Groups asking Court of Appeals to intervene over lethal wolf removal

A case before the 9th Circuit could end cattle grazing in Washington’s Colville National Forest.

Attorneys for the Forest Service say that wolves are thriving in the area, and the few instances when they had to be removed did not hurt the species in the region.
However, wolf advocates claim negligence is to blame and if non-lethal measures to remove a wolf do not work, the land should be declared unsuitable for grazing.

They also say that if the Forest Service did not allow grazing, these conflicts would not exist.

There is no word yet on when the three-judge panel will decide.

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