MEDFORD, Ore. — The United States Fish and Wildlife Service is considering removing the Gray Wolf from the endangered species list.
More than 100,000 residents in the Western United States oppose that move. Wednesday members of the Pacific Northwest Coalition submitted roughly one million comments, collected nationwide to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hoping to change their mind.
On other hand, ranchers want the gray wolf removed from the Endangered Species list. This way they could hunt and kill the wolves if they pose a threat to their livestock.
“We got rid of the wolves in this country for a very good reason. They are a predator that is indiscriminate and would take a man out or a child just as well as it would livestock, said county Farm Bureau president, Ron Bjork.
O.D.F.W said they know at least 70 Gray Wolves live in Oregon, most of those though being in the northern part of the state.
No timeline has been set on when a decision on the proposal will be reached.