Discussion Topic: Can Counties Stop Federal Wolf Releases?
Otero has just become the second New Mexico county to pass an ordinance designed to protect citizens, pets, and livestock...
Otero has just become the second New Mexico county to pass an ordinance designed to protect citizens, pets, and livestock from endangered Mexican gray wolves.
In this _Las Cruces Sun-New_s article, Doug Moore, chairman of the Otero County Commission has a warning for U.S. Fish and Wildlife personnel who might consider releasing wolves:
_”I don’t care if it is the president of the United States,” he said. “If he releases a wolf in Otero County, I would advocate his arrest, too.”
John Slown, a [USFWS] Mexican wolf planner who attended the meeting, said the federal government has the final say on wolf releases.
“It is my understanding that on federal land, federal law would supersede county law,” he said._
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