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Animal Attraction: Protection reinstated for gray wolf

Animal Attraction:  Protection reinstated for gray wolf

Credit: Creator: Kramer, Gary

Gray wolf

by Stacy Fox

khou.com

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 6:21 AM

In a victory for the gray wolves of the northern Rockies, a federal judge granted conservationists' request to stop the slaughter of wolves and reinstate federal Endangered Species Act protections. The ruling prevents wolf hunting from going forward in Montana and Idaho. The court ruled the federal government illegally subdivided the northern Rockies wolf population, eliminating federal protections for the vast majority of the region's wolves even while acknowledging that they remain endangered by Wyoming law.

Read the complete press release from The Humane Society of the United States

Read the court ruling

Sources:
The Humane Society of the United States 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 

Photo Credit:

Title: Gray wolf 
Creator: Kramer, Gary 
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service   
Rights: Public domain

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