Author Topic: Florida Panther Pending Delisting and Stripped of its Endangered Protections?  (Read 6520 times)

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BR549

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So true, what a great statement on what NOT to do!!

“The Florida panther story promises to be the best documented example of the relevance (or irrelevance) of genetics to conservation,” the team wrote. “Future conservation decisions deserve to be informed by the results of the panther introgression experiment.”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1188244/
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Please give the name of the actual author of this article, I did not notice their qualifications?. A clever piece of "slight of hand" writing would be the most apt description. I wonder how many people who are exposed to such articles read beyond them..

Carmel the intent of Congress is simple, it does not protect Hybrids.  Just because someone thought it was a good idea to go and grab 8 Texas Cougars and translocate them to Florida does not make it a permitted action.

There is not disagreement in the scientific sector that todays Florida Panther isn’t a hybridized puma.  Meaning Florida is the recipient of an animal that is non-native and invasive and exhibits NO ESA Value.

USFWS is mandated to strictly follow the ESA and the intent of Congress in passing the said act.  For those reasons the Hybrid Florida Panther will be delisted.


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Let them come take down your calves and see how you like them.  I'm glad someone is finally standing up and discussing what we've known.

As far as me and my boy are concerned shoot them in half and ship the front half back to South America and the @$$ end back to Texas!  Then fire the asses who dreamed this all up.

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Please give the name of the actual author of this article, I did not notice their qualifications?. A clever piece of "slight of hand" writing would be the most apt description. I wonder how many people who are exposed to such articles read beyond them..

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What an embarrassment this is to the USFWS.  This is nothing short of an illegal hybrid science project gone way, way wrong!

Fish & Wildlife is acutely clear this is one scandal that will NOT out run their headlights. 
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Florida Panther Delisted - $1Billion Dollar ESA Fraud Exposed

In what may have been the best kept genetic secret, the wildly popular Florida Panthers may soon be stripped from the Endangered Species Act.  Citizens Science has obtained documentation illustrating three genetically seperate Puma’s currently inhabiting and breeding in Florida. 





First the, Scientific research indicates there are two genetic strains, one closely related to a South American subspecies, the other resembling North American pumas.  It’s been reported South American Puma’s were released from a road side zoo with the reported permission of the National Parks Service circa 1957.







A third genetically separate Puma is nothing more than a modern-day contemporary Puma of recent “Invented” Texas origin… 

USFWS, against its own policy allowed for 8 Texas Cougers to be trapped and relocated within the Florida Panther population.  However, by mixing (interbreeding) two subspecies previously seperate and apart this action has genetically contaminated (Hybridized) the population of Florida Panthers. 

Nothing contained within the ESA nor the intent of Congress afforded Endangered protections for a Puma that genetically never existed prior to its 1995 "Invented" origin.





In 2014, Wildlife Management Institute received $150K to sort out the failed USFWS $35M Red Wolf Recovery Program, ultimately reporting, todays Red Wolf is a product of “Selective Breeding” and “Human Construct”. 

So what its the Florida Panther you ask?


https://vimeo.com/151137653


Wildlife managers and Washington policy writers are bound by the tenets found within the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which state the decision to list or delist a species may only be made using the “best scientific and commercial data available.”   

In what may prove to be the hardest fact to swallow for Floridians may be, "Accounting for economic considerations in the listing process is forbidden”: only the best science may guide the agencies charged with deciding which species will receive protection under the ESA and which will not.





The plain language of the ESA, its purposes, and its legislative history all suggest that this system was designed to ensure that truly endangered species would receive protection at any cost.  Conservationist know this all too well, the era… 1980’s… Species… Dusky SeaSide Sparrow… 

USFWS Solicitor, now Vice President Defenders of Wildlife Donald Berry spoke via his Hybrid Opinion and the Sparrow was ordered extinct rather than breed with a closely related subspecies therefor defining it as a Hybrid and exempt from the protections of the ESA.

While many Animal Rights Groups have long “Profiteered” off America’s Public Trust Carnivores may say otherwise…  It may be best described as Not For Profit groups loses high grossing Carnivore.

http://forum.citizensscience.org/index.php/topic,443.msg497.html#msg497

However legally, Congress and the USFWS Solicitor are clear…  A 1983 Solicitor Opinion obtained by Citizens Science goes on to say in summary, to extend protections to Hybrids under the ESA is not in harmony with the intent of Congress in the passage of the act.





There’s really no debate here, USFWS “Invented” yet another animal and called it “Endangered"…
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