Wolves matter

White Mountain Independent (Original) Posted October 30, 2018 Letter to the Editor by Gaylene Soper

We who support the Mexican gray wolf have spent years educating the public and doing everything we were asked of by various government officials to just try and sustain the little ground we have covered in four decades. Four decades!

And the wolf is losing ground. These various officials sit back and dismiss us like swatting at a fly on a hot summer day. We are job security for them, nothing more.

Enough is enough. We need to start pressuring, really pressuring, U.S. Fish and Wildlife to enforce punishment on those who kill the Mexican gray wolf that is so vital to our environment and our forests. Punishment would certainly be enforced if someone shot a cow and said “oh I thought it was a coyote.”

Gaylene Soper