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State Senate Urges Congress To Remove Gray Wolves From Endangered List


The state Senate is urging Congress to end endangered and threatened species protections for gray wolves in Michigan.

The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Jake Neher has more.

Michigan has been debating for about two years whether to allow a wolf hunt in the Upper Peninsula. That question was recently put to rest when a federal judge ordered Michigan wolves back on the endangered species list.

But state Senator Tom Casperson of Escanaba says the conversation is too important to end there.

   “We are concerned for our children’s safety in our backyards,” he says.

Opponents of a wolf hunt say Upper Peninsula lawmakers are exaggerating the dangers wolves may pose to livestock and people.

Jake Neher is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio Network. He covers the State Legislature and other political events in Lansing.
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