No they are the apex predator in most ecosystems and are nature’s regulator to sustain the environment. Removal of grey wolves leads to cascade effects that have drastic economic and environmental consequences. For instance, reduced wolves leads to lower numbers of elk. This is because wolves kill coyotes and maintain their population and behaviors. Coyotes with free range hunt the babies and youth, killing off the population before they can mate. These cascade effects have significant commerce consequences and the effect carries across state lines. Thus the commerce clause states this is a federal issue as one state’s actions are not isolated and affects others.