26 Sep '12, 6am

Wolf Pack Given Death Sentence in Washington State

Wolf Pack Given Death Sentence in Washington State

Few animals have had a more troubled relationship with humans over the years than gray wolves. Over decades of government-sanctioned eradication spurred by ranchers, the species had been virtually eliminated from the United States. In recent years, however, with heightened awareness of the importance of predators in an ecosystem, wolves have been allowed to slowly recover -- even garnering protection under the Endangered Species Act. But what happens when a recouping pack of gray wolves make a meal of some livestock on public land? The government orders all of them to be shot on sight. Bill McIrvine, owner of Diamond M Ranch in northern Washington, has a lease agreement with the state to graze his cattle on a plot of public forest. Yet when the rancher learned that the land was also inhabited by a pack of gray wolves, and that several of his cows had been killed by the end...

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