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I am outraged to learn that the state is killing a second wolf pack to save a rancher’s cattle [“State killing second wolf pack to save same rancher’s cattle,” Page One, Aug. 26]. Len McIrvin chose to put his cattle directly on top of the wolves’ den site.

Other ranchers who have worked with researchers have successfully grazed their cattle on public lands without a problem. Public lands belong to all of us, including wildlife. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s job is to manage the land for wildlife — not protect it for ranchers. If McIrvin doesn’t want to cooperate then his cattle-grazing privileges need to be taken away.

Christina Price, Rochester