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January 12, 2007

Republican Governor Calls For Killing Wolves Until Again Endangered

-- by Dave Johnson

Displaying typical Republican respect for nature and the environment, the incoming Governor of Idaho is calling for the killing of most of the wolves in his state. He wants to kill enough to get them back on the endangered species list - but only because that is the limit where the law makes him stop.

According to Idaho gov calls for wolf kill,

Idaho's governor said Thursday he will support public hunts to kill all but 100 of the state's gray wolves after the federal government strips them of protection under the Endangered Species Act.

... The 100 surviving wolves would be the minimum before the animals could again be considered endangered.

His excuse? He says they kill elk, which harms hunting. And, of course, that's a lie: Scientists: Wolves not decimating elk herds

Governor "Butch" Otter is another typical Republican - elected "after a drunken driving conviction and his divorce from the daughter of one of the state's richest men."

Posted by Dave Johnson at January 12, 2007 4:39 PM

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