A public hearing in Brainerd tonight (630-9pm) on the federal government’s plan to take the grey wolf off the endangered species list in the lower 48 states. Opponents will rally at a nearby park just before the meeting. Doctor Maureen Hackett with Howling for Wolves:

“We just don’t have the public attitudes about wolves ready for wolves to lose protections from the federal government.”

Supporters of the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service plan say wolf populations have rebounded and farmers and ranchers need more flexibility to protect their livestock from predation by wolves.