WSU FOIA Request appears to be collaborating with Donny Martorello WDFW

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WSU FOIA Request appears to be collaborating with Donny Martorello WDFW

Recent WSU FOIA Request,  shows that WDFW and WSU were coordinating a joint response against Wielgus; but then WDFW backed out. Which  does not remove them from being GUILTY of collaboration against Dr Wielgus.

  WDFW is as dirty as WSU, along with the same elected officials that used their positions to influence WSU to come out against Dr Robert Wielgus. It would appear to a prudent individual, that these are all blatant violations of the Trusts. Donny Martorello clearly needs to be replaced, as well as the Elected officials that threatened WSU with Funding Cuts.

After seeing this Email,  it is in fact WSU that has brought shame upon themselves. Especially after Dr. Wielgus Time and date stamped pictures were produced as he told us during our Interview with him last August.

See Email sent from Colleen Kerr at WSU to Donny Martorello:

DRAFT STATEMENT FROM WSU/WDFW ON PROFANITY PEAK WOLF PACK

 

Washington State University, the WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences, and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) issue the following joint statement regarding public statements made by  Dr Rob Wielgus, associate professor and director of the Large Carnivore Conservation Lab at WSU, related to the Profanity Peak Wolf Pack. 

Some of Dr. Wielgus’ statements in regard to this controversial issue have been both inaccurate and inappropriate, including misrepresenting the actions of local cattle owners. As such, they have contributed substantially to the growing anger and confusion about this significant wildlife management issue and have unfairly jeopardized the WDFW Wolf Advisory Group’s many-months long stakeholder process. Moreover, the statements do not in any way represent the views or position of Washington State University or the WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences. These statements are disavowed by our institutions.  

 

We offer the following corrections of the information in the public arena:

In an article published by the Seattle Times on Aug. 25, 2016, Dr. Wielgus stated that a particular livestock operator had “elected to put his livestock directly on top of (the wolves’) den site; we have pictures of cows swamping it…”

In fact, the rancher identified in the article did not intentionally place livestock at or near the den site of the Profanity Peak wolf pack, and Dr. Wielgus subsequently acknowledged that he had no basis in fact for making such a statement. In actuality, the livestock were released at low elevation on the east side of the Kettle Crest more than 4 miles from the den site, and dispersed throughout the allotments based on instructions found in the Annual Operating Instructions (AOI). The CC mountain allotment is more than 30,000 acres and livestock are generally moved from pasture to pasture following an established rotation.

 

In the same article, Dr. Wielgus stated that a particular cattle rancher had also “refused to radio-collar his cattle to help predict and avoid interactions with radio-collared wolves” and that there had been no documented “cattle kills among producers who are participating in research studies and very few among producers using Fish and Wildlife’s protocol.”

In fact, the rancher identified in the article has held a term grazing permit for 73 years and has worked with both the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service in the management of livestock in order to avoid conflict – following procedures outlined by the Washington Wolf Advisory Group. In order to reduce wolf/livestock conflict, the rancher has modified livestock rotation practices and utilized range riders to ensure livestock safety. While the rancher  is not currently participating in Dr. Wielgus’ ongoing study, radio-collaring of livestock is not a Wolf Advisory Group procedure nor is it 100 percent effective at preventing depredations. It is inaccurate to state that there have been no cattle kills among producers participating in the study. There is at least one permittee who is participating in the study who has incurred livestock depredations.

 

The decision to eliminate the Profanity Peak Wolf pack came after two years of careful work and scientific analysis by the Washington State Wolf Advisory Group, consisting of a collaboration between scientists, industry, and conservation partners.  Washington State University subscribes to the highest standards of research integrity and will not and cannot condone inaccurate or misleading statements by faculty members that have the effect of compromising that integrity. 

 

Regarding future steps for preventing subsequent inaccurate or inappropriate statements, we are implementing applicable internal university processes.   

WSU apologizes to our friends, our science partners, and to the public for the inaccurate and inappropriate statements made by one of our faculty members.

 

Special Interest Donald Dashiell on WDFW WAG Shows all he does not want wolves

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Donald Dashiell is a WDFW WAG Member

 Donny Martorello Invited us to Join WAG last August as the first Native American Voice, when we showed up to the meeting in September, he tried to tell Us that he didn’t invite Us. Guess what Martorello, there were multiple people on our call, including 3 staff,  Protect The Wolves President and 2 Directors. Lets also not forget that Martorello has refused for Over a year to contact the BIA based on their requests for a meeting until just recently. They have not posted any information regarding their tribal IWC meetings since November 18, 2015. All of which were ways to push through their Lethal Removal Protocol without Public, BIA or Tribal Input.

These are blatant Violations of the Trusts folks. Along with the initial slaughter of the Smackout Pack last year…. Their lethal protocol requires that 2 deterrents be implemented, please see their kangaroo lethal removal policy below. We have highlighted the appropriate sections towards the bottom. However they have modified the policy to include multiple loop holes that we need to close you will soon see.

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There were no Deterrents present on July 21st 2017 as claimed were there by WDFW

Please also do not forget that they pushed through this Lethal Slaughter policy without “Public or Tribal” comment. Or even working within the IWC as evidenced by Martorellos refusal to respond to the BIA for well over 1 1/2 years as we were informed by the BIA Biologist who has been requesting meetings without response.

Further, Protect The Wolves™ put in multiple Calls to James Unsworth in June 2017, requesting that they be allowed to assist the Range Rider Program, as well as followed it up with a Formal Email Request.

 

  Now Let’s talk about some of the members of the WDFW Wolf Advisory Group (WAG), shall we? There are supposed to be 18 members, but 2 positions have been vacant for at least 1 year. In March, 2017, when the final decisions were made for the lethal removal protocol only 12 members were present, and 8 of those members have an anti-wolf perspective.

It is apparent with an elected official like Donald Dashiell on WDFW’s Wolf Advisory Group (WAG) that they are allowing an individual with a vested interest in the issue to potentially wield undue power over the process. As the Stevens County Commissioner and a livestock rancher, he has made it quite clear he is strongly anti-wolf.  Donald Dashiell Today on our Facebook has made it quite clear that he is not only a Wolf Hater, (see above screenshot) and he truly knows nothing about being a Good Steward to the Land. His personal opinion that they leave the land better than they found it…. couldnt be farther from the truth, not only evidenced by our own personal Viewing of Grazing Allotments last September, but also by our Volunteer Staff in N.E. Washington.

Jack Field is also a member of WAG, and was the director of the WA Cattlemen’s Association; he now heads up Cattle Feeders of WA. He is also a well-known lobbyist in Olympia for the cattle industry. His name is on the WAG list, but he hasn’t been present since a phone conference in April of 2016. Why is he still holding a position? Is he influencing the group behind the scenes?

Then we have Dave Duncan, who represents Washingtonians for Wildlife Conservation (Really? – Ted Nugent is a member), and at the August WDFW Commission meeting he was witnessed disparaging wolf advocates and stating he wants wolves delisted state-wide.

There are other members who represent the Washington Farm Bureau, the Mule Deer Foundation, the Hunters Heritage Council, and the Washington State Sheep Producers. Additionally, there is an independent cattle rancher and a hunter in the group. These organizations and individuals are pro-livestock production or pro-wild ungulate hunting, and wolves are not on their “friends” list.

The mentality of these WAG members is NOT appropriate for an advisory group whose mission states it seeks to provide high quality recommendations on wolf recovery, conservation, and management.” It is high time for Washington State residents to stand up and demand a fair and balanced WAG membership!

People, it is very clear that with Special Interest Elected Officials on WDFWs wolf advisory group Like the above listed, that they are clearly violating trust mandates. Our Elected officials ethically should work for the benefit of “ALL” public opinion and not just those of their lil special interest Rancher Buds.

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Patricia and Roger

 

 

 

Study paid for by Beef Council, tries to gain credibility

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Bob did a good Job at ridiculing the study, but could use some assistance, so we volunteered to educate the Public.

You forgot to mention just how biased the whole “20” minute Results were being paid for by the Oregon Beef Council… to go along with how much Ranchers Love their Cows…. sure do…. all the way to the bank with no remorse on methods of slaughter.
  Ranchers Should be prohibited from owning any more livestock than their own land will support on its Own. That means no imported feed btw. Being the single largest source of destruction to our environment, right behind humans justifies that request…
That study is a sad attempt to once again place a shadow over Our Sacred Species.  Would have been better to have had a Traditional Native American response in there Winking smile Although with all of the corruption, greed and influence coming out of the Cattlemen’s Groups…..  probably wouldn’t have made any difference. Especially these days…. when a Reporter promises to print the real study….. they don’t even come close as evidenced by Our last Interviews in Wyoming.

So right away the Burns-based animals have home-field advantage.

Not to mention the fact that the Idaho-based herd might have been feeling a bit of stress if they thought they would have to spend the rest of their life in the remoteness that is Burns.

“The animals were separated into different pens scented with wolf urine. Wolf howls were piped in over a stereo. Three trained dogs that resemble wolves — two German shepherds and one collie-Alaskan malamute — paced outside the corral during the 20-minute study period.”

Yep, my college professors always told me there’s nothing like a 20-minute study period.

Bob we couldnt help but LOL, they couldnt even bother with a Peer Review like real Studies, Probably because Oregon Beef Council footed the bill

According to Cooke, “The cows from Burns couldn’t care less, but bloodwork from the cows from Idaho showed biomarkers indicating extreme stress.”

Yes Bob, thats because they were just shipped on a truck, thinking it was their last ride!

That’s what 20 minutes in Burns will do to you.

Trust me on this. I’ve been there.

In the decades-long battle between those who love wolves and those who raise cattle, a new study from Oregon State University suggests that cattle that witnessed a wolf attack on their herd never forget the experience.

Which, I suppose, is no surprise. Then again, if cattle worry about their own mortality, they should be more concerned with the folks raising them than with a pack of hungry wolves.

I learned about the innermost fears of cows from reading Andrew Theen’s piece in The Oregonian, one of the few “statewide” newspapers remaining in our country.

Wrote Theen, “Cows whose herd comes under attack by wolves remember the experience and show symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress disorder, Oregon researchers say.”

I’m not sure cows can experience anything even remotely akin to PTSD, but the story did catch my attention.

Theen cites a study by Oregon State professor Reinaldo Cooke that appeared recently in the Journal of Animal Science, which explains why I missed it the first time.

“When wolves attack a herd of cattle, Cooke said in an interview, the surviving animals’ life experience is ‘completely altered’ by the event.

Animals become jumpier around humans and pets, the cows give birth to smaller calves, and the animals are more likely to get sick.”

Full disclosure, Cooke’s study was paid for by the Oregon Beef Council, which was no doubt pleased with its findings.

Noted Cooke, “Those cows are grazing out there, man, and they know what wolves can do. Every time they hear wolves howling, even if it’s two miles away, they go through the stress process. Every time they do that, they don’t eat, they’re always on alert.”

Fair enough, but I suspect that’s a concern best raised with Mother Nature.

“Oregon Wild, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group, criticized the use of PTSD to describe nature. ‘PTSD is a very serious condition afflicting millions of Americans,’ Oregon Wild said in a statement. ‘It is incredibly disrespectful for it to be used by an industry association to make a point that should be obvious to anyone who has ever seen a nature documentary: prey don’t like predators.’ ”

Prey also doesn’t like predators.

What really intrigued me was the “experiment” that was run to justify the conclusion.

“OSU took 10 cows from a commercial herd in Idaho that survived a wolf attack to Burns (Oregon) for the project. They also gathered Burns-based animals that had never seen a wolf.”

So right away the Burns-based animals have home-field advantage.

Not to mention the fact that the Idaho-based herd might have been feeling a bit of stress if they thought they would have to spend the rest of their life in the remoteness that is Burns.

“The animals were separated into different pens scented with wolf urine. Wolf howls were piped in over a stereo. Three trained dogs that resemble wolves — two German shepherds and one collie-Alaskan malamute — paced outside the corral during the 20-minute study period.”

Yep, my college professors always told me there’s nothing like a 20-minute study period.

According to Cooke, “The cows from Burns couldn’t care less, but bloodwork from the cows from Idaho showed biomarkers indicating extreme stress.”

That’s what 20 minutes in Burns will do to you.

Trust me on this. I’ve been there.

Source: Bob Dunning: Even cows feel stressed when they’re threatened

Montana Slaughters another Possible Park Wolf

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Montana has Slaughtered another possible Yellowstone Wolf in Unit 316

Including 18 Possible Park Wolves have Given their Lives in Wyoming, and 19 more in the rest of Wyoming as of Today.

The hunters are camped tight against the boundary line in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. Some Trophy Zones have Yellowstone park on both its North and South Boundaries. Then take a look at the rest of the state…not 1 Trophy Unit in it. It is all designated along Yellowstone and Teton’s border. This speaks volumes of the intent to take as many park wolves as they can. Are you ready to allow that to happen? There is a way to stop this. Take your power back that these states have stripped you of and let’s get these beloved wolves back to protection & safety. Now is the time to do it. Now is why the wolves desperately need you.

Policy States that Federal Resources are protected as well. Park Policy states that “OUR” sacred resources our protected. Wolves are considered 1 of our sacred resources. Federal Policy also states our resources are protected not only on but off Reservations

How many more Yellowstone Wolves will need to needlessly die before you say “no more”! Let’s get this done…Now! Our Sacred Resource Protection Zone helping keep Park Wolves safe is beyond Needed. We asked for your support in May when We began to Petition States surrounding the National Parks. Wolves are now crying out for your help by needlessly being slaughtered now

Help Us Help Park Wolves Here: https://continuetogive.com/protectthewolves

With Your Support, We can be successful in putting an End to this Needless Slaughter!! Thank you for Joining The Howl that will be heard around the world!

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