Wildlife and Ag group don’t like Grey Wolf rulingA wildlife group and an agriculture group react negatively, as the Grey Wolf is ordered back on to the Endangered Species List.
A wildlife group and an agriculture group react negatively, as the Grey Wolf is ordered back on to the Endangered Species List.
A federal judge sided with the Humane Society and others which appealed federal delisting of the wolf in the Great Lakes region.
George Meyer with the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation says that undermines the intent of the Endangered Species Act.
Also endangered is livestock on Wisconsin farms, according to Jeff Lyons with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation.
Lyons says it's unclear whether a program through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which allowed for the killing of problem wolves, will be allowed to remain in place while this latest challenge to the wolves' status works its way through the courts.
Adrian Wydevan of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says landowners will no longer be able to get permits to remove problem wolves or shot wolves that are in the act of attacking pets or wildlife on their properties.
The U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., overturned the 2007 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision to remove the animal from the list in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Meyer says the Wildlife Federation will appeal the decision.