Re "Don't abandon recovery of wolves" (Viewpoints, Sept. 29): The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal to strip federal protection from the Gray Wolf in the lower 48 states is premature and will be disastrous for the slowly recovering wolf populations that currently exist.
Without considering the input of citizens who are living in states with prime wolf habitat, in addition to dismissing the concerns of 16 top U.S. wildlife biologists, this proposal to delist can only be seen as blatantly backed by anti-wolf politics.
There is no biological reason that supports delisting at this time. Gray wolves have not sufficiently recovered and now is not the time to put them back in the crosshairs of anti-wolf politics, fear and state mis-management.
It is premature to delist gray wolves from the Federal Endangered and Threatened Species List.
-- Erin Hauge, Sacramento