Government Report: Less Than 1% of Cattle Killed by Native Carnivores and Domestic Dogs Taxpayers Fleeced by Federal, Predator-Control Program

Contact: Wendy Keefover | WildEarth Guardians | (303) 573-4898, Ext. 1162 | wendy@wildearthguardians.org

Denver, CO—Less than a quarter of one percent, 0.23%, of the American cattle inventory was lost to native carnivores and dogs in 2010, according to a Department of Agricultural report released last week. WildEarth Guardians claims the findings should bring into question . . . → Read More: Government Report: Less Than 1% of Cattle Killed by Native Carnivores and Domestic Dogs Taxpayers Fleeced by Federal, Predator-Control Program

Predator control must include entire ecosystem

One simple example: if we kill more coyotes, they have larger litters: the system restores the balance. Canny coyotes will move into areas where mass kills have been engineered, leaving a balance of zero gain. The data indicate that the coyote population is self-regulating. Learn more: Dr. Judy Long For the Sun-News (Note in Arizona leg-hold traps became illegal in 1994 by referendum. New Mexico does not have a provision for referendums. . . . → Read More: Predator control must include entire ecosystem

Bill Promotes Politics Over Science

For Immediate Release, May 12, 2011

Contact: Michael Robinson, (575) 534-0360

More Wolf-killing Legislation Proposed

New House Bill Would Circumvent Mexican Wolf Recovery Planning

SILVER CITY, N.M.— New legislation proposed by Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.) and seven House colleagues from the West and Midwest would prematurely remove Endangered Species Act protections for Mexican wolves once . . . → Read More: Bill Promotes Politics Over Science

Economic Benefits of Wilderness

To hear Utah Congressman Rob Bishop, chairman of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee, tell it, wilderness protection is single-handedly devastating Utah’s economy. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/51752587-82/wilderness-utah-bishop-economic.html.csp?page=1 This is nothing new: Bishop has been making this same claim for years. But I was surprised recently when several Democratic Congress members seemed to blindly accept the premise that wilderness designation represents a “war on Western jobs. . . . → Read More: Economic Benefits of Wilderness