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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

March 5, 2013 at 4:00 PM

State officials promise ‘lethal’ wolf management

Killing an endangered species is criminal

There are only 51 confirmed wolves in the state and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife can’t wait to kill more of them [“State: Wolf management to include lethal removal,” NWSaturday, March 2]. At the Fish and Wildlife Okanogan meeting there were more wolf haters than there are wolves in the state. Some attendees told officials that they planned on shooting wolves on sight.

It is still a state and federal crime to kill endangered species. With Fish and Wildlife’s plan to share radio-collar information about the location of wolves with people in the area, the agency is aiding and abetting criminal behavior.

I had expected better of our state. The war on wolves needs to stop.

–Diane Weinstein, Issaquah

Comments | More in animals, Environment | Topics: Okanogan County, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wolves

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