State legislators have given initial approval to a bill that would allow ranchers to kill Mexican gray wolves caught attacking humans or livestock.
The Mexican gray wolf, which once roamed large portions of the Southwest, has been listed as an endangered species since 1976.
Eva Sargent, Southwest program director with the Defenders of Wildlife, said the bill violates federal law and ranchers should use different approaches to coping with wolves.
Bill Would Allow Ranchers Kill Endangered Wolves in Self Defense.
That NM needs a bill that say it is OK to shoot a predator that is attacking you shows there was a lot of insanity to begin with, but that some nimrod is actually trying to tell you that you can New Age a wolf into becoming a puppy and fetching the flip-flops is just catastrophic idiocy.