Wyoming Game and Fish Petition for Regulation Change Submitted by Protect The Wolves™ Pack

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Wyoming Game and Fish Petition for Regulation Change Submitted by Protect The Wolves™ Pack

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This is what is referred to as a legal Petition,

it is a Legal Petition for Wyoming Game and Fish to make changes to Chapter 21,

it is not a petition to Sign, But Thank you For Asking.

Protect The Wolves™ is publishing a Petition for Regulation Change

as requested by Protect The Wolves™ Pack that Claims 501c4 Status  and also being a Native American Group that speaks out to Protect the Species that are Sacred to not only the Indigenous, but many different Cultures.

Wyoming Legal Petition for Regulation Change

Tracking Number: WGF 050317

 

To request a change to regulations under the authority of the Wyoming Fish and Game Commission (Commission), you are required to submit this completed form to the Pinedale Wyoming Meeting May 4th.

 

SECTION I: 

  1. Person or organization requesting the change (Required)

Organization: Protect The Wolves™ Pack a Native American Group claiming 501c4 Status

Name of primary contact person: Roger Dobson Director.

Address: 27946 Henry Mayo, Castaic Ca. 91384

Telephone number: 406-219-8690

Email address:

  1. Rulemaking Authority – Wyoming Game and Fish Commission
  1. Overview – To establish a Sacred Resource Protection Safety Zone around Yellowstone National Park of 50km, or approximately 31 miles. Further, we are requesting Wolf Hunting Season Delay, to give this matter proper consideration as well as the Input from all Sources in the United States of America simply due to the Fact that Yellowstone is in fact a National Park, which are considered Resources for All individuals in the United States, as well as holds countless Indigenous Sacred sites as well as resources.
  1. Rationale – To Prevent the take of Humanized Wildlife that venture outside of Yellowstone National Park. They are not only Federal Resources, they are Sacred Tribal Resources, as well as Public Resources.

SECTION II:  

  1. Date of Petition: May 3rd, 2017
  1. Category of Proposed Change

☐ Hunting/ Trophy areas surrounding a Known National Park, that provides protection for not only sacred sites, but resources as well with sacred Wildlife that have been Humanized as the Resources of all the People of the United States Tribes Included.

  1. The proposal is to: Amend Wyoming Game and Fish Commission Chapter 21.

☐ Amend Chapter 21 Section(3): add section to item j that includes establishing a SACRED RESOURCE PROTECTION SAFETY ZONE of 50km surrounding Yellowstone National Park.

☐ Add New line item chapter 21 Section (III): Yellowstone Wolves, Bison, Grizzlies are the Resources of the Residents of the United States of America, as such can not be managed by Wyoming Game and Fish as Trophies.( Our Public Resources are Protected under not only The Indian Trust, but The Public Trust and can not be managed at the hands of Special Interest Hunter or Rancher Groups)

 

  1. Effective date This proposed change requires either immediate implementation, or a delay in setting of any Wolf Hunting Season in Wyoming. Wyoming is attempting to Manage Federal Resources without involving all parties that should be included in the Management of our Federal Public and Indian Trust Resources as mandated under the Trusts.
  1. Supporting documentation: See Attachment A
  1. Economic or Fiscal Impacts: Continued hunting as Trophies will impact greatly the ability of Yellowstone National Park, a designation for the people, to remain drawing Visitors for the Viewing of Wolves.

 

SECTION 3:  WGF Commission Staff Only

Date received:

WGFC staff action:

WGFC authority

Tracking Number

 

Date petitioner was notified of receipt of petition and pending action:  _______________

 

Meeting date for WGFC consideration: ___________________________

 

ATTACHMENT A

 

To Wyoming Game and Fish Commissioner’s           May, 3 2017

Petition For Regulation Change Attachment A

Protect The Wolves™ Pack is a Native American Group that is claiming 501c4 status in that the Group speaks for our Sacred Species. All living things are considered Sacred to the majority of Indigenous people that respect their Elders Teachings.

Indigenous People hold that Wildlife are Sacred:

Animals, in many of today’s Indigenous cultures, are imbued with powerful spiritual significance.

In the Seven Sacred Teachings, “the traditional concepts of respect and sharing that form the foundation of the Indigenous way of life are built around the seven natural laws, or sacred teachings. Each teaching honors one of the basic virtues intrinsic to a full and healthy life. Each law is embodied by an animal to underscore the point that all actions and decisions made by man are manifest on a physical plain. While the animal world taught man how to live close to the earth, and the connection that has been established between the animal world and that of the indigenous has instilled a respect for all life in those who follow the traditional Indigenous way.”

Love – Eagle

Respect – Buffalo

Courage – Bear

Honesty – Bigfoot

Wisdom – Beaver

Humility – Wolf

Truth – Turtle

 

The Indigenous People do not discount items held sacred by other cultures, yet it continues to be an issue when the Indigenous speak of what they hold Sacred.

Wyoming Game and Fish are Trustees of not only Indian Trust Resources but also the Publics Resources, and are attempting to manage Resources like Wolves that are co nsidered Federal resources as well. These Species fall under the Protection of not only the Indian Trust, but the Public Trust as well as United Nations legal Protections as they perhaps exit Yellowstone National Park as evidenced below under CITES.

Prior to setting any Wolf Hunting Season surrounding Yellowstone National Park Protect The Wolves™ Pack requests that you consider our petition for Regulation change that includes a 50km Sacred Resource Protection Safety Zone around Yellowstone National Park. Yellowstone Park, not only holds countless Sacred Sites, but also many different sacred species in the beliefs of the Indigenous People. These animals that have resided in the Park have become humanized over time, in effect means that they do not stand a chance should they exit Federally Protected Lands.

Wildlife are not able to see boundaries, and as such not only deserve Protection under the Laws of the United Nations, but also those mandated upon the Trustees that fall under the Indian Trust, Public Trust, as well as Natures Trust within these areas surrounding Our National Park.

Should you refuse to set this petition for requested Regulation Change to the next available meeting, along with the delay in setting any Wolf Hunting Seasons,  You will be in direct Violation of not only the Above mentioned Trusts, but the Laws of The United Nations.  It is Imperative that our Nations Trustees begin to manage the Publics Resources in the best interest of all included, The Indian Trust, as well as “The Public” Trust, as well as The United Nations.

There is already sufficient case law that has proven our Indigenous Resources under the Indian Trust do not have to solely exist within Reservation boundaries. With regard to our sacred objects, it should not matter where our sacred resources as in wildlife exist. As evidenced under the Environmental Protection Act as well as our Religious Freedom Act.

Please see Definition of Indian Country.

Definition of Indian Country

Indian country is defined at 18 U.S.C. § 1151 as:

  1. all land within the limits of any Indian reservation under the jurisdiction of the United States Government, notwithstanding the issuance of any patent, and, including rights-of-way running through the reservation;
  2. all dependent Indian communities within the borders of the United States whether within the original or subsequently acquired territory thereof, and whether within or without the limits of a state; and
  3. All Indian allotments, the Indian titles to which have not been extinguished, including rights-of-way running through the same.

Consistent with the statutory definition of Indian country, as well as federal case law interpreting this statutory language, lands held by the federal government in trust for Indian tribes that exist outside of formal reservations are informal reservations and, thus, are Indian country.

The Yellowstone National Park falls into this Category because it contains many Sites Sacred to the Indigenous as well as Sacred Wildlife of which Wolves, Grizzlies, Bison to name a few are held Sacred by the majority of Tribes.

The Trusts, all-inclusive prohibit Trustees from managing Resources that are at the request and demand of Special Interest Groups like Cattle Ranchers or Trophy Hunters, to manage the Trysts resources in a manner only geared towards these Special Interest Groups. Further these Trusts mandate that there shall be no special interest Groups involved in the suggestion of or included in the management of said public resources.

Dependent Indian communities are a category of Indian country that are not Indian reservations or individual Indian allotments and that satisfy two basic criteria. First, the U.S. Government for the use of Indians as Indian land must have set them aside. Second, they must be under federal superintendence – that is, the federal government must exercise a degree of control or oversight of these lands for Indian purposes. Which now brings the Indian Trust, Public Trust, as well as The Laws of the United Nations to bear upon Wyoming’s attempt to manage resources that fall into the above categories.

The Wolf, not only being Sacred to the Indigenous, are also considered a species protected under UN Law. Please see the inclusion as referenced in CITE

The Canis Lupus is a Listed Species under Checklist of CITES Species

CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, 27 U.S.T. 108) — Establishes a system of import/export regulations to prevent the over-exploitation of plants and animals listed in three appendices to the Convention. Different levels of trade regulations are provided depending on the status of the listed species and the contribution trade makes to decline of the species. Procedures are provided for periodic amendments to the appendices.

CITES was signed by 80 nations in Washington, D.C., on March 3, 1973. United States ratification occurred on September 13, 1973, with documents submitted to the depository government (Switzerland) on January 14, 1974. CITES entered into force on July 1, 1975.

Implementing legislation for the United States was provided by enactment of P.L. 93-205, the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Executive Order 11911, signed April 13, 1976, designated Management and Scientific Authorities to grant or deny requests for import or export permits.

Public Law 96-159, signed December 28, 1979 (93 Stat. 1255) designates the Secretary of Interior, acting through the Fish and Wildlife Service, as both the Management and Scientific Authority for implementation of CITES. It also created an International Convention Advisory Commission, which was later abolished by P.L. 97-304, October 13, 1982.

Public Law 97-304 also requires the Secretary of State to report to Congress when a reservation is not taken to the inclusion of a species in the appendices when the United States votes against it. In addition, these amendments require certain scientific authority findings to be based upon the best available biological information, but no State is required to make population estimates for such determinations.

As of November 28, 1999, 146 countries were party to the Convention, and they had held ten biennial meetings of the Conference of the Parties. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hosted the Ninth Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1994. For more information on CITES,

go to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service International Affairs CITES website at:

http://checklist.cites.org/#/en/search/output_layout=alphabetical&level_of_listing=0&show_synonyms=1&show_author=1&show_english=1&show_spanish=1&show_french=1&scientific_name=Canidae&page=1&per_page=20

In Summary, we ask that you do what is right, and set aside any setting of wolf seasons until this petition for Regulation change can be 100 percent fully evaluated. Wolves, Grizzlies, as well as Bison are considered a Sacred Animal, as such should be guaranteed the same protections that the Government places upon the Freedom of Religion. Especially when these Sacred Species exit the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park where many Indigenous Sacred places and wildlife currently are protected, then exit park without knowing that they remain protected.

https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-applicator-certification-indian-country/definition-indian-country

 

 

 

 

3 Comments

  1. Vicki Markus May 3, 2017 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    I am in complete agreement with Protect the Wolves. A buffer zone around Yellowstone is a must for the sustainability of the wolves in Yellowstone. Please look past your pocketbooks and ill conceived management plan and do what is right for the majority of the citizens of the U.S. who look to these wolves for many things from a spiritual point of view to a scientific point of view. You must look for what has been told to you time and time again by biologists who have no ties to the state and who only hold the wolves best interest in their statements that a buffer zone is imperative to the survival of the wolves in Yellowstone!

  2. Takeru Avila May 3, 2017 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    I support this petition fully! There is no reason why wolves should be hunted; “managing” their numbers do nothing but traumatize and fracture wolf packs, and force them to hunt cattle rather than wild prey.
    Wolves are sacred, emotional creatures, and benefit more than they harm. “Wolf management” arises from fear, prejudice, and selfish interests, as well as ignorance of the true natures of wolves.

  3. Gail McIntyre May 4, 2017 at 1:26 am - Reply

    Protect the wolves / all wild animals

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