Both the Gray Wolf and the Mexican Wolf pose a threat to ranchers’ livestock and cause a significant impact on the bottom lines on ranchers’ businesses. In addition to death of livestock caused by these predators, there are high costs associated with physical stress to the cattle and management of the impact of the wolf’s presence.
PLC advocates for the removal of the Gray Wolf from the Endangered Species List across the entire country as the population has surpassed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recovery goals by as much as 300% across the country. The Mexican Wolf, should it remain listed, should be managed as a “nonessential experimental population” so that ranchers have the management tools they need to defend their herds.