Whether wolves are listed as endangered or not, their killing, by government agencies using incredibly inhumane methods, continues unabated. "Various proposals would gas pups in their dens, surgically sterilize adult wolves and allow "conservation" or "research" hunts to drive down the predators' numbers."
To quote Mark Collinge, Idaho director for Wildlife Services, the United States Department of Agriculture branch that removes problem wolves usually by shooting them from aircraft, "You just have to accept that part of having wolves is having to kill wolves." Oh, really, Mr. Collinge? You and your people who think that killing wolves will solve whatever "problems" there are might think so but thank goodness this is not the majority - or even close to it - opinion.
It's important to note that, "Government statistics back up critics' claims that wolves account for a small proportion of livestock losses caused by predators. They kill fewer sheep and cattle than coyotes, bears, mountain lions or even dogs."