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Wolf opponents broaden tactics

[large thumbnail url=”wolf-opponents-broaden-tactics” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”06″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolf-opponents-broaden-tactics” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”06″] Opponents of a federal court decision ordering the protection of wolves have responded with tactics ranging from a suggestion to stake out shelter dogs as wolf bait to pending bills in Congress and appeals of the decision.

With efforts aimed at removing wolves from the Endangered Species Act on the rise, the issue has shifted from the reasoning behind the decision to how opponents can circumvent it.

Separate appeals, united front

The most recent move to restore state management of wolves came in the form of an appeal from Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden on Friday, who filed an appeal of U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy’s ruling in August to relist wolves under the act.

Their action, undertaken on behalf of the state of Idaho, followed appeals from the state of Montana and from Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar…

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