The gift that eats people - 'Endangered' Texas panthers stalk
In the Everglades, a consortium of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with socialist motivations, and agencies with expansionist agendas have introduced large-bodied predators in the one place in the entire Everglades where there are more people, using both public and private facilities, in less space than any other location.
The ParkPersons saw fit to release several Texas panthers between
two Park Service campgrounds and two schools, one run by ParkPersons,
the other a privately owned and operated educational organization.
The bad news is that, according to the literature, panther attack
analysis shows that the cats prefer children in the 5 to 9-year-old
But, are they a risk? Consider the following. Not only are there
at least ten attacks on humans annually, but there is one fatality
How did this situation come to happen, anyway?
The many USA subspecies, including the 'Florida Panther' are now
known to science to be, in fact, one species.
In the May/June, 2000, issue of the Journal of Heredity is an article
titled 'Genomic Ancestry of the American puma' (Puma concolor). The
DNA evidence is clear and conclusive, "...the entire North American
population (186 individuals from 15 previously named subspecies) was
Once again: DNA analysis proved there are no sub-species of panther. Just the one species.
Why would enviro-socialist organizations (NGOs) and a horde of agency
scientists continue to use the term endangered species -- when all
involved know better?
Nowhere in the Endangered Species Act is there authorization to spend
tax dollars on a species which is shot as vermin in Texas and hunted
in a number of states.
Remember, all panthers north of Nicaragua are one species!
Why is this happening?
Let's start with money. NGOs receive contributions, etc., because they claim to be helping an endangered species. It isn't endangered, and they know it. The panther isn't endangered -- but its 'endangered' status made it a cash cow for the NGOs. " Moo," the sound of the cash cow. "Moo" -- as in moola -- lots and lots of moola.
Another population of "panther profiteers" consist of researchers
whose jobs depend on the Endangered Species status of the 'Florida
panther.' They are the beneficiaries of plush agency jobs.
Always there's the same agenda message: more money, more government owned lands, more regulations on remaining landowners, more restrictions on public access to public lands.
All to keep the poor endangered panther from going extinct -- except the cat wasn't in danger of extinction at all.
And all those fattening at the public trough knew this for at least
ten years -- and they did it anyway.
Another point worth pondering is that the Florida native cats were exceedingly secretive, because those which had any behavioral tendencies to confront man in any way had been shot out long ago. The introduced panthers are Texas cats, and they have the same insolent attitude regarding man that has become newsworthy as these western cats attack some ten humans annually, and kill at least one annually.
In Texas, such behavior has led to varmint status and Texans shoot
panther when they want -- no season, no limit.
Yesterday I videotaped a private landowner, a retired, handicapped
landowner who lived down the road from me.
In case you don't want to go through the scientific literature, try Reader's Digest from a month or two ago, whose cover article was about such panther behavior in Boulder, Colorado. There, brazenly aggressive panther behavior preceded panther attacks.
In Colorado a high school student was attacked, dragged some distance -- while still struggling -- and eaten. I do not plan to become panther scat -- these cats must be removed immediately.
These same, sordid collection of 'panther profiteers' had to remove
panthers being "reintroduced" from north Florida because
the same behavior mentioned in the RD article occurred there.
Samuel Clemens [Mark Twain] once advised against "picking fights with those who buy ink by the barrel." I am curious to see what happens when the reporters, radio and TV interviewers, and a number of authors discover that they have been lied to about the 'endangered' status of the Florida Panther.
But far worse than offending the media or collecting contributions
under false premises, is the damage done to the basic fabric of this
The American Republic is based on an "informed electorate,"
to quote Thomas Jefferson.
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