“There’s no gray in this issue,” Cerrillos activist Cindy Roper told attendees at a panel on animal trapping held in Albuquerque last week. “It’s very black and white.”
No gray, that is, except the Mexican gray wolf, a federally listed endangered species barely hanging on to its southern New Mexico habitat. The wolf was the beneficiary of a 2010 ban on trapping in its territory enacted by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson—and the victim of that regulation’s recent reversal under a vote by the state Game Commission.