Wolves to lose endangered species protection
I’m late getting this news posted, but it is too important to go unreported here. Sadly, more than 1,300 gray wolves in the Northern Rockies will be removed from the endangered species list within 60 days.
The move was part of an attachment to a budget bill that was signed into law Friday by President Obama. It’s a terrible decision and it’s a terrible way to sneak something like this through.
I don’t like it that an attachment to kill off an endangered species went with a budget bill and I don’t like it that the President signed it. I can only assume that the consideration turned to the potential for outcry from some, over holding up the budget bill over wolf protections.
The problem is, this process of attaching endangered species protections to budget bills should never be allowed. Proposals such as this come from people with no understanding at all about the balance of nature or about the level of self-awareness in wolves.
And already, the Governor of Idaho has basically declared open season on the wolves.