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9/8/2013 5:59:00 AM
Letter: Delays don't make sense

Thank you, Kingman Daily Miner, for your interesting article: "Fear mongering in Mohave County." [Butch's Brew, kdminer.com, Aug. 25]

Clearly, the writer acknowledges, Mexican gray wolves were hunted because of man's greed and disrespect for wildlife.

Man hasn't learned from mistakes. We continue to murder and torture innocent creatures for selfish pleasures and trophies. Man tries to justify cruel deeds of massacres, claiming wolves are threatening to man and livestock. Man, the intelligent being, doesn't permit creatures to live free, outside of boundaries man sets.

Mexican grays are the most endangered species in the U.S. because of man's desire to kill for greed and for what he cannot control. Since their reintroduction in 1998, there are still only 75 in the wild with three breeding pairs, and few births, causing genetic weakening. There are grays in captivity for years waiting for release; still the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stalls, causing inbreeding, a detrimental effect on survival and an inexcusable delay at the wolves' and taxpayers' expense.

Wolves are intelligent, compassionate creatures, with a family order that man should admire. Within the pack, wolves protect the young and elderly, values which man once possessed.

There are deterrents that should be mandatory before a rancher can murder a wolf. Mexican grays are an endangered species, and have full protection! The only time a rancher can legally kill a Mexican gray is if it's attacking livestock. There must be proof before any Mexican gray can be murdered.

Ranchers are reimbursed for losses, so wolves need not pay with their lives. Wolves living on public lands are attracted to livestock - why are livestock permitted to graze where there is conflict? The livestock should be removed.

Wolves are irreplaceable contributors in nature, proving their significances despite man's abuse. Yellowstone National Park is a prime example of the ecosystems' recovery due to wolves. Herds are vibrant; their continued relocation reduces overgrazing, so rivers run cleaner. The classifying of Mexican grays as "non-essential experimental" is a tactic used to justify the USFWS' continuous delays.

Polls in Arizona show 77 percent support Mexican wolf recovery. Why is the USFWS delaying this critical creature's recovery?

Irene Sette

New Milford, N.J.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Article comment by: OUR COUNTRY 101 MR.C.

Proper restitution to a rancher or farmer for any loss, due to the reintroduction of an endanger species seems like a reasonable approach to this problem and "IF" such programs are not available, then I must ask why not?

Programs, which have a positive benefit to everyone concern make common sense too me and why is it necessary to live in Mohave county to promote good stewardship of our lands and its wild life?

Did I miss something here.......

Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Article comment by: Robert Puls

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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Article comment by: Origional Kingman Resident

@ Lorrie Thompson

No one is bashing the letter writer. They are disagreeing with her position. I understand that in the current progressive environment in which we live, any dissent from the established view point is construed as bashing, (or even more commonly, hate). However, one of the pillars of a free society is free and open discussion, and there are many of us who prefer to live in a free society where we can debate the issues.

Frank lee Speaking actually did the intelligent thing and researched the organizations to which the letter writer belongs. The letter writer clearly has an agenda, otherwise she wouldn't be concerning herself with the affairs of Mohave county, 3000 miles from where she lives. She refers to vauge un-named poll in an attempt to sway the opinions of the readers of her letter. It is smart to know where her alliances are.

Posted: Monday, September 9, 2013
Article comment by: Linda Athens

Thanks for the info FLS. Miss Sette can stay in New Jersey and help with the clean up that has never been completed under her RINO governor.

Posted: Monday, September 9, 2013
Article comment by: mr. parker

LOL, habeas corpus rights for animals?? Well, it would be funny if these dreamy eyed fools weren't serious.

This is why I only contribute dog/cat food to shelters. They get involved with anti hunting, anti trapping, anti scientific wildlife management and put their disney histrionics on display.

"There must be proof before any Mexican gray can be murdered."
Yes, why next thing you know the rancher could be facing life in prison.

Posted: Sunday, September 8, 2013
Article comment by: Lorrie Thompson

How is bashing this lady constructive? Yes, she is from out of the area but, at least she is passionate and knowledgeable about the subject. When did it become acceptable in our society to be so rude to people? Wolves are not dangerous. You will find more evidence of dogs attacking humans than wolves. Do your research.

And yes, I live in Mohave County.

Posted: Sunday, September 8, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@irene sette

Yet another person living where there are no wolves running free, and where there will never be any. I grew up in Bergen County, I know.

Yeah, I searched. I found at "change (dot) org" that you have many causes. From stopping the Keystone Pipeline to stopping 4-H club members from selling the stock they raise (Vegan, right? lol).

You can be found at "antihunting (dot) tumblr (dot) com" Quite a website. Articles on "Sabbing" (sabotage) like:

How to sabotage a deer hunt
What you can do to combat fishing
How to make a homemade smoke grenade
How to make a homemade stink bomb

I got a kick out of this line from one of the many letters you have written.

"...a health care worker who loves driving throughout the country."......"Wildlife and nature are gifts man has no right to destroy."

You mean while driving in total comfort in your environment hurting, gas burning vehicle, on roads through the animals habitats? You help "destroy" wildlife and nature doing that.

Quite the activist it seems. Exposing you as also favoring breaking the law to stop hunting has been a real treat.


Posted: Sunday, September 8, 2013
Article comment by: Origional Kingman Resident

Another out of state environmentalist trying to determine what should happen in Mohave county.

Note her use of a "poll". The liberals love to use polls to try to convince you that your thinking is out of step with your neighbors, so you better get on board.

She did not cite the "poll". What were the questions, how were they worded? How was the responding population selected for this "poll", the AZ chapter of Green Peace?

Lets reintroduce these wolves in NJ, near Irene's house, where they are sure to be welcomed.

Posted: Sunday, September 8, 2013
Article comment by: Capt. Nice

I don't know why but while reading your letter the music from Disney's "It's a wonderful world"
kept playing in my ear.
Why don't you just come out and say you hate Ranchers and want their cattle gone?
I realize you are from New Jersey and you know all about Arizona, but maybe you should tend to your own knitting!
Maybe they should introduce wolves in NJ as the people population sure could use thinning out.

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