Oregon Groups Sue to Reinstate Protected Status for Gray Wolves
The wolves were removed from the protected list in November.
Who will speak for the gray wolves? Oregon Wild, Cascadia Wildlands and the Center for Biological Diversity, that’s who.
In November, in a 4-2 vote, gray wolves were taken off Oregon’s Endangered Species Act list.
That means, according to the National Wildlife Federation, they are no longer protected from anyone who would “harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct,” as well as “interfering in vital breeding and behavioral activities or degrading critical habitat” and “being traded or sold.”
But this morning, three conservation groups filed a legal challenge to that removal, saying in a press release by Oregon Wild that the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission “violated…
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