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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Grey wolves set to be first animal taken off endangered list

Fair game: Grey wolves are going to become the first animals to be taken off the endangered species list

Grey Wolves are set to become the first animals ever to be removed from an endangered species list meaning that they can be hunted once again.

The animals are now fair game after U.S. Congress agreed to lift federal safeguards the western states of Montana and Idaho.

There are about 1,200 wolves in the wild and their removal from the list means they are now state controlled and allows for licensed hunting.

People against the decision say they fear it opens a 'Pandora's box' that will allow for more animals to be taken off the list

Ranchers, who have seen the population of the wolf growing in the Northern Rockies, have said they are glad that this has happened because of the threat they pose to their herds.

Cattle producers, hunters and state game wardens say that wolf packs in some places are going unchecked as they prey on livestock and other animals such as elk.

source: dailymail


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