PETA statement re: Idaho government plans to kill gray wolves

For Immediate Release:
March 27, 2014

Idaho has essentially declared war on wolves, which is especially alarming as gray wolves were listed under the Endangered Species Act until just last year. Manipulating the wolf population in this way caters to the meat industry and hunting lobby by preventing federal protections from kicking in. Lethal methods are cruel, resulting in many nonrecovered animals who succumb slowly to gunshot wounds and orphaned young who are left to starve. This political maneuver isn’t based on the best available science. Instead of adopting legislation to ensure constant bloodshed, Idaho should consider nonlethal wildlife-management methods that are adaptive and integrative and also consider the welfare of animals and the environment.

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