Feds agree to hold off on wolf kill order
PORTLAND, Ore. — Conservation groups say they have an agreement with the federal government to hold off on plans to kill two wolves blamed for killing cattle in northeastern Oregon.
Noah Greenwald of the Center for Biological Diversity said Friday that attorneys for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services agency have agreed to suspend the kill order through July while a federal judge considers a request for an injunction.
After six cattle in Wallowa County were confirmed victims of wolf attacks last spring, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife gave Wildlife Services authority to kill two wolves from the Imnaha pack in hopes of discouraging them from attacking livestock.
There was no immediate comment from Wildlife Services.
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