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Don’t graze in pack territory

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife ordered “incremental” removal of wolves living in the Profanity Peak Area, better described as pack territory.

It is the third time in three years that wolves preyed on cattle grazing in wolf territory and the same spot. Eight of the 11 Profanity Peak Pack were killed in 2016-2017.

The area, dense in forest and with few roads, makes it easy to take and leave cattle without supervision. The solution seems simple: move the grazing allotments. Simply killing wolves and compensating ranchers with taxpayer’s money creates and promotes dependence.

According to the Conservation Northwest policy director, killing orders have been issued already on behalf of the same livestock operator.

Cecilia Nolthenius

Coeur d’Alene


 

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