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Arizona Senate passes bill allowing killing of wolves

PHOENIX — The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that allows livestock
owners to shoot wolves protected by federal regulations if the wolf is attacking
other animals.

Senate Bill 1211 passed by an 18-12 vote on Monday.

The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Gail Griffin of Hereford allows livestock
owners and employees of the Arizona Department of Agriculture to shoot a wolf
that is endangering a person or animal. That includes Mexican wolves.

Mexican wolves are considered endangered species. Griffin’s bill is a push-back
against a federal program that aims to increase the wolves’ population in
Arizona and other states. Opponents of the bill say it is unnecessary because
there are only 33 Mexican wolves in both Arizona and New Mexico.

The bill will now go to the House of Representatives.


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