The rancher who lost cattle to the Fox Mountain Pack was compensated for his losses, but Barrett did not know how much he was paid through the government's reimbursement program. Barrett also declined to release the name of the rancher.Exfuckingcuse me? TAXPAYERS already paid for the dead bovines, paid for the plane that set out on Friday to kill the Foxy Wolf,
So, Ms. Barrett, we really think you oughtta start naming names. If American taxpayers are going to bail out a business and indemnify it against losses, we really do deserve to know which businesses are benefiting.
Especially when it means that four wolf pups are going to lose their mama this week, striking another blow to wolf recovery in the southwest.
UPDATE/CORRECTION 8/13: Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is paying to capture and transport her to captivity. And don't get us wrong, we're grateful they will. But, the point still stands: Fish and Wildlife Service shouldn't be protecting the rancher or his livestock from wolves. Fish and Wildlife should be protecting the wolves from ranchers and livestock.