ENDANGERED WOLF KILLED FOLLOWING LIVESTOCK ATTACKS
An endangered Mexican grey wolf has been killed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after a Native American tribe requested the animal be removed from the wild in the wake of a string of cattle deaths near the Arizona-New Mexico border. The decision to remove the member of the Diamond Pack was first made in June after three calves were killed over several days. Another calf was killed in July, prompting the White Mountain Apache Tribe to call for the removal. Michael Robinson with the Center for Biological Diversity argued that killing wolves does nothing in the long run to reduce livestock losses. “The recovery of endangered Mexican grey wolves has taken an unnecessary step backward,” he said. An estimated 113 Mexican grey wolves roam the American Southwest.