In protecting wolves, advocates seek middle ground

January 28, 2015
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Star Tribune

HFW supports and signs petition to US Fish and Wildlife Service, filed by Humane Society (HSUS), asking to reclassify grey wolves under the Endangered Species Act at a reduced level of protection to avert congressional action. 

Interviewed by Star Tribune, Maureen Hackett, president and founder of Minnesota-based Howling for Wolves, said her organization supports the petition as a way to deal with members of Congress who are preparing legislation to undo a Dec. 19 federal court decision that restored certain federal protections for wolves and ended short-lived wolf hunting and trapping in Upper Great Lakes states.

“We think it’s a good compromise,” said Hackett, whose group wants to ensure an end to recreational killing of wolves as part of state wildlife management plans.

Read the HSUS petition here: Petition to Reclassify Gray Wolves as Threatened in the Conterminus United States Under the Endangered Species Act.PDF