SPOKANE – A newly organized anti-wolf group says it's targeting Spokane with a billboard campaign to highlight members' concerns about the increasing number of wolves in Washington state.
Four billboards featuring a snarling wolf are being put up, according to Washington Residents Against Wolves, a group that says in a media release that it's promoting "sound management of the predator."
"The aim of the billboard campaign is to encourage people to ask more questions about what having wolves in Washington really means," said Luke Hedquist, WARAW member.
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"People need to consider the challenges associated with wolves. Wolves can and will attack people, livestock will be killed and maimed, private property will be compromised and local economies will be impacted. We want to make sure people thoroughly understand the issue, so we started by trying to get people's attention with the billboards.
"As the elk and other ungulates are impacted by wolves, we will see fewer animals for other predators like cougar and bear, a decline in the number of animals available to hunt and significant impacts to local economies as hunters go elsewhere."