And in wolf news on this side of the pond, Montana Rep. Denny Rehberg introduced two bills in Washington Wednesday to pull the gray wolf from the protection of federal endangered species status. Similar bills introduced have failed to advance in the past.
From this AP story via kivitv.com:
Lawmakers in Washington are renewing their push to legalize gray wolf hunting as they seek to curb the predators’ growing population. Montana Rep. Denny Rehberg introduced two bills Wednesday to strip the gray wolf of federal endangered species protections.
_The first, co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Simpson and Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho, would only apply to wolves in Montana and Idaho. The second is co-sponsored by a bipartisan group of lawmakers from 12 states and would lift protections on wolves nationwide.
Do you think the bills will have some teeth this time, or will they fall flat like their predecessors?