This new blog won’t be another attempt to picture the wolf as the cute, cuddly, loving and very sociable creature so wrongly portrayed by Walt Disney in his “wildlife films” of the 1960s…or which was written about by early radical environmentalist Farley Mowat in his book “Never Cry Wolf”. The wolves presented by these two individuals have never existed. In stark contrast, this blog will present the wolf as it really is – an apex predator that man has had to control since the two first shared the same Earth.
Wolves are anything but cuddly and friendly. Fact is, they are the most successful wild predators on the planet – and the impact they can and will have on other wildlife populations is nothing short of amazing…or devastating. Disney, Mowat and other out-of-touch with reality pro-wolf advocates have presented the wolf as the “sanitarian of nature”, claiming that wolves only kill the sick, injurred and weak among other wildlfie species. Another of their claims is that wolves, by keeping inferior animals weeded out of the herds, make populations of elk, moose, deer, and other big game healthier.
Nothing could be farther from the truth. Wolves will run down and kill anything that gets in front of them – and they do not discriminate between the old and sick and the young and vibrant. Thanks to the stupidity of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, corrupt state wildlife agencies, radical environmentalists, and money hungry radical environmental organizations (i.e. Defenders of Wildlife, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club, etc.), through the misuse of the Endangered Species Act a non-native Canadian wolf has been dumped into the Northern Rockies. The result has been the greatest wildlife disaster of our lifetimes. Since that “introduction” of an invasive wolf subspecies, the past 75 yeas of sound wildlife conservation in northern Idaho, western Montana and northwestern Wyoming has been simply thrown out the door. The first of those wolves were released in 1995, and today there are very likely as many as 4,000 to 4,500 wolves in this region of the country. The result has been an 80-percent loss of many elk herds, the near total loss of moose, and a dramatic reduction in the number of mule deer and white-tailed deer.
This blog will keep the spotlight burning on those who are responsible…the wildlife conservation ethics that have been violated…the lies and deceit behind the Northern Rockies Wolf Recovery Project…the money environmental groups have bilked out of the American public…the real agenda behind the destruction of wildlife populations and the loss of livestock to wolves…and how residents of the region have had enough and are now in full revolt.
In short, this blog will present the truth about wolves, the laws that have been broken to bring non-indigenous wolves across the border to the U.S., will name the people involved, share the billions robbed from American taxpayers, the theft of millions to finance this phony project, and what is being done now to fight all the wrong that has been forced on the American West.
Nope, this blog certainly will not be about the fictitious wolves that Disney and Mowatt presented, and which strong pro-wolf groups continue to lie about. – Toby Bridges, LOBO WATCH