From the Santa Fe New Mexican:

ALBUQUERQUE — The killing of four Mexican gray wolves by U.S. wildlife officials has drawn the ire of environmentalists who say management of the species is undercutting efforts to restore the endangered predators to the American Southwest.

Documents made public Tuesday show the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took the action in March after hazing, diversionary food caches and other nonlethal means failed to get the predators to stop killing cattle in two rural areas of Western New Mexico.

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