How does this board feel about environmental terrorism?
Upper - Salmon's summary to Kevin was chilling!!
These folks are really scary and need to be jumped on hard.
I was pleased to hear that we agree that IF Tim is convicted of being involved in wolf poisoning he should be kicked....I say kicked hard along with the next earth-liberation-front environmental terrorits they bring to justice! Your points about the press are good ones but in reality when public figures (like Tim ) are the targets of investigation it is and should be news. AS I supect you know law enforcemtn and prosecutor can and do use public disclosures for range of legitimate law enforcement tactics long before they charge anyone. I say give them the benfit of the doubt and let them do their jobs. IF it turns our they were grandstanding or violating the law or ethics rules later THEN we should give 'em a hard time about it.
Tim is a public figure because he has sought the limelight for his radical anti - wolf views and apparently for publishing what is in effect a technical manual for environmental terrorists who are sympathetic to his views.
I suggest that we may want to think about this in broeder political terms as hunters and conservationists...
Poisoning wolves, instructing people how to poison wolves, or simply treating it sympathetically undermines all wildlife management laws. As ethical conservationist we have to support wildflife laws....even the ones we may think are really stupid. If not we tacitly support the political methods and approaches of Earth Liberation Front, PETA and the even more sinister islamic fundamentalist and radical zionist outfits. In short if thes radical fail in above board political fights they advocate illegal and dangerous methods. As hunters we have much more to fear from these tactics from ELF, PETA or people sympathetic to broadcasting poison to kill wolves than from wolves or their reintroduction. If some hunter out there thinks USFWS or USFS as an agency is out to take their hunting rights they are not paying attention.
Tim Sundles has a VERY public position on wolves and appears to be a recent source publicizing a very dangerous and illegal tactic. Thank god he and all of us have robust due process protections. As hunters, however, we need to respect due process AND push for vigorous investigation and prosecution of poisonings. We should also condemn Tim Sundles, not because we believe or suspect he may have commited crimes but because he appears to be a vocal advocate for and source of information on environmntal terrorist tactics....killing wolves illegally.
Whether he has commited crimes or not is between him and our law enforemnent agencies.
elk - fed