Interior Secretary Ken Salazar just approved Bush's last minute attack on gray wolves and delisted them. It should be of no surprise that Salazar grew up on a ranch in Colorado. Great! Another rancher in charge of wildlife :(
So much for wildlife protection in the Obama administration. Now, 1,000 Northern Rocky wolves will be killed.
Why did Salazar delist them? "[S]cientists have concluded that recovery has occurred." Talk about narrowmindedness. What about the states' "management plans"? The wolves have recovered, but the recovery number will not be sustained with Sara Palin like wolf management!
The only state that the gray wolf is not being delisted is WY because it doesn't have a sound management program as the Great Lakes region, MT, ID, WA, OR, and UT have. Salazar said, "I do not believe we should hold those states hostage to the inadequacy we've seen in Wyoming."
FWP agrees the wolves should be delisted in those states except WY 'because they have approved state wolf management plans and solid programs in place that will ensure the conservation of the species in the future.' WTF?! Maybe ensure that they'll be eliminated in the future. I think their idea of 'conservation' is places like wolf haven
With the delisting of the wolves it's obvious there will be no help from this administration for America's last wild buffalo either.
AP quotes from government officials and environmental groups