Mark Rey orders APHIS testing of bighorn sheep reintroductions-
This is a slap at Western Watersheds Project for shutting down disease spreading domestic sheep operations in bighorn territory of Idaho.
It is also another attempt to try to subordinate Forest Service authority over wildlife to APHIS, the livestock friendly agency that should concentrate on foreign pests, not native wildlife.
Fortunately Mark Rey, another Bush Administration plunderer, will soon be gone. He is trying to create a controversy like the bison/brucellosis controversy where bighorn sheep become the problem instead of livestock.
Bighorn sheep don’t bring diseases. Domestic sheep bring diseases.
Link to story from Wilderness Sportsman. Bush admin screws bighorn sheep