Thought I'd bring you all an update on the wolf situation in Wyoming. As the title states, they indeed have lifted the protection for wolves and will allow wolves to now be shot. Personally, I do not mind the lift of protection. Given that the exact same wolves are very abundant in other states in the United States, there is no need to act as if they are "endangered" or will go extinct anytime soon, and I feel that protecting the gray wolves here in the northern states sends the wrong message to the public in the long run.
(Please remember to keep all discussion civil. These kinds of threads are a privilege as they are indeed controversial but so far everyone has been "behaving" themselves for lack of a better term, so please keep up the good work and discussion. Thank you! )
Read the full article here: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wolves-wyoming-endangered-hunted/story?id=17130423#.UEkt-SJLN9QBy RUSSELL GOLDMAN (@GoldmanRussell)
Sept. 1, 2012
Federal and state officials are celebrating the successful return of once-endangered wolves to Wyoming -- by declaring open season on the animals.
Beginning Oct. 1, gray wolves will be removed from the rolls of the Endangered Species Act and classified as predators, allowing Wyoming hunters to shoot the animals on sight at any time, for any reason, in about 85 percent of the state.