Friday, August 1, 2008

Wolf petition is bogus

In this newspaper and others, the latest petition effort from The Anti-Wolf Coalition has been stated as being anywhere from ten to seven thousand names shy of being put on a ballot. I believe Ron Gillette or Tony or Rick Meyer has stated that this latest effort was the closest they've been to putting their manifesto of hate in front of voters.

This is not accurate. I contacted the Office of the Idaho Secretary of State and was informed that of 45,893 signatures needed, the Anti-Wolf Coalition only gathered 11,640 signatures from registered Idaho voters, many fewer than they've claimed.

It seems to me that voters have now commented on this issue not once, but three times?

I'll be curious to see if Gillette and his group will now flaunt science, the law and the will of the people in their apparent war of hatred against Idaho's wolves. Ron Gillette, self-proclaimed spokesperson for outdoorsmen and women, has already threatened those who disagree with him with mayhem and has allegedly accosted one activist.

Is this the face of hunting in Idaho? Really?

To paraphrase a saying, since wolf poaching is illegal, only criminals will poach wolves.

Rick Hobson


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