"Legislation Aims To Kill 90% Of Wolves Roaming Idaho"

"BOISE, Idaho — A Republican-dominated state Senate committee on Tuesday approved legislation allowing the state to hire private contractors to kill about 90% of the wolves roaming Idaho.

The Senate Resources and Environment Committee voted 6-2 with no Democratic support to approve the agriculture industry-backed bill that includes substantial other changes intended to cut the wolf population from about 1,500 to 150.

Backers said there are too many wolves in Idaho and they’re attacking cattle, sheep and wildlife, costing agriculture producers hundreds of thousands of dollars and reducing the number of deer and elk available for hunters."

Keith Ridler reports for the Associated Press April 20, 2021.

Source: AP, 04/21/2021