Government trappers kill two wolves on CB Ranch
“Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Warden Lou Royce said a black female was caught in a trap and euthanized Sunday on the CB Ranch.
The wolf was wearing a collar.
Another wolf in the Divide Creek pack was killed earlier.
The kill permit that was issued following the death of a calf a few weeks ago allowed for up to four wolves to be killed from that pack.”
So up to four wolves can be killed for the death of one calf, when Montana lost 74,800 cattle to non-predation in 2010? Really?
Several wolf advocates on this blog pointed out the word euthanize was used to describe the killing of these wolves.
“Rhonda writes: Euthanasia : the act or practice of killing or permitting the death of hopelessly sick or injured individuals (as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy.”
“John writes: By the way, love* the word they used “euthanised”…don’t they mean “trapped and shot”?
Killing perfectly healthy animals for miniscule livestock losses is NOT euthanasia in my book. Prettying up the language doesn’t make the act less brutal.
I guess you can’t kill lightning, disease, reproductive issues with guns and traps. And you don’t get reimbursed for them either!
NON PREDATION is the major cause of cattle loss in Montana, that is a fact. Predators are only a blip on the radar screen. But yet we have special wolf units that track these animals down like they’re terrorists, lay traps for them…are they baited? Then it seems the media has to report on each and every one of the 87 cattle/wolf depredations, that took place in Montana in 2010. like they are front page news. Remember there are approx. 2.5 million cows in Montana people.
WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER CATTLE DEATHS? WE WANT TO KNOW HOW EVERY ONE OF THE 74,800 NON PREDATION CATTLE LOSSES OCCURRED!!
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Posted in: Wolf Wars
Tags: wolf trapped and killed, more dead wolves, Wildlife Services, NASS, euthanasia?