A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to reissue the final rules relating to the listing of the gray wolf in the Western Great Lakes and the State of Wyoming under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
So folks, as of this comment the majority of users, by voting yes, want to a) get rid of the endangered status of wolves in the western great lakes region and remove protection for habitat once considered critical for wolves and b) remove wolves from the endangered species list in Wyoming and get rid of the experimental area in Yellowstone where wolves were reintroduced. Now I understand if people have real arguments against further wolf protection, but I suspect most people read the bills name and put in their opinion. Let's take the time to actually know what legislation will do before we opine on the benefits or drawbacks.
Please stop voting yay! The language is confusing, but if you look at the details it wants to REMOVE wolves from the endangered species list and thereby removing protections. This is a terrible motion that would make things worse for wolves.
Wolves are a keystone species. In a few select pockets, their numbers have normalized but they are still absent from the vast majority of their historical range. Conservation and protection should be continued for this species.
Wolves have just begun to recover in some areas of the US after being ruthlessly hunted and trapped for 200 years. While there are some fragile successes, grey wolves are still missing from a vast majority of their former range, and are subject to mounting persecution in areas where they have been restored