How & Why Wildlife Myths Are Born or Romance Biology as Propaganda

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Jim Beers is a retired Refuge Manager, Special Agent, & Wildlife Biologist U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Jim Beers is a retired Refuge Manager, Special Agent, & Wildlife Biologist U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

A news article from a suburb of Toronto, Canada has just crossed my desk. A lady was getting her paper on her driveway as her two dogs frolicked (and were probably concentrating on other things like their toilette) when, “My two dogs were on my property about 20 feet away from my front door … I saw a large animal run by on the street and the dogs started barking. I yelled at my dogs to get back in the house and was able to get the first one inside, but the second dog was just snatched up and had its neck snapped right in front of me.”
She (the dog owner) goes on, “the animals were much larger than regular coyotes and more tanned in colour. She added that responding police and town officials told her that they believe the animals were coywolves, a hybrid between the Western coyote and the Eastern wolf.”

Enter the “scientist”, “Dr. Bradley White, a professor at Trent University and Canadian research chair of conservation, genetics and biodiversity, has studied these animals for over a decade and says that while attacks on pets are common they generally avoid contact with humans. He noted there’s been just one confirmed attack and fatality across the country – and that involved a jogger in Cape Breton a few years back. “Given the numbers and the recorded interactions with humans, there is no real evidence to suggest that they present any real danger to humans,” he said. The hybrid species is relatively new, first appearing less than 100 years ago after evolving in the wake of mass wolf-culling initiatives in the Eastern United States. As the wolves disappeared, the coyotes moved in and cross breeding occurred. The species has since migrated to Canada and flourished. According to White, the hybrids have become very well adapted to living in both rural and urban areas, with numerous confirmed sightings and encounters in Toronto and across the GTA. He also says that programs to remove the animals are largely ineffective, as those removed through culling or relocation are quickly replaced due to the species’ growing numbers and adaptability.

Finally, the bureaucrat speaks, “Mickey Frost, director of enforcement with the Mississauga Transportation and Works Department, said that this is the third such reported incident to be reported so far this year. Parks staff has posted signs in nearby parks warning of the animals’ presence and will be providing handout material at libraries in the area. Information and safety tips can also be found online at www.mississauga.ca. “Our thoughts are with the family that lost their pet. We encourage residents to contact Animal Services to report sightings and if any animal is injured or acting strangely,” said Frost. “Our officers are reminding residents to be aware and keep their pets on leash.”

Where to begin? Perhaps explaining the situation in the reverse order reported above will be the most understandable for the general reader. What I describe here is also happening in Western Europe…

What I describe here is going on day in and day out involving, wolves, grizzly bears, black bears, moose, elk, deer, wild and domestic sheep, cattle, sage grouse, suckers, smelt, darters, and other animals used as props in the environmental/animal rights’ war on society.

1. I begin with mention of the primary malefactor (of the 3) responsible for wildlife myths and the creation of Romance Biology as Propaganda. This primary malefactor is the current crop of politicians mentioned first despite their absence in this particular situation of their making.

For 40 to 50 years now, central government (USA, Canada and EU) politicians in league with the UN have, in fits and starts, increased their power, authority, and jurisdiction at the expense of “lower” units of government like States, European national governments, and regional and Local government units like American Counties…In order for the politicians to continue these environmental/animal rights’ scams over the objections of those they harm (the rural communities composed of families and businesses that are almost always a minority of the voting public the higher “up”; i.e. Ottawa, Washington, Brussels, UN HQ; you go). Wildlife Myths and Romance Biology Propaganda disguised as “science” are increasingly necessary as animal sanctification increases. Some examples would be:

– Wolves (or “coywolves”) never attack people.
– Wolves don’t spread disease.
– The grizzly would not have killed the girl camper in her sleeping bag if she had stayed home while she was menstruating.
– The answer to all these bear encounters is better garbage cans.
– She should have never run from them.
– Livestock owners must learn new techniques if they want to stay in business.
– Wolves killing dogs means people must restrain their dogs; dogs being used to hunt wolves is inhumane and a crime against “nature”.
– Wolves “restore” stream bank vegetation by killing wild and domestic grazing animals.
– There is such a thing as a “balanced (?) ecosystem” that “belongs” everywhere that “science” (and government) dictates.
– Problem wild animals should never be killed, but captured and released in a “wilderness” (a value judgment, not “science”).
– “Science” will (if given enough money over time) designate how people must behave in the presence of wild animals and politicians will pass laws mandating such human behavior and bureaucrats will write, amend and enforce regulations under these laws (if they get more and more money despite the fact that rural taxpayers, rural taxes and rural licensing and permit revenue i.e. hunt, fish, graze, log, develop energy, etc. are dwindling and disappearing).
– It is inevitable that this animal worship (the correct word) spills into suburban and even urban locations from time to time. This makes myths about wildlife and romance biology propaganda even more necessary as people are questioning that what is happening is “good”, necessary or endurable.

2. The bureaucrats are the enablers of these central government politicians. They are also the “partners” of the extremist organizations that support the politicians as well as the dispensers of grant money and status so sought after by “scientists” and their assistants. In this case, the bureaucrat (Mickey Frost, director of enforcement with the Mississauga Transportation and Works Department) protects the politicians (that administer the bureaucrats) and quotes the “science” as well as offers condolences.

A. Since this is, “the third such reported incident to be reported so far this year” any rural person familiar with “habituating” (“science” for increasingly bold) coyote, wolf, dog, cougar or bear) carnivores knows it is a problem requiring the death of offending animals AND a reduction of their densities or even their elimination over the surrounding areas. To mention this in passing and then mention the next item is how myths and romance biology propaganda are used to mellow out the general public like marijuana or morphine are used to dull the senses.

B. “Parks staff has posted signs in nearby parks warning of the animals’ presence and will be providing handout material at libraries in the area. Information and safety tips can also be found online at www.mississauga.ca.” So signs and handouts will tell the people what they must do to make everyone and their dogs “safe”. The wild animals “always” do such and such and you must always do such and such and everything will be fine. This is reminiscent of the constant line of malarkey fed to ranchers about “non-lethal” protection of livestock, a game that the wolves keep figuring out as the herds get smaller and the wolves get more numerous and the government boys and girls eventually just shrug…

C. He goes on, “Our officers are reminding residents to be aware and keep their pets on leash.” Are there really dog walkers that believe that if habituating wild animals are attacking and killing dogs in and around residences and parks, that they won’t soon jump the dog on a leash connected to some kid or elderly person or jogging soccer Mom? Who in their right mind, no matter how much they “love” their dog or how much they spend on its costume for Halloween (??) wants to get tangled up in a leash and a dog and a wild animal out to kill the dog?

D. For all you folks that have written me nasty notes over the years about my calling these animal rights’ and animal protection laws, pagan animal worship, I bring your attention to this government bureaucrat giving this pet the attention we all used to give the unborn or the disabled or the elderly when they “passed away”. I submit that the following words meant to endear self-serving politicians, self-serving bureaucrats and the animal rights agenda to the very people they are harming “Our thoughts are with the family that lost their pet” should give us all pause. Read them again and think about that. Corrupt governments put, protect and justify these dangerous and destructive wild animal/human situations in our midst and then tell us it is all “science” to absolve all humans (politician, bureaucrats, radicals, and “scientists”) who are always conducting “research” and searching for silver bullets and a fantasy world that never has and never will exist. All of which brings us to our last malefactor, the scientist.

3. The scientists are the wizards out of the fairy tale that concoct the magic potions that are every bit as real as the elixirs described in Cinderella or Hansel and Gretel.
In this case, “science” tells us:

– “While attacks on pets are common they generally avoid contact with humans.” “Generally” is a generic term, the use of which implies absolutely no certainty or responsibility on the part of this wizard and his elixir. This statement is meaningless.

– “There’s been just one confirmed attack and fatality across the country – and that involved a jogger in Cape Breton a few years back.” So to this “scientist”, “just one” (acknowledged or officially reported) “confirmed attack and fatality” is acceptable (a value judgment he and all his ilk are in NO WAY qualified to make). Also, these suburban ladies and kids and their dogs are told to accept the idea that having these animals around is no more problematic than having wild parakeets at their birdfeeders. The more habituated they get and the more dense their population becomes (in the urban/suburban world of unlimited food and total protection) the more dangerous they become.

– “Given the numbers and the recorded interactions with humans, there is no real evidence to suggest that they present any real danger to humans,” After acknowledging the death of a jogger in a government park we are told to believe, “there is no real evidence to suggest that they present any real danger to humans”? Earth to scientists, do you really think the general public is that stupid?

– Officials told the dog owner, “that they believe the animals were coywolves, a hybrid between the Western coyote and the Eastern wolf.” FACT – Coyotes and wolves and all dogs cross-breed and produce “viable” (meaning the pups grow up and can make “viable” puppies with any wolf, coyote or dog). It used to be (before all this romance biology tripe was made into law) that “species” was defined as a group of animals that shared similar characteristics and could breed and produce “viable” offspring. In other words; wolves are coyotes are dogs. Now the general public is fed romance biology propaganda such as the “Mexican” wolf, the “timber” wolf, the “Eastern” wolf, etc.: being as distinct as giraffes and elephants. The truth is these wolves, coyotes and dogs are like human races with all their skin tones and size differences and behavioral differences. Like humans breeding between races, the sizes and colors and behavior results are a blend of the parents and over time such cross-breeding minimizes differences in succeeding generations. Coyotes, wolves and wild or free-roaming dogs can, each and every one; kill almost every animal they encounter; eat and digest a wide variety of foods, learn to live in almost any situation where food and safety exists for them, and learn to outwit any deterrent men can come up with short of extirpating them. Crediting these wolves, coyotes, dogs, and “coywolves” with some sort of separate special characters or habits is like invoking discredited miscegenation laws for fear of imagined offspring characteristics or believing in Nazi or Margaret Sanger nostrums about sterilizing “inferior” races to create a “super” race. In other words, it is baloney.

– The “scientist” goes on, “The hybrid species is relatively new, first appearing less than 100 years ago after evolving in the wake of mass wolf-culling initiatives in the Eastern United States. As the wolves disappeared, the coyotes moved in and cross breeding occurred. The species has since migrated to Canada and flourished.”

What nonsense. First, early (16-1700’s) American Colonists were killing and bountying “wolves” at every opportunity (a sign of their priorities and respect for the primacy of human life and human needs). Second, there has been much written about how early Colonial bounties went to kill mostly solitary (not pack) animals and how they may well have been simply large coyotes in the East as opposed to the smaller coyotes encountered later as the settlements moved West. Third, this guy is asking you to believe his silly story for which there is only supposition, that this “new” “species” “evolved” AFTER evil humans killed the wolves but then ignored coyotes that also killed cattle, dogs, sheep, etc.? So those wolf killers and their sons and grandsons all became “Defenders of Wildlife” automatons like the sons of New Zealand whalers became Greenpeace supporters? Then we are to believe these “American” “coywolves” then migrated to Canada and flourished? All this while Canadians exterminated wolves on Prince Edward Island but (due to the vast N Woodlands and tundra) could only periodically reduce wolf populations in their settled landscapes when attacks and livestock losses, etc. became intolerable? I am reminded of how US Mayors of Big Cities are conveniently mostly rabid gun-controllers blaming all the crime and violence in their cities on guns from elsewhere like this guy blaming American “coywolves” that resulted from American “wolf-culling” for a current Canadian wolf/coyote problem.

4. Finally, the “piece de resistance” for the “scientist” and “science” to ingratiate themselves to the politicians, bureaucrats and radicals; “He also says that programs to remove the animals are largely ineffective, as those removed through culling or relocation are quickly replaced due to the species’ growing numbers and adaptability.” There is no hope for any alternative, so sit down and do as you are told.. That American “wolf-culling” stuff so demeaned centuries ago and that provided a safe and productive rural American society for hundreds of years is/was “ineffective”? Killing them wholesale and then continuing it until there were no more, where WE lived and grew our families, provided a safe place for women and kids and dogs and elk and moose and deer and cattle and sheep and old folks and hikers and campers and fishermen but was futile since they are “quickly replaced”? What planet do they think we are from feeding us this sort of contradictions? These dangerous and destructive animals are not only protected and even purposely introduced into rural areas and communities by force over the objections of those coerced into living with them: when they begin damaging the suburban/urban pilgrims the lies, distortions and romance biology propaganda are ratcheted up accordingly so that we are made to appreciate the harm and danger government imposes on us for its own good. One is reminded of the old saying, “The beating will continue until morale improves!”

5. Finally, the lady dog owner is you and I. How long will she (us) believe the unbelievable? How long will we tolerate politicians and bureaucrats that harm rural (and now suburban) people for their (the politicians and bureaucrats) own benefit? How long will we let teachers and TV shows indoctrinate our children about mythical wild animals like Soviet kids in state schools being taught about American society? Will we ever accept the fact that such animals do not belong in settled landscapes and that the will of those people where such animals exist or are slated to exist should first and foremost be the deciding factor on where and how many, if any, will be tolerated? Will we ever again realize that problem animals like wolves, coyotes, wild dogs and all cross-breeds of the same must be killed and continually killed in order to keep areas free of them or to maintain tolerable densities where they are to be tolerated? Can the general public ever be told the truth about the centuries and even millenniums of expensive and time-consuming wolf controls throughout Europe and then in the “New World” in order to establish wolf-free civilizations that prospered at faster rates than the “uncivilized” areas where wolves persisted to this day? Will she (us) ever come to understand that wild animal management, like freedom, takes constant nurturing and sacrifice if succeeding generations are to ever have the opportunities we had and any chance to improve what we pass on to them?

Today, wildlife “science” is merely Romance Biology used for other nefarious purposes like the ancient pseudoscience of phrenology that taught you could predict the characteristics and behavior of individuals by their skull measurements. Just as those ancient phrenologists used their own skull measurements to define “smart” and “trustworthy”; so too are these wild animal pseudoscientists defining whatever government and radicals want them to assert for the “treats” they will give them. Phrenology was finally discredited when the fact of no relationship between skull and characteristics became undeniable and soon enough all this romance biology propaganda will be exposed for the hoax it is in the service of evil agendas. The only real question is how many must be killed or injured and how much property lost before sanity returns?…