Protect Montana Wolves From Cruel Traps, Snares
Since an underhanded congressional rider stripped northern Rocky Mountain wolves of their Endangered Species Act protections one year ago, state-permitted hunters have shot 166 wolves in Montana.
Hunters in neighboring Idaho have shot an additional 254 wolves and trapped or snared 124.
Along with wolves killed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this recreational killing will lead -- and is intended to lead -- to a near-collapse in wolf numbers. But, until now, recreational trapping and snaring has not been allowed in Montana. The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission will soon decide whether or not to allow the cruel practice.
Trapping and snaring Montana's wolves would further undermine this ecologically vital animal, expose other wildlife to unintended injury and death and unleash a wave of wolf hatred that would only increase with their sport-killing.
Please use the form below to contact the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission and Governor Schweitzer: Tell them sport trapping and snaring will decimate Montana's wolf population and must be prevented.