Baldwin Says She Would Support Wolf Delisting

Nov 27, 2016

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin(D-Wi.)
Credit baldwin.senate.gov

U-S Senate Democrat Tammy Baldwin says she has no problem supporting the removal of grey wolves from the federal endangered species list.

Republican state lawmakers Tom Tiffany and Adam Jarchow are urging Congress to let the state regain the management of its 900 wolves -- and they say Baldwin's support could put other Democrats on board and give the measure a better chance of passing.

Baldwin says wolves are straying closer to livestock herds, killing both farm animals and family pets. Because of that, she says parents are not letting their kids play where they normally do.

Baldwin says it should be up to the state to decide its own management plan that keeps everyone's interests in mind -- including Native American tribes where wolves are of "unique significance."