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Govt to Slaughter Entire Area’s Wolf Population to Protect Beef Industry

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Seattle, WA — An entire wolf pack has been marked for slaughter by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The decision was made to protect a nearby cattle farm after several cows were found wounded or killed.

Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, gray wolves roamed North America by the hundreds of thousands. However, as America’s demand for meat grew, the wolves became viewed as vermin and pests  — they were slaughtered by the tens of thousands.

As a result of this slaughter, wolves were nearly wiped off the face of the lower 48 states. They were hunted to the verge of extinction and all but disappeared.

The federal government then intervened and placed the wolves on the endangered species list in accordance with the Endangered Species Act. Slowly but surely, the wolves began to grow in numbers; nothing like their previous numbers, but a small increase nonetheless.

In a tragically ironic move, however, the same government who once protected the wolf has now marked them for butchery.

Earlier this month, five cows were found dead or injured, at which point the WDFW authorized a ‘partial pack removal.’ State agents killed two female wolves, and the cow deaths appeared to stop.

There appeared to be a disturbance in wolf activity and operations paused, according to Donny Martorello, Wolf Policy Lead for WDFW, reported KING 5.

But this cessation in wolves being wolves only lasted a couple of weeks. On August 19, more cows were injured or killed. The WDFW then authorized the slaughter of the entire pack living in Profanity Peak in Ferry County.

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This move by the WDFW to slaughter the wolves in the name of beef farming has, understandably, created a firestorm of backlash — especially considering that they are still on the endangered species list.

“This is extreme,” said Sen. Kevin Ranker, D- Orcas Island, former chair of the state Natural Resources Committee to KING 5. “I was told that removal of half the pack would make a difference, and now we’re being told they are going to remove the entire pack? They haven’t implemented their first plan.”

The WDFW is remaining tight-lipped on the total number of wolves they’ve slaughtered already and urge the public to leave the killing to them.

“We are kindly asking for a little space and understanding so we can maintain the highest level of safety for the public, the staff and our producers,” Martorello said.

Protecting your own property or animals from an attack by predators is most certainly a just act. However, this is not what’s happening. These are privately owned cattle being protected by the state at the expense of wolves.

Acting on behalf of beef producers, the government is breaking its own laws and spending taxpayer money to kill off an endangered species.

Instead of having the farmers come up with innovative ways to prevent herd loss, they simply lean on the government for help. And, this help is in the form of taxpayer-funded killing.

It seems the beef industry in America has friends at all levels of government — some of whom are even willing to kill endangered species for them.

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Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. and now on Steemit
  • Mountain Rock Hauler

    What you do not understand is that those wolves were never native to the lower 48. The native wolves weighted between 70 and 80 lbs. The wolves that are here now are northern wolves weighing between 120 to 150 lbs. or more. If you look at pictures of the 1890’s to early 1900’s compared to the pictures now you can see the difference in size. Find the video on youtube called “Crying Wolf”, it is very well made, there is a picture in the film that shows native wolves beside a northern wolf that wandered down out of Canada, it is enormous in comparison.

    • Bob

      What an incredibly stupid and blatantly ignorant comment. These animals are far more important than the ranchers know. Take a look what happened in yellowstone when the wolves were re introduced into the park.

      • Mountain Rock Hauler

        Yeah the elk population of Jackson Hole, WY dropped drastically. The wolves were introduced to Yellowstone and the surrounding areas with a suggested population of 78 -100 wolves consuming 23 elk per wolf per year or 460 head of elk per pack of 20, as of 2011 there were an estimated 2,600 wolves in Yellowstone and the surrounding areas and growing. Dillon, MT 2009 wolves attacked and killed 122 sheep in one night, FWP told the rancher that it wasn’t wolves but coyotes. He pulled out pictures from the cameras that he had set up showing wolves killing the sheep. They did not eat anything, just the thrill of the kill.

        • erniejay

          Unbelievably total BS. I guess the game here is to say BS loud and long enough that maybe it will stick.

          • Razedbywolvs

            I don’t think it’s BS just more government incompetent’s. 2009 wolves could eat 122 sheep in one night just not a entire herd in one place like everyone imagines.
            It’s just the result of the typical central planing method that the government uses. They don’t consider man to be a part of the ecosystem and the bar farmers from participating in there natural role.
            If it wasn’t for the government the farmers would send there kids to protect the herd. Some times the wolves would get sheep and sometimes the farmers would get the wolves. A natural balance would be maintained.

            But instead we now have a SWAT team in a MRAP showing up to “solve” the problem.

          • S.Ryan

            More lies. Pathetic lies. Glad you are being busted, this crap sells on get an implant now .com

          • Razedbywolvs

            What am i getting busted for?

          • S.Ryan

            Lies are all they have.

          • Russell Morgan

            Nothing but the facts wolftard.

          • Russell Morgan

            Everything he said is 100% true. Brain dead wolftards like yourself just accept facts and reality.

        • Tabbytha
        • Magdalene

          Were those the eld that men would have preferred to hunt and kill? Or the sheep that didn’t belong on public lands? I heard that story of “thrill kill” and frankly, it isn’t well documented. I suspect another for profit motive to kill the wolves.

          • Russell Morgan

            These non native wolves kill for sport as often or more than they do for food. Documented fact but you aren’t intelligent enough to understand facts.

      • Russell Morgan

        Yes, the non native wolves have destroyed the native wildlife in the park. transplanting them there was a crime.

    • Tabbytha

      So? Animals change locations over time, this is natural. Now mankind is going to lock them into current regions? They weren’t there before, so they can’t be there now?

  • Patricia Ackerman

    It would be easier and better to relocate them, not kill them for doing what comes natural. What a blood thirsty society we have become. If it doesn’t work, kill it…

    • Tabbytha

      If it’s in the way, kill it… If it doesn’t profit us, kill it… It IS a sick way of looking at the world, and very harmful.

    • Russell Morgan

      No just kill them and problem solved.

    • Lindsay Bates

      Relocate them to where? Zoos? There is no place safe for wolves (or any apex predator for that matter) anywhere on this planet as long as we refuse to coexist with them and allow morons like Russell Morgan and Ed to breed.

  • Richard.

    It will be like the wild Mustang’s horse’s they ship north and south of the boarder because of the cattle rancher’s every year…Federal protected or endanger protected The goverment dose what it wants to them and the people also..As person that love this country and cared for the people .Shame on America by an American ..

    • erniejay

      Agree–again: It’s big money ag folks calling all the shots on public lands.

  • Jahar Saddles

    OK, these “cattle people” don’t want to live in harmony with the rest of our grandmother the earths creatures, because they have cattle? Start taking the cattle out of the picture, with long range shots. As a Native American who was also a Marine, and expert with the M14 (wow does that date me or what?) it would simply be a matter of being in the right place at the right time—-then take the Bovine out of the picture. Give the vultures a feast and those “white folks” may want to change their minds (that is from the Native American perspective of course )—–sooner or later the insurance companies will begin to scream when those fools start making claims. If people truly want to protect endangered species they should be committed to take the struggle to the source. Politics never solves a single problem unless you can “buy your way in”——and that is no remedy. Stand up and do what is necessary to guard against ONE group rule………………….Cattle are an imported species; Wolves were here on this continent millions of years before human beings even began the domestication cattle, somewhere in the far east.

    • erniejay

      Excellent! And to think that many of the so-called “confirmed” wolf kills were on federal lands, where wolves belong and cattle do NOT, just makes the killing of the wolves that much more bizarre and unacceptable (unless you’re a political insider or a greedy livestock operator).

      • Jahar Saddles

        The reference to “killing the cattle” was to those on federal lands, and nothing else. When those people graze those cattle on federal lands they are required to pay a fee for each animal. That being the case, they are “paid visitors” who can be expelled; and killing them is simply another way to expel them. The people who own those cattle do not feel that they are required to ‘live in harmony’ with the “native species” so they ‘rig the game’ to make it work in their favor. Unless of course there are ‘OTHERS’ who may be willing to stand up and oppose the people who are ‘rigging the game’. Taking their cattle out is a direct manner of opposition. Those people do not have the right to demand that wolves be killed in order for them to graze their cattle, ‘an alien species’; on federal lands.
        The best method to remind them of that fact is for them to see those cattle on the ground (not grazing) and they will finally ‘see the light’; or go broke in the ‘cattle business’.

        • Russell Morgan

          Well these wolves are not native here so we have a bullet for every last wolf.

          • Jahar Saddles

            Speaking from the perspective of a Native American; I am forced by your own obvious ignorance to ask you; ARE YOU NATIVE HERE? The Grey Wolf was present when my ancient ancestors were here as far back as 18 thousand years ago. Are you REALLY that ignorant?
            So the prospect still presents itself. When people graze their invasive species such as Cattle on Federal lands, especially those that were ceded in treaties; which by the way are ALL abrogated by the USA since 1885–making the descendants of those treaties still at war with the USA; they risk the possibility that those who wish to defend the Native Species, both Human and Cannes Lupus, will make the matter a ‘closed matter’. The possibility that those who are killing Wolves will be left dead where they fall and can be picked up by those who may care, or left to feed the Turkey Vultures and other carrion eaters. Sooner or later the reality grows closer to the possibility.

          • Russell Morgan

            Speaking of ignorance…Our native wolf here in Idaho and the surrounding geographical region is Canis Lupus Irremotus. The non native introduced wolf is Canis Lupus Occidentallis. A very different sub species that evolved in Northernb Canada and the Yukon. Transplanting this non native wolf to Idaho and Yellowstone violated state and federal law. When you don’t know what the F&@K you are talking about you should remain silent.

      • Russell Morgan

        It was unacceptable to allow these non native wolves to be introduced here so now they all must be lethally removed.

    • S.Ryan

      Thank you, so well said.

      • Russell Morgan

        Maybe if you’re an idiot.

    • Russell Morgan

      You have been reported to the authorities for threatening to commit a felony. Good luck jackass.

      • Jahar Saddles

        Thank you for the “jackass’ reference; coming from an obvious fool like you, IT is something of a compliment. If you ‘liked me’ it would indicate that I was “like YOU” and THAT WOULD BE A MAJOR INSULT……You remind of the fellow who went to see his doctor with a ‘problem that really puzzled him’. From his brow line to the top of his head he was as white as a piece of paper. When his doctor walked into the examining room and saw his face, he simply nodded, said “OK, I’ll be right back” and turned around and walked out the door. In a short while he returned with a quart jar full of ‘thick brown liquid’ and told the guy; ‘here, now drink this all down without stopping’. When the guy was finished he belched and said “wow Doc. that tasted like shit man” —to which the Doctor replied “It was, you were a quart low, now go home and don’t bother anyone else”………………………..

        • Russell Morgan

          And from your continued dumb ass comments you prove how much of a complete jackass you are.

  • Ibcamn

    criminal cops love love love to kill shit…..they love killing our pets,you know,kittens and cats and really love to shot dogs……a wolf to them is a pest and should die on the spot im guessing,if they go after these wolves without gov’t and feds regulation on a healthy pack,maybe someone can arrest them for this….considering if we just did it,we would be in prison…..and the boss,big business,signs their paychecks im guessing,so they will do as they always do,kill shit for fun,they murder people for the hell of it,why not wolves….i hope the wolves get at least one of them before the whole pack goes south….cops are all criminals,rapists,thieves and murderers…..nothing more than bottom dwellers with a badge

  • Bob Btme

    oh yeah, we love to preach about how bad the poor countries are – wiping out habitat and killing top predators. meanwhile we cleaned out all the wolves 100 years ago. These corporate farmers are too greedy and ruthless to use herding dogs or the many other methods to live in harmony with the natural world.

    Don’t worry, they’ll have their day soon. Apparently in the Chernobyl radioactive zone the wolves are absolutely thriving. They don’t mind losing 1 pup out of 4 to birth defects & cancer. With humans gone the prey animals are everywhere…habitat destruction and non-radioactive pollution has ceased.

    The wolves won’t mind the plumes of radioactive waste rising around the world once the US dollar and global economy fail. Most US nuke plants and sites keep 1-2 weeks of diesel fuel onsite to cool the reactors and waste piles. No electrical grid, no diesel trucks for 2 weeks…..adios amigo, the wolves will pick over our radiactive bones for the next few thousand years

  • Tabbytha

    Couldn’t they have just moves them somewhere else? They want to tax us for breathing or farting (Carbon Tax), tell us what we can and cannot do in government parks (heaven forbid you pick a flower) but then just mass slaughter wild animals when they become inconvenient… Why are people still listening to these assholes?

    And why couldn’t they brainstorm other ways of stopping wolves from getting to the cattle? Why is death almost always the option? I wouldn’t even accept killing HALF the pack, they should be relocated, this is wrong!

    • Russell Morgan

      The only way to deal with a wolf is a bullet. Always has been, always will be.

  • Ashleigh Gray

    What can we do to help them?

    • Lindsay Bates

      Stop eating beef! And harvest hunters.

      • Russell Morgan

        Why don’t you give that your best shot?

  • Snoop

    History has Scientifically PROVEN that when you kill wolves, the top predator in their habitat, it literally Deeeeestroys the ENTIRE ecosystem!!

    • Ed

      They need to introduce something for the wolves to eat besides cattle. Like Rabbits and Opossum. I agree to thin the pack but feed the rest!

      • S.Ryan

        Just stop….

        • Magdalene

          He’s ignorant of the issue; yet insists on making comments. There is nothing to be done with someone that isn’t smart enough to know when they are in over their head.

    • Russell Morgan

      haaaaaaahahahahhahaaaa no it just destroys the wolf.

  • Magdalene

    This is disgusting. There is no excuse to kill those wolves. If farmers can’t keep their cattle safe, what are they losing? Animals that are going to be killed so people can eat them? It’s a sin to breed cattle and raise food and use water to just to keep them alive for us to kill and eat. WTF! Wolves don’t have a grocery store to get food. they need to eat. How many cows can one wold eat?

    • chivalry

      it not how many they eat, its how many they injury. If a calf is injured it cost, sometime in the life of the calf. The farmer is trying to keep his herd safe and feed us and the world. Where do you get its a sin to eat meat? Next you’ll be against eating the poor helpless tomato.

      • Magdalene

        If people understood what resources it takes to to bring one pound of beef to market, they may think twice about how stupid it is to raise cattle. And yes..sinful when we need to think about our water, soil runoff and the food we have to grow for them. There has to be a better way than this: http://foodtank.com/news/2013/12/why-meat-eats-resources

        • Ed

          I understand a good steak runs about $9.99 a pound at the butcher shop!

          • Magdalene

            I realize you’re trying to be cleaver, but it must have been quite some time since you’ve tried to purchase a “good steak”. Add another $10 to your guess-timate; or maybe go eat at your neighborhood “Hoss’s”.

          • S.Ryan

            Just stop, I know you won’t but you are not clever or funny with any of your posts. This, Kapernick, any of them. Stop laughing out loud at your own jokes, people who do that just want to bully others to laugh when something is not funny in the least to get attention.

      • S.Ryan

        What a ridiculous straw man post…..

      • Jahar Saddles

        Your opinion aside from being poorly edited reveals your lack of factual information. The “rancher” trying to keep his heard “safe” is a “squatter, with conditions”, he/she does not own the land, they are “renting the use of the grass” and they are doing it for “profit” (they could care less who eats the meat, or whether YOU go hungry or not) THESIR MOTIVE IS PROFIT AND NOTHING ELSE. They introduce a foreign species to an ecosystem that requires far too much modification to accommodate THAT foreign species, and the entire system that has been in ‘balance’ for millions of years is changes when human beings interfere with the natural process. As long as there are human beings who have such a misinformed and naïve viewpoint those “social parasites” who graze THEIR property (cattle) on public lands get a free lunch while people who are “fooled” sit down to a cheap steak dinner or an extra hamburger patty and just get fatter.

        • Russell Morgan

          You are a prime example of poorly educated.

      • Michael Patrick

        fuck the calf a wolf is supposed to eat animals they have no fast food drive thru assholes

        • Russell Morgan

          That’s why we have to shoot every wolf on sight.

      • ecowiz

        However, cattle are scientifically, an invasive species and an immense planet Earth killer known as the “hooved locust”; they unnaturally devour immense portions of the evolutionary event that provided life as we know it. Only wild and native species are planet Earth, the very Earth that, alone, pumps out and flows every single life line mankind requires for life itself.

        • Russell Morgan

          Stop doing drugs!

          • ecowiz

            It’s frequently referred to as science; the earth system sciences that reveal why mankind is alive, safe, breathing oxygen and has water. Is the Endangered Species Act for cattle, duhhhhhh?

          • Russell Morgan

            Well Trump is putting the ESA back in it’s place.

    • Russell Morgan

      The only thing wolves need to eat are bullets.

      • Magdalene

        Wow…you are so evolved; why aren’t you king of the world?

  • Simon Cloutier

    USA is crooked to the bone by subhuman garbages…

    • Russell Morgan

      We just voted the sub human human garbage out of office last November.

  • S.Ryan

    The lying cattle Welfare King Cattle slaughterer has done this before. He takes so much Government welfare every singe day. The real Welfare Kings are McIrvins and his right wing hypocritical ilk.

    His cows are very inhumanely slaughtered but hey no problem with that, as long as he gets his free Welfare handouts for his born to it never earned it wealth.

    His NON NATIVE man created Cows are the ones DESTROYING the environment all over the earth.

    • Russell Morgan

      Livestock grazing is good for the land moron. The ones are welfare are the welfare greenie environmentalists sucking off the tax payers tit.

  • NASCAlibnot

    Environmentally the beef cattle are the bad guys, the wolf the good. If you eat red meat think about eating less.

    • Russell Morgan

      I’ll have a steak while I’m shooting a wolf.

  • Michael Patrick

    Asshole pet the Wolf he was killing like its ok you will die in 1 minute fuckin cocksukers animals cannot speak for themselves they are hungry maybe set food out ? Not kill fuck u own a cattle ranch maybe set steaks and burger meat out they would eat that if it were there?

    • Russell Morgan

      LOL Oh STFU wolftard. Wolf season is open in Idaho and Montana and they are dropping like flies. Big talk from a keyboard coward.

  • Michael Patrick

    Animals survived without man they dont need Govt cocklickers stepping in Fuck you Wildlife asshole I wish cancer on your whole family if u kill a wolf

  • Michael Patrick

    this is bullshit attack the asshole man in the video post his info hackers come on

  • Bud Miser

    A survey was done in our state about this and it was overwhelmingly for the wolves.
    I’d like to see that report published before the state sides with the wealthy corporate rancher.

    • Russell Morgan

      Horseshit! When you only survey wolf lovers that’s what you’ll get. The vast majority of people do not want these non native wolves here.

  • ecowiz

    All of America’s policy-makers and politicos are illiterate in the very sciences that reveal why mankind is safe, alive, has oxygen and water, and it has everything to do with wolves. Our living, life-flowing planet Earth is her first, natural and wild surfaces, only, created, supported, sustained, maintained and protected, alone, by all wild, native species, scientifically, biological diversity and bio means, “life”, the literal strands in the web of all life. The wolf is not only biological diversity, the wolf is scientifically, a vital keystone species, one of the few that are more vital and necessary than all the rest of the rivets holding spaceship Earth, altogether.

    The wolf is the salvation of the event that provided life as we know it or the appearance of trees and plants on the land’s surface. Trees and plants shade Earth from the heat of the sun; release immense amounts of oxygen; transpire the vital water cycle, vital for Earth’s ability to cool the climate; the creation and renewal of a living soil and the sequestration and storage of the climate warming gases for Earth. The wolf is the salvation of “all” of the preceding.

    If biological diversity is the rivets holding spaceship Earth, altogether, the wolf is the captain and driver of spaceship Earth.

    • Russell Morgan

      You are a good example of why not to do drugs.

      • ecowiz

        No drugs; just a real high IQ, Einstein.

        • Russell Morgan

          It’s funny how it’s always the stupid people who proclaim their own intelligence.

        • Magdalene

          Russel Morgan just gets off on murdering wild species. He’s an example of why guns don’t belong in the hands of certain biologically inferior life forms.

  • Billy “The WiZaRd” Angus

    Here’s my message to those stupid greedy redneck cattle ranchers:
    YOU CAN TAKE YOUR STINKING BEEF AND SHOVE IT UP YOUR ASS!!!
    I DON’T WANT YOUR MEAT!!
    BEEF IS NOTHING BUT GARBAGE, PLAIN AND SIMPLE!!!

    AND USFWS, STOP KILLING OUR WOLVES AND OTHER
    WILDLIFE OR ELSE WE, THE PEOPLE, WILL ERADICATE YOU
    FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH, YA’ STUPID GOVERNMENT
    PIECES-OF-SHIT!!!!