The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that they're removing the Gray Wolf from their endangered species list, thereby opening the Rocky Mountain Wolf population to trophy hunting.
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BILLINGS, Mont.- Wolves in the northern Rockies will be removed from the endangered species list within the next year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday, a move that would open the population up to trophy hunting.
Also from the MSNBC/AP article:
Federal officials are expected to announce the plan Monday, said Sharon Rose, a spokeswoman for the service. The agency also will finalize removal from the list of a separate population of wolves in the Great Lakes region.
Now, trophy hunting (yeech) aside, there are legitimate concerns from ranchers about herd degradation due to predators (wolves, coyotes, etc).
But even that concern need not lead to violence.
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