New Mexico counties back proposed livestock authority; feds release more wolf pups

From the El Defensor Chieftain in Socorro, New Mexico:

A Joint Powers Agreement between the counties of Socorro, Catron and Sierra was approved last week by the Socorro County Board of County Commissioners. The purpose of the JPA is to create the County Livestock Loss Authority, designed to help protect the rights and livelihood of the cattle ranching industry, which feels at risk by the federal government’s management of the reintroduction of the endangered Mexican gray wolf,  a subspecies of the gray wolf, commonly referred to as “el lobo.”

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