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Western States Killing Wolves By the Hundreds | Care2 Causes

Western States Killing Wolves By the Hundreds | Care2 Causes

Ever since Congress stripped Endangered Species Act protections from our nation’s gray wolves, the Montana state government is encouraging people to kill them. People can kill up to 220 wolves in-state during hunting season. Already 100 wolves have been killed this season, but since that’s shy of the total allowed, Montana actually extended the hunting season to make sure that they fill the “quota” — which amounts to offing 40 percent of Montana’s entire wolf population. Their justification for advocating for the large-scale killing of wolves is that the wolf population is at a “healthy” number. Apparently to some, driving the barely-recovered gray wolves back towards the brink of extinction is acceptable policy once again. It’s not just Montana. Wolves have been gunned down by hunters and federal sharpshooters in Idaho , Wyoming, Oregon and, as of this week, New Mexico . ...

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