Congressman Wants to Set Wolves on Homeless People (Yeah, That's a Great Idea)

Sometimes people should really think before they speak. Like in this case, when Alaskan Congressman Don Young suggested that wolves might be the solution to the homeless problem in America. Yuck, just sic those puppies on the poor and downtrodden, and everything will come up daisies!

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What the what? Yup, apparently Republican Represntative Young thinks that if wolves were let less loose in some districts, they "wouldn’t have a homeless problem anymore."

Young apparently supports taking wolves off the endangered species list, and felt the need to make fun of the letter 79 other members of Congress sent to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell asking her to protect the gray wolf.

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He made his comment during an exchange with her on her agency's budget. He said, "How many of you have got wolves in your district? None. None. Not one."

"They haven't got a damn wolf in their whole district," Young continued. "I'd like to introduce them in your district. If I introduced them in your district, you wouldn't have a homeless problem anymore."

A spokesperson for his office clarified that he was merely trying to state that the people urging Jewell to offer gray wolves special protection don't actually have to deal with the animals in their districts. An official response said his comments were an "analogy [that] was purposely hyperbolic to stress the point that these predators pose serious threats to wildlife management and their listing has damaging impacts to local communities."

Yeah, we're pretty sure that threatening to unleash wild beasts on the homeless isn't exactly the best way to go about getting things done. Like I said, some people should think before they speak.

What do you think of Rep. Young's statement about gray wolves?

 

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