Enviroment gone wild
don.peaslee at NCN.NET
Mon Feb 26 21:11:14 MST 1996
Instead of shooting a wolf, perhaps he should have shot a person. The
sentence would have probably been less. Distorted values and the power that
the enviromentalists wield:
> [The Boston Globe]
> Man Gets Six Months for Shooting Yellowstone Wolf
> By Associated Press, 02/26/96
> BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A man got six months in prison Monday for
> shooting and killing a wolf that was part of a project to restore
> the animal to Yellowstone National Park.
> Chad McKittrick, 42, of Red Lodge, maintained he thought the gray
> wolf that had strayed out of the park was a wild dog and a danger
> to livestock.
> McKittrick was found guilty in October of possessing, killing and
> transporting the wolf in April.
> It was part of a group of wolves released in Yellowstone and
> Idaho last year as part of a federal effort to restore the
> species to the U.S. Rockies, where they were wiped out by hunters
> generations ago.
> The wolves are protected under the Endangered Species Act.
> AP-DS-02-26-96 1551EST
Don Peaslee (Radio Op: KG0UK) Mail: don.peaslee at ncn.net
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