EN­DAN­GERED WOLF KILLED FOL­LOW­ING LIVE­STOCK AT­TACKS

Windsor Star - - WORLD -

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.

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