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National Humane Society Files Suit to Protect WolvesSubmitted: 02/12/2013
Story By WJFW News Team


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The national Humane Society wants wolves back on the federal endangered species list.

Tuesday, the Humane Society and other animal rights groups filed a lawsuit to try to make that happen.

The groups filed in federal court against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Wolves were taken off the endangered list last year in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan.

The groups say that move is threatening the recovery of wolves.

Hunters and trappers in Minnesota and Wisconsin killed more than 500 wolves combined during the first season.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp issued a statement in response to the suit.

"When federally delisted in January 2012, Wisconsin's wolf population had recovered and grown to eight times delisting goals thanks to the dedication of partners, hunters, trappers, volunteers, agencies and research institutions. We are successfully out of wolf recovery mode and into wolf management mode," she said. "With this transition came the transfer of management authority from the federal government to the states. This authority enables us to manage wolves for Wisconsin's needs, fostering a healthy wolf population while seeking social balance as wolf depredations continue to rise."

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