Please comment against the two issues relating to the Reintroduction of the Mexican Gray Wolf. Deadline for comments is 12/17/2013.
1) The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services (USFWS) plans to reintroduce wolves to Gila, Coconino, Navajo, and Graham counties. Comment by clicking HERE. You will see where to comment in the upper right hand corner. These wolves are an apex predator. This means that they have no fear of any other animal in the forest. A pack of wolves have killed grizzlies. They are capable of killing any animal they choose, including man.
2) The USFWS also intends to retain the "endangered" status of Mexican gray wolves. Comment by clicking HERE to object!. You will see where to comment in the upper right hand corner. If these animals are given this special protected status, it will have far reaching implications for all of us who live in the intended release area. It will affect our ability to use our own land! These animals are not pure wolves. There is DNA evidence suggesting they have mated with dogs. How can they be endangered if they are wolf hybrids?
Two public meetings have been set by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for 12/3/2013 in Pinetop.
These meetings will be preceded by a movie and Rally sponsored by Americans for Prosperity.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013:
12 Noon – 2:20 pm. Americans for Prosperity will show the documentary “Wolves in Government Clothing” and Rally at the McNary Community Library, 208 W. Pine St. in Pinetop.. (rsvp to AFP Shane Wikfors 602 620-0530)
US Fish and Wildlife will hold two different meetings. Both follow the Americans for Prosperity event:
3:30 – 5:00 pm. Wolf Reintroduction Public Information Meeting at the Hon Dah Conference Center, 777 Hwy 260, (at the junction of Hwy 260 & Hwy 73) in Pinetop.
6:00-8:30 pm. Wolf Reintroduction Public Hearing. (Same location as the Public Information Meeting.)
Call to join our car pools to these three very important meetings. Shirley Dye 468-1131 or Charlie Thompson 468-1521.
Here are some links that will give you more information on the reality of reintroducing Mexican Gray wolves into Arizona: