LIVESTOCK OWNERS, PET OWNERS , AND HUNTERS ~ CALL TO ACTION !

PLEASE JOIN LIVESTOCK OWNERS, PET OWNERS, AND HUNTERS ALL OVER NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WHO ARE WRITING LETTERS OF OBJECTION TO LISTING THE GRAY WOLF UNDER THE CALIFORNIA ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT. THE FOLLOWING LETTER FROM RANCHERS IN ETNA EXPLAINS WHY THE WOLF IS BAD FOR CALIFORNIA AND PROVIDES THE ADDRESS AND EMAIL FOR SENDING YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSION.

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Cattle ranchers explain why the wolf is bad in California

September 1, 2012

Mr. Jim Kellogg, President
California Fish and Game Commission
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
fgc@fgc.ca.gov

Re: Evaluation of the Petition to List the Gray Wolf as an Endangered Species under the California Endangered Species Act

Dear President Kellogg,

Jenner Cattle Co., Inc., a family-owned, five-generation cattle ranch, appreciates the opportunity to comment on the evaluation of the petition to list the gray wolf as an endangered species under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). We vehemently oppose the listing of the gray wolf as an endangered species under CESA. We live in a mountain valley, near the Oregon border, and as livestock producers, we know the potential effects of the wolf’s presence in California. Listing the wolf as endangered will severely and negatively impact us. It is only fair that the Fish and Game Commission fully consider our point of view and the threats this listing will have on us.
In addition to the wolf’s natural character, and knowing how the wolf has impacted producers and people in Idaho, we worry about any management plan by the Department of Fish and Game (DFG). Should the wolf be listed as endangered and granted additional protection, we know that we will face an uphill battle with DFG and the public in regards to the animal’s impact on livestock.
As a predator, wolves are extraordinarily harmful to the health and life of cattle. Not only are wolves known to kill bulls, cows and calves, the very presence of a predator can result in undue stress on cattle. With the threat of economic loss from killed and stressed cattle as a result of a potentially increasing wolf population, and limited means with which to deal with these realities, we strongly oppose the listing and urge the Commissioners to do the same. The importance of protecting our private property and ensuring our livelihood cannot be understated.
The listing of the wolf under CESA will have damaging effects on my operation and the health and welfare of my animals and may further restrict my ability to protect my livelihood. We urge the Commission to vote against this listing.
Sincerely,
/s/ Doug and Gail Jenner
6131 Island Road
Etna, CA 96027
gfiorini@sisqtel.net

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My sinister side says this may well be a way for the animal rights crowd to get us OFF our land. Making it harder to ranch/farm until we throw up our hands and quit. Hoping that saner minds prevail.

Carolyn,  I'm sure many people may agree with you on that .  But,  as Clint Eastwood said in his recent address at the Republican Convention  ~ " We own this Country and the politicians work for us, and don't you forget that !"  I don't know about you, but I like it here on our land.  I'm not going anywhere.

 


Carolyn Serre said:

My sinister side says this may well be a way for the animal rights crowd to get us OFF our land. Making it harder to ranch/farm until we throw up our hands and quit. Hoping that saner minds prevail.

I love my 2 acre oasis and like Winston Churchill, I will "never, never, never give up".

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