https://wolf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/IWC_logo_white2a-300x127.png 0 0 Carissa Winter https://wolf.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/IWC_logo_white2a-300x127.png Carissa Winter2023-04-20 10:14:182023-04-25 10:15:44Lawmakers look to boost pay to ranchers after wolf attacks
Lawmakers look to boost pay to ranchers after wolf attacks
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – New Mexico is trying to balance a reintroduction of native wolves with the financial security of ranchers. Now, Congress is considering a bill to boost payout to ranchers whose cattle are killed by wolves.
The bill, backed by both Democrats and Republicans in Congress, would raise compensation from 75% of the livestock value to 100% of the value of livestock lost. New Mexico Representative Gabe Vasquez, who is supporting the bill says it balances the interests of ranchers with wolf conservation.