TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - Another Mexican Gray wolf has been found dead along the Arizona-New Mexico border.Those radio collars are a death sentence for any wolves and their mates who have to wear them. The yahoos clearly have the frequencies, as they have been taking out collared wolves at a steady pace in 2010.
This latest death is a female found earlier this month in Sierra County, New Mexico.
She had been traveling with a male and he hasn't been located.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife says there's no reason yet to think anything has also happened to the male because he has a radio collar that puts off a mortality signal and they haven't received any.
The body of the female has been taken to a lab to figure out what killed her.
Between the US Fish and Wildlife Service's reluctance to upset the Arizona Game and Fish Department (read: "Arizona Cattlegrowers Henchmen") by releasing captive wolves, and the attrition rate of wolves by poachers, we are looking at the end of Mexican wolves in the wild.
It's a damn shame.
See Howling for Justice for a more impassioned plea. We just don't have it in us today. Today, we're mourning the dying green fires, the fearless elk and deer. We're thinking like a mountain, and the mountain is full of regret for the actions of man.