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Wyoming is becoming a killing field
Wyoming is becoming a killing field
Wyoming is becoming a killing field for wildlife. First, state officials announced plans to kill 24 grizzlies around Yellowstone National Park.

Now they want to allow trophy hunters to gun down 58 wolves in the state this year — a record number. Wyoming also wants to double the number of wolves that any trophy hunter can kill.

This wildlife slaughter has to stop. Please give to our Predator Defense Fund today and have your donation matched.

Trophy hunting of wolves shatters families, orphans pups and will leave Wyoming's wolf population reeling. Adding insult to injury, state officials want wolf trophy hunters to have greater "flexibility" — so this fall they'll be able to gun down two wolves instead of just one.

Like the grizzlies who roam in and out of Yellowstone, wolves who wander outside park boundaries will become targets.

This sick attitude toward wildlife is emblematic of what we see from trophy hunters everywhere, wiping out animals just to hang heads on a wall or use fur for rugs.

The killing comes at a steep price. Wolves today live in less than 10 percent of their historic habitat in the lower 48 states. They've only started to recover and can't afford the kind of mass slaughter that Wyoming is pushing.

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 (Archive on Monday, May 21, 2018)
Posted by Jym St. Pierre   Contributed by Jym St. Pierre

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