Leave Wolves the Hell Alone

Well done, excellent post. Ever since I read the LA Times article about this particular rancher and his attitude toward the Wedge Pack, I’ve been steaming. Thanks Jim for getting it off my chest!!

Exposing the Big Game

Northeastern Washington cattle rancher Len McIrvin has made it clear: he really hates wolves—especially members of the local Wedge pack. Though the rancher way of life depends on government handouts and write-offs, he’s been unwilling to accept compensation for the cows he claims to have lost to wolves, fearing it would legitimize protection of the natural predators.

It may not be fair to compare him and his son to poachers Bill White and son, who illegally killed most of the Lookout Pack (Washington’s first confirmed wolf pack to return home from Canada), since the McIrvins appear to operate above board by deferring to the state game department to do the dirty work for them. But they are all cut of the same cloth—cattle ranchers who think wolves serve no Earthly purpose and should be eliminated (once again).

It’s no wonder some ranchers feel they can get away with murder, so…

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Published in: on September 8, 2012 at 10:32 pm  Comments (23)  
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