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Udall: Gray wolf delisting not sound science

Forty-six years ago in 1967, my father Stewart Udall — as Secretary of Interior — issued the first endangered species list under the Endangered Species Preservation Act. His list included such great American icons as the timber wolf, red wolf, bald eagle, grizzly bear, American alligator, and the peregrine falcon.... Read more»

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Mar 14, 2014, 7:21 pm
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What happens if the wolf becomes extinct? What will be next? Everything has a enemy. Nothing will be safe. This is where the line should be drawn. These beautiful creatures should be taken away from the generations past ours. Please help this soulful animal.

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Mar 16, 2014, 8:13 pm
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I think our country is going in the wrong direction with wildlife especially wolves this delisting in lower 48 is nonsense.  WE are rounding wild horses for slaughter. First time in over 25 years we have to horse slaughter plants. I thought we banned that are we going backwards. You want to do something get the pythons out of Florida the government states it is impossible. What the hell are you people doing in Washington, affordable health care that is it. Stop this nonsense and protect our wildlife like Clinton did with Bruce Babbitt ,you people in government should protect our wildlife.

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Mar 16, 2014, 8:16 pm
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Please keep wildlife protected do not take wolves off list in lower 48 states.

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Mar 17, 2014, 1:30 pm
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I guess this should come as no surprise. Given all the recent legislation - both proposed and passed - coming out of AZ that has abandoned decency and commonsense, creating yet another scapegoat for all the political and economic shortcomings of that state.
As a taxpayer, the message being sent from the ranching side regarding slow payments for losses incurred on public property seems a bit ludicrous. To take that a step further and shoot or trap a wolf or any other apex predator on Federal or State owned land in retaliation is just absurd. It makes as much sense as having a bald eagle drop something on your car, calling up the Federal Government and expecting compensation for the damage created and then hunting down and killing the first available bald eagle to send a message.
To the hunting side complaining of declining deer and elk herds that may shy away from grazing lazily in open fields because there are predators in the area (like God intended them to be and once were). Now causes one to actually hunt instead of pulling over on a dirt road, resting against the bed of the truck, pulling the trigger and walking a hundred feet to pick up the trophy rack. I say, wolves and other predators only add to the overall experience of being out of doors - not take away from it. If I shot every moose that snorted or feigned a charge at me, there would be very few left. But I don’t, because it’s just doing what it has always done. It’s not looking for a fight - I/we just stumbled upon it by accident.
Come on. Wolves are not the problem here - far from it. They are just a reflection of our failures as humans - nothing more.

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