Unnamed Resolution concerning a Bounty on Wolves in Minnesota

WHEREAS, the wolf (Canis lupus) is now considered by the United States Department of the Interior as a species in danger of extinction in the United States outside of Alaska; and

WHEREAS, the state of Minnesota now harbors the last substantial population of these wolves, and the wolf is an important part of the total ecosystem of this area; and

WHEREAS, a proposal by the Minnesota State Legislature to restore a $35 bounty on the wolf lost by only one vote in 1967; and

WHEREAS, another major attempt is now underway to restore the bounty in 1969;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the American Society of Mammalogists, a professional society of scientists, urges Governor Harold E. Levander to veto any legislative proposal for a wolf bounty.