After public comment was taken, Chairman Davis of the commission introduced a motion to oppose all new adult Mexican wolf releases, and now only allow the director to approve up to six pups per year being released only by cross-fostering. Cross-fostering means moving pups born in captivity into a wild den, a technique which has proven successful only once. Unfortunately, Commissioner Zieler seconded the motion, and it was voted on unanimously by the commission. This vote continues a long pattern of obstructing the recovery of the lobo. The commission did not discuss or take action on Congressman Gosar and Congressman Pearce’s lobo extinction bill, but many people addressed it in their public comments.
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