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7 Wolves Killed In Idaho's Frank Church Wilderness By Government Hired Trapper

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- 1923 days ago -
Plaintiffs have learned at least 7 wolves have been killed by the Idaho Dept of Fish and Game hired trapper as of January 2nd. It is possible that more have been killed but communication with the trapper is conducted only when the trapper calls.


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Brad H (21)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 9:06 am

Kathleen R (192)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 9:09 am
Please read the article, it's not long. Also on the page on the left side is the kill count. We are watching the slaughter continue.

Kay M (347)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 10:18 am
sadly noted.

Elisa F (235)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 10:33 am
Tragic :( Thanks, Kathleen.

Justin Vale (13)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 10:38 am
they are just helping to keep the wolf in the states. attacks on humans are coming, look at the minnesota episode with the young boy camping. this is a nation of over 300 million people it is not canada where they can roam a hundred miles and not encounter a human being.
attacks are coming, there are a lot of people in this country, a lot of campers. and this idaho bunch are huge and aggressive. this culling is a good thing. attacks on humans are coming, there are too many wolves in a populous nation.

Kathleen R (192)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 11:00 am
Oh Justin, Justin. So I see you believe the PR being put out by the hunters/trappers/ranchers, state wildlife control departments, etc. Big bad wolf may grow up to attack a human so therefore we must kill them before that happens. Just substitute the word human for wolf in that sentence. See how ridiculous it is. That premise was used during the 50s, 60, 70s and later to kill wolf pups still in the den, because they MIGHT grow up to attack a human. Please educate your self. Read something other than hunters weekly news.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 11:48 am
Leave them alone and they will not bother you. This is ridiculous and disgusting. Doesn't any of these "killers" ever look into the eyes of any animal. If they truly looked into the eyes and the soul of the animal, I don't believe they could kill them. Noted/thanks

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 1:48 pm
Senseless+stupid. Wolf attacks are so rare that it's not even worthy of discussion. With each passing year i still can't figure out the reason behind the hatred on wolves...Thanks Kathleen

Richard S (209)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 2:21 pm
oooooooooooooooooh, nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

JL A (281)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 7:07 pm
thanks for keeping us up to date Kathleen!

Mary R (280)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 7:23 pm

Katie & Bill D (107)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 7:24 pm
Good Job with this Article Kathleen! good Reading here.
Just have ti ignore those that don't educate theirself.
Thank You Kathleen

Constance F (418)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 7:43 pm
ignore the troll. he always comes ignorantly puking on wolf sites. just bereft. i just saw a video of a gazillion coyotes being shot in a matter of seconds. wtf are we to do ~ all permissible by the US GOV. this is about industry, pandering to industry and the US unleashing sociopaths upon wildlife. ugg, such a bad mood. i am so bloody grateful to these orgs and to people on the front. I blame this Adminstration for this, for delisting, and the people in Idaho for electing such whore legislators. i better get out of here....... thank you Kathleen for putting this out !

Mary T (356)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 7:44 pm
so sad - no need to kill the wolves..thanks Kathleen for the article

SusanAWAY A (219)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 7:56 pm
This is just too sad. A temporary restraining order is generally acted on immediately and if granted would usually be in effect pending the outcome of the lawsuit. So, to answer your question about stalling Kathleen, I would say yes, they are stalling. I find it very hard to believe that they haven't ruled on the motion yet. I would think this lawsuit is filed in the Federal District Court and as I said, a hearing on a TRO is usually held within 24 to 48 hours and a decision is issued very quickly. Someone's dragging their feet I bet.

Birgit W (160)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 8:22 pm
Very sad, thank you Kathleen.

Ondine J (134)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 8:40 pm
This is so very wrong, I'm so very, very sad and angry right now i could just scream. As far as your comments Justin, the expression drinking the Kool-Aid come to mind.

Jason R (67)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 8:47 pm
Trapping is allowed?!!!!!!

Liliana G (204)
Sunday January 12, 2014, 10:45 pm
I believe Gypsy Spirit said it best. Shameful and disproportionate.

Sunday January 12, 2014, 11:23 pm
Sadly noted! Thanks Kathleen!

Frances Darcy (92)
Monday January 13, 2014, 12:12 am
noted with sadness..

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday January 13, 2014, 1:28 am
Oh my God, these sub humans should have been smothered at birth - they are the lowest form of utter scum. There is no place on this earth for them and I pray that their deaths are full of pain and suffering, that no mercy is shown to them and that hell will be their place for eternity.

kate K (481)
Monday January 13, 2014, 1:36 am
so so sad :(

Past Member (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 2:02 am

Julia R (298)
Monday January 13, 2014, 2:08 am
Tragic! It is just flagrant killing of wolves which isn't necessary and our govt. pandering to those who've been fed many lies about wolves! Wolves have much to fear from mankind than the other way around! It is pathetic that our govt. basically is feeding into groundless fears and taking these lives so callously and cruelly just to placate some group rather than actually carry out real wildlife management!

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Monday January 13, 2014, 3:21 am
Noted, and since humans are the worst predator, the one who destroy most, should there not be traps for them too?

Sylvie A (190)
Monday January 13, 2014, 3:38 am
Notée avec tristesse...

Past Member (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 3:57 am
No more unnecessary killing

John Holton (344)
Monday January 13, 2014, 4:17 am
S and N

desanka s (416)
Monday January 13, 2014, 4:52 am
Shameful! This is the HOLOCAUST. They want to wipe out the whole wolf population. I am heartbroken.

Many good points being made here. Thank you Kathleen!

Past Member (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 5:41 am
Noted and will share, isn't there a petition for this? I have signed a few others against this but not in this state.

Sheryl G (359)
Monday January 13, 2014, 6:22 am
Stop Wolf Hunting Contest In Idaho

Stop the Contracted Killing of Wolves In Idaho

Daniel Partlow (179)
Monday January 13, 2014, 6:42 am
If you can't live and help live, at least live and let live! The wolves have every right to live just as we do. Also they are an important part of the balance of nature (which is currently very imbalanced ). We keep destroying our predators and screwing ourselves in ways we cannot even comprehend. They have more nobility than we do for sure!

Past Member (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 6:53 am
I think the whole attitude toward wolves and the idea that they must be killed because their existence conflicts with human "needs" was started by ranchers who worried that wolves might prey on their flocks of sheep and herds of cattle. A lot of these range lands have been usurped by the meat industry to feed consumer demand for animal products. We have the CAFOs and factory farms which do tremendous damage to air quality and waterways, (as well as create horrific living conditions for the animals). And then we have these "wide open spaces", where food animals are allowed to roam, and they are then claimed by ranchers as part of their right to do business and supply a product much in demand. I think the wolf and coyote slaughters are a result of the insatiable demand for meat. Another case of an industry creating the media image that allows them to exploit whatever facet of the natural world that makes them a profit. As consumers, we have to ask ourselves how culpable we are for this situation...

Barry AWAY T (937)
Monday January 13, 2014, 7:25 am
Sad, of course ... and stupid, too. in response to Justin, who points out that there are 200 million people in the U.S. and suggests that there just isn't enough room for the wolves to roam and therefore the cull is a good thing ...

A more logical answer to the problem, as you have framed it, would in fact be a cull of humans. I guess you wouldn't support that - and nor would I, because I don't think we should be trying to micro-manage the natural world - or macro-manage it.

The problem here is that we are over-running the natural world, we leave no room for wolves (and bears and coyotes, etc) so the answer for humans, especially in some parts of the world is: Kill them all.
It is time to start reducing the human population, ratcheting it back – not by a cull but by reproducing less than we are.

But we won’t do it … and so, in time, nature will do it for us.


Michela M (3964)
Monday January 13, 2014, 7:42 am

Kathleen R (192)
Monday January 13, 2014, 8:14 am
In late December a hired gunman rode into the Cabin Creek wilderness area of Idaho with a horse, three mules and a grim task ahead -- to wipe out two entire wolf packs residing in the national forest. He's got permission from the U.S. Forest Service to hole up in a taxpayer-funded cabin till he completes his mission.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game wants to slaughter these wolves like vermin. It funded the bounty hunter with a goal of leaving more elk for hunters. And the U.S. Forest Service is simply standing by -- allowing this cruel extermination to take place in a designated federal wilderness area.

Please -- urge the Forest Service and Idaho officials to cease their barbaric treatment of wolves. Express your outrage against this hired killer whose sights are set on precious wolves.

go to

Susanne R (236)
Monday January 13, 2014, 9:47 am
I received an email from the Center for Biological Diversity earlier today regarding this matter and have already signed their petition. Thank you for posting it for everyone else's benefit, Kathleen. And thank you, Dandelion, for links to two additional petitions.

Noted, and all petitions signed.

Sharon Davidson (371)
Monday January 13, 2014, 1:48 pm

Shirley S (187)
Monday January 13, 2014, 3:22 pm
EXTREMELY ROTTEN NEWS !! It makes a person feel like HUNTING this KILLER of wolves & dealing with him in the same way. There are probably more incidents with "DOMESTICATED" dogs than the SHY wolves. This makes me feel so sad.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday January 13, 2014, 6:54 pm
Noted. Thanks for the info, Kathleen.
Have signed many petitions for the protections of wolves. Signed the one from the Center for Biological Diversity today, and signed the others.

cynthia l (207)
Monday January 13, 2014, 7:04 pm
A shameful holocaust. dammit all I am so angry I am snorting fire and heart broken over these un-necessary deaths THX Kathleen, sister wolf for keeping us updated

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Monday January 13, 2014, 7:34 pm
Scum of the earth! STOP THE KILLING! Sadly noted.

Past Member (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 8:50 pm
I echo what Constance and Kathleen said about the troll. We ALL know better!!

There are several petitions to sign against this action agreed and indeed pushed, buy the Government and USFWS

Past Member (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 8:53 pm
The rest of my long-ass comment somehow got cut off, trust me, it's better that it did.

Not feeling well at all. - Thanks Kathleen and to all who care, even though I'm beginning to believe it's a hopeless endeavor we are fighting against.

Past Member (0)
Monday January 13, 2014, 8:56 pm
Barry T., you hit the nail right on the head.

Gina Caracci (219)
Tuesday January 14, 2014, 6:02 pm
damn people really do need to be taken down a notch..
Im so angry..
agree with all comments except the troll...
Thx Katheen!

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 25, 2014, 7:46 pm
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