Endangered Wolf Argumentative Analysis

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Gray wolves were rescued from the brink of extinction when the government abolished the law that organised the extermination of wolves on federally owned lands, which led to the slaughtering of more than 25,000 wolves. After the Senate withdrew the gray wolf from the endangered species list, in 2011, the slaughtering of wolves began to escalate again. This caused wolf hunters to fall deeper into their paranoid fantasy that wolves represents a liberal conspiracy against farmland and livestock. The species of wolves are on the brink of losing federal protection across the nation. With the removal of the wolf from the endangered species list, the wolf species will dwindle in population, like it did in the 1950s with the extermination campaign …show more content…
After their rights were stripped, as of April 2016 over 4,200 wolves have been slaughtered (Predator Defense) People believe that without the wolves to prey on species everything will be perfect in the ecosystem. However, Edwin Wollert in his article on the eradication of wolves proves that this is false. One example is that people like seeing the elk and bison, so park managers kill off wolves and other animals that prey on elk and bison. But then the elk increased in such high numbers, due to not being hunted by wolves, that they consumed all the vegetation they could reach, including the trees used by beavers. The beavers were the ones managing the lakes and streams in the park, and when their trees were gone, they also had to find a new place to inhabit. When the beavers were gone, the native fish populations dried up. Then there were problems with trying to reestablish fish, as non-indigenous species were sometimes used, which competed with native species. This example shows how the eradication of wolves will negatively affect the ecosystem around

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