Wildlife groups sue to get wolf back on protected list

  • Article by: JOSEPHINE MARCOTTY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 12, 2013 - 8:09 PM

States haven't taken steps to adequately defend the species, activists say.

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dontknowjackFeb. 12, 13 4:32 PM

A longer term solution for wolves should be sought after but the environmentalists will continue to ignore Obama's plan to add another 38,000,000 foreign workers to the population of the US over the next 10-years.

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erikj3Feb. 12, 13 4:49 PM

I hope they're successful this time. Hunting wolves is barbaric.

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basia2186Feb. 12, 13 6:52 PM

Keep it up with the lawsuits. I think the DNR needs a new direction. The wildlife in this state belongs to all of us, hunter and non-hunter alike. They don't count very well. Whether it's deer, moose, walleyes, or wolves. I live on Lake Vermilion. I travel through the Superior National forest on my 30 mile commute to my mining job e dry day. Since I work rotating shifts I frequently travel at night. I see deer every day, my record in a one way trip is 65. I have seen one wolf. It was eating a road killed deer. The wolf was emaciated and mangy. He was so hungry he didn't care that 10 cars had pulled off of the road to watch him. Upon seeing my first wolf in the wild, I felt a thrill unlike any other, ever! 80% of Minnesotans are opposed to slaughtering wolves. The only ones that should be killed are those proven to be attacking livestock. Raising cows in the northwoods requires vigilance that few livestock owners bother to spend the time andmoney to do. I have heard that a couple ofdonkeys are great deterrents. The kind of hunter that likes to kill for fun is the kind of person that should have a very deep background check. Leave the wolves be. The DNR should be doing education and outdoor/wildlife appreciation programs rather than focusing on killing more things THAT ARE NOT FOOD. Killing for fun or bragging is barbaric.

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archyopterxFeb. 12, 13 7:02 PM

next year the quota needs to be raised.

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andersj9Feb. 12, 13 7:45 PM

Environmental groups wasting taxpayers money in the name of "principle." Stop the lawsuits. Barbaric indeed.

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ruphinaFeb. 12, 13 8:35 PM

What a bunch of cowards for filing in DC instead of the district court here. How does the DC court claim jurisdiction? If they can sue there just because it is a federal law, why have the other districts? Bill G.

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whatever2012Feb. 12, 13 9:43 PM

Yeah the Fiends of the Boundary waters did the same thing with the cell tower and they had no success! I love these people of the cities that live in the internet world drinking their $10.00 coffees thinking everything is warm and Disney!!

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pearlaussieFeb. 12, 1310:29 PM

Please keep in mind that the "Humane Society" referred to in this story is HSUS-Humane Society of the United States, a radical animal rights movement, not a humane society. They have no ties to Minnesota, except perhaps to the pocketbooks of Minnesota citizens. They do not act like a humane society. Their goal is to fleece as much money from the unaware citizens to pad their own pension funds. I do not think they have the wolf or the humans in mind when they play this game with words. They are currently facing several investigations into their fundraising, their "tax exempt status" and their ethics. I would take anything they say with a grain of salt.

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nature53Feb. 13, 1312:31 AM

Wolves, as predators, are an integral part of the balance in nature. Humans, however, are increasingly proving that they are not. No real evidence has been put forward and proven that the recent wolf slaughters are necessary in any way. Cattle predation is preventable if there is some effort made, as has been proven many times over. As far as pet predation - does the term "responsible pet ownership" ring a bell? The wolf hunts are a disgrace to every state that has engaged in them to date, particularly Minnesota and Wyoming, two states that at one time led the way in rebuilding wolf populations. Shame on us all for allowing our meager and petty interests to destroy such a critical strand in the web of nature.

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Willy53Feb. 13, 13 6:06 AM

Trapping wolves with leghold traps is barbaric. Chewing off a leg to get free is simply immoral. The hunting of wolves is completely unnecessary. Trophy wolf hunting simply satisfies a desire that is incompatible with sustaining the ecology and wildlife of our diminishing north woods. Perhaps the biggest impediment of all is the ancient, wierd obsession so many hunters have with the wolf as an evil animal that must be killed. Their hysteria has infected the DNR. The endangered species act is indispensible to preserving our natural American heritage. The barbaric trapping and trophy hunting of wolves in Minnesota accelerates the deterioration of our north woods ecology and history. This from a former trapper and person that spends most of his free time in the back country of Upper Michigan.

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