Sponsored by

Comments on

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»

have your say   

4 comments on this story

Mar 14, 2014, 7:21 pm
-0 +2

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.

Mar 16, 2014, 8:13 pm
-0 +1

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.

Mar 16, 2014, 8:16 pm
-0 +2

Please keep wildlife protected do not take wolves off list in lower 48 states.

Mar 17, 2014, 1:30 pm
-0 +1

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.

Sorry, we missed your input...

You must be logged in or register to comment

Click to enlarge

Gary Kramer/Fish and Wildlife


news, politics & government, enviro, local, arizona, opinion, guest opinion, nation/world, breaking
Sponsored by

Top Commenters

  • Bret Linden: 1767
  • Dylan Smith: 554
  • Cactus Dave: 339
  • buddhaboy: 316
  • Roberto De Vido: 270
  • EllieMae: 197
  • Brittanicus: 176
  • Quietwoman2: 172
  • TucsonGirl: 116
  • janamg: 88
Sponsored by


I want to help TucsonSentinel.com offer a real news alternative!

We're committed to making quality news accessible; we'll never set up a paywall or charge for our site. But we rely on your support to bring you independent news without the spin. Use our convenient PayPal/credit card donation form below or contact us at donate@tucsonsentinel.com today.

Subscribe and stretch your donation over time:

$10/mo. Cub Reporter
$15/mo. Printer's Devil
$20/mo. Stringer
$40/mo. Correspondent
$50/mo. Senior Correspondent
Enter your own monthly amount (number only)

Or give a secure one-time gift with PayPal or your credit card:

$5,000 Newshound
$2,500 Trusted Source
$1,000 Copy Desk Chief
$500 Correspondent
$250 Stringer
$100 Printer's Devil
$50 Cub reporter
$25 Informed Source
$10 Dear Reader
Enter your own amount (below)

TucsonSentinel.com is an Arizona nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible.

User Guidelines

Please be respectful and relevant. Thought-provoking. Or at least funny.

We want comments to advance the discussion and we need your help. Debate, disagree, yell (digitally) or laugh, but do it with respect.

We won't censor your comments if we don't agree with you; we want viewpoints from across the political spectrum. We're dedicated to sparking an open, active discussion. We believe people with differing opinions can spark debate and effect change.

Comments are open to registered users of TucsonSentinel.com.

Keep in mind:

  • A conversation involves sharing and respect. Support your viewpoint with facts, not attacks.
  • Ask questions. Search out answers.
  • Remember that being part of a community requires tolerance for differing views.
  • We can't ensure that all comments are based in truth. The only comments we endorse are those we write ourselves.

TucsonSentinel.com does not allow:

  • Hate speech. Blatantly racist, sexist or homophobic slurs or calls for violence against a particular type of person, etc. will be removed.
  • Obscenity & excessive cursing. Sometimes a well-placed curse word - if you're creative enough to get it past our auto-censor - can express your point in just the right way. But we say '%*$& no' to cursing for cursing's sake. And lose the explicit sexually-descriptive language. It doesn't contribute to the debate and there are plenty of other places on the Internet to find it.
  • Flaming. During a heated discussion, unkind words may be spoken. We can live with a certain amount of rudeness in the name of provocative conversation, but a pattern of personal attacks (name-calling, mocking, or baiting) is not acceptable nor are threatening or harassing comments. Show some respect, please.
  • Explicit political endorsements. As a nonprofit we can't allow electioneering. Analysis and explanation of political issues and candidates are encouraged, but specific calls to vote for or against a measure or politician should be done elsewhere.
  • Spam. Solicitation of products or services isn't allowed; contact us about advertising, we'd love to talk to you. Links to off-topic sites may be deleted.
  • Copyright or IP infringement. Lengthy quotes and violations of 'Fair Use' aren't allowed. Anything you post should be your own work.
  • Overposting. Don't bore people and waste electrons with identical comments on multiple stories or repetitive comments that don't advance a conversation.
  • Trolling, sockpuppetry, and other abusive behavior. Please don't feed the trolls and don't pretend to be someone you're not.
  • Gossip. Don't bring up others who can't defend themselves. We don't give out personal information; you shouldn't either.

Comments that violate these guidelines may be removed. We reserve the right to make up the rules as we go along.


Commentors are solely responsible for the opinions they express and the accuracy of the information they provide. Users who violate these standards may lose their privileges on TucsonSentinel.com.

Sentinel editors can't read every comment. Trolls, spammers and other troublemakers can slide under the bridge. We rely on you to help maintain a healthy conversation - more than likely, you're reading these comments before the editors.

What if you see something inappropriate? Use the 'Flag' button to send it to a moderation queue. Help us out and tell us why you're reporting it; please don't report someone just because you disagree with them. Boy who cried wolf and all that. We'll take appropriate action on violations.

We will not edit comments to alter their meaning or censor comments because of political content.

We will not remove comments solely because they are heartless, cruel, coarse, foolish or just plain wrong. Your disapproval can maintain a decent signal to noise ratio. Ultimately, however, self-policing is the best method.

Bottom line, don't be a jerk.

Sponsored by

Sign up for TucsonSentinel.com email newsletters!

Sponsored by
find us on facebook
Sponsored by
Sponsored by
Sponsored by