Letter - New Jersey, please take our wolves


A New Jersey letter writer touted rights for wolves.

Wolves and other predators have been displaced from New Jersey for 500 years. The U.S. has not had a natural predator/prey relationship in 200 years, that is, unless we recognize humans as the top predator.

Then our rights supersede wolves and all others.

Our mountain lands are summer grazing land for livestock. Our low elevation grasslands are winter grazing for livestock. The game and fish are paid for by our license money and belong to us. Our picnicking, camping, berry picking, mushrooming spots and hiking trails should be safe from predators.

I agree that man should not cause the extinction of any other species, but the question is — “where can wolves be and will they stay there?”

Perhaps the New Jersey folk will take the wolves to their state. While we are at it — how about sending them the black bears, cougars, coyotes, grizzlies, lynx, wolverines, bobcats, scorpions, rattlesnakes, alligators/crocodiles, cottonmouth, copperhead ...

Al Johnson

Walla Walla


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