Idaho's governor said Thursday he will support public hunts to kill all but 100 of the state's gray wolves after the federal government strips them of protection under the Endangered Species Act.
This thinking infuriates me. Humans move into an area, then proceed to kill off those "offending" animals that dare to "encroach" on our territory. The same thing has happened in Los Angeles with the coyote, minus the endangered species thing. This governor basically wants to kill off 2/3 of the wolves because they are doing what wolves do, kill elk and such for food. But the elk are part of Idaho's hunting industry, so it's time to harm the ecosystem in pursuit of the mighty dollar. Some things never change.