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Idaho: Environmentalists Ask Fed Judge to Halt Wolf Hunt Derby


Animals  (tags: Lawsuit, Wolves, Save the Wolves, slaughter, killing, law, crime, abuse, ethics, cruelty, society, extinction, death, sadness, suffering, investigation, protection )

Roxy
- 300 days ago - blogs.seattletimes.com
Filed Monday by Wild Earth Guardians and other groups, the complaint in U.S. District Court contends the U.S. Forest Service ignored federal laws when it allowed the derby to proceed on Dec. 28 and Dec. 29 without first securing a special-use permit



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Roxy H. (337)
Thursday December 26, 2013, 4:16 pm
By JOHN MILLER
Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho — An environmental group wants a federal judge to halt a planned wolf and coyote derby in Idaho, branding the event an illegal killing contest.

Filed Monday by Wild Earth Guardians and other groups, the complaint in U.S. District Court contends the U.S. Forest Service ignored federal laws when it allowed the derby to proceed on Dec. 28 and Dec. 29 without first securing a special-use permit.

A group behind the event aims to lure up to 300 hunters to Salmon, Idaho, to boost the economy — and raise awareness for health concerns it says are related to wolves.

The environmentalists say the Forest Service failed to follow its own procedures and violated the National Environmental Policy Act by “failing entirely to consider the environmental impacts of allowing the killing contest.”
 

Ondine J. (136)
Friday December 27, 2013, 1:07 pm
Noted,thanks Roxy this is good news, but I fear for these beautiful beings, too much ignorance and hatred out there.
 

Birgit W. (147)
Friday December 27, 2013, 1:43 pm
Good, thank you.
 

Frances Darcy (219)
Friday December 27, 2013, 1:51 pm
NOTED
 

Petra M. (253)
Friday December 27, 2013, 2:14 pm
Noted!
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Friday December 27, 2013, 2:54 pm
Thanks for the update. I'm hoping this judge will stop this slaughter. What a lesson to teach your children. I've signed every petition, donated money and still this ignorance continues. I'm quite beyond it with the Secretary of the Interior doing NOTHING, both for the wolves and the wild Mustangs. Frankly, I don't know how she can look herself in the mirror.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday December 27, 2013, 3:14 pm
I hope the judge stops the wolf hunt. Our government and it's agencies are not friendly to animals.
 

Irene S. (63)
Friday December 27, 2013, 3:22 pm
Thank you, Roxy!
 

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Waltraud U. (83)
Friday December 27, 2013, 4:56 pm
Thank you !
 

Barbara V. (51)
Friday December 27, 2013, 5:54 pm
Oh God, I hope it works!!! I just hope it works. These people are so incredibly stupid they have no idea what harm they are doing to the environment by killing wolves. Wolves do not overbreed, but humans feel they must overpopulate since they consider themselves so valuable in the sight of God. People are stupid, really stupid who would even consider such a thing as a derby on wolves. For God's sake it must be stopped. If it isn't we will suffer the consequences of the animals wolves keep in check overrunning all areas. It would be horrible!
 

Linda P. (0)
Friday December 27, 2013, 6:06 pm
Thank you, I hope this is stopped.The killing of the wolves needs to end. What has happened to people that kill just to kill. We SHARE this earth with the animals and it isn't all about the humans.
 

Jana DiCarlo (7)
Friday December 27, 2013, 7:54 pm
Lets pray the judge turns this down! I am hoping so much.
 

Patsy Olive (0)
Friday December 27, 2013, 8:04 pm
Noted & tweeted.thanks
 

Dianne D. (460)
Friday December 27, 2013, 10:38 pm
There are so many people who want the wolves around and so few who don't, so why are the minority winning? I don't understand. What needs to be done is to recall those in offices that are approving this hunt. They will very soon get the message if they will soon not have a job.
 

(8)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 4:10 am
Notée et partagée. Merci du partage.
 

Ruth S. (304)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 6:25 am
I agree with you Ondine J.
 

Carlene V. (203)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 7:45 am
Today it was to start, I hope they stopped it. Brutal and senseless killing of these beautiful animals and I can't wrap my head around the people who kill for the thrill and the parents who are planning on taking their children to do the same. The companies that are helping to fund this should be boycotted also.
 

Yvonne F. (177)
Saturday December 28, 2013, 9:46 am
Kudos the Guardians for filing this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Roxy for sharing
 
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