Wolverines Might Be Listed as Threatened Species
The federal government is considering giving Threatened Species status to the wolverine. Sounds like a no-brainer, since there are fewer than 300 wolverines left in the Lower 48. (A Threatened Species listing wouldn't apply in Alaska.)
In addition to their tiny population, climate change is the biggest threat to the wolverine. Wolverines depend on snow-covered terrain to survive, and that's the exact type of environment that's diminishing as we speak. If the federal government does list the Wolverine as Threatened, climate change would be the main reason.
But for every no-brainer, there's a braindead neck-drooler going “DUUUHHH!!!” The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife is objecting to a Threatened Species listing based on climate change. Bill Bates of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said:
“Climate change models are not a reason to list species under the Endangered Species Act. We can wait and see what happens with climate change in the next 20 to 30 years.”
WTF??? Right, and then when wolverines and other northern species have gone extinct, we can all say “Darn it, I guess we should have had more foresight thirty years ago.”
If the wolverine is listed as a Threatened Species, trappers won't be able to trap them any more, except in Alaska. There are only two motives for trapping wolverines. If you get your rocks off watching an animal suffering and dying in a trap, just masturbate instead.
If you want to make money selling wolverine pelts — get a job, Parasite.