Idaho just killed eight wolf pups — and has signed a contract to pay bounties for wolf kills.
In Montana three Yellowstone wolves were taken out during its hunting season.
And more than 200 wolves were killed earlier this year in a hunt in Wisconsin.
These states' cruelty is out of control, so we've taken yet another legal action to force them out of the wildlife-killing business.
You can help with a gift to the Predator Defense Fund.
Since wolves lost their federal Endangered Species Act protection, states have ramped up their attacks on these loyal, pack-oriented creatures.
Wisconsin held its first wolf hunt in years — and trophy hunters have pushed for a second hunt for this fall.
Idaho and Montana have bulldozed ahead with ways to make it easier to kill wolves, like chasing them with snowmobiles and expanding the use of painful snares.
And in Alaska it's been open season on gray wolves for years.
This approach to wildlife management is cruel and should be illegal.
Our latest legal action presses the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to withhold funding from states that manage wolves, grizzlies, cougars and other animals in ways that threaten their survival as species.
No definition of wildlife management should include practices like baiting and snaring bears with sweet-smelling food, shooting whole families in their dens, using dogs to track down wildlife or nighttime hunting with artificial lights.
Requirements in the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, popularly known as the Pittman–Robertson Act, make it clear that states have a responsibility to sustain naturally diverse wildlife populations and healthy predator-prey dynamics.
If states won't do it, then the Service should penalize them by withholding federal money.
The systematic, state-sponsored slaughter of wolves and other predators can't stand. States need to get out of the wildlife-killing business right now.
We won't stop fighting for wolves and other species under attack. You can help with a gift today to the Predator Defense Fund.
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