Idaho remains Exhibit A in the war on wolves.
Last year nearly 500 wolves were killed there, including a litter of pups weighing just 3 to 8 pounds.
The state wants to escalate its wolf slaughter even further — and we're fighting back.
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The 494 wolves killed in Idaho in 2021 make up nearly one-third of the state's wolf population. Almost half of the wolves taken out were killed by rifle, while about 40% were trapped or snared.
This gruesome tally is bad enough. But laws currently on the books will put up to 90% of Idaho's wolves in the crosshairs.
The state has removed limits on how many wolves a single hunter can kill, established a year-round trapping season for wolves on private property, and — by extending the use of painful traps and snares — increased the chances of deer, elk, coyotes and pets also being harmed or killed.
Idaho even pays out bounties, to the tune of $200,000 a year, to wolf hunters.
For decades anti-wolf forces have put these loyal creatures on the front lines of their war against wildlife. We're doing all we can to stop it.
We've filed an emergency petition to protect the wolves of the northern Rockies. And we're pressing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to withhold federal funding from states that manage wolves, grizzlies, cougars and other animals in ways that threaten their survival as species.
At the Center for Biological Diversity, we're driven by love for the wild. It's how our lawyers, scientists and campaigners have saved more than 700 species and more than half a billion acres of habitat.
We won't stop or slow down. Not for wolves in Idaho and not for any species — each one makes the natural world beautiful and inspiring.
You can help. Please give now and double your gift to the Saving Life on Earth Fund.
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