(image courtesy Sierraclub.org)
The Obama administration has taken the Gray Wolf off the endangered species list. (Link to NYT).
All right, this cannot be filed under "a few choice examples of changes that have come to Washington DC since January". Why can't the new administration adopt a more sensible approach that protects these creatures while it recognizes the ranchers and cattle owners' right to protect their property?
What is amusing (if I may use that word) about this story is that while the Gray Wolf is no longer considered endangered in two states - Montana and Idaho - it remains on the protected list in Wyoming. Don't these beasts walk around? How does a wolf know if it's in Montana or Wyoming? (Answer: train them to read license plates)