Discussion Topic: On Oregon Ranchers and Wolves
From _The Salt Lake Tribune: _ _Ranchers are pressing the Oregon Legislature for legislation to let them track and kill...
From _The Salt Lake Tribune:
_Ranchers are pressing the Oregon Legislature for legislation to let them track and kill wolves that attack livestock.
_The Baker City Herald said that earlier this week, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed that wolves had killed sheep at a Baker County ranch in two attacks, the first such since wolves began re-entering the state from Idaho.
_Rancher Curt Jacobs says the death toll is now 24.
_Endangered species laws forbid ranchers to kill wolves caught in the act of attacking livestock — leaving that to wildlife agents.
Ranchers and others at a meeting Thursday in Baker City made plans to lobby the Legislature to hold hearings on a bill that would expand ranchers’ options in wolf control and amend it to spell out their right to track and kill the predators.
So, should ranchers have this right?