Just exactly like last year, states have started allowing private citizens to kill public wolves in the Rockies. Why public? Because the federal government has spent 27 million dollars to reintroduce those wolves and obtain the stable 1600 animal population, that’s why. When we let
yahoos real estate agents kill wolves, we give them an $18,000 gift of public funds, one they didn’t even have to buy a house or a car to get.
Of course I agree with the ecological and ethical arguments against killing these animals. Mostly, though, I just think it’s like cleaning up Lake Erie only to start allowing dumping a year later: stupid.