Idaho Wolf Trapping Torture Is Here AGAIN…

Idaho opened their second wolf trapping season yesterday. Wolves in Idaho now face more pain, suffering and brutality.

Warning graphic Video

A helpless, struggling wolf is shot while caught in a leg-hold trap. Can it get more cowardly than this? Some trappers stomp and strangle wolves to death to preserve the “pelt”.  This video was uploaded December 23, 2011, on YouTube by someone called wolfkillr. This is the ugly face of trapping. I know it’s hard to watch but America needs to see the brutality and the evil that is trapping. Can you imagine the fear this wolf experienced?

Idaho Says “Make It Hurt!”  forbidanimalcruelty.com
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NIWA (Northern Idaho Wolf Alliance) was in Coeur d’ alene yesterday protesting the opening of wolf trapping season in Idaho.
My good friend, Ann Sydow brought her beautiful Plott Hound Boomer as a Canis lupus familiaris ambassador, standing up for his wolf brothers.
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Opening day of trapping season draws protest

Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 12:17 am

By BILL BULEY/Staff writer | 0 comments

COEUR d’ALENE

http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_0f3b7480-2fc6-11e2-b9d5-0019bb2963f4.html

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Video: YouTube uploaded by wolfkillr

Top Photo: Courtesy forbidanimalcruelty.com

Bottom Photo Courtesy CDA Press: SHAWN GUST/Press

Posted in: Wolf Wars

Tags: trapping cruelty, Idaho wolf trapping, wolves suffering, stop killing wolves

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EIJ: Wolf Torture and Execution Continues in the Northern Rockies by J. William Gibson

(From Earth Island Journal) A Hunter and his dead prey

Montana Anti-Trapping Group Gets Death Threat for Releasing Photos

On March 16, a Friday, a US Forest Service employee from Grangeville, Idaho, laid out his traps wolf. The following Monday, using the name “Pinching,” he posted his story and pictures on www.Trapperman.com . “I got a call on Sunday morning from a FS [Forest Service] cop that I know. You got one up here as there was a crowd forming. Several guys had stopped and taken a shot at him already,” wrote Pinching. The big, black male wolf stood in the trap, some 300-350 yards from the road, wounded—the shots left him surrounded by blood-stained snow. Pinching concluded his first post, “Male that went right at 100 pounds. No rub spots on the hide, and he will make me a good wall hanger.”

The Trapperman website went wild with comments. “That’s a dandy!! Keep at it,” wrote Watarrat. Otterman asked, “All the gray on that muzzle make a guy wonder how old he is or if it is just part of his black coloring.” Pinching’s picture of the wolf’s paw caught in the trap got special attention. “Is that the MB750 stamped ‘wolf’ on the pan?” asked one man. “Looks to be a perfect pad catch. Congratulations! Pinching confirmed the trap model and commented, “Oh an [sic] by the way, a wolf is a heck of a lot of work to put on a stretcher! Man those things hold on to their hide like no other!”

Read More: 

http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/wolf_torture_and_execution_continues_in_the_northern_rockies/

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Trapped Wolf Used for Target Practice

Wolf torture continues and is praised by some while critics are threatened.

Published on March 29, 2012

by Marc Bekoff, Ph.D. in Animal Emotions

Wolves remain in the crosshairs and the teeth of leghold traps in the Northern Rockies (see and). Let me say upfront that I apologize for posting this brief alert, but it’s essential that people who don’t know about what’s happening learn about the barbaric treatment of wolves, and also for the skeptics to see it up close and personal if they can stand it.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201203/trapped-wolf-used-target-practice

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Photo: Courtesy Earth Island Journal

Posted in: Wolf Wars, Trapping wolves

Tags: trapping cruelty, war on wolves,  wolves suffering,  Earth Island Journal, J. William Gibson

Idaho Wolves Howling For Justice…..

Update: March 27, 2012

I see the trapper website where those horrible images of the trapped and doomed wolf  reside has been password protected so you won’t be able to access the site through the KOS article, which is still up BTW. But the images are all over Facebook, not hard to find. The one thing trappers don’t want is for people to see the suffering they cause. Big mistake on their part posting those pictures but we’re thankful they were posted because the wolf won’t have suffered and died in vain. Now his pain  has been exposed for all the world to see and it’s uglier than anything I’ve ever witnessed and will stay with me all of my days. Rest in peace beautiful black wolf, we have your back.

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The Daily KOS spells out the terrible situation Idaho wolves find themselves in. The brutality and cruelty are escalating. With the addition of trapping and snaring to IDFG’s bag of tricks the suffering quotient for wolves has climbed dramatically.  The situation is spinning out of control.

Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 10:28 AM PDT

Idaho wolves in serious trouble

by Gallatin

Ever since Obama and John Tester worked to remove wolves from the endangered species list for political purposes, it’s been bad times for wolves. Of course, there’s a track record for all of this. It was the failure of the states that initially killed off the wolves to begin with, forcing them into the government’s hands and the Endangered Species List.

It looks like the states are at it again, and this time Idaho is leading the path to extermination.

There were many of us who cried foul when Tester introduced a rider that would undermine the ESA, the first of its kind, opening the door for wholesale destruction of species by single interests. It was even more shocking when Obama signed the bill into law.

Reasonable people would expect a few wolves to be killed with rifles, and that many of these would be clean. But there’s nothing reasonable about the wolf hate in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

Recent images have become available of a trapped wolf at the far end of a blood circle in the snow. In the photo, a hunter appears to be smiling for a pose. Posters to the website indicate the wolf was shot at while it waited for the trapper to return. Who knows how long it was there, but it looked like quite a while with all that blood in the snow.

Read More

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/03/26/1077348/-Idaho-wolves-in-serious-trouble-graphic-images-

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Contact information is included in the article for President Obama and Senator Tester. Please use them!!

Idaho wolves need protection from the hate.

IDAHO: 364 wolves killed. (368 Wolves Killed (251 shot, 117 trapped or snared)

 (3/26/12)

535 Wolves DEAD in Idaho/Montana hunts 

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Photo: http://candleinthedarkness.com/

Posted in: Wolf Wars, Idaho Wolves, Animal Cruelty

Tags:  Idaho wolves, trapping cruelty, wolves suffering, speak out, Senator Tester, President Obama

Wolf Advocates Pleas To IDFG Commissioners “Fall On Stony Ground”…

Wolf advocates made a brave trek to Boise on Wednesday to remind the IDFG commissioners there were other people residing in the Gem state  besides hunters and ranchers.  With firm resolve they stood their ground,  stressing that wolves  play an integral role in ecosystem health, that wolves didn’t deserve the treatment they’re gettingYet the words of passionate wolf advocates who attended the meeting and spoke out for wolves,  ”fell on stony ground.”

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ID Fish and Game Commission Gets an Earful but Increase Wolf Hunting and Trapping Anyway

by  on MARCH 23, 2012

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 It’s time for new tactics.  We aren’t going to talk our way out of this!
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Photo: Courtesy Boise Wolf  Protest
Posted in:  Wolf Wars, Idaho Wolves
Tags: animal abuse, trapping cruelty, deafening silence from media,  speak out
© 2009-2012  Howling For Justice

“Cull of the Wild: The Truth behind Trapping”…..

97 Idaho wolves have died in traps or snares during the hunt. When are the American people going to stand up and say no to this barbarity? Will we continue to look the other way while our wildlife is tortured for the benefit of a tiny minority of the population? Will you continue to allow your tax dollars to be spent to help Wildlife Services trap, poison and kill our native wildlife? Will we turn our heads away from the cruelty? Why do trappers have the right to maim and kill our wildlife for pleasure or profit? We aren’t powerless but these animals are? We hold in our hands the ability to say no to this! You can make a difference! Use your voice! Activism, pass it on!

“Until a member of Congress hears from a hundred or two hundred or five hundred angry voters who are saying I don’t care what you’ve heard from that special interest group, I don’t care how much money they gave to your campaign, I personally am going to vote against you, unless you work to change this barbaric practice and end this, well then people are going to listen…..Pete DiFazio

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Ban Cruel Trapping in Wisconsin

http://www.causes.com/causes/642230-ban-cruel-trapping-in-wisconsin

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TrapFree Oregon

https://www.facebook.com/pages/TrapFree-Oregon/340748789289530

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Foot Loose Montana

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Footloose-Montana/148235025231597

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Video: Courtesy of

Posted in: Animal Cruelty, Trapping wolves

Tags: Trapping cruelty, activism, say no to traps and snares, wildlife watchers shut out, we are the majority

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