Monthly Archives: October 2012
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October 18, 2012 Zaragoza, Coahuila ( Mexico)
The photos of a small bear mistreated by members of the local Civil Defense Secretariat caused outrage in the town of Zaragoza, Coahuila.
About 12 workers moved to the area and apprehended the osezna female bear, tied her legs and photographed her while suspended in the air and holding her ears.
The images quickly circulated online, especially on Twitter, where he created the # OsoZaragoza to request a penalty on workers.
Secretary of Environment of Coahuila, Eglantina Channels, said just last week workers received a training workshop to capture wild animals without abusing them.
The evening news on Radio Zócalo an interview published on Thursday the head of those responsible, the head of Civil Protection of Zaragoza, Erick Pichardo, who said the law punishes killing animals, not other behaviors. “Is it not the violation of respect for animals,?” asked the reporter Yesenia Ramirez.
“The law is very clear, nothing says ‘not to kill,'” said Pichardo, who agreed to investigate whether such conduct warrants a sanction.
Internet users already created a digital campaign on Change.org page called “exemplary punishment for abuse and torture in a Osezna Zaragoza, Coahuila.”https://www.change.org/es/peticiones/castigo-ejemplar-por-maltrato-y-tortura-a-una-osezna-en-zaragoza-coahuila
Attorney for Environmental Protection of Coahuila, Javier Rodriguez, tweeted from his account: “# OsoZaragoza Thank you for your complaint, we will act immediately. Shall not go unpunished.”
A wolf near Wonder Lake at Denali National Park. A coalition of wildlife groups sought to re-establish a protection zone following the death earlier this year of the two leading females of the Grant Creek pack. (National Park Service)
A coalition of wildlife groups sought to re-establish a protection zone following the death earlier this year of the two leading females of the Grant Creek pack, one of the park’s signature attractions and visible for years near Denali’s main road.
One of the females, the Pregnant Alpha Female, was killed by a trapper not far from the park, who decided to shoot his faithful horse of 27 years and use the horse for wolf bait in the former buffer zone; the other died of natural causes. The pack had no surviving pups this year and has dispersed. Read More [HERE]
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Famed Wolf Biologist, Dr. Gordon Haber, pleaded with life-long trapper, Coke Wallace, to leave the wolves of Denali Park, and the Grant Creek Pack, alone. The famous wolves were the focus of Dr. Haber’s study; But spite-filled, egotistical wolf trapper, Coke Wallace, ignored Dr. Haber’s pleas, and a few years back, he trapped one of the Denali wolves, strapped the wolf on his truck and deliberately drove by Dr. Haber’s camp to flaunt his brute power over ‘reason’. Not too long after that incident, Dr. Haber’s plane crashed, and the good doctor, and fierce protector of wolves, was killed.
Fast forward to current times – Coke Wallace decided to shoot his faithful horse of 27 years and use the horse for wolf bait, again just outside the border of Denali Park.
Sadistic trapper Wallace, cavalierly set his snare traps just outside of the border of Denali Park. Lured by the scent of horse remains, Wallace got his two trapped wolves. One of the trapped, and slowly strangled wolves, happened to be the PREGNANT ALPHA FEMALE OF THE HISTORIC AND FAMOUS GRANT CREEK PACK OF DENALI !!! This wolf pack’s ancestry dates back to the 1940s in Denali Park, and the descendant wolves are still using the same den from the 1940s!! The same den of their ancestors.
As you know, only the alpha male and female mate. She was killed and there are no more breeding females in this world famous pack, celebrated by hundreds of thousands of tourists around the world. There will be no pups this year, and when there are no pups, a pack often disperses and is lost for all time.
There used to be a ‘buffer zone’ around Denali Park, but in 2010 trappers won their fight to abolish the buffer zone. Alaska seems to value trappers and hunters, even over their tourists, who bring in considerable revenue to see the wolves.
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THIS IS EVIDENCE AGAINST COKE WALLACE FROM HIS OWN MOUTH. NOTORIOUS WOLF TRAPPER BRAGS ABOUT HIS CRUELTY. CLICK [HERE] to read rest of the story.
A Cherokee Legend
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Photo and Background from GOOD WOLF
Wolf killer, JACOB MANCUSO, says he is “not afraid of ridicule” – as he posed for this ‘brag’ photo of a young wolf – who “dropped in his tracks” after MANCUSO shot him. Says he is “happy to help the elk hunters”. What Mancuso in his SADISTIC IGNORANCE doesn’t understand is that there are more elk in the NW now, than ever in history – 400,000!!! MANCUSO, is not afraid of ridicule.
Per Cody Enterprise:
With a single shot from his .243, Jacob Mancuso might have made history.
It’s possible Mancuso, 19, of Burlington was the first person to fill a wolf tag Monday – the opening day of Wyoming’s first regulated wolf hunt.
“I have no idea if I was the first one to get a wolf” said Mancuso, who shot his that evening in wolf hunt area four, in the Meeteetse region.
“When I put in my call to the Game and Fish reporting hotline, the lady who answered didn’t know for sure either, but she did say, ‘You’re the first who has called in.’”
G&F reported two wolves taken in the Park County area opening day, but the agency isn’t releasing any information identifying the hunters.
The latest G&F reports available early Wednesday indicated four of a statewide mortality quota of 52 wolves had been taken in the trophy game zone.
When wolf hunts opened in Montana and Idaho, publicity about the first hunters to bag wolves there generated widespread objections and protests – and even some threats against the hunters.
Mancuso said he had hunted for the enjoyment and challenge, and didn’t give possible controversy much thought.
“I’m not afraid of ridicule,” he said.
More than 2,000 wolf tags have been sold in Wyoming, and it’s expected most hunters will carry a wolf tag while hunting big game, instead of going out only for wolves.
If the 52 wolf quota is met before the Dec. 31 season closing date, hunting will end for the year, regardless of how many hunters are left still holding tags.
Outside the trophy game zone (in Park County, east of WYO 120), wolves are classified as a predatory species and may be shot year round, but G&F has reported few wolves venture outside the trophy game zone.
Mancuso said he and his brother-in-law Troy Simenson of Cody were hunting specifically for wolves when they set out Monday afternoon.
They were hunting mostly on hope and hearsay.
“We knew guys who hunted big game in that area, and said they had heard wolves howling around there,” said Mancuso, who works as a farm hand.
When they arrived at their parking spot, they spotted some wolves about 1,200 yards away, and decided to make for the ridge they saw the animals cross.
After a long hike and some sitting, they hadn’t seen or heard any more sign of the wolves, so they started making their way back to their vehicle.
“We decided to try sitting in one more spot, and stayed there for about an hour,” Mancuso said.
“I heard something in the bushes along the treeline above us and, wouldn’t you know it – a good-sized black male popped out about 75 yards from us,” he said.
They waited for a while on the hope that more wolves would appear, possibly giving Simenson a shot too.
“When no other wolves showed up, we decided I had better take the shot while we had the chance,” Mancuso said.
The wolf dropped in its tracks.
Mancuso estimates it to be about three years old and 80 pounds.
It was getting dark as they skinned the carcass, and he put the head and hide in his backpack.
They were still about four miles from their vehicle, on rugged ground.
Mancuso said he’s yet to have the wolf officially aged or measured; he’d like to have the hide and head turned into a rug.
“The fur is amazingly thick and soft,” he said. “I’ve called around to a few taxidermists, but the prices I’ve been quoted are more than I can afford.”
Mancuso said he was grateful for the chance to hunt Wyoming’s newest trophy game species.
“We got lucky,” he added. “But I was glad for the opportunity to help out the elk hunters.”
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Wandering Wolf Back on the Grid
Thankfully OR-7 has been found – back in northern California again. Oregon’s famous wandering wolf was finally seen back on the grid Friday after escaping satellite surveillance for five straight days. There had been fears something might have happened to him such as poaching which is a real threat to wolves. The gray wolf is a federally protected species in California.
OR-7 was born in northeastern Oregon as a member of the Imnaha Pack. He is the first wolf known to roam into California since the last trapping of a wild wolf in 1924. He has been searching for a mate and has traveled back and forth between Oregon and California.
He was captured and fitted with a tracking collar a year and a half ago. The GPS system sends daily signals to a satellite that plots his position. This has allowed biologists to follow his trek across Oregon into Northern California. Typically collars only last about two years.
Karen Kovacs of the California Department of Fish and Game said, “Whether or not he was in an area that satellites couldn’t get a fix on him, or his collar is starting to malfunction, we don’t know. But he is back online this morning in western Plumas County.”
This coming Wednesday a public hearing is scheduled in Sacramento, Calif., on whether to put gray wolves on the California state endangered species list. Conservation groups have petitioned the California Fish and Wildlife Commission for the protection. The biggest opposition to the restoration of wolf populations in California has come from ranchers who are fearful the wolves will attack their livestock. So far there have been no reports that OR-7 has attacked any. The area has abundant deer for him to prey on. Stay safe on your journey, OR-7!
TAKE ACTION NOW, CALL WYOMING WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT.
In regard to the Stanley Castagno shooting of the Wolf, luring out of a sanctuary and shooting it:
Mr. Castagno is a Outfitter and Guide registered with the Wyoming Outfittrers and Guide, and their telephone number is: 800-264-0981
Wyoming Wildlife Enforcement, as this is a clear cut case of Poaching off of a Sanctuary, similar to fishing within a fish hatchery and just wrong, but we will see how they attempt to cover this up: 307-733-2321
The Administrator of Wyoming Enforcement, Eric Kescler can be reached at: 307-777-4594.
Background – Wolf Angels
First victim wolf of Wyoming’s 2012 hunt –lured out of the protection of Yellowstone with a recording of a wolf pup in distress. Shot and killed for following her instincts to rescue a pup. How low can you go? Thanks Stan Castagno for stealing a magnificent wolf from 300,000,000 of us who were promised wildlife safety in National Parks.
Stan Castagno is Very Proud of his Betrayal and Murder of an Innocent Animal. If you would like to Congratulate him on his Trophy, you may PM him at his FaceBook Profile. CLICK [HERE].
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