*** Yesterday he wanted to prevent the slaughter of buffalo coming from Yellowstone Park. Today he is favor of killing wolves. Which side of sacred animal protection does Brian Schweitzer stand on? ***
BILLINGS, Mont. — Defying federal authority over gray wolves, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Wednesday encouraged ranchers to kill wolves that prey on their livestock — even in areas where that is not currently allowed — and said the state would start shooting packs that hurt elk herds.
Schweitzer told the Associated Press he no longer would wait for federal officials to resolve the tangle of lawsuits over wolves, which has kept the animals on the endangered species list for a decade since recovery goals were first met.
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