) generations of breeding in this lineage (19); or those animals most likely to have retained currently considered non-Mexican wolf alleles were examined for microsatellite variation by Wayne et al. (1995) (Hedrick, 1995, Fig. 2, p. 5).
•   "Management of the Ghost Ranch lineage has been haphazard, poorly documented and characterized by extensive full sibling and parent – sibling mating’s (Woody, 1986; Hedrick 1995, P. 3).
•   "There is a high degree of inbreeding in the Ghost Ranch lineage (Woody, 1986; McBride, pers. comm., Hedrick, 1995 p. 3.)
•   According to Hedrick (1995, p. 8): "Nowak (personal communication) also had examined the skulls of some of the other captive animals and has noted certain questionable characteristics in a few specimens, especially small teeth and bullae, which would hint at influence from the domestic dog."
•   “Phenotypic aberrations produced in the Ghost Ranch lineage included animals of two eye colors (where one eye is yellow while the other is blue), animals with floppy rather than erect ears, animals with pronouncedly shortened rostra, and animals with sickle tails carried over the back in pronounced dog fashion (McBride, pers. Comm., 1995)  According to Mr. McBride (pers. Comm., 1995), the Ghost Ranch lineage is compromised by hybridization with dogs.”
•   “As of December 7, 1995, Mr. Parsons had yet to view any living descendant of Ghost Ranch lineage firsthand (Parsons, pers. comm.,  Dec. 7, 1995).  Never the less, and without examining any of these animals first hand, Mr. Parsons pronounced them fit, to be purely “Mexican Wolf,” and to be appropriate for inclusion with the Certified lineage in July of 1995.  Mr. Parsons determination was based entirely on the results of Hedrick’s and Wayne’s yet unpublished 1995 studies which remain not generally available for public review as of January, 1996.”
•   “Of the six coyote populations sampled by Wayne et al. (1995) and compared by them to the three captive “Mexican Wolf” lineages, none are from Mexico or the Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado or Utah)  (Hedrick, 1995, p.13 & Fig. 4, p.14).”
•   “Since coyote populations from Arizona, New Mexico, Texas Colorado or Utah were not sampled by Wayne et al. (1995), it cannot be stated that coyote populations “from throughout the United States” were examined by Wayne et al. (1995), as is inaccurately claimed by Hedrick at p. 13 of his 1995 work.”
•   “Meaningful conclusion regarding differences between coyotes and captive “Mexican Wolf” lineages is precluded by the fundamental failure of Wayne et al.  (1995) to compare coyote populations and captive “Mexican Wolf” lineages of similar biogeographic origin (Hedrick, 1995, Fig. 4, p. 14).”
•   “Wayne et al.  (1995, p. 6) cannot eliminate the possibility that the Ghost Ranch lineage originated from other North American Gray Wolves or a Dog whose offspring had backcrossed to wild wolves for several generations.”
•   “Since one of the founders (the male) is suspected to be of wolf-dog origin (Woody, 1986; McBride, pers. comm., 1995), and since the remains of neither of the Ghost Ranch lineage founders are available for analysis (Hedrick, 1995, p. 3), it is not possible to know the degree to which this founder was actually hybridized.  In other words, the founding male could have been one-quarter dog, one eighth dog, etc.  Moreover, both the initial hybrid ancestor of the founder, and the founder himself, could have been the sole progeny produced by respective litters.  If we assume that the founding male was not ½ dog, but was instead ¼ or 1/8 dog, and if we further assume that he was the sole progeny produced in litter, then the probability that we would see one of the dog alleles given as diagnostic by Hedrick would be substantially lower that the figure quoted by him.”

Conclusion –

Why did the founders of what has been widely documented as domestic Hybrid Wolves suddenly “Disappear”?  The evidence strongly suggest someone deliberately discarded these hybrid specimens to cover up their offspring “Non-ESA” protective status…
Citizens Science possesses many official documents relating to hybrids and it is 100% conclusive, the Endangered Species Act does NOT protect hybrids.

“A hybrid is defined as the offspring of two organisms (animal or plant) of different species (as defined pursuant to the Act).

“Protections of hybrids is inconsistent with the Act because it may result in the loss of the last remaining “pure” gene pools or the takeover by hybrids of habitat essential for the genome’s survival. 

Donald J. Berry, Vice President of Defenders of Wildlife and retired Assistant Solicitor USFWS, reaffirmed the USFWS opinion dated 8/2/1977 in his two page memo dated 9/21/1983,  Status of the Hybrid offspring of two endangered species.

“The August 2, 1988 memorandum incorporated the definition of “hybrid” used in the May 18, 1977 memorandum.  The position that hybrids were not covered by the ESA was reaffirmed, after consideration of additional evidence from the Office of Endangered Species, in a third opinion by the Assistant Solicitor for Fish and Wildlife to the Associate Director for Federal Assistance, dated May 6, 1981.  Given the definition employed for “hybrid”, it is apparent that a hybrid of two listed species, such as the gray and red wolves, is covered by these memoranda and should not be covered as protected by the ESA.”

Mr. Berry went on to say –  “… if two wolves of the type at issue here (hybrid) between red and gray were themselves to be bred, they would not produce purebred red wolves and purebred gray wolves.  The genetic heritage of the gray wolf and the red wolf would thus not be conserved by protection of the hybrids.  Extending the protections of the ESA to hybrids of this type would not promote the purpose of Congress in enacting the ESA.”

“For the reasons set forth above, we conclude that a hybrid whose parents are both listed species is nonetheless not covered by the ESA of 1973, 16 U.S.C. 55 1531 et sec.”

Ladies and Gentleman, USFWS deliberately discarded the Founding Specimens to cover up their hybrid origin as stated above.
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Re: Red Wolf Scandal... 11/18 Update
« Reply #680 on: July 18, 2017, 09:31:40 PM »
Expected News Announced -

USFWS announced & CFBD reported, both the Red Wolf and its larger #Hybrid Selectively Bred and Invented Cousin the #MexicanWolf are set to undergo a quick DNA test to determine, one may suppose... their final disposition -


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Re: Red Wolf Scandal... 11/18 Update
« Reply #679 on: July 17, 2017, 09:53:31 AM »
Beware the #WolfPimps are back preying on unsuspecting #DefendersOfWildlife Donors!!

These wolf pimps have been known to actively solicit donations under the disguise of a #FakeWolf!

This after #DOW own Vice President #DonBerry drafted a Solicitors Opinion stating the Hybrid #RedWolf was NOT covered under the #ESA prior to retiring, frim his previous job, as an attorney for the USFWS.




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Re: Red Wolf Scandal... 11/18 Update
« Reply #678 on: July 14, 2017, 09:04:45 AM »

Operation #Retraction 

Gunshot Red Wolf "Cover-Up"


Part 1

https://vimeo.com/127324812#t=78s


Part 2

https://vimeo.com/127949184
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