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  •  Ralph Maughan (13+ / 0-)

    Who edits The Wildlife News has a good perspective on the wolf wars in West in his recent post: Western wolf issue is mostly not really about wolves.

    Maughan relates the rise of the wolf haters in the last few years to the rise of the latest version of government haters such as the tea party jihadists in the Northern Rockies.  There's no biological science being debated. Wolves are just another issue to bash the big bad federal government about.

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    by Ed in Montana on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 12:46:37 PM PDT

    •  That's the shame of it. Not based on science (6+ / 0-)

      it's political. And so extreme, going from protecting a species to wiping it out. There has to be a ton of hatred behind that.

      THanks for the links.

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      by Agathena on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 12:58:38 PM PDT

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      •  Discussing wildlife with my First Nations friend (2+ / 0-)
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        I said the government wants to treat the wildlife today the way they treated First Nations. Put the survivors on reservations and fence them in. She agreed.

        With the raging hatred some people have against wolves, "the reservations" would be constantly poached. Some people won't be happy until wolves are extinct.

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        by Agathena on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 01:09:00 PM PDT

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        •  Extinct again (3+ / 0-)
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          Is what they want. They don't seem to get that the wolves have a purpose separate from the people what want them all dead.

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          by splashy on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 02:08:39 PM PDT

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    •  I've been reading Ralph for a long time (0+ / 0-)

      I think he has personal issues with rural westerners, I don't know enough of his background to say how it began. He also is a polemicist. His schtick is poli sci not science, and it informs most things he says. Ralph is not interested in solutions or consensus.

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      by ban nock on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 02:24:35 PM PDT

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      •  Hmmm. Upthread you were berating for (1+ / 0-)
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        attributing, but hey, this guy disagrees with you so...

        I think he has personal issues with rural westerners, I don't know enough of his background to say how it began. He also is a polemicist.
        Pffttt.  Your motives are pretty transparent, have been for some time.

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        by divineorder on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 09:30:20 PM PDT

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      •  Ralph is a rural westerner (0+ / 0-)

        I've known him for thirty years and he has been one of the voices of reason in eastern Idaho.

        "I come close to despair because so many of the pieces of the country are broken, and when you see that, you have two choices: You can give up, or you can do something about it." Elizabeth Warren

        by Ed in Montana on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 02:16:38 PM PDT

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