One might think Colorado Governor Jared Polis would scale back his anti-agriculture campaign – at least publicly – after his tone-deaf proclamation of Meat-Out Day on the first day of spring in 2021. But despite that PR fiasco, the governor has again thumbed his nose at Colorado ranchers with last week’s covert wolf reintroduction.
Colorado voters approved the reintroduction of gray wolves via a ballot measure in 2020, so the release of five wolves on Dec. 18 into the wilderness of Grand County was legal. But if it was legal, why was it done secretly? And that’s not the only question Colorado ranchers are demanding the governor answer.