From the Silver City Daily Press:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, responsible for the ongoing recovery of the Mexican gray wolf, shot and killed one of the endangered wolves in Arizona at the end of August — a wolf whose pack has been blamed by several groups for the killing of too many livestock in its range.

The reintroduction and recovery of the endangered Mexican gray wolf has been the source of much controversy between livestock producers, environmentalists and the state and federal agencies involved in the wolves’ recovery. This stems in large part from the wolves’ inevitable depredation of some of the area’s livestock, and just how balanced government attempts to protect livestock producers from losses are on one side or the other.

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