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Maughan Blog: Wildlife Services revises Idaho Wolf Environmental Assessment

[large thumbnail url=”maughan-blog-wildlife-services-revises-idaho-wolf-environmental-assessment” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”06″] [thumbnail icon url=”maughan-blog-wildlife-services-revises-idaho-wolf-environmental-assessment” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”12″ day=”06″] A post by Ken Cole on Ralph Maughan’s popular wolves.wordpress.com blog, states that Wildlife Services have dropped gassing of pups in their dens and sterilization but plans still contain heavy handed killing of wolves.

In anticipation of Monday’s federal court hearing of a case brought by Western Watersheds Project, Wildlife Services has revised its Idaho Wolf Environmental Assessment. While the new EA drops gassing of wolf pups in their dens and use of sterilization, the preferred alternative does not consider exhaustive use of non-lethal methods to prevent wolf conflicts by intimating that it would be too expensive for ranchers to use proper animal husbandry techniques to avoid such conflicts.

Wildlife Services [sic], formerly Animal Damage Control, is an agency under the Department of Agriculture which responds to wildlife threats to agriculture. They are not related to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which is under the Department of Interior and who manages endangered species, enforces the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and manages National Wildlife Refuges…

Read the entire post at wolves.wordpress.com: Wildlife Services revises Idaho Wolf Environmental Assessment

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