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Wolves Cross the Road
photo from “Wolves Cross the Road” in Wild Wolf Encounters, True Stories of Wolves in the Wild

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has proposed to de-list the gray wolf in the lower 48 United States.  USFWS thinks wolves are fully recovered as a healthy population and can withstand anything thrown their way.  If this proposed regulation is enacted, the wolf would lose the protections of the Endangered Species Act in the states where such protections still exist.  We have seen what has happened when wolves were de-listed in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.  These states submitted management plans to the USFWS which permitted hunting of hundreds of wolves, down to a population of approximately 100 a state.  USFWS approved these plans, and the frenzied slaughter continues.  Most of our country’s wolves existed in those three states and in the national parks which adjoin them.  You have heard me talk…

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