jmdirt wrote: You aren't making accusations, but you are making assumptions.
I assume they are making judgements based on training, expertise and experience, based on need to balance human and wildlife needs, and in the long-term interest of the park over the interest of any one animal. I'm comfortable with that until someone can show differently, at which point I'm all ears.
If someone can show how what they did was aberrant, wrong, against best practice and/or wholly politically motivated against the best and long-term interest of the park, let's definitely have that discussion. It would doubtless be interesting and fruitful. Haven't heard it, but I keep hearing how it's "political". I don't see evidence that it's overtly or incorrectly political.
EDIT: Only speaking for myself; I'm not saying that there is meddling, I'm saying that the park service is a political body just like any government organization.
I'm sure that's the case. I don't know that this is good or bad. Don't know how you avoid this. Politics is the business of humans interacting at an organizational level. Too much politics is almost always bad. No politics is impossible because various stakeholders have differing interests and they must be reconciled and balanced.
We seem to have forgotten this to some large degree in today's world where certain political viewpoints are immutable and where certain constituencies see compromise as the worst outcome. How's that working out for us? Not well.
Even if Jarvis started out as a park loving ranger, he has no choice but to be a politician in his current position.
Maybe, even probably. Not sure that's a bad thing and definitely not sure it has anything to do with the killing of a bear who ate someone and stored the carcass as meat.
No one has provided any evidence of a connection between overt politicking and this decision, or even connected Jarvis to the decision.
What I do see is people objecting to the killing of the bear and looking for scapegoats because they don't agree with the decision, absent any facts or evidence. I don't think that's a particularly smart, thoughtful or reasonable view.