Threatened gray wolves have been reinstated as an endangered species, protecting their dwindling populations from over-hunting. Thank the federal court for rejecting a flawed wolf-management plan and restoring federal protections for the wolf population.
Illegal poaching is unfortunately quite common in the United States, and few wildlife criminals are ever caught. Praise a game warden for investigating an illegal poacher and bringing the man to justice.
If anti-wolf legislators get their way, the result will be more state-led killing of wolves and a blow to the Endangered Species Act. Before the courts intervened, these four states allowed some of the most disturbing means of managing wolves:
Since gray wolves lost their federal protection in legislators have ordered for the brutal slaughter of almost wolves. Demand the end of the inhumane and unjust campaign against these poor creatures before another innocent life is lost.
With a round of howls, Michigan Legislature sends wolf hunting bill to governor
Gray wolf photo by Tracy Brooks/U. - the dependance on ranching had the wolf hunted to extinction in South Dakota and while the occasional wolf is spotted, it doesn't have a breeding pair (which people seem happy about)