Trail cameras in northern California confirm the presence of a new wolf pack that includes three pups. While animal rights and environmental groups are applauding, ranchers are concerned about their livelihood.
“It’s a lifetime of work,” Dave Cowley, told the Tribune. “To have a wolf pack come in and destroy it, and to have environmentalists cheer, it’s disappointing.”
Several ranching and farming groups filed suit against the California Fish and Game Commission earlier this year for deciding to place wolves on the state’s Endangered Species Act.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation submitted a letter to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in 2016 expressing extreme concern about the state’s wolf conservation plan.
(Photo source: U.S. Forest Service)