U.S. House Moves to Strip Gray Wolves of Federal Protections - Articles

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Posted by: Jarod Word on Nov 26, 2018

The U.S. House this month moved to drop federal legal protections for gray wolves, ABC News reports. A proposed bill — Manage our Wolves Act (H.R.6784) — will delist most gray wolves across the lower 48 states from the Endangered Species Act, ending the designation placed on the animal in the 1970s. Though the Fish and Wildlife Service did not comment on the bill, it is reviewing the wolf's status and expects to make a recommendation regarding removal in the coming months. The bill's chief sponsor, Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., said that states should be responsible for managing wolf populations, "not Washington bureaucrats." The measure was approved 196-180 and will now go to the Senate for consideration.