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Gray Wolf Protection Could End

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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.

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  1. Terri says:

    There are very few documented cases of wolves attacking humans… There are methods to discourage wolves from attacking livestock that are humane and non lethal. Wolves were eradicated for there fur and because humans are afraid of them. Humans always kill or destroy what they are afraid of…

  2. Arlene says:

    Remove them from Endangered list so ranchers, ODFW, and other protective agencies may protect people and livestock. Do not have open or private hunts.

  3. Annie says:

    I love the wolves. They are beautiful but they are not worthy of indiscriminate worship.
    I find it very interesting that animals are placed above people & their livelihoods. By whom? People who make their livings by protesting & activism & haven’t a clue what it takes to actually make a living from the earth.
    Then people turn right around & declare it is just fine to murder baby humans!
    Introducing, reintroducing, protecting indigent species is a form of playing God. It is foolish.
    There are many wild creatures that people are playing with. Many like the wolves are destructive. Wild turkeys are horrid & terribly destructive. Yet the ‘people of the land’ are not allowed to protect their investments & food sources by shooting these creatures. There is something seriously wrong in a society that does this kind of nonsense.

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