Thursday, February 28, 2008

Wolf delisting, cont.

Here's an editorial from the New West blog. The comments display the levels of animosity and distrust on both sides of the issue (and, frankly, both seem a bit reduced from what I remember in the 1990's).

Both sides seem to choose inappropriate targets for their idea of 'balance,' though. I see no reason why wolf delisting has to wait until wolves inhabit their entire historical range, if the danger of extinction is now negligible. On the other hand, those "glory days" of high elk populations used to be accompanied by a whole lot of hand-wringing and dire predictions of devastated grasslands due to overgrazing. More is not always merrier.

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