Like fox guarding the henhouse

Arizona Daily Sun (Original) Letter to the Editor Posted October 14, 2014 by Susan Cooper

To the editor:

A recent Wolf's Den column promoted the idea that the Arizona Game and Fish Department would be better able to manage the controversial wolf reintroduction program than the current federal authorities. Given the makeup of the Arizona organization, which is heavily weighted to ranchers and hunters, I would liken that to hiring the fox to guard the henhouse.

In the interest of balance, fairness and science, I am providing a website address for the education of those who are truly interested in this issue. The state of Montana has been given the control of the wolf management near Yellowstone. The reporting done by NPR is factual. I hope Mr Wolf and your readers will take the time to check out this report. It can be found at