Exposing the Big Game

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.

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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  1. And, interestingly, the National Wildlife Federation is a big hunting lobby, which endorses the Humanist-oriented “game management” philosophy which Aldo Leopold held so dear, and which is still so admired by many wildlife groups.

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