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Wolf cull outrages wildlife groups

[large thumbnail url=”wolf-cull-outrages-wildlife-groups” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”10″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolf-cull-outrages-wildlife-groups” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”10″] Reuters – Conservation groups have asked a U.S. appeals court to strike down a move by Congress to strip more than 1,500 wolves in Idaho and Montana of federal endangered species protections.

In a petition to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the groups sought to overturn a ruling last week by a federal judge that found Congress did not exceed its authority in April when it allowed a measure removing wolves from the endangered species list.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy came days after Idaho announced plans to cut its wolf population from about 1,000 to no fewer than 150 by hunting and trapping, and less than a month after Montana set a wolf-hunting quota of 220 out of a population of 566.

Read the entire article on montrealgazette.com:  Wolf cull outrages wildlife groups

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