Couldn't have been pups. Hunting takes place in the Winter - they'd be old enough to take care of themselves.
Also, I've never seen solid proof that this actually occurred.
And the gray wolves aren't endangered. We should be worrying about red wolves if we're bothering with wolves, since they're CRITICALLY so.
I did this to someone who I knew that hunted wolves and didn't see a problem with this:
"Do you have a dog?"
"You hunt wolves, right?"
"Well, yeah... Why??"
"Do you think wolves are related to dogs?"
"No, of course not. Wolves are savage. Dogs are awesome."
*plays wolves howling on computer* *his dog howls along*
"... Why is he doing this?"
"Dogs came from wolves. End of story. You're hunting your dog's cousins." *walks away*
Dogs aren't descendants of Grey Wolves. They're descendants of a European breed.
And actually, yes, wolves are savage, dogs are not. They are not domesticated, and thus are savage. There IS a difference. It's hardly likely to compare my Pomeranians to a grey wolf.
That, and we can control dogs. They don't threaten the moose and caribou.
Yeah, wolves really are quite shy, so really the "OMGWOLVESAREEVIL" propaganda from the 1800's, when wolves nearly went extinct, was kind of unfounded. But honestly I wouldn't trust the news at face value, they often don't know their facts, and even alter them to get a good, sensational story with an obvious bad guy.
For example, I am a rabbit breeder. I have over ninety right now, and I'm taking a few to nationals to show and sell. I honestly feel like I've got a good shot. Now, in my area, recently there was a raid on another breeder's barn - he was a chairman of the Mini-rex club. He would go to nationals, and make no mistake, mini-rex are one of THE most popular breeds. He goes and he wins BOV(he had best of coat color, or variety) at any show he goes to.
In short, he's got one very strong program.
But someone made a complaint about the smell, because, y'know... Rabbits poop and pee(combine that in the summer, and if you miss a tray-cleaning day, your eyes will actually burn - I kid you not). So the humane society came in and took every single rabbit, and in came the news, jumping on this "Heinous case of hoarding", which was completely inaccurate, because a.) as stated, this guy wins BIG. And you don't do that with rabbits if you miss watering them for a day, because they have REALLY delicate coat condition, and B.) He wasn't a hoarder, he was a breeder. The news was claiming there was poop on the walls, and had pictures.
Those shots were of chocolate/black fur. FUR. Have you never seen rabbit poop? Seriously? And they said the fur was matted. Mini-rex don't have guard hairs so, by nature, their fur CANNOT MAT.
So yeah... Don't get too invested in what the news tells yah.