Wolves in Danger Again

by Rebecca on October 10, 2010

in Animal Pictures,Animals in the News

BILLINGS, Mont. – Two decades after the federal government spent a half-million dollars to study the reintroduction of gray wolves to the Northern Rockies, lawmakers say it’s time for Congress to step in again — this time to clamp down on the endangered animals.

To do so they are proposing to bypass the Endangered Species Act and lift protections, first enacted in 1974, for today’s booming wolf population.

Critics say the move would undercut one of the nation’s premiere environmental laws and allow for the unchecked killing of wolves across the West.

To read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101004/ap_on_re_us/us_gray_wolves_congress

 


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