Very Sad: Gray wolf pack in Washington state will be shot dead after preying on cattle

by Rebecca on September 25, 2012

in Animals in the News

By Miguel Llanos, NBC News

Marksmen are hunting a pack of gray wolves in northeast Washington state this week after officials decided the entire pack — believed to number at least eight wolves — needed to be killed because of repeated attacks on cattle.

The major conservation group working with Washington to manage its gray wolves agreed that the pack should be culled, but also blamed a rancher in the area for not doing more to protect his cattle.

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