The Fish and Wildlife Service today announced they will soon begin a rulemaking to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list. Many farm-related groups are calling the agency’s intent to delist the gray wolf a conservation success story.
“There are more than 5,000 gray wolves in the United States and more than 10 times as many over the Canadian border. The U.S. population of gray wolves far surpasses the recovery targets called for by the Endangered Species Act,” said Zippy Duvall, American Farm Bureau president. “Populations have reached critically high numbers in many states — so high, in fact, that wolves are not just preying on livestock, but pushing elk and deer onto U.S. farms and ranches, which leads to even more destruction.
“The administration’s decision to de-list the gray wolf is the culmination of a decades’ long battle that has pitted science-based decision making against litigious, environmental activism.… Continue readingRead More »