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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:36 AM

‘Famous’ Wolf Is Killed Outside Yellowstone



"Yellowstone National Park’s best-known wolf, beloved by many tourists and valued by scientists who tracked its movements, was shot and killed on Thursday outside the park’s boundaries, Wyoming wildlife officials reported.

The wolf, known as 832F to researchers, was the alpha female of the park’s highly visible Lamar Canyon pack and had become so well known that some wildlife watchers referred to her as a “rock star.” The animal had been a tourist favorite for most of the past six years.

The wolf was fitted with a $4,000 collar with GPS tracking technology, which is being returned, said Daniel Stahler, a project director for Yellowstone’s wolf program. Based on data from the wolf’s collar, researchers knew that her pack rarely ventured outside the park, and then only for brief periods, Dr. Stahler said."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/science/earth/famous-wolf-is-killed-outside-yellowstone.html?ref=nateschweber&_r=0

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Reply ‘Famous’ Wolf Is Killed Outside Yellowstone (Original post)
wtmusic Dec 2012 OP
1StrongBlackMan Dec 2012 #1
wtmusic Dec 2012 #3
stuntcat Dec 2012 #4
sinkingfeeling Dec 2012 #2
Nihil Dec 2012 #5
Tumbulu Dec 2012 #6

Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:48 AM

1. This strikes me as kind of twisted ...

Many ranchers and hunters say the wolf hunts are a reasonable way to reduce attacks on livestock and protect big game populations.


Protect big game populations from the wolves that survive on them, so that humans can kill them for sport?

(and yes, imho, humans hunting big game is killing for sport, even if the hunter ends up eating it.)

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:10 PM

3. Attempting to rationalize their bloodlust is what's twisted

just like dressing up their idols in Enlightenment-era clothes.



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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 06:46 PM

4. and calling wild animals "big game populations" is sickening to me

Why can't people shake off their bullshyt visors for a few minutes and see what we're doing to the planet WE need to live?

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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:54 AM

2. The deliberate killing of these beautiful creatures in the name of 'hunting' is sickening.

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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:25 AM

5. If I was on that research team, I would pay *very* careful attention to the last data received ...

> The wolf was fitted with a $4,000 collar with GPS tracking technology, which is being returned, ...
> Based on data from the wolf’s collar, researchers knew that her pack rarely ventured outside the park,
> and then only for brief periods

... specifically, to find out exactly *when* the collar moved outside the park and if it moved in the usual
manner (or if it was being driven out on a dead wolf) ...

I know that coincidences do happen but I get suspicious of some of them.


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Response to Nihil (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:43 PM

6. Very good points

I would not be surprised.....

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