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Montana: Wolves Already Subjected to Torture; Delisting Will Only Condone Slaughter

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"predators" can be killed by any means, any time, wolves are tortured with snares and traps, baited with poisoned meat and meat laced with hooks, denning and hounding. Forums discuss gut- or spine-shooting, where the wolf dies slowly.

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Roxie H (350)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 3:08 am

July 09, 2013 6:15 am • ONLINE-ONLY letter to the editor

(19) Comments

I was appalled that the Missoulian is in favor of wolf delisting (editorial, June 18)!

The Endangered Species Act was introduced to protect wildlife from extinction. With the delisting of wolves in the Rockies, states were to manage the wolves’ continued recovery, protecting and nurturing wolves back to full recovery. Governments caved into special interests instead of science, opening expanded hunting seasons, unlimited numbers of kills, as well as permitting and encouraged wolf torture.

With the mentally that “predators” can be killed by any means, any time, wolves are tortured with snares and traps, baited with poisoned meat and meat laced with hooks, denning and hounding. Forums discuss gut- or spine-shooting, where the wolf dies slowly. The only limit to torture wolves face is your imagination. No creature has endured such brutally. If deer were subject to these cruel behaviors, public outcries would have abolished these acts years ago. Why is the wolf treated differently?

Wolves maintain a healthy balance by killing the weak, aged or ill, maintaining a healthy herd, and preventing over-grazing. With 6,000 wolves left, wolves are not recovered. Some states where wolves once roamed have not seen any recovery.

If the Fish and Wildlife Service delists the wolves and allows the states to manage them, slaughtering will continue, instead of recovery. This has already been proven by these so-called state management plans.

I’m 54, a health care worker who loves driving throughout the country. I’m amazed how spectacular this land is. Wildlife and nature are gifts man has no right to destroy. Wildlife needs to be embraced, not destroyed restlessly for trophies in barbaric manners. The United States speaks of peace to the world, yet we cannot live in peace with wildlife. Twenty percent of the wolves were already killed in Yellowstone National Park. With delisting I, like others, may never visit Yellowstone National Park; why bother?

Irene Sette,

New Milford, N.J.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 4:40 am
Just terrible. This never ends, just becomes worse and sorry Roxy, so sorry world!

Danuta W (1249)
Friday July 12, 2013, 2:22 am

Suzanne B (246)
Friday July 12, 2013, 6:36 am
thanks for sharing this!

Past Member (0)
Friday July 12, 2013, 6:47 am
When will people learn that they are not top banana and treat all animals as equals, instead of killing them.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Friday July 12, 2013, 6:57 am
I want to die inside every time I read things about the wolves. How do these heartless barbarians live with themselves - who gives them the right to do this. If they have that right then humans that love these beautiful animals too have the right to hunt these rubbishes down. There is no difference between a human life and an animal life - we all breathe, we all feel pain and we all die. Can these wolves not be rounded up by animal activists and taken to some form of sanctuary. If it means each one of us donating towards this I would be more than happy to chip in with whatever I have.

Walker E (45)
Friday July 12, 2013, 8:14 am
Noted and shared!

Mike H (252)
Friday July 12, 2013, 10:21 am
Humans are the animals Devil
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