Friday, June 10, 2011
State of New Mexico Pulls Out Of Mexican Wolf Re-Introduction Program!
The above photo shows what some rural New Mexico residents have had to revert to, in order to protect their children, waiting for the school bus, from ever bolder Mexican gray wolves. On 6-19-11, the State of New Mexico decided they had had enough of this idiocy, and voted to pull out of the Mexican Gray Wolf Reintroduction Program. Following is an e-mail received from LOBO WATCH follower, New Mexico outfitter Jess Carey...
I would like to report to you; On May 18th, 2011 the Catron County Commission sent a letter to The N.M. Game Commission and Governor Martinez requesting them to remove the State from Mexican Wolf Re-Introduction. Six documents were attached to show the damage the children and folks of Catron County has suffered due to Mexican Wolf Recovery. At the New Mexico Game Commission meeting today, 06-09-11, the Commission voted unanimously to remove the state from Mexican Wolf Re-Introduction. Governor Martinez also supports the state being removed from Mexican Wolf Re-Introduction. Governor Martinez and the Game Commission will be receiving a lot of flack from the pro-wolf supporters and wolf organizations, it is "imperative" that we all send a letter or email to Governor Martinez and each Game Commissioner to support them and thank them for the action they have taken.
Now the USFWS cannot blame the Game Department on wolf issues, now the USFWS can be held accountable. We want Governor Martinez to take action on documented wolf interaction to remove those wolves. Every wolf livestock depredation and habituated wolf interaction around homes and people needs to be documented.
Catron County Commissioner Glen Griffin did an excellent job in his presentation to the Game Commission, as did all the folks who spoke against the wolf program. Many could not attend the Game Meeting due to the fire at the Arizona state line.
You can be assured that the liberal press will only use the same old pro-wolf advocate statements in their paper and make everyone else look bad.
Please pass this email on to everyone you know and ask them to send a letter or email in support to remove the state from Mexican Wolf Re-introduction.
Office of the Governor
490 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Those wishing to send an e-mail message to Governor Susana Martinez can use the form on the official state website at...
LOBO WATCH sent the following response to New Mexico resident and outfitter Jess Carey...
This afternoon, I will circulate this throughout the Northern Rockies, and I will send a letter to the Governor of New Mexico, and to the New Mexico Game Commission thanking them for doing what had to be done.
Wolf control begins with the populace of a state saying "No!" to forced federal programs which so severely impact the health, safety and welfare of the people as negatively as has forced wolf introduction. Not only have wolves destroyed wildlife resources and created undue hardships for ranchers, USFWS wolves are also destroying a way of life and delivering the
"cou de gras" to an already dying economy.
I only wish our Governor here in Montana was man enough to do the same thing. He's a big talker, but not much of a doer. He continues to play the USFWS wolf game, and because of his lackluster stand against wolves, the state of Montana, the "Treasure State", is fast losing one of its most precious treasures - the abundance of wildlife once found all along its western mountains. Wildlife conservation in this part of the state has suffered a 40 to 50 year set back...now the ranching community is being forced to feed far more wolves than our Governor and our Game Commission
acknowledge here. They have become an integral part of the problem, and Montanans have grown sick and tired of the idiocy behind the Northern Rockies Wolf Recovery Project, and those responsible for the tremendous losses this state has suffered, and continues to suffer.
Thanks for getting this information to me.