Idaho's New Stomach-turning Wolf Slaughter Record

A record number of wolves were killed in Idaho this year, including nearly three dozen pups.
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Hi Everyaction,

Nearly three dozen wolf pups, likely just four to six weeks old, were killed in Idaho in just 12 months.

They were among the 570 wolves killed in the state. Many were gunned down, while others died of hypothermia as they tried frantically to break free from painful traps.

This disgusting display of violence toward wolves must end.

Please give now to the Wolf Defense Fund. We're gearing up for the fight of a lifetime to save these iconic creatures.

Idaho is a killing field for gray wolves. The slaughter that took place from July 2019 to June 2020 wiped out almost 60% of the state's wolf population.

It was a record-breaking year for wolf killing — and the bloodthirst for wolf hunts is only getting worse.

The state is so intent on wolf slaughter that it set up bounties, paying out more than $20,000 of taxpayer money to bring in dead wolves. And a single individual may now kill up to 30 wolves a year — the previous limit of 20 wasn't enough.

Some of the wolf pups killed weighed under 16 pounds. There's no justification for taking out pups.

Idaho is Exhibit A in what could go wrong for wolves if they lose Endangered Species Act protection — a move by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that is "imminent" and likely by the end of the year.

When that happens we'll be ready to fight with all we've got. We can't let wolf slaughter spread from state to state.

Wolves are fierce and loyal and symbolize the wild.

Our battle for them will be just as fierce.

Please help wolves today with a gift to our Wolf Defense Fund.

For the wild,

Kierán Suckling

Kierán Suckling
Executive Director
Center for Biological Diversity


P.S. These next few months are a critical time for wildlife. Much is at stake, and we'll be fighting many ongoing battles. The best way to protect wolves and all wildlife is by starting a monthly donation.

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