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I'm sorry, but this? Is wrong.

Idaho gov calls for wolf kill

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho's governor said Thursday he will support public hunts to kill all but 100 of the state's gray wolves after the federal government strips them of protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter told The Associated Press that he wants hunters to kill about 550 gray wolves. That would leave about 100 wolves, or 10 packs, according to a population estimate by state wildlife officials.


Hat tip to [livejournal.com profile] blackchaps for the link.

I am not a hunter nor do I believe that hunting should qualify as a "sport" or a tourist venture. I concede that if farmers are losing livestock to wolves or coyotes they should be allowed to defend their property, but to hunt and destroy a species of animals that has been in a constant struggle simply to survive is a travesty. It puts me in mind of a few years ago when the U.S. lifted the wild horse/mustang protection, and it makes me sad.

"Wolves" --- Josh Ritter
"Idaho" --- Josh Ritter

Some Josh Ritter (good, Idahoan that he is), because I can.

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