October 18, 2021

Advice to California on wolves: Watch out

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While California environmentalists and wildlife advocates are happy to see gray wolves in their midst after a long absence, pardon us if we don’t join the celebration.

We have intently watched the wolf experiment in the Northwest. Since 66 wolves were released in Idaho and Yellowstone National Park in 1995 and 1996, some of them have plagued ranchers around the region. Though the federal Endangered Species Act demanded that they be protected like some dainty butterfly, wolves are aggressive predators that reproduce far more rapidly that anyone anticipated. More than 1,000 now roam in Idaho, Montana, Washington state and Oregon

Source: Advice to California on wolves: Watch out – – Capital Press

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