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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 07:33 AM
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Congress Slips Anti-Wolf Rule into Budget Bill…First-Ever Intervention with Endangered Species
Congress Slips Anti-Wolf Rule into Budget Bill…First-Ever Intervention with Endangered Species


In the 38-year history of the Endangered Species Act, Congress had never intervened in the law and dictated whether an animal or plant should be protected. But that streak is now over, with the inclusion of language in the budget compromise bill that removes the endangered species designation of wolves in Montana, Idaho and parts of Washington, Oregon and Utah.

Once the provision becomes law, the fate of the wolves will be in the hands of state officials who have adopted management plans that include hunting of the animal. About 1,700 wolves roam the region.

Conservationists said the action sets a dangerous precedent that puts politics above scientific evidence when it comes to protecting threatened species. “Now, anytime anybody has an issue with an endangered species, they are going to run to Congress and try to get the same treatment the anti-wolf people have gotten,” Michael Leahy, the Rocky Mountain region director for the group Defenders of Wildlife, told The New York Times.

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Tyrs WolfDaemon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:09 AM
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1. These politicians are evil, pure evil...
They ought to be fed to Fenrir, after which they can expelled as the Sh*ts they really are.

May Odin's wolves, Geri and Freki, haunt their dreams for the rest of their lives.


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Zephie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:12 AM
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