Gray Wolves Becoming a Problem in the U.S.

Essay by hunterkiller51High School, 10th gradeA+, June 2003

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Are Gray Wolves Becoming a Problem in the U.S.

The gray wolf once on the edge of extinction in the U.S. is now populated enough

to lower the animal's level of federal protection in certain areas. Once upon a time

the gray wolf was pushed near extinction by farmers, hunters, trappers and settlers

putting it on the endangered species list. Now the gray wolf can be lifted from the

endangered species list and put in the category of threatened thanks to the wolf recovery

programs in Idaho, Montana, and Yellowstone national park. In some areas, they have

been opened to a hunting season due to their abundance. However this has caused

problems in the economy with farmers, hunters, animal rights activist, and the fish and

wildlife services. My opinion in the situation is that I think it's great they are relocating

wolves into their old native environment, but if the numbers of wolves becomes to high

they be permitted to hunt instead of paying tax dollars for the government to hire sharp

shooters to keep the numbers down, to have the males or females tranquilized and

neutered or spade, or have them relocated to areas that within a few months would return

to their old territory, unless of course you shipped them to a different continent which

would be quite costly.

It also effects farmers livestock as well as the farmers effecting the

wolves. Another split of my opinion is if some thing's not endangered, then why is it on

the endangered species list The reason for my opinion is because of multiple factors such

as the fact that I would like to see wolves in their native territory within reason meaning

their would be a small enough number to be able to see one every now and then, rather...