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Death Sentence Issued for Entire Pack of Endangered Wolves

posted Nov 6, 2012, 11:55 AM by chloe owens   [ updated Nov 6, 2012, 11:58 AM ]

10/4/12, Care2 (WA)

Death Sentence Issued for Entire Pack of Endangered Wolves

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) issued a death sentence for an entire pack of eight gray wolves due to conflicts with ranchers, despite the fact that wolves are listed as endangered under state law and proactive measures weren’t taken to prevent conflict.

“Once wolves become habituated to livestock as their primary food source, all of the wolf experts we’ve talked to agree that we have no alternative but to remove the entire pack,” said Phill Anderson, Director of DFW.  “By doing that, we will preserve the opportunity for the recovery of grey wolves in balance with viable livestock operations.”

http://www.care2.com/causes/death-sentence-issued-for-entire-pack-of-endangered-wolves.html

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