It’s the wolves that need protected.
Cages designed to protect children from Mexican gray wolves at New Mexico’s bus stops have come under fire for demonizing the endangered animals, which have never attacked anyone in the state.
Environmentalists argue the wooden and mesh cages erected in the town of Reserve a decade ago are only furthering the misunderstanding of the animals, their behaviors and the dangers they pose [not to mention making the people of Reserve look really silly.]
But supporters of the cages – including residents and conservative anti-government organizations – insist that the animals, which were reintroduced to the area in 1998, pose a very real threat.
The debate has resurfaced because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to extend Endangered Species Act protections for around 75 wolves left in New Mexico and Arizona.
The approximately 20 cages…
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