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Feb 24, 2012
Focus: Endangered Species
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

In late 2011, Idaho removed endangered species protections for wolves, allowing hunters to legally hunt and kill them with a permit. Senate Bill #1305, a piece of legislation proposed this year, would allow them to kill wolves without a permit if those wolves hurt or molested their livestock in the past 36 hours.

The bill suggests a variety of methods for killing wolves, including aerial shooting and using live goats, sheep or dogs as bait to lure them. "Molesting" is defined in the bill as "actions of a wolf that are annoying, disturbing or persecuting...or chasing, driving, flushing, worrying, following after or on the trail of, or stalking or lying in wait for, livestock or domestic animals."

This legislation allows a great deal of leeway for killing wolves without a permit, and could cause great emotional and physical harm to animals used as live bait. Please sign the petition to urge legislators to reject Bill #1305.

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Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:30pm

 

 
 
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