Wolf News Roundup
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
June 8, 2016
A Jackson Hole rancher is losing cattle to wolves, according to the Jackson Hole News & Guide. Although only one calf was confirmed as a wolf kill, the rancher suspects other calves that have gone missing have fallen to the same fate. For more, check out the article linked below.
A pack of boldly behaving wolves are under scrutiny by Canadian wildlife officials, according to media reports. The five-member Bow Valley wolf pack has repeatedly approached campers and other visitors to the Banff area, following people and stealing food in campgrounds. The pack has had 15 such incidents since January. See the article linked below for details.
The Center for Biological Diversity and its allies have sued USDA over the agency’s wolf killing in the state – which is undertaken pursuant to a contract with state wildlife officials, since wolves are under state authority in Idaho. According to the CBD, the wolf control program "relies on outdated analyses, incomplete science and a failure to consider whether livestock owners take common-sense measures to avoid conflicts with wolves before kill orders are issued. We're calling on Wildlife Services to halt all wolf killing until it prepares an updated environmental analysis of the program in Idaho."
The groups — Western Watersheds Project, the Center for Biological Diversity, Friends of the Clearwater, WildEarth Guardians and Predator Defense — are represented by Advocates for the West and Western Watersheds Project attorneys.