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Published:September 11th, 2011 22:37 EST
Obama's Plan To Save The Wolves Goes To The Dogs

Obama's Plan To Save The Wolves Goes To The Dogs

By SOP newswire2

While this situation totally breaks my heart, the article, A Simple Idea: Tell Obama to Protect Wolves on National Forests is factually wrong. I have enclosed the state of Wyoming`s draft proposal for your consideration.

Their rationale for maintaining the population at the numbers they are proposing is as follows:

1- Protect cattle ranching (which is Wyoming`s main economic outlet.)
2- Prevent wolf populations from being unsustainable, thus causing problems such as starvation, conflict with humans and disease. 
3- Preventing excessive predation of wild ungulates.

There is a very detailed explanation on monitoring programs in this proposal.

It absolutely sucks to have to kill such a beautiful animal. Sadly, unmanaged populations of any animal can be devastating to the very animals no-kill/anti-hunting policies are trying to protect. For example, this is why deer in Minnesota are gigantic in comparison with the tiny and starving dog-like deer you see in the east coast. This is why problems with sentimentalized invasive exotic species like wild horses exists. 

Unfortunately, unlike horses, wolves aren`t exactly adoptable.

It`s really a no-win situation no matter how you look at it. The only reasonable solution is for the Federal government to declare more land as protected National Park, but that`s easier said than done.

By Vas Littlecrow Wojtanowicz