Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wolves and problems

Wolves out west have been making the news quite a bit in recent weeks. Last week, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar upheld a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision to remove gray wolves from the threatened and endangered species in certain areas of the west.

When wolves were reintroduced out west, there was a lot of controversy among hunters, ranchers and animal rights activist. As numbers have skyrocketed across large parts of the west, discussions have heated up over hunting these anuimals to control the population. Here is a link to an article discussing the decision by Salazar.

In the last few days wolves have been responsible for killing a mountain lion and killing hunting dogs. Here are links to those two news stories

I will not pretend to have all of the answers, but it sure seems that a limited hunting season would help control the population and perhaps put a little fear into wolves before things get severely out of hand.

1 comment:

  1. It's the biggest bunch of crap to ever have wolves re-introduced around Yellowstone. They have decimated the elk and moose population. Now, we have idiots like Ashley Judd going on Nat'l TV saying we shouldn't be shooting these things. Ranchers need to pop every one they see.