Wolves: Debate is Seldom Rational

High Country News – The wolf pot continues to boil in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Now, another state has been added to the stew. In Oregon, environmentalists are protesting the piecemeal removal of wolves from the Endangered Species list, hunters want less competition from wolves, and ranchers complain that wolves are killing their livestock. In eastern Oregon, where there is only one known breeding wolf pack, a federal judge temporarily halted a kill order on two of the pack’s members. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife had hoped the targeted kill would “send a message to the pack to not kill livestock and change the pack’s behavior…” – Wendy Beye

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