Old West–style WANTED signs have been spread around in Idaho, encouraging hunters and trappers to kill wolves. The reward? $1,000 and the wolf's pelt.
Now a group from Idaho is trying to get wolf bounties approved in Montana — and enriching itself from the wolf slaughter.
This sick turn in the war on wolves must be challenged. You can help with a gift to the Wolf Defense Fund.
Recently obtained records show that the group managing Idaho's wolf-bounty program had paid out more than $10,000 to its directors and their families.
Paying out wolf bounties is bad enough. But to pocket that money for personal gain shows how anti-wolf forces are driven by greed — at the cost of the animals' lives.
And now that group is trying to expand wolf bounties into Montana.
We can't just sit back and let it happen.
Sadly it's not just the northern Rockies where wolves are in grave danger. When wolves were stripped of their Endangered Species Act protection, hunts like the slaughter we saw in Wisconsin — with 200 wolves killed in three days — could suddenly be loosed on wolves across the lower 48.
Those grotesque hunts may soon be repeated elsewhere.
We're in court fighting to restore wolves' Endangered Species Act protection, and we'll be in any state where hunts might take place, doing all we can to stop them.
We won't quit, because wolves are counting on us. But we need you with us to save wolves from persecution.
Please — help us save wolves by giving to the Wolf Defense Fund today.
For the wild,