Well, Sarah Palin will like this one: Congress has quietly removed wolves from the endangered species list in almost every state, leading hunters in the Rocky Mountain states to gear up for an unprecedented wolf-slaughtering party. Wolf numbers have grown to 1,700 since 1994, and proponents of the delisting say the new healthier population of wolves has meant that the predators have knocked the elk population down 20 percent. Clearly, then, the answer is to start making your ironic T-shirts out of real wolves. At least, Congress thinks so.
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