Idaho's hatred of wolves has sunk to new lows.
Its Department of Fish and Game is considering wolf-hunting year-round — including seasons when wolves are in dens, having their pups.
The state also wants to expand its wolf-trapping season and the use of painful, inhumane snares.
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Since Congress removed federal Endangered Species Act protection from the state's wolves in 2011, Idaho has repeatedly expanded wolf seasons to make it easier for people to kill the animals.
Now it wants to make hunting available year-round — and ram these new rules through with as little input as possible from the public.
The state's comment period for the new proposals lasted only a week, basically shutting the public out of an opportunity to speak up on a rule that will lead to more wolf slaughter.
Idaho's a prime example of the horror show we can expect from state management of wolves — wolves being hunted and trapped, their packs shattered.
With the Trump administration trying to end Endangered Species Act protection for gray wolves in the lower 48, these family-oriented, loyal creatures are facing the most dangerous threat they've ever seen.
Other states could follow. Montana is considering expanding its wolf hunting and trapping seasons as well.
Wolves play a vital role in the ecosystem, and their loss has a cascade effect on other animals. We can't end the extinction crisis without saving them.
The Center has been fighting and winning for wolves for almost 30 years so that generations to come will see them flourishing in the wild. We need your help to continue.
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