Idaho is allowing reckless killing of wolves, including blood-thirty wolf-killing contests. Oregon on the contrary is welcoming a growing wolf population.
A press release by Defenders of Wildlife informs that Oregon’s gray wolf population has seen a slight increase over the past one year, though the total number of wolves in the state still remains low. The new count, based on verified sightings, places the number of wolves at 64.
What makes Oregon a sanctuary for wolves is the implementation of strategies to keep them away from livestock and people without employing any lethal means.
Despite Oregon’s friendliness toward wolves, threats like parvovirus and poaching also continue to kill wolves as do the wandering of individual wolves into Idaho where their killing is legal and encouraged by the state authorities.