SHAME ON IDAHO
The state is trying to wipe out 90% of its wolves.
Speak out now.
What’s the situation with wolves in Idaho right now?
Earlier this year the Idaho Legislature passed a bill that could wipe out 90% of the state’s wolves. This despicable new law calls for private contractors to kill wolves, allows hunters and trappers to kill an unlimited number of wolves, and permits trapping year-round on private lands across the state. It also allows wolves to be run over with ATVs or snowmobiles.
How did we get here?
After wolves were nearly extirpated more than a century ago, they were successfully reintroduced to central Idaho and Yellowstone National Park in the mid-1990s. In 2011 Congress approved a legislative rider that stripped federal protections from wolves in Idaho, Montana, eastern Oregon, eastern Washington, and northern Utah. Since then, Idaho has taken an extremely aggressive approach to wolf management, leaving wolves under attack from all aspects of state law and policy.
More than 4,000 wolves have been wiped out in the past decade, including by poisons and helicopter gunners, and a special state fund was established with the sole purpose of killing wolves.
What can people do?
Speak out right now against Idaho’s new law allowing about 1,300 wolves to be killed in the state.
Northern Rockies wolves still need your help.