Oregon Cougar Action Team

P.O. Box 2682

Corvallis, OR  97339

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We protect what we fall in love with.

 

Letter from Jayne Miller, August, 2014.

 

It matters enormously in all small ways, what we say or what we do.  We are all connected.  


Oregon’s State Legislature has a crucial role not just to Oregonians, but to the world and our climate change crisis. It is time to recognize that our cougar and our wolves matter in the quality of our lives and that of the world. It is time for us to set aside failed policies, and create new policies to manage our cougar and our wolves that are based on sound science, an accurate cougar model population count, and reflects their crucial role in climate change. We must create policies that improve our Apex predators welfare, the world is depending on us.  At a time of critical climate change world wide, it makes no sense to manage Oregon’s Apex predators to the levels of genetic extinction.

It was Tom McCall’s dream to keep Oregon wild. He had this unique vision, intuition, deep ecology and sense of conservation that was years ahead of his time. He saw Oregon’s one true wealth being that of our conservation policies and programs. Not in the cutting of the trees, or the killing of our wildlife, but in the protection of them. Little did he know Oregon’s conservation efforts would be called upon to contribute such a critical role in the lives of millions around the world during the crisis of climate change.


And we must do much more.  Practiced by most of the Democratic world are the International "Five Freedoms Of Animals Rights."   These rights includes wildlife rights, "The Duty Of Care," which involves International poaching and National policy making.  To stay current on our global climate crises, the United States needs to heed and join this movement.  Oregon can take the lead.  We have always been good at that!


Oregon is part of the world’s toughest issues; food security, water scarcity, poverty, and climate change. Oregon’s Apex predators play a critical role regarding issues of climate change world wide. No longer are they just Oregon’s wildlife, they are now part of a larger solution for navigating a resilient response to climate change. How we treat our Apex predators is now a local priority and global concern.

Governor Tom McCall's footprints are large to fill, and his steps were broad.  But because I feel responsible for my share of the mess our world is in, I will follow in Governor McCall's steps and press on to save Oregon’s cougar and Oregon’s wolves.





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ph: 503-743-2318