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Gray wolves were controversially delisted from the Endangered Species Act in 2011, which has had a dramatic effect on the ecosystem in the Northern Rockies. The Idaho population was above 1,000 wolves before 2011, and a year later, the wolf population was below 500. And the state government wants it to be below 150. WARNING: These photos are graphic.


ORIGINALS: Courtesy Maureen Nandini Mitra of Earth Island Journal. The magazine also gave me the statistics I list above on wolf hunting. Go to their site to read more about what's happening. Try starting with this article. And if you find yourself passionate about this issue, consider signing this online petition.

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