Culling Wild Animals Is Still A Controversial Subject
Wildlife officials have to make decisions that can affect populations of whole species.By Evan Thomas | August 26, 2016
Wildlife officials in Washington state plan to cull some 10 percent of its gray wolf population after a pack started preying on local livestock.
This is a controversial decision. The wolves are already endangered in Washington — there are only about 90 in the state — but in this case, officials have a dilemma: killing a few wolves is the only way to preserve public support for conserving the rest of them.