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Uploaded on Apr 30, 2011
Well... if you haven't heard already, over 1,300 wolves in Idaho and Montana will be taken off the ESA withing 60 days from when the bill was passed. Wolf hunts are already being planned. Have a look at this news article: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwor...
With Ron Gillett's attitude (as shown in this article) wanting zero wolves in the Northern Rockies, these wolves are almost certainly facing a major decline, or even an eradication.
If this attitude does not disappear quickly, it is likely wolves in the Northern Rockies will be eradicated- and then they will pay for it. ' WHY WE NEED WOLVES:
1. Elk numbers will explode. The elk populations will grow and grow and grow, and they will, eventually, run out of food. Disease will spread much more easily. In a few decades without wolves, elk will face a large decline meaning the anti-wolf people (of which 99% are hunters) will not be able to hunt elk anymore. https://motherjones.com/files/6elkher...
As you can see, wolves, in general, keep ecosystems in balance. It's simple logic. Wolves are at the top of the food chain. They are a keystone species. They existed with elk and deer and hundreds of other species for thousands of years without human interference.
Without them, Yellowstone becomes an elk farm- which I guess is what the anti-wolf extremist hunters want.