New Mexico Votes to Remove Trapping Ban
Federal officials have been working on reintroducing the Mexican gray wolf to New Mexico. Last month the state decided to withdraw from the reintroduction project. Now after recommendations from New Mexico wildlife officials the state game commissioners have voted to remove a ban on trapping in southwestern New Mexico.
The ban started last summer, and then was extended for a study to be conducted on the risk of trapping and snaring wolves. The study has been completed but the findings have not been published yet. Conservationists say the commission has acted too soon and they are only helping out ranchers. From the Albuquerque Journal.