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Ranchers, Environmentalists Alike Don't Like Mexican Wolf Plan

posted Jan 16, 2015, 11:43 AM by chloe owens

11/26/14, by Tony Davis, Arizona Daily Star

Ranchers, environmentalists alike don’t like Mexican wolf plan

A new federal proposal to manage imperiled Mexican wolves runs counter to what scientific advisers urged the feds to do two years ago, environmentalists say: Let them run wild north to the Grand Canyon and beyond.  Environmentalists are also unhappy that the new proposal will give some increased latitude to ranchers and wildlife agents to harass or kill Mexican wolves who pose threats to livestock or could significantly reduce populations of elk or deer.  The AZ Cattle Growers Assn. uses the word “failure” to explain why it doesn’t believe the area where wolves can roam should be expanded.