Red Wolf, Red Herring

Wolf Is My Soul

October 5, 2016 by  Ben Prater – Defenders of Wildlife Blog

FWS Proposal is a Disaster for the World’s Most Endangered Wolf

On September 12, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced its proposal on the fate of the Red Wolf Recovery Program. To say that I am disheartened would be putting it mildly. I’m a lot closer to: “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!”

While the FWS tried to spin it that they are still committed to recovery of the red wolf, the agency’s proposed actions speak much louder than their rhetoric. Here’s what FWS proposed – and what’s wrong with it.

First, the FWS proposed “to move quickly to secure the captive population of red wolves, which we now know is not sustainable in its current configuration.” This was, in our book, very clearly a ‘red herring’ for the red wolf…

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4 thoughts on “Red Wolf, Red Herring

  1. I hope some survive this madness. I really don’t understand killing anything for sport. This seems to be an excuse for killing animals that were reintroduced for ecological reasons.


  2. I know. It seems really counterproductive for them to reintroduce wolves for ecological reasons and then a bunch of blokes with guns decide that they’re just going to shoot them all, like they were vermin! They are wonderful animals and only kill when they are hungry or threatened, not for sport.


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