Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

See Message 9: TORTURED PIGS NEED HELP!

Expand Messages
  • Anthony Walker
    AnimalsInNeed@yahoogroups.com wrote: Date: 1 Jul 2004 04:36:55 -0000 From: AnimalsInNeed@yahoogroups.com To: AnimalsInNeed@yahoogroups.com Subject:
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 1, 2004
    • 0 Attachment


      AnimalsInNeed@yahoogroups.com wrote:
      Date: 1 Jul 2004 04:36:55 -0000
      From: AnimalsInNeed@yahoogroups.com
      To: AnimalsInNeed@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [AnimalsInNeed] Digest Number 1756

      ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~-->
      Yahoo! Domains - Claim yours for only $14.70
      http://us.click.yahoo.com/Z1wmxD/DREIAA/yQLSAA/EBYolB/TM
      --------------------------------------------------------------------~->

      There are 25 messages in this issue.

      Topics in this digest:

      1. Walk for Freedom on Wimbledon Common
      From: Anthony Walker
      2. Fwd: [The_Raven_journal] Re: Animal rights spam: answer to a Marxist.
      From: Anthony Walker
      3. Valley County Official, Ranch Hand Fined In Wolf Killing
      From: "Wolf Tracks"
      4. Extinct Wolf A Symbol of What Japan Has Lost
      From: "Wolf Tracks"
      5. CNN - Dog Abuse/ Fireworks..
      From: "Katie Walter"
      6. Romania
      From: "Mary Alice ' Moonflower '"
      7. NYC 2 bedroom, cat-friendly apt. in Queens available
      From: "Kathryn L.Kovach"
      8. More Goose Killing in NJ
      From: "Kathryn L.Kovach"
      9. tortured hogs need help
      From: "Myriam"
      10. For those who want the snail mail addy for The religious video bashing the Pit
      From: "Mary Alice ' Moonflower '"
      11. Need Your Help with Florida Rodeo Battle
      From: "Mary Alice ' Moonflower '"
      12. Fw: Massachusetts Urgent Alert - Action Needed on Trapping Bills
      From: "Mary Alice ' Moonflower '"
      13. New featured site
      From: "Mary Alice ' Moonflower '"
      14. Help needed about cats.............
      From: wildtimber2112@...
      15. Fwd: International Wolf Center Newsletter
      From: "Wolf Tracks"
      16. Little Rock, AR - Need your help
      From: "Katie Walter"
      17. Utah: Officials rethink wolf issue after group's gridlock
      From: "Wolf Tracks"
      18. Wolf Advisory Group Deadlocked on Utah Plan
      From: "Wolf Tracks"
      19. Utah: Wildlife consultant to draft wolf plan
      From: "Wolf Tracks"
      20. Ralph Maughan Re "Valley County Commissioner (ID), ranch hand fined in wolf killing member
      From: "Wolf Tracks"
      21. MN: Wolf center battles big, bad image
      From: "Wolf Tracks"
      22. Federal Judge Orders National Park Service to Issue New Winter Use Rules that Will Protect Yellowstone Wildlife
      From: "Wolf Tracks"
      23. AIRE Apologies
      From: "Katie Walter"
      24. TN.- You CAN Help...See These Faces and Read How!! 50+ WILL BE KILLED!!!!!!
      From: "Katie Walter"
      25. Fwd: Bush Signs Anti-Manatee Bill
      From: Anthony Walker


      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 1
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 02:57:32 -0700 (PDT)
      From: Anthony Walker
      Subject: Walk for Freedom on Wimbledon Common



      Mary Alice ' Moonflower ' wrote:To: "To Friends of Animals"
      From: "Mary Alice ' Moonflower '"
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 09:01:24 +0100
      Subject: [sensibility_as_moral_guide] Walk for Freedom on Wimbledon Common


      ----- Original Message -----
      From:
      Dear UK Friends of Animals Asia,

      This year is proving to be a fantastic year for Animals Asia Foundation with
      more bears due to be rescued and unprecedented support coming form the
      Chinese government, the Chinese public and the media.

      To celebrate, Animals Asia Foundation in the UK are holding a "Walk for
      Freedom" on Wimbledon Common on Saturday 4th September 2004 and we would
      like you to come along and support us and help us to raise the vital funds
      necessary to rescue more bears from their lives of torture on bear farms in
      China.

      The details for the walk are below: You do not have to be super fit to take
      part there is a 5 mile walk and a 2.5 mile walk, just register, make a
      donation, come along and enjoy yourself and help us provide Freedom for
      thousand more bears still on bear farms across the country.

      Walk for Freedom Details

      Date: Saturday 4th September 2004

      Meeting Point: The Windmill, Windmill Road, Wimbledon Common

      Time: 11am to 3pm (all participants must start the walk before 12 noon)

      Walk Distance: 5 miles (approx.). It is possible to shorten the walk to
      approx. 2.5 miles.

      Registration: To register for the walk please reply to this email and we
      will send you full registration details to complete and return to us. The
      suggested minimum donation to register for the walk is ��10 for an individual
      or ��15 for a family.

      Sponsorship (optional): If you want the walk to have maximum benefit for
      Animals Asia why not ask your family and friends to sponsor you as you walk.
      If you want a sponsor form please indicate when you reply and we will send
      one to you along with your registration details.

      By taking part in the "Walk for Freedom" you will helping us to secure the
      further release of more bears across China, so please do come along and join
      us so that more bears like Crystal, Bottom and Somerset can enjoy their
      freedom and so that our objective of bringing bear farming to an end by the
      2008 Beijing Olympics can be accomplished.

      I look forward to hearing from you.

      Best Wishes,

      Dave Neale
      UK Director



      Yahoo! Groups SponsorADVERTISEMENT


      ---------------------------------
      Yahoo! Groups Links

      To visit your group on the web, go to:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sensibility_as_moral_guide/

      To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
      sensibility_as_moral_guide-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

      Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.




      "The life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being." ~ Gandhi.

      BIGGER THAN ANY HUMAN MASSACRE IS THE CURRENT WORLD HOLOCAUST THAT IS FACTORY FARMING! STRIKE A BLOW AT THIS DESTRUCTIVE AND BLOODY SYSTEM BY REFRAINING FROM EATING MEAT AND DAIRY PRODUCTS AND REFRAINING FROM ALL BY-PRODUCTS OF THE MEAT BUSINESS! www.viva.org.uk & www.vivausa.org























      ---------------------------------
      Do you Yahoo!?
      New and Improved Yahoo! Mail - Send 10MB messages!

      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 2
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 03:22:31 -0700 (PDT)
      From: Anthony Walker
      Subject: Fwd: [The_Raven_journal] Re: Animal rights spam: answer to a Marxist.



      Anthony Walker wrote:To: douglas-McLellan
      CC: RRobincox@..., tony@...
      From: Anthony Walker
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 03:04:46 -0700 (PDT)
      Subject: [The_Raven_journal] Re: Animal rights spam: answer to a Marxist.

      The psychology of domination re: our relationship with other animals feeds the psychology of domination re: our relationship with other humans. That is where the Marxist parties are limited. I suggest you read AN UNNATURAL ORDER by Jim Mason and also ETERNAL TREBLINKA (available from www.viva.org.uk)
      I am removing you from my email list as you request.
      I also suggest you read Shelley`s prose. At one time it rated with "socialists"!!!
      A.

      douglas-McLellan wrote:
      Hi Anthony stop sending me all this spam , I have a small inbox and other e mails get stopped .I think I differ from you in that I feel that Humans are more important than sheep or chickens . If your posts showed concern for starving children in Africa I could understand a bit better ,however all your posts are about Animal rights . What about the humans that suffer in capitalism ./ Anyway stop sending me all this stuff
      Regards Douglas .


      "The life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being." ~ Gandhi.

      BIGGER THAN ANY HUMAN MASSACRE IS THE CURRENT WORLD HOLOCAUST THAT IS FACTORY FARMING! STRIKE A BLOW AT THIS DESTRUCTIVE AND BLOODY SYSTEM BY REFRAINING FROM EATING MEAT AND DAIRY PRODUCTS AND REFRAINING FROM ALL BY-PRODUCTS OF THE MEAT BUSINESS! www.viva.org.uk & www.vivausa.org























      ---------------------------------
      Do you Yahoo!?
      Yahoo! Mail is new and improved - Check it out!
      Yahoo! Groups SponsorADVERTISEMENT


      ---------------------------------
      Yahoo! Groups Links

      To visit your group on the web, go to:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/The_Raven_journal/

      To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
      The_Raven_journal-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

      Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.




      "The life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being." ~ Gandhi.

      BIGGER THAN ANY HUMAN MASSACRE IS THE CURRENT WORLD HOLOCAUST THAT IS FACTORY FARMING! STRIKE A BLOW AT THIS DESTRUCTIVE AND BLOODY SYSTEM BY REFRAINING FROM EATING MEAT AND DAIRY PRODUCTS AND REFRAINING FROM ALL BY-PRODUCTS OF THE MEAT BUSINESS! www.viva.org.uk & www.vivausa.org























      ---------------------------------
      Do you Yahoo!?
      Yahoo! Mail Address AutoComplete - You start. We finish.

      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 3
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 07:23:49 -0400
      From: "Wolf Tracks"
      Subject: Valley County Official, Ranch Hand Fined In Wolf Killing

      Idaho Statesman

      Valley County official, ranch hand fined in wolf killing

      Related Links
      U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - wolf info
      http://ecos.fws.gov/species_profile/SpeciesProfile?spcode=A00D

      Rocky Barker

      The Idaho Statesman | Edition Date: 06-30-2004

      Valley County Commissioner and rancher Phil Davis and his hired hand have been fined $750 each in the shooting death of a wolf. Few ranchers in Idaho have been fined for killing a wolf since their reintroduction in 1995.

      The wolf, protected under the Endangered Species Act, was found dead by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service enforcement officers May 25 on Davis' 6,000-acre Bar O Ranch north of Cascade. Jerry Ussery, an employee of Davis, told officers he shot the wolf May 24 while it was near a herd of cattle north of the Warm Springs Highway.

      Davis said Ussery heard two cows bawling when he came on the scene and saw the wolf running across a road past the cows, which had week-old calves.

      "There's no doubt this wolf was going to kill a calf," Davis said.

      More than 380 wolves roam central Idaho, and federal officials say the population is high enough to remove them from Endangered Species Act protection. But a dispute with Wyoming has delayed the delisting process. If wolves were removed from the list, ranchers like Davis would be able to shoot them legally.

      Suzanne Stone, Northwest field representative of Defenders of Wildlife, has worked with Davis, providing compensation for cattle losses in the past. She called the incident unfortunate.

      "It seems like a small amount," she said of the fine. "But the extenuating circumstances may justify it. Hopefully, this will encourage the rancher to try other tactics the next time."

      Ussery was charged with the unlawful taking and unlawful transport of an endangered species. Davis was charged with unlawful transport and failure to report the taking of an endangered species. Davis paid both fines.

      Under the Endangered Species Act, Davis and Ussery could have faced fines of up to $100,000 and a year in jail.

      "Obviously, there are strong views of what should be done on both sides of the issue," said George Breitsameter, an assistant U.S. attorney in Boise. "I look at it from the aspect of what I can prove in court."

      Davis said Breitsameter told him he would have sought $20,000 in restitution � an estimate of the cost of reintroducing one wolf to the state � if the case had gone to court. The rancher didn't want to take that risk and paid the $1,500.

      Under the current rules, a landowner can shoot a wolf on private land if it is killing, wounding or biting livestock.

      "We would have given them the benefit of the doubt if there had been evidence that cattle had been attacked," said Craig Tabor, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officer who investigated the case.

      Davis and Ussery might not have been fined had they called authorities within 24 hours, Tabor said.

      Davis runs 4,000 head of cattle on the ranch with the oldest brand in the state, dating back to 1863. May is his busiest month of the year. He was in the middle of moving cattle from his winter and spring range near Mountain Home to summer range near Cascade when Ussery called and told him he had shot the wolf.

      Davis was too busy with other work to respond immediately, he said. He told Ussery to hide it because he thought it was visible from the road and could have prompted calls from passers-by.

      When Davis woke up the next morning, he was preparing for 500 head of cattle to arrive then.

      "I plumb forgot about it," Davis said.

      Meanwhile, biologists for the Nez Perce Tribe picked up a signal from the wolf's radio collar that indicates an animal isn't moving.

      Tabor and another officer realized the signal was coming from Davis' ranch and stopped by his house to get permission to look for the wolf.

      Davis and Ussery took them to the wolf and told them their story. Ussery said he could have shot the wolf numerous times but didn't until it threatened the calves.

      The wolf, a male, had just joined the Orphan Pack, which has been living in the areas since 1996. A member of the same pack is believed to have killed two of Davis' calves in 1996 and also a neighbor's calf.

      Ussery acknowledged that the wolf was running away from the cattle when he shot, which was one of the reasons charges were filed, Tabor said.

      But for a rancher seeing his cattle threatened, that distinction is a fine line. Davis had no doubts Ussery made the right decision.

      "I'm thinking we were justified except for my error of not calling," Davis said.

      The best outcome, Tabor said, would have had Davis calling federal, tribal or state biologists and reporting the wolves were near their cattle. They would have tried teaching the wolves to avoid the cattle. If those efforts failed, wolves would have been moved or even killed.

      The fines Davis and Ussery paid are half what a rancher paid for accidentally shooting a wolf in 1999 near Salmon and far less than a fine paid by a hunter for killing a wolf.

      Van Eron Coiner turned himself in for shooting a wolf he was trying to keep away from elk in 1999. Daniel Thomas Kloskowski of Eden Prairie, Minn., was fined $10,000 plus restitution costs of $5,477 for killing a wolf while on a guided hunting trip in Idaho in 1998.

      http://www.idahostatesman.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040630/NEWS01/406300333/1002/NEWS02
      =======================



      Donna Bettinger
      U.S. Representative

      Scandinavian Joint Action For Wolves
      http://www.fellesaksjonenforulv.org/engelskesider/English.htm

      The Lone Wolf of Langedrag
      http://home.earthlink.net/~sno_4_ever/

      " To Look Into The Eyes of A Wolf Is To See Your Soul ..... "


      Click on the "Feed an Animal in Need" button at
      http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/
      and give food to an animal living in a shelter or
      sanctuary -- at no cost to you.

      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 4
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 07:24:27 -0400
      From: "Wolf Tracks"
      Subject: Extinct Wolf A Symbol of What Japan Has Lost


      Extinct wolf a symbol of what Japan has lost

      The Japanese wolf officially became extinct 99 years ago. More accurately, there has not been a confirmed sighting since the last of the species was captured in the village of Higashi-Yoshino, Nara Prefecture, in 1905.

      But is the species really extinct? My thoughts turned to various extinct animals when the Paleontological Society of Japan last Sunday released a picture of a wolf's skull, said to be the largest ever discovered.

      Two years ago, a forum titled ``Nihon Okami-no Sonogo'' (What's become of the Japanese wolf?) was held in the village of Otaki in Saitama Prefecture. There had been reports of wolf sightings and howls heard. In this village, they once tried to lure wolves by playing an audio tape of howling Canadian forest wolves.

      Folklorist Kunio Yanagita was also interested in the Japanese wolf. In the early Showa Era (1926-1989), Yanagita wrote in his book ``Okami-no Yukue'' (Wolf's whereabouts): ``I do not subscribe to the theory that this species is extinct.''

      However, he was unable to conclude the animals were still around, either. With too little evidence to go on, he noted, ``My sense tells me we may never know the answer.''

      In Australia, a cloning project is under way to bring an extinct species back to life. The project team has taken a DNA sample from the preserved specimen of a Tasmanian tiger, and has succeeded in partially duplicating this sample. The Tasmanian tiger is believed to have been extinct for 68 years.

      The concept of ``regeneration'' is the theme of ``Warai Okami'' (Laughing wolf), a novel by Yuko Tsushima published by Shinchosha.

      The author draws a parallel between Japanese wolves and a boy and a girl who are living in the chaos of post-World War II Japan.

      In the novelist's mind, the Japanese wolf is a symbol of what Japan is losing today, and the wolf also stands for the vitality that can ``regenerate'' contemporary society.

      A monument inscribed with a haiku was erected in the village of Higashi-Yoshino five years ago. The haiku by Toshio Mihashi says: ``I walk/ With that wolf/ That is no more.''

      --The Asahi Shimbun, June 29(IHT/Asahi: June 30,2004) (06/30)

      http://www.asahi.com/english/vox/TKY200406300120.html
      ================


      Donna Bettinger
      U.S. Representative

      Scandinavian Joint Action For Wolves
      http://www.fellesaksjonenforulv.org/engelskesider/English.htm

      The Lone Wolf of Langedrag
      http://home.earthlink.net/~sno_4_ever/

      " To Look Into The Eyes of A Wolf Is To See Your Soul ..... "


      Click on the "Feed an Animal in Need" button at
      http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/
      and give food to an animal living in a shelter or
      sanctuary -- at no cost to you.

      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 5
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 11:09:05 -0500
      From: "Katie Walter"
      Subject: CNN - Dog Abuse/ Fireworks..

      From: "Rittenhouse, LuAnn "
      Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 10:45 AM
      CNN - Dog Abuse/ Fireworks..


      The cruelty that people will allow to run through their hands is amazing.
      I am always asked how people can give up their dogs and the cruel act of
      giving up an older dog well I guess if it came down to it those are the people
      that are actually compassion ate at least they did not lower themselves to this
      to allow this to happen to their dog they gave it a chance at a rescue.
      We throw dogs away and babies like they are garbage and I ask myself WHY?
      I guess I will never know until the end of my life when I can ask the man above,
      WHY? Until then all I can do is save the ones I can and cry for those who were
      less fortunate, and pray for the ones still waiting.

      LuAnn Rittenhouse


      Subject: CNN - Dog Abuse/ Fireworks..
      http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/West/06/29/dog.abuse.fireworks.ap/index.html




      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 6
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 17:37:58 +0100
      From: "Mary Alice ' Moonflower '"
      Subject: Romania

      UPDATED:
      http://www.canadianvoiceforanimals.org/RomanianAppeal.html



      Mary Alice Pollard * Moonflower *
      UK Representative for The Canadian Voice for Animals
      http://www.canadianvoiceforanimals.org/ukintro.html

      Boycott The Bullfight - Wherever !
      http://www.canadianvoiceforanimals.org/icab_uk.html

      My Personal Site: Just Nice Photos
      http://justnicephotos.homestead.com/LazerIntro.html

      A Cornish Rock & Roll Story: How It All Began !
      http://justnicephotos.homestead.com/BookMainIntro.html

      Visit Our Cornwall
      http://justnicephotos.homestead.com/OurCornwall.html

      A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words !
      My Webshot Albums: Photos/Creative Photography/Sig Tags and More !
      http://community.webshots.com/user/maryaliceflessapollard



      * It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. *

      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 7
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 12:45:29 -0400
      From: "Kathryn L.Kovach"
      Subject: NYC 2 bedroom, cat-friendly apt. in Queens available


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Rosanne
      Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 12:09 PM

      Hello folks,

      There is a 2-bedroom, sunny apartment, with a small room off the living room, available in the three-family house in which I live in Queens (I live on the third floor). It has been totally renovated so everything is new �?" kitchen, bathroom, and carpets. The house is on a quiet, tree-lined street, and is 6 minutes walk (I timed it!!) from the "F" train.

      It's available NOW!

      My landlady is delightful woman.

      If you know anyone who is interested, or have any suggestions on how to find person(s) for the apt., please call me at 718-657-5305 or e-mail me.

      Thanks
      Rosanne Aratoon
      Official Communicator of
      The Mayor's Alliance for New York City's Animals

      Volunteer with KittyCaretakers of Queens
      Adopt one (or more!) of our cats and kittens today!
      www.kittycaretakers.com


      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 8
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 13:03:45 -0400
      From: "Kathryn L.Kovach"
      Subject: More Goose Killing in NJ


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance
      Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 12:25 PM


      NJARA has recently been made aware of yet another town in NJ that will be rounding up Canada geese. This time it's in Mountain Lakes. Last year witnesses to the round-up stated that they saw men, in NJ Department of Agriculture clothing, rounding up not only the Canada geese, but wood ducks, mallards and domestic (white) geese were also corralled and put into the truck to be taken away and killed.

      This year's round-ups are set to begin in July.

      Please contact the Borough Manager at the following to express your disapproval of their inhumane and ineffective way of dealing with human/wildlife conflicts. Urge him to look into www.GeesePeace.org for a nonviolent AND effective solution.

      Gary Webb, Mountain Lakes
      Borough Hall
      400 Boulevard
      Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
      Phone: 973-334-3131
      Fax: 973-402-5595
      Email: gwebb@...


      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 9
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 22:51:44 -0000
      From: "Myriam"
      Subject: tortured hogs need help

      Hog-dog rodeos

      Please go to:

      http://www.peta.org/Automation/AlertItem.asp?id=1057

      and make protest



      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 10
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 23:59:19 +0100
      From: "Mary Alice ' Moonflower '"
      Subject: For those who want the snail mail addy for The religious video bashing the Pit

      From: Julia Sharp



      SIDEWALK SUNDAY SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL
      Hope Unlimited, Inc.
      P.O. Box 5891
      Wilmington, Delaware 19808-0891
      (302) 981-7138, FAX (302) 998-4622
      E-Mail: info@...


      Lori Meitzen wrote:
      Do u know of a snail mail addy to write to bout this???
      Thanks!
      XOXOX


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Mary Alice ' Moonflower '
      To: To Friends of Animals
      Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 4:53 PM
      Subject: The religious video bashing the Pit


      Original Message -----
      From: Julia Sharp
      To: juliatat@...
      Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 10:09 PM
      Subject: Fwd: [KYAnimalRescueAlliance] Re: The religious video bashing the Pit


      I am still having problems viewing the clip ...but since they aren't accepting comments at that email, try their feedback form...
      http://www.sidewalksundayschool.org/languages/english/pages/feedback.html

      Janet wrote:
      To: KYAnimalRescueAlliance@yahoogroups.com
      From: "Janet"
      Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 19:13:48 -0000
      Subject: [KYAnimalRescueAlliance] Re: The religious video bashing the Pit

      As mentioned in an earlier post there is a clip bashing the pit.
      Below is the clip if you haven't seen it. I can't believe it was
      created to teach children religion. After seeing the clip I emailed
      the site. I asked about the author and if it was published. I didn't
      bash .... yet. Here was their response:

      "Due to our e-mail addresses being hijacked by the Pitbull Lovers and
      others (who need to get a life) for purposes of sending annoying mail
      or spam mail, we no longer accept any e-mail sent to this address."

      Nice christian organization, don't ya' think. Clip below.

      www.sidewalksundayschool.org/media/QT/html/pitbull.htm






      -My Pictures!
      http://community.webshots.com/user/juliatat

      -Don't BREED or BUY while homeless animals DIE!!! SPAY/NEUTER!
      http://www.stoppuppymills.org/

      -Please visit if you are considering BUYING a pet...
      http://www.itsmeowornever.org/homeless.html

      -Petition Wal Mart! No More Whale Meat Sales in Japan!
      http://www.care2.com/go/z/14285

      -Please support a boycott of Greece and the Olympic Games in Athens!
      http://www.canadianvoiceforanimals.org/AthensBoycott.html

      -Petition Greek Dogs
      http://www.petitiononline.com/greece04/petition.html

      -Stop the Aerial Slaughter of Alaska's Wolves!
      http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/372846429

      -Tell Tesco to stop selling whale meat!
      http://www.petitionthem.com/?sect=detail&pet=961

      -Help Pets in Need! -click daily!
      http://pets.care2.com/

      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 11
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 23:59:44 +0100
      From: "Mary Alice ' Moonflower '"
      Subject: Need Your Help with Florida Rodeo Battle

      From: SHindi@...


      Dear Friends:

      Rodeo Mafia thugs are pulling a fast one in central Florida, and just may succeed without your help. They���ve apparently either bought off or struck some other underhanded deal with individuals responsible for protecting innocent animals.

      Here���s what happened: A SHARK volunteer attended the Citrus Dodge Tampa Bay Championship Rodeo in February. She caught on camera some of the worst instances of tail twisting and hot prodding we���ve seen to date. Little calves (3-4 months old) confined in chutes prior to release in the calf roping event had their tails twisted and bent to the point of
      breaking in order to enhance their ���performance��� once released. Other animals likewise confined in the chutes, were hot prodded over and over and over again.

      SHARK turned the video, along with a formal complaint, over to the Agricultural Unit of the Pasco County Sheriff���s Office. They had a large animal practitioner who is quite possibly a rodeo vet, and a local state���s attorney view the footage. The possible rodeo vet says what appears on the video does not constitute animal cruelty and the state���s attorney is happy to go along.

      SHARK investigator Pat Vinet talked to Manny Garcia, the state attorney, yesterday. He says that the vet has assured him that calves don���t mind having their tails twisted and bent at all. He said that it didn���t hurt a bit. Pat then asked, ���If that���s the case, then why did the cowboys bother doing it?��� Mr. Garcia had no answer.

      He went on to say that shocking animals with hot prods wasn���t animal abuse because it didn���t result in broken bones, bleeding or scars. Mr. Garcia is either attempting to pull our leg, or he is ignorant of some pretty basic facts. Fact one is that humans or other animals can be tortured and even beaten to death without breaking bones or skin, or causing any bruising whatsoever. It is done in Third World countries on a regular basis. So to claim that there has to be broken bones, bleeding or scars for an animal to be mistreated is ridiculous.

      Perhaps Mr. Garcia got his start in government bureaucracy by working in a Turkish prison. Electric shock is their torture of choice for the very same reason. He also said that using electric shock was how they got animals to move. When Pat reminded him that the animals couldn���t move because they were confined in small holding chutes while they were
      receiving the shocks, he again had no answer.

      SHARK supporters, this is nothing short of outrage! Torturing innocent animals is bad enough, but to manufacture lies and excuses so utterly ridiculous as to insult the intelligence of anyone with even a shred of common sense pushes us beyond our tolerance threshold. We hope it pushes you over yours as well. Please call or write the following people and let them know what you think of animal abusers and their apologists.

      PLEASE CONTACT:

      VETERINARIAN: Dr. Matt McKercher, Daniels and Daniels Veterinary
      Service, 6211 Dean Dairy Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33539 Phone: (813) 779-1061 Fax: (813) 779-0321

      STATE ATTORNEY: Manny Garcia, State���s Attorney, Florida State���s Attorney���s Office, 38053 Live Oak Ave., Dade City, FL 33523 Phone: (352) 521-4333 Fax: (813) 929-1227

      Please let us know if you get a response.

      Kindest Regards,

      Steve Hindi


      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 12
      Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 00:19:35 +0100
      From: "Mary Alice ' Moonflower '"
      Subject: Fw: Massachusetts Urgent Alert - Action Needed on Trapping Bills

      Massachusetts Urgent Trapping Alert: Harmful Bills Need Action!From: MSPCA

      Dear Mary Alice Pollard,

      We are writing to ask Massachusetts residents to help us with an important animal protection issue.


      Yesterday, the state legislature's Natural Resources & Agriculture Committee approved two bills, H. 200 and H. 4283, that would severely weaken the restrictions on body-gripping traps, including leghold traps, to capture animals.


      The legislative session ends on July 31st, and proponents will be pushing these bills hard to get them to pass this session.


      We need your assistance to help defeat this harmful effort. Please contact your state legislators (your one state senator and one state representative) and ask that they oppose both H. 200 and H. 4283.


      H. 200 would allow the conibear trap to be used for beaver trapping without restrictions in most counties in Massachusetts. H. 200 is a "pilot program" until 2007, but that provision will not make the bill any less harmful. These traps were restricted with a ballot question that passed with 64% of the vote and the current law allows for exceptions for threats to human health or safety.


      H. 4283 requires the director of the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife to use the "most effective means possible for the purpose of capturing coyotes that present a threat to human health or safety." Since current law allows the state to handle coyotes that threaten human health or safety, we are concerned that this bill will allow the unnecessary use of indiscriminate leghold traps.


      If you do not know the names of your state senator and state representative, please visit www.vote-smart.org. You may also contact your city or town hall to find out this information.


      All legislators can be reached at: The Honorable _______________, State House, Boston, MA 02133. The main State House number is (617) 722-2000. You can find out your legislators' e-mail addresses at www.state.ma.us/legis. If you are able, we feel a letter to your legislators (rather than an e-mail or phone call) is most effective. However, if you do not have time to write and mail a letter, we hope you will make a quick phone call. Personal visits are the very best way to get your point across to your legislators.


      Please contact us at Hagopian@... or KHolmquist@... and we will give you advice on how to set up a meeting and/or additional information. If you can only send an e-mail or want to see talking points to include in your letter, visit http://ga0.org/campaign/leghold_traps



      --------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Visit the web address below to tell your friends about this.
      Tell-a-friend!



      If you received this message from a friend, you can sign up for MSPCA.



      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 13
      Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 00:40:45 +0100
      From: "Mary Alice ' Moonflower '"
      Subject: New featured site

      New Featured Site:
      http://www.canadianvoiceforanimals.org/uk.html
      __________________________________________________________________________



      Mary Alice Pollard * Moonflower *
      UK Representative for The Canadian Voice for Animals
      http://www.canadianvoiceforanimals.org/ukintro.html

      Boycott The Bullfight - Wherever !
      http://www.canadianvoiceforanimals.org/icab_uk.html

      My Personal Site: Just Nice Photos
      http://justnicephotos.homestead.com/LazerIntro.html

      A Cornish Rock & Roll Story: How It All Began !
      http://justnicephotos.homestead.com/BookMainIntro.html

      Visit Our Cornwall
      http://justnicephotos.homestead.com/OurCornwall.html

      A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words !
      My Webshot Albums: Photos/Creative Photography/Sig Tags and More !
      http://community.webshots.com/user/maryaliceflessapollard



      * It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. *

      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 14
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 20:37:37 EDT
      From: wildtimber2112@...
      Subject: Help needed about cats.............


      This is a forward from my one friend, any help would be appreciated, just
      email me with any suggestions on this, thanks.

      Colleen




      we have a mother cat an her 4 kittens playin in our back yard.
      they either live under our shed or in the wood pile, or joanies hedges. some
      where.. we really don't know where.
      she had a litter last year too. we hope they found good homes.
      she is all black with green eyes.
      2 all black kittens.
      one black with grey stripes along its side.
      an a tiger.
      we feed them under the maple in back.
      she is afraid of us, kinda. she's been wild for over 2 years. our neighbors
      one friend managed to catch the one kitten.. got a carrier, food, toys an a
      flea collar. left the kitten on the porch in the carrier an went inside. the
      momma cat some how got the kitten free an it still has the collar on.
      short of shootin it with a tranquilizer gun.. what do we do???


      Protect R Wildlife (PA Rep.) http://www.ProtectRWildlife.org
      HOME OF GREAT NEW PROGRAMS:
      PAWS-BAY (Auction for Wildlife) _PAWS-Bay Home_
      (http://www.geocities.com/prwildlife/)
      TNR + _TNR +_ (http://www.geocities.com/tnr_plus/)
      K.A.W.S. 4 KIDS _K.A.W.S_
      (http://www.geocities.com/protectrwildlife/KAWS.htm)


      Help end the cat and dog meat trade

      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/StopNightmareDogIndustries

      Tell of your passions of the causes you fight for!
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stateyourcause/


      "The Earth And Her Threatened Animal Nations Deserve The Same Level Of
      Defense That We Support When Human Life Is Threatened. Otherwise We Are Just More
      Hypocrites Wanting Change Without The Risk And Sacrifice That Is Already
      Being Made By Others."

      I Believe It Is Far Better To Live For Animal Liberation Than To Die For It.


      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 15
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 21:20:19 -0400
      From: "Wolf Tracks"
      Subject: Fwd: International Wolf Center Newsletter

      To view this email as a web page, go here.








      Monitor 24-hour wolf interaction during the 1st week of the pup's integration into the pack. Learn more.



      Your backyard won't be complete without a mesmerizing wolf whirligig. $32.95



      We have three new wolf pups. Help them get a good start. Learn more.









      Red Wolves
      Captive-to-wild fostering a success!
      The USFWS Red Wolf Recovery Program and the American Zoo & Aquarium Association's Red Wolf Species Survival Plan (RWSSP) have coordinated another captive-to-wild fostering event with red wolves in northeastern North Carolina.
      Two female red wolf pups were chosen for their rare genes and placed in separate dens with pups the same age. The pups were adopted by their foster mothers and will gain the necessary survival skills to mature and eventually reproduce. When the pups reach this age, they will then contribute their genetics to future wild red wolf populations.
      You can learn more about red wolves, by visiting the Learn section of our Web site.
      Be sure to check out the red wolf article, From Fourteen: A Beginning by David R. Rabon Jr. from the spring 2004 issue of International Wolf, a quarterly magazine for members of the International Wolf Center.


      Pup Update
      The three newest ambassador wolves are doing very well under the care of their 24-hour-a-day nannies. Grizzer and Maya, are over 17 lbs and Nyssa, is already over 14 lbs. Predatory behavior is increasing with Grizzer demonstrating stalking behavior towards Nyssa, although Nyssa has been observed initiating dominance.
      If you're interested in more information about their behavior, see the Nanny Notes on our Web site: www.wolf.org.













      Click here to unsubscribe or modify your email profile.
      We respect your right to privacy - click here to view our policy.




      This email was sent by: International Wolf Center
      1396 Highway 169 , Ely , MN, 55731 , USA



      Donna Bettinger
      U.S. Representative

      Scandinavian Joint Action For Wolves
      http://www.fellesaksjonenforulv.org/engelskesider/English.htm

      The Lone Wolf of Langedrag
      http://home.earthlink.net/~sno_4_ever/

      " To Look Into The Eyes of A Wolf Is To See Your Soul ..... "


      Click on the "Feed an Animal in Need" button at
      http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/
      and give food to an animal living in a shelter or
      sanctuary -- at no cost to you.

      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 16
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 19:52:41 -0500
      From: "Katie Walter"
      Subject: Little Rock, AR - Need your help

      Contact for this email is Marcia at: mssfa @ alltel.net (remove 2 spaces)
      (mssfa@...) I have no further info than this. Thanks!


      From: MSSFA mssfa@...
      Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 5:41 PM


      AllpawsArkansas won't post any of my emails, but this group has got to be exposed. They are charging horrid fees and, so far this week alone I've found three women unknown to me before M-T-W of this week that have asked AIRE for dogs and gave
      them their credit card and, NOT had the dog pulled.

      To all that I've sent blind copies to, please send to your rescue lists to alert them of
      the hoax this group is pulling on the public.

      Someone has to uncover this. Allpaws Cora Davidson is a big advocate of this
      NEW group that is dupping the public for loads of money and NO dog.
      There's a rescue group (HA -- don't even use that word around them) that has just
      started in Little Rock, AR called AIRE. They are dupping the public.
      They are charging horrid fees to pull animals that otherwise would be killed
      by ED.

      I have three cases so far of women that have given AIRE their credit cards and asked them to pull dogs out of Little Rock Animal Shelter (a very high kill shelter that is run by
      a man named ED who HATES animals).

      Anyway, AIRE asks for their credit card, and charges them lots of money and, then
      never gets the dog.

      I have only been working with these three women the past few days, but three women
      in 3 days is more than enough to warrant word on the internet that they are bilking the public.

      To quote the site:
      We want to give special thanks to Ed Davis, manager of LRAS,
      employees of LRAS, the LRAS Board and Cole Bauxbom, DVM of
      PetStop in Maumelle. These folks worked very hard to help us in this endeavor. This was a "learn as we go" project and everybody was
      great about pitching in to find solutions to any problems.

      http://www.aireguardians.org/adop_indiv_cost.htm


      Marcia (mssfa@...)

      It is said the heart of a Chow Chow cannot be taken by storm but, once given,
      is yours forever.

      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 17
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 21:51:25 -0400
      From: "Wolf Tracks"
      Subject: Utah: Officials rethink wolf issue after group's gridlock

      Standard Examiner

      Officials rethink wolf issue after group's gridlock

      Wed, June 30, 2004

      By BRYCE PETERSEN JR.
      Standard-Examiner staff


      SALT LAKE CITY -- Alan Clark, wildlife section chief for the Division of Wildlife Resources, used to use abortion as an example of an issue so polarized that compromise could not be hammered out through a public process.

      "I couldn't think of a good wildlife example at the time," Clark said. "I think wolves is it."

      The Wolf Working Group, a group of ranchers, hunters and wolf advocates empowered by the Wildlife Board to draft a wolf-management plan, may be proving that right. After a tense meeting last month, DWR is taking a second look at the group's role in formulating the plan, which would take effect when wolves are removed from the endangered-species list.

      "Maybe it was too much to take on such a polarized issue without a hard-and-fast goal. ... All we had to work with was the Fish and Wildlife Service, (which) didn't give a darn whether we had wolves in Utah or not," DWR Director Kevin Conway said.

      Conway's speech, which began Tuesday's meeting, was part pep talk and part veiled threat, with the director calling for progress while remaining openly skeptical of the group's ability to put aside differences.

      "Folks, the plan will get written," Conway said. "There can be gridlock at this table. If this group can't help us do it, we'll do it ourselves."

      The group originally decided that every plan component must pass the group with all but two members in agreement, and every member must accept the plan as a whole before it can go to the Wildlife Board for approval.

      "We've been at this long enough that I'm convinced that there's no way this group can go with a consensus-minus-two approach and make any substantive decisions on tough issues," Conway said.

      Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife, a vocal anti-wolf group, had a seat at the table next to the Utah Wolf Forum. Here are two examples of the differences:

      "Our position is we ought to not have wolves for at least 10 years," Don Peay, of Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife, said. In the meantime, big game impacts in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana would become more clear.

      "There are no positives from a sportsman's perspective. There are only negatives."

      Across the table was Utah Wolf Forum's Kirk Robinson.

      "We're not asking for a certain number of wolves; we just don't want them all killed off for doing what wolves do," Robinson said.

      Conway said zero wolves was exactly the Utah Legislature's original intention, but House Joint Resolution 12, which directed DWR to come up with a management plan, was a chance to see if a management plan could be written that included wolves but that would also mitigate concerns, particularly of ranchers and hunters.

      He took issue with both sides trying to read their views into the Legislature's action.

      "If anyone thinks the Legislature's intent was to establish wolves at all cost, I can tell you that was never there," he said. "The original thinking was to have no wolves, period. This was the next option, 'OK, we'll give you a chance.' "

      Moments later, he said, "I think zero is an unrealistic number if we are going to be in line with HJR 12. If they would have wanted no wolves, they would have said no wolves."

      The Legislature, meanwhile, is getting impatient with the 7-month-old process, Conway said, and legislators expect progress by the beginning of the next session.

      "Not necessarily a finished product, but they'd like to know, conceptually, where we're headed," he said.

      But the original goal of a draft by May 2005 now seems far-fetched.

      "I doubt they'll get there," Conway said.

      The group agreed to divide into four-member subcommittees to take on controversial issues, but mandated that those groups maintain the "diversity" of the whole, and that the whole group be allowed to vote on the finished product.

      http://www.standard.net/standard/news/print_story.html?sid=00040629233014782038
      =================



      Donna Bettinger
      U.S. Representative

      Scandinavian Joint Action For Wolves
      http://www.fellesaksjonenforulv.org/engelskesider/English.htm

      The Lone Wolf of Langedrag
      http://home.earthlink.net/~sno_4_ever/

      " To Look Into The Eyes of A Wolf Is To See Your Soul ..... "


      Click on the "Feed an Animal in Need" button at
      http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/
      and give food to an animal living in a shelter or
      sanctuary -- at no cost to you.

      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 18
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 21:52:06 -0400
      From: "Wolf Tracks"
      Subject: Wolf Advisory Group Deadlocked on Utah Plan

      KSL News

      Wolf Advisory Group Deadlocked on Utah Plan

      Jun. 30, 2004

      (Salt Lake City-AP) -- Polarizing views on how Utah should treat wolves that migrate into the state have deadlocked an advisory group working on a management plan.

      Despite holding six meetings, the 13-member Wolf Working Group has made little progress, and has now decided to form smaller groups to attempt to reach a consensus.

      The group is made up of academics, hunters, wolf advocates, farmers, ranchers and county government officials.

      The group has asked a Wyoming wildlife consultant to come up with a basic outline.

      If the group can't come up with a plan, the Division of Wildlife Resources will write one in time to get it to the Utah Legislature.

      Lawmakers have said they want a draft proposal by November.

      http://tv.ksl.com/index.php?nid=5&sid=103724
      ============


      Donna Bettinger
      U.S. Representative

      Scandinavian Joint Action For Wolves
      http://www.fellesaksjonenforulv.org/engelskesider/English.htm

      The Lone Wolf of Langedrag
      http://home.earthlink.net/~sno_4_ever/

      " To Look Into The Eyes of A Wolf Is To See Your Soul ..... "


      Click on the "Feed an Animal in Need" button at
      http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/
      and give food to an animal living in a shelter or
      sanctuary -- at no cost to you.

      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 19
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 21:52:38 -0400
      From: "Wolf Tracks"
      Subject: Utah: Wildlife consultant to draft wolf plan

      Salt Lake Tribune

      Wildlife consultant to draft wolf plan

      By Tom Wharton
      The Salt Lake Tribune

      Members of an advisory group trying to write a Utah wolf management plan have made little progress in six previous meetings.

      After another morning of disagreement Tuesday, Utah's Wolf Working Group decided to allow a Wyoming wildlife consultant to come up with a basic outline. Then the 13-member volunteer panel of academics, hunters, wolf advocates, farmers, ranchers and county government officials will form smaller groups to attempt to reach consensus on a plan.

      "There is no way this group is going to be able to tackle tough issues with a consensus," said Division of Wildlife Resources director Kevin Conway. "I can't think of a more polarizing issue in the wildlife community. It is like abortion and gun rights. People carry strong views. Seldom do they change very far from where they started."

      The advisory group is trying to develop contingency plans for wolves that might migrate into Utah and kill domestic livestock or put a dent in big game populations sought by hunters. Conway said that if the advisory group cannot come up with a plan, his agency will write one in time to get it to the Utah Legislature, which wants a draft proposal by November.

      The DWR director said that many state legislators originally wanted no wolves in Utah. But a joint House Resolution passed in 2003 instructed wildlife managers to come up with a wolf management plan.

      The big predators will not be transplanted into Utah but are expected to move into the state from Wyoming if they haven't already.

      The wolf study group attempted to reach consensus with only two or fewer dissenting votes.

      Judging from Tuesday's discussion, and from the decision to allow consultant Walt Gasson of Wyoming-based Dynamic Solutions to draft a preliminary plan before the group's next meeting on July 27, that appears unlikely.

      "Utah does not have to have any wolves," said Don Peay, who represents the powerful Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife hunting lobby. "We ought to not have wolves for 10 years. From a sportsmen standpoint, there are no positives for wolves, only downsides."

      Kirk Robinson of the Western Wildlife Conservancy said pro-wolf groups fear that the study group's process may be used to keep wolves out of Utah.

      Bill Burbridge, chairman of the Utah Wildlife Federation and a former U.S. Forest Service biologist, said zero wolves is not an option.

      "As they come in, we have to manage conflict," he said. "What are the triggers when we go forward with control actions when they damage livestock or wildlife?"

      http://166.70.44.66/2004/Jun/06302004/utah/180005.asp
      ==================



      Donna Bettinger
      U.S. Representative

      Scandinavian Joint Action For Wolves
      http://www.fellesaksjonenforulv.org/engelskesider/English.htm

      The Lone Wolf of Langedrag
      http://home.earthlink.net/~sno_4_ever/

      " To Look Into The Eyes of A Wolf Is To See Your Soul ..... "


      Click on the "Feed an Animal in Need" button at
      http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/
      and give food to an animal living in a shelter or
      sanctuary -- at no cost to you.

      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 20
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 21:53:27 -0400
      From: "Wolf Tracks"
      Subject: Ralph Maughan Re "Valley County Commissioner (ID), ranch hand fined in wolf killing member

      From Ralph Maughan:

      Here is a story that has been brewing for a while. Contrary to the what
      the Idaho Statesman article says, the facts would seem to dictate a more
      severe punishment, especially because public officials are expected to be
      firm in upholding the law. I see no evidence the wolf was doing anything.
      wrong. In fact it was probably showing ideal behavior -- passing through
      cattle and ignoring them. In fact the article says it was running away.

      Ralph Maughan
      #############

      "Valley County Commissioner (ID), ranch hand fined in wolf killing member
      of Orphan Pack"
      http://www.forwolves.org/ralph/county-commissioner-shoots-wolf.htm

      June 30, 2004


      Earlier I reported (June 17) that a wolf (B116M) from the Orphan Pack had
      been found dead on the land a prominent politician in Valley County, Idaho
      (Cascade, McCall area). This killing has maybe left the Orphan Pack female
      alone with her pups. Of course, being alone is likely to make her more of
      a danger to livestock.

      Now the well known "secret" that it was indeed one of the Valley County
      commissioners (Phil Davis) has been reported. Both Davis and his ranch hand
      will be fined $750, which is slightly more than those who give the standard
      excuse . . . "I thought it was a coyote," which almost always generates a
      fine of $500.

      The illegal killing was on May 25 on Davis' ranch just north of Cascade.
      Because a wolf is near cattle does not mean it is about to kill the cattle.
      Wolves very frequently pass through cattle herds ignoring them completely.


      The Idaho Statesman article:

      http://www.idahostatesman.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040630/NEWS01/406300333/1002/NEWS02

      (FYI this article was posted in my morning news)
      ====================



      Donna Bettinger
      U.S. Representative

      Scandinavian Joint Action For Wolves
      http://www.fellesaksjonenforulv.org/engelskesider/English.htm

      The Lone Wolf of Langedrag
      http://home.earthlink.net/~sno_4_ever/

      " To Look Into The Eyes of A Wolf Is To See Your Soul ..... "


      Click on the "Feed an Animal in Need" button at
      http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/
      and give food to an animal living in a shelter or
      sanctuary -- at no cost to you.

      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]



      ________________________________________________________________________
      ________________________________________________________________________

      Message: 21
      Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 21:54:08 -0400
      From: "Wolf Tracks"
      Subject: MN: Wolf center battles big, bad image

      KRT Wire

      Posted on Wed, Jun. 30, 2004

      Wolf center battles big, bad image

      BY E.A. TORRIERO

      Chicago Tribune


      ELY, Minn. - (KRT) - Groan is the surly one. Grizz already has wisps of gray hair. And Nubee is a bit slower afoot than her mates.

      Together these three pups, just a few weeks old, are being pampered night and day to be timber wolf ambassadors to people. For the privilege of ushering their upbringing, dozens of volunteers pay $795 a week each to be wolf "nannies."

      They monitor the pups 24 hours a day, feeding them on demand with a bottle, stroking and burping them, making sure they take their vitamins and offering gas-relief drops if the pups drink too quickly and become a bit rude.

      "We want to make sure the pups are well taken care of," said Lori Schmidt, their lead caregiver at the International Wolf Center in Ely, Minn. "It's not like they are royalty, but we just need to make sure they grow to be healthy."

      Admirers the world over chart the pups' progress via a Web cam. Tourists have an audience with them at least three times a day, snapping pictures of their steely eyes and listening to educators lecture about the pups' predatory habits.

      Sometime in August, when they come of age, the pups will roam an expansive pen of 1.25 acres designed to simulate the wild, except for the plates of showroom-looking glass for gawkers.

      To keep the pups' environment as germ-free as possible, visitors must wash the soles of their shoes in a chlorine solution before entering their midst.

      Is this any way to raise a wolf?

      "Are they nuts?" asked Joe Baltich Sr., 72, who used to trap wolves in far northeastern Minnesota near the Canadian border for $35 a hide in government bounties. "To me, it's like a zoo, what they are doing. The wolves are made for the wild, not to be raised like dogs."

      For the wolf center, though, there is no question.

      Packs of wolves roam Minnesota and elsewhere in the Midwest in an uneasy detente with people and with other wildlife. Once hunted and headed toward extinction, wolves have been a federally protected species since 1974.

      Their resurgence - especially in Minnesota, where 2,200 to 2,500 timber wolves live - has left some folks unhappy, particularly those who see wolves as dangerous animals that devour deer and livestock.

      In a further testament to the wolf renaissance, about 300 gray wolves, a species reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park from Canada in 1995, roam as they did in ancient days.

      The nonprofit wolf center opened its $3 million facility here in 1993 to educate people about the timber wolves in the epicenter of wolf territory.

      One of the center's aims is debunking myths about the wolf.

      To do that, people need to get close to wolves.

      Taking large groups of people into the wilderness is impractical: Wolves are not a stationary, grazing beast, wildlife biologists said. Howling may be the closest one gets to a wolf's presence.

      Bringing wolves in from the wild is impractical too, not to mention against federal law, the biologists said. Wild wolves would not take well to being penned up - they normally live in about 10 square miles of land - nor would they ingratiate themselves to gawking people.

      So in April 1993, the center raised three wolves as part of its educational endeavor. In the summer of 2000, two arctic wolves joined the exhibit.

      "I think it's important," Mike Lekatz, a state conservation officer, said of the International Wolf Center. "People are scared of wolves. They don't understand them. This is a good way to see them up close."

      In May, with the initial pack facing retirement age, the center arranged for three pups to be born at a game park in central Minnesota.

      To care for them, the center recruited 70 volunteers from 23 states and three countries who gladly paid $795 a week for room and board and to work eight-hour shifts tending to the pups.

      The center's Schmidt culled hundreds of resumes and chose volunteers based mainly on their experience with animals and previous associations with the center.

      "It's a life's dream," said Emily Rantala as she hugged one of the pups.

      Rantala, 25, who describes herself as a "huge animal lover," has been coming to Ely for years to a family-owned cabin.

      When Rantala told co-workers back home in central Minnesota that she was taking vacation and paying to tend to wolves, they questioned her sanity, Rantala said.

      "It's a magical thing," she said of her week's stay with the wolves.

      As they grow, the pups are being weaned off the high-protein bottle formula and will feed more on roadkill. Already, their teeth are developing.

      The wolves also have grown into new stage identities. The center last week shed their nicknames in favor of names selected during a contest sponsored by a Twin Cities television station.

      Groan has become Maya, named after the pups' birth date, Cinco de Mayo, or May 5. Nubee, the youngest, is now Nyssa, a Scandinavian name meaning "mischievous elf." The graying Grizz has taken the more formal title of Grizzer.

      In August, when the wolves will be separated from human care, they will be integrated into the pen with the two arctic wolves, Malik and Shadow. The public and media will be kept away to make the introduction as natural as possible, the center said.

      Locals, who have vast experience with wolves, suspect another reason.

      "Wolves won't eat people, but they will sure eat each other," said Bob Cary, 82, an author and wilderness guide. "If something goes wrong, it will sure be ugly."

      Cary, who migrated here from Chicago in the 1960s, credits the center with marketing that brings in some 40,000 visitors per year. Across the hundreds of miles of pristine woods and waters in these parts, wolves and people rarely mix.

      "It's showbiz, but at least people can come to Ely a

      (Message over 64 KB, truncated)
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.