This is hardly news. I won’t bother to put a link, but has anyone thought of this . . .?
What if Judge Molloy allows the hunt, but puts the wolf back on the endangered species list?
This doesn’t have to be an all or nothing kind of decision. The judge could allow the hunt to begin under careful scutiny of the Court and grant the injunction the minute any “funny stuff” starts. The plaintiffs make a number of claims in the lawsuit. It is not just an anti-hunt suit. JB recently posted a list of the total list of the claims the plaintiffs are making in their brief.
As I have written many times, I fear the the cattle and sheep association/Wildlife Services wolf killing machine more than a well regulated wolf hunt. The wolves will probably replenish themselves in a year, but they won’t come back from the Idaho Fish and Game Commission’s stated intent to use minor livestock depredations as an excuse to kill dozens of wolf packs. Hunting won’t harm genetic diversity, it might make the wolves more wary, it might even spread them to other states — awesome!! High tech Wildlife Service killers, however, won’t allow any wolves to remain in a pack.