The Wedge Group Recipe


By Bob Ferris   "The trophy-hunter is the caveman reborn.  Trophy-hunting is the prerogative of youth, racial or individual, and nothing to apologize for. The disquieting thing in the modern picture is the trophy-hunter who never grows up, in whom the capacity for isolation, perception, and husbandry is undeveloped, or perhaps lost.  He is the … Continue reading The Wedge Group Recipe

Don Peay: the Man Who Would Be King… Baron


by Bob Ferris   Rudyard Kipling wrote a tale once about two pals in the British army serving in India who figured they could travel north to Kafiristan in present-day Afghanistan and essentially create their own mini-kingdom.  The tale was fanciful and was eventually turned into a popular 1975 movie starring Sean Connery and Michael … Continue reading Don Peay: the Man Who Would Be King… Baron

Wolves Need Protection: DeFazio Asks the Feds to Extend Their Protected Status


Editorial by the Register-Guard March 7, 2013 Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and Ed Markey, D-Mass., along with 50 other members of the House of Representatives, have asked U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ash to continue existing federal Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves. Ash, whose agency reportedly is close to removing federal protections … Continue reading Wolves Need Protection: DeFazio Asks the Feds to Extend Their Protected Status

Congress Members Seek Continued Wolf Protections


Peter DeFazio » Congress members seek continued wolf protections Associated Press By John Flesher Mar. 5, 2013    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Dozens of U.S. House members urged federal regulators Tuesday to retain legal protections for gray wolves across most of the lower 48 states, saying the resilient predator could continue expanding its range … Continue reading Congress Members Seek Continued Wolf Protections

Press Release: 52 Members of Congress Urge Continued Federal Protections for Wolves in Lower 48 States


For immediate release, March 5, 2013 Contacts: Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 484-7495 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, (541) 434-1463 PORTLAND, Ore.— In an effort championed by Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), 52 House members sent a letter today to the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urging an … Continue reading Press Release: 52 Members of Congress Urge Continued Federal Protections for Wolves in Lower 48 States

More than a Mile of Dead Wolves Need Your Attention Now


by Bob Ferris When I was in high school the Viet Nam conflict was still in full swing and so was the draft.  And as we neared graduation our guidance counselors had us take aptitude tests.  Invariably  all the aptitude test results for males—regardless of input—indicated a suitability for the military.  I think about it … Continue reading More than a Mile of Dead Wolves Need Your Attention Now

The Little Worm and the Big Lies


By Bob Ferris “Because the tiny eggs, liberated by the millions in carnivore feces, are dispersed even by slight air currents, it is important for reasons of personal health not to poke or kick such feces. It will usually be dry and will then liberate clouds of tape worm eggs and this cloud of eggs … Continue reading The Little Worm and the Big Lies

Identifying and Dealing with the Anti-wolf Forces (PG-13)


(This a PG-13 rated article.  We purposely omitted profanity laced posts, death threats, and pictures of blood and gore because we feel that the evidence of bigotry is obvious and the need for action compelling.) By Bob Ferris In late December an “event page” on facebook was attacked.  The page was celebrating a prayer vigil … Continue reading Identifying and Dealing with the Anti-wolf Forces (PG-13)

Press Release: Anniversary of OR-7’s Arrival in California Inspires New Wolf Alliance


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 21, 2012   CONTACT: Amaroq Weiss, California Wolf Center, 707-779-9613 Josh Laughlin, Cascadia Wildlands, 541-844-8182 Noah Greenwald, Center for Biological Diversity, 503-484-7495 John Motsinger, Defenders of Wildlife, 202-772-0288 Joseph Vaile, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, 541-488-5789 Rob Klavins, Oregon Wild, 503-551-1717 (media only)   SACRAMENTO, Calif.- Twenty-five wildlife conservation, education and protection organizations … Continue reading Press Release: Anniversary of OR-7’s Arrival in California Inspires New Wolf Alliance

We Need to Address Wolf Myths and Hatred Head On–Stand with US


By Bob Ferris   There are some clever television commercials circulating of late that feature prankster cows taking steps to convince folks they should eat more chicken.  The inferred hope of these often belligerent bovines is that they will not be eaten, if people would just eat more fowl.  Setting aside the fact that the … Continue reading We Need to Address Wolf Myths and Hatred Head On–Stand with US