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Judge Blocks Kill Order on Ferry County Wolves

posted Sep 18, 2018, 11:56 PM by chloe owens

8/21/2018,by, Nicholas K. Geranios, Herald Net

Judge blocks kill order on Ferry County Wolves

A judge in Washington has issued an emergency order blocking the state from killing members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle.  The Department of Fish and Wildlife had announced Monday morning that it would immediately begin efforts to kill members of the wolf pack who had been preying on cattle in Washington’s northeastern Ferry County, near the Canadian border…The Center for Biological Diversity and Cascadia Wildlands immediately sued, contending the order to kill wolves failed to undergo an environmental analysis. “It’s outrageous that Washington wildlife officials want to kill more wolves from the state’s small and recovering wolf population,” said Amaroq Weiss of the Center for Biological Diversity. “Washingtonians overwhelmingly want wolves recovered,” she said. “This is not the Old West anymore.”