By Elliott Wenzler, Summit Daily
A U.S. Fish and Wildlife document finalized Tuesday will allow for the harassing and killing of wolves that are predating livestock in Colorado, something currently illegal under the Endangered Species Act.
But the provision, known as the 10(j) rule, could become moot in the coming years as appeals to an overturned effort to delist wolves as an endangered species are litigated in U.S. District Court in California.
Meanwhile, an effort from U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert that would also delist wolves is making progress in Congress, passing the U.S. House of Representatives this week.
For the wolves set to be released in Colorado this year following the passage of Proposition 114 by voters in 2020, all of this will mean one thing: They would be wise to learn to stay away from livestock.
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