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Canada: *Warning: Graphic Images* Wolf Severely Injured By Trapper's Snare

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Caught in a snare, each attempt to escape pushed the dull wire further and further into the soft flesh of her leg.


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roxy H (350)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 6:00 am
ROSSEAU - Caught in a snare, each attempt to escape pushed the dull wire further and further into the soft flesh of her leg.

“The snare had cut right through to the bone, so it was pretty severely injured,” Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary managing director Howard Smith said, describing the condition of a female wolf currently in the sanctuary’s care. “She’s in shock so she’s pretty quiet.”

Local residents who were out walking their dog found the wolf, which Smith describes as an Algonquin, mid-day on Jan. 26 between Burk’s Falls and Kearney. The residents approached the animal and cut the wire snare before contacting the sanctuary.

“She’s not aggressive at all, which is typical for these wolves,” explained Smith of the rescue. “Our focus right now is to get (the leg) treated.”

According to Smith, the veterinarian who examined the wolf determined she had likely been caught in the snare for between 48 and 72 hours.

Smith said unlike some snares that have a stopping point and merely restrain the animal, this snare kept tightening as the wolf struggled to break free.

Smith said there are laws regulating the use of snares, but he wasn’t sure if the snare used in this incident is legal.

“Despite whether it’s legal or not, it’s a very inhumane technique to be used that would cause this much damage to the animal,” he said.

Smith said the examining veterinarian is in the process of consulting peers to determine what the intended course of action should be in the treatment of the leg.

He said one option is to amputate, which he said that wouldn’t necessarily hinder her chances of being rehabilitated and returned to the wild.

“There are wolves and foxes in the wild with only three legs that survive,” he said.

For now, she is resting in a quiet area of the sanctuary, located in Rosseau.

“She’s medicated and she’s eating and drinking, which is a good sign,” he said.

Check back for updates as this story unfolds.

Ljiljana Milic (115)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 6:07 am
They are not hunters/trappers - they are cold blooded murderers & I wish them dead.

Jonathan Smithsonian (3)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 6:38 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 8:50 am
So evil. Everyday hundreds/thousands are caught in these sadistic contraptions across Canada+the US too. In Canada much of the fur is used to line the hoods of the extremely popular+trendy Canada Goose jackets. It's so horrible and i see these coats everywhere. Thx Roxie

Angelika R (143)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 8:58 am
WHY are these damn snares not yet prohibited!!!!? agree with Ljilljana. Cannot look at those pics!

Mary R (280)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 12:25 pm

Miia S (44)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 3:02 pm
Julmaa, liian julmaa. Nuo ansojen asettajat saisivat itse kokea tuon kohtalon!

Carla van der Meer (648)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 3:49 pm
Why on earth do we still need trappers? Those who take part in this horrific practice and anyone who wears fur deserves a date with a leg hold trap. Or perhaps a homey glaze followed by a session in a bear's den.

paula eaton (30)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 4:34 pm
I would love for these slimeballs to get caught in these torture devices.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 5:34 pm
Poor thing, I hope she will recover. Stop the torturing and killing of wolves, it's wrong!

Iveta Cer (38)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 7:04 pm
Horrible !!!! Cruel !!! Poor wolf :(((

. (7)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 9:09 pm
Thank goodness she was found and saved! Would appreciate an update on her Roxy. Thanks!

Ellen Gaston (21)
Friday January 31, 2014, 1:38 am
Disgusting pieces of excrement. Trapping and snaring has to stop. So infuriating. What makes blood shoot out of my eyes is that my tax dollars have to pay these bloodthirsty hunters (Wildlife Suckages) to get their sadistic rocks off torturing animals in any manner possible. They don't even have to check their traps (civilians are supposed to by law, but not the Feds. Bastards). I hope one day in my lifetime, inhumane traps and snares will be as foreign to the youth as 8-tracks and rotary phones are to them now. Enough of this.

John De Avalon (36)
Friday January 31, 2014, 2:12 am
Poor thing ...

Ban all traps and snares!

Sylvie A (190)
Friday January 31, 2014, 3:50 am
Personne ne devrait pouvoir agir de cette façon à l'égard d'un animal... Personne !

Ruth C (87)
Friday January 31, 2014, 6:25 am
I also agree with Ljilljana.

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Friday January 31, 2014, 6:57 am
Have NO word for things like this...............

Franco Di Palma (374)
Monday March 31, 2014, 7:32 pm
None of us are so stupid that we need to get the point driven home by viewing explicit photos of animals being decapitated or tortured. To argue that we do is ridiculous. I have found that such photos drive more people away from signing an important petition then attract people or encourage them to do so. A perfect example of this is as follows:

I recently signed one of these horrible photo petitions buy holding my hand over the image. That petition was then placed without my permission on my Facebook page. I immediately got complaints from friends and family for having posted such trash. I had to write to each person telling them that I had not used that photo. One friend even de friended me as a result. Interestingly enough not one person was drawn in by the photo to sign it. Thus proving that people will not sign simply because you have attacked their heart with a graphic photo or video.

I see absolutely no purpose in doing this. If you do create a petition with graphic violence it is akin to showing child pornography on a site that stands against child abuse. It insults the victim for a second time. Ridiculous. Grow up people and think with your hearts not your heads. The next time you attach a graphic photo please understand that there are more and more people out there who will delete it rather than sign it.
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