31 Aug '12, 5pm

Federal Government Eliminates Protections for #Wolves in Wyoming #environment #animals #wildlife

Federal Government Eliminates Protections for #Wolves in Wyoming #environment #animals #wildlife

Today the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that it is eliminating federal protections for Wyoming wolves, handing wolf management over to Wyoming, which will open almost all of the state to immediate, unconditional wolf killing. "No state or federal agency can put itself above national laws that protect America’s natural heritage and wildlife that all Americans cherish.” Last year, Congress gave hunters and trappers in Montana and Idaho the right to kill wolves that had been protected under the Endangered Species Act, nullifying a court victory won by Earthjustice that would have prevented the hunts. Since then, management of wolves in the two states has grown increasingly hostile as the states have expanded their wolf quotas and hunting seasons. In the 2011–2012 hunting season, hunters and trappers killed 545 wolves in Idaho and Montana. The two states have ...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2012/federal-governmen...

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