For Immediate Release
Seattle, WA

Statement by Quinn Read, Northwest Program Director for Defenders of Wildlife, on Governor Jay Inslee’s letter to the Department of Fish and Wildlife for changes to the wolf recovery program in Washington state: 

“Wolves in Washington are up against serious challenges to their continued recovery, and we are thankful to Governor Inslee for pushing back against the status quo in the Kettle River Range. The state of Washington must act now to implement effective coexistence strategies and management practices. We can’t turn a blind eye to avoidable conflicts that lead to the continued lethal removal of wolves and expect a different result.”  

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