Discussing America's wilderness, the environment, wildlife, conservation, sled dogs and a little bit of politics
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Wolf slaughter is un-American
4th November 2013
The return of the wolf to the USA's Northern Rockies has brought out some dark undercurrents in American culture and history. A spineless political establishment has fallen into line.
This photographaboveis yet more evidence that, two years after political reactionaries led a successful campaign in the House of Representatives and then the Senate to remove the North Rocky Mountain gray wolf from the endangered species list, the slaughter of wolves continues to escalate as wolf hunters fall deeper in their paranoid fantasy that the wolf represents a liberal conspiracy against rural communities.
The Facebook page that originally posted the image belongs to two Wyoming hunting outfitters, Colby and Codi Gines. The Gines run CG Wilderness Adventures, headquartered in a highly remote part of Wyoming’s Bridger Teton National Forest, bordering on the southeast section of Yellowstone National Park. "Wyoming is God’s country, and we invite you to come see it for yourself", says the Gines' website.