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Commission Delays Decision on Gray Wolf

The California Fish and Game Commission is delaying its decision on extending state Endangered Species Act protections to gray wolves. The postponement comes after the commission heard several hours of public testimony at its meeting in Ventura on Wednesday. Amaroq Weiss with the Center for Biological Diversity says this is a huge victory for gray wolves who are trying to return to California where they’ve lived for generations.
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The arrival of a lone wolf from Oregon in 2011 has renewed interest in protections for gray wolves that were driven to extinction in California nearly 90 years ago. Weiss says the wolf called OR-7 represents an entire species that’s trying to return to the Golden State.
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Those opposed to state protections for wolves include the California Cattlemen’s Association who say wolves are a danger to their livestock. And state wildlife officials oppose the listing because they say wolves haven’t roamed in California for decades so there’s no way to determine if there are any threats to the animals. The commission reopened the public-comment period and scheduled an additional public hearing on June 4.

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April 25, 2014

Scott Rockholm

For California Fish and Game to continue this narrative, is not only insane, it is criminal. They purposely ignore decades of Canadian science, along with a mountain of evidence of egregious damage to wildlife and livestock, caused directly by the imported wolf. Where is the crime in this? The answer is; what do they know, and when did they know it? These Canadian/Yukon wolves are a completely different subspecies of wolf. The imported wolf was brought into the U.S. Illegally, and not one valid permit was obtained. The imported wolf was deliberately denied the proper health checks, or previnative treatment for disease or parasites, which will have major imacts to wildlife, livestock, and HUMANS.

California doesn't have the food supply to keep wolves alive, so they will, with ZERO doubt, harm livestock, humans, and every other living thing.

I am a third generation Nevada County native, who moved away many years ago, for many reasons. I have spent the last 7 1/2 years documenting the impacts in the Northern Rockies, caused by the criminal wolf introduction. I produced a film three years ago, titled: Yellowstone is Dead. I documented, on film, the devastation to the wildlife, the impacts to livestock operators, and showed the world what a massive mistake the wolf agenda is. I will be releasing a second film in the coming months, focusing on the "Crime" of wolf introduction, and the scientific fraud.

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