Republican-endorsed U-S Senate candidate Karin Housley applauds a measure that recently passed the U-S House to take the grey wolf off the endangered species list and says the Senate should follow suit. Housley says there are over 28-hundred grey wolves in the state — well over the 16-hundred benchmark — and they’re not endangered in Minnesota any more. She says, “Farmers have been putting up with this for a long time. Their livestocks are being attacked and they haven’t been able to do anything about it.” Activists respond it’s far from certain that Minnesota’s wolf population is robust enough to be taken off the endangered species list.
Housley says Democratic rival Tina Smith should push a similar measure in the U-S Senate to de-list the grey wolf. “Hope she doesn’t bring her Minneapolis radical left-wing views to the United States Senate and not protect our farmers, and do the common-sense thing, which is to de-list the grey wolf,” Housley says. Senator Smith was not immediately available for comment.
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