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RECENT ARTICLES/LETTERS

April 26, 2019. This powerful letter brings home the atrocity of recreational trapping
http://www.lakeplacidnews.com/…/OUR-ANIMALS–OURSELVES–Ban…

April 25, 2019. http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1114995572448&ca=9ea42f12-788e-4e9e-9d76-f1da27e374f4&fbclid=IwAR1b-3XN63kreMesSrQyIVnnPwkPDSu-QYMU_zMZTKQgDyuTve9vmJQQHeQ

April 23, 2019. https://www.courthousenews.com/ninth-circuit-revives-suit-to-save-idaho-gray wolves/?fbclid=IwAR28uShmkCMHmCwuADVQQZ0FrbkFY0RJ8uV5VmFd1RY7YlAyK7V2Q-hMwfQ

April 17, 2019. https://www.ktva.com/story/40318904/proposed-trapping-ordinance-cites-safety-for-pets-trappers-say-theres-a-better-way?fbclid=IwAR2zQkQqlb_8wuT1xUUvv5kZh51IqkbNtvQV4Cbn1lCnJ3us10RoB-mrtOo

April 12, 2019. https://www.care2.com/causes/success-germanys-last-fur-farm-has-closed.html?fbclid=IwAR1apg9xUUvExoiq1RZeC6H1IWYWH_Hq80L-uOPZdH62F1YPxCeE3xKvBjI

April 20, 2019. https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-ban-all-fur-sales-in-nyc-20190420-cvqgqwlyvndatnei4nnojjuxji-story.html?fbclid=IwAR09zbwFIu6pdxFestNH5oELZhtHYFCssSrye6t8U2VUNqUGiaqyiVmX3_c

April 16, 2019. https://www.facebook.com/LincolnCountySheriffMontana/videos/746455445748899/UzpfSTE0ODIzNTAyNTIzMTU5NzoyMjAzOTg5OTQ2MzIyNzUx/

April 14, 2019. https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/opinion/editorial/ours-predator-trapping-misses-the-target/article_c2cdf6c0-beaa-5ad2-8320-8ac4170163ea.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR3KSQw5CYA2SUNosBHsbFcv_ttRa1QjcB1fl2M3c0tbo5T7banG5I2AMcs

April 5, 2019. https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/politics/2019/04/05/south-dakota-begins-predator-bounty-program-despite-opposition-questions-pheasant-hunting/3366306002/?fbclid=IwAR08Ly37_kFZ2tYcB3e1YgfKX8gow7LjEs12U3t3LhrDHKAT0lVTY938CDc

April 3, 2019. https://rapidcityjournal.com/sports/nest-predator-bounty-program-offers-trapping-incentives/article_3fd3a8ce-6368-5417-9e3d-e20250175f16.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR27w3V6ooRquPvqjbd0KygQSBflO7C3JyRIPws82TDDzHoUcvXu55pz-Oc

April 1, 2019. https://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Animal-cruelty-charges-are-now-felonies-in-Virginia-507971311.html?fbclid=IwAR1eprbfOHgcK-cZ_6d3uDGUHxwVGcfnaOoOzpt0-YtJsniL_AHFmdTyr98

April 2, 2019. https://www.abqjournal.com/1299092/governor-signs-bill-banning-coyote-killing-contests-in-nm.html?fbclid=IwAR0ZYXpkYnQJ9vyA7ghohWpt1Du-wKHiVJnpSzBDanRVtiJsvMBC3T37_ik

 

April 1, 2019. https://helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/montana-senate-votes-down-payments-for-wolf-trappers/article_f6044c90-822e-5b7c-b18a-f9a6c984d5ec.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR0IIjjrDPpOlXjSHPwAht_epDI-Pz7JLT8kbVR0ZiqKvoE_2OuSQeu_C3k

 

April 1, 2019. https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-california-fur-trappers-call-it-quits-20190401-story.html?fbclid=IwAR1tYiCiuQO-Ip2hRSgAPfYsOXVQocD1ncUX4vsA0hCODlHY2CvdKg1Ot_4

 

March 30, 2019. https://www.kelownacapnews.com/opinion/letter-know-what-to-do-when-your-dog-is-in-a-trap/?fbclid=IwAR3nHIkh7XoQ3KcuG9sP4_U16ALTUEQuKsXE-lAKpiarjg6dzOXFSpN4xlo

 

March 25, 2019. https://greenworldwarriors.com/2019/03/25/how-america-declared-a-war-on-wildlife/?fbclid=IwAR2N7Pvx5SmsXHm4W4GFQFy97t50f4ja0adPsHNkpA2AH-rTCv6fIGMj_VE

 

March 27, 2019.  https://www.summerlandreview.com/news/salmon-arm-dog-killed-by-coyote-snare-within-city-limits/?fbclid=IwAR0dZHIVENt3geJa0Blf9hL1sQsxIqIaZBqZPGwM5gKG_hgJHrULqz5UGws

 

March 28, 2019. https://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/state-idaho-funds-controversial-wolf-bounty-program?fbclid=IwAR22rPIxbF4s0aQrcmqO7DkJcVHgrQkGhIeG3XZl0uqeUtNrJfc2S4rOCRo#stream/0

 

March 23, 2019. https://www.missoulacurrent.com/outdoors/2019/03/cedar-creek-beavers/?fbclid=IwAR0j4mtPsTaIGFAiUFTNK5QJPCZk97LYpVQxMLvlwW9oX13MEOFJ8k46XUU

 

March 25, 2019. https://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-coyote-whacking-20190325-story.html?fbclid=IwAR2pnF-7TusbebWU1B8CC_oBcBP2xAGZz7UUAL1st-RQZeVd5gBJ3_aSnyA

 

Dec. 18, 2018. http://trappingtoday.com/2018-2019-fur-prices-trapping-todays-fur-market-forecast/?fbclid=IwAR23Wyz7QPwkP3JEJgXnWUqnImcCe0weYq8Y5xCG-MgL69k0h-S-vuW36cQ

 

March 24, 2019. https://www.union-bulletin.com/things_to_do/outdoors/beavers-history-with-people-a-tale-of-hardship-help/article_8fc60a4c-4dc0-11e9-a8df-37a6a2c0c7f3.html?fbclid=IwAR1TEFbu6eEkeJIyDLs2K-NZ4oI0WPaJ2e4XVk2jQWb-Hi6xtRcMhVleUAM

 

March 22. 2019. https://helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/bill-reimbursing-wolf-trappers-questioned-as-bounty-program/article_909b718b-6593-55e8-ba48-3f352ea48424.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR1sIaTOqf716efZk9fdnkVhlDPUDH00f2YaHgW34KWWja5t9yAt5wlFb2c

 

March 21, 2019. https://helenair.com/news/local/outdoor-briefs-published-thursday-march/article_6d8bf95c-aa4e-54df-b5ac-37d32f712cf6.html?fbclid=IwAR2GyqOprGiqeu-bKxas7rtEHd07f1K4XGKb-shbnfRNGZ4eFYEagk6LpD4

 

March 21, 2019.  https://missoulian.com/opinion/columnists/stop-bills-to-allow-aerial-hunting-pay-wolf-trappers/article_680b1c65-f96e-5a6b-83d1-85e402aabdf7.html?fbclid=IwAR3Wm2Q5mp4kr_neB0d6wEcF906Jx3e7W-5Y-mwhrMxNuAQpSHJSrZAcPCY

 

March 20, 2019. https://www.sportsmensalliance.org/news/victory-sportsmens-alliance-new-mexico-coalition-save-trapping-on-public-land/?fbclid=IwAR1yeuEo-AWwMzvFC4nRt_osE7a3b9Z_qZIuS3Vs45tiiz4m7BBOg_WqXaY

 

March 20, 2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/w-srt031919.php?fbclid=IwAR21jpB07dIy7854HT2nE_rD48WfeZYb-A-N9S-Us0c4t3_QLtfcWX-ssIg

 

March 18, 2019. https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/Ag/news/world-policy/article/2019/03/18/wolf-expansion-curtailed?fbclid=IwAR370rbCXHXbDOolimftGSfMrujoK9UbjsRMvYBn0v93yxOcjARgn0GLXoc

 

March 18, 2019. https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/mar/18/coyote-fur-fashion-trend-ethical-questions-animal-rights?fbclid=IwAR1GhwpdYZGbKmDMvxbYASyTFvEyFDZrAElqOrIpA6h8ZUfcJ92BnC6Be8c

 

March 16, 2019. https://billingsgazette.com/opinion/letters/don-t-sanction-cruel-wolf-killing-trapping/article_72fd0cc1-db5a-59ee-9fa8-484d591b2272.html?fbclid=IwAR0_PvfIRDCIkvPkccDAv45Ng5NAis-12bkW4IrpPWZ91xu6ompkXDs_5ro#tncms-source=infinity-scroll-summary-siderail-latest

 

March 15, 2019. https://www.care2.com/causes/lawmakers-ban-coyote-killing-contests-in-new-mexico.html?fbclid=IwAR0CzLiycdH6_TAAWhla5De8Ze_D6e_KyoVJ9EkjJ1EVtMYTtck5y4Qvvc0

 

March 14, 2019. http://www.riograndesun.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/abolish-trapping/article_31f5ba08-4676-11e9-b427-a7105d27d76b.html?fbclid=IwAR1nczrYaydKSIVD15qVs_k9i3wb8sn-HjwV0wiiyIVfJ0W4Gwv3WaTSkUg

 

March 12, 2019. https://www.sentinelcolorado.com/1gridmetro/the-beaver-lady-nationally-renowned-beaver-trapper-sherri-tippie-shares-about-her-experiences/?fbclid=IwAR0gqSJSpvIun6n-khsITuHVg4Lg7TcPBd94oMOEJpdBGIzWGF378Satzzo

 

March 10, 2019. https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/opinions/letters_to_editor/hunters-can-t-contain-wasting-disease-wolves-can/article_7cd6889c-6820-568f-8950-6a10a18a3b2f.html?fbclid=IwAR3QTQU2rlwiS4n4-vX4y66t5wLFVQ_WRstvYrSiJgwZCkWQPNxWiTpmz7M

 

March 7. 2019. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/banff-national-park-wolf-deaths-trapping-buffer-zone-1.5047265?fbclid=IwAR1kEE9pK7cyCTCzc5lzqyA_U8Tf_Nl77QbLnhxOTaILkAJPpcD-Y5-fFIo

 

March, 2019. http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/magazine/entry/hanging-on-fur-farm-trapping?fbclid=IwAR0g3clNOEi4oK5OfU8-vQC2VjIN7dNuMrZL6IY_lyoYbBmqjpNASbOKlwM

 

March 6, 2019. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/mar/06/wolves-us-canada-moose-michigan?fbclid=IwAR2myRl_-nV0A5q8FDaobh_y9DV-L6sRko4pMOIQuIBvntfcPu9qZkT0CBo

March 6, 2019. https://flatheadbeacon.com/2019/03/06/us-plans-lift-protections-gray-wolves/?fbclid=IwAR2tY0FfrTx5tDyMmF_mMv0t3W9_AKZwKyLSmDBofGrhr2XxXBgWhjk8z20

 

March 5, 2019. https://flatheadbeacon.com/2019/03/05/bill-allow-wolf-hunts-night-fails/?fbclid=IwAR2rHSGEpP9UDqWZYPsO3jEWZG_LUeSa3-CJ33uWlOrhsY59j_jKm2pwXII

 

March 6, 2019. https://borneobulletin.com.bn/trapping-ban-bill-signals-shift-in-attitudes-toward-animals/?fbclid=IwAR0uefuCzV44XP7gL1rDSvWv0nfgRkW9hbzeF-Zij285pW0cZefXsTtrTJo

 

March 6, 2019. https://www.mtexpress.com/wood_river_journal/features/kids-march-against-wolf-trapping/article_db937adc-3f87-11e9-becf-734a3a36e8e1.html?fbclid=IwAR218ZNDvmEH3HD-nVMk3utJg1M9iDq_yi889aWdxAJKm-PVNjzT5Yuf_M0

 

February 28, 2019. https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/coyote-fur-is-in-big-demand-thanks-to-popular-parkas/article_d27f46f0-fd55-5d1a-8e1c-f5440e143644.html?fbclid=IwAR32ns9IRKH6I-C4sSZvf5BxYkN7xbRgF-9PySdhWqzeFSfvh-s5U-MehhQ

 

February 27, 2019. https://www.abqjournal.com/1286126/senate-endorses-ban-on-coyote-killing-contests.html?fbclid=IwAR1BXxdzVxuVB_9RFiMm9e-w7ZDCPMRlEyhO505HpjZvpXvaftnY1C688qg

 

February 24, 2019. https://helenair.com/opinion/columnists/montana-legislature-drops-ball-on-ending-wildlife-killing-contests/article_c18cff11-20f8-5e42-afda-50ca0206821c.html?fbclid=IwAR33V7u3zvvD8gn7Kk57ZIL53bd9DO7Au4cqfZt7WiI273O3r8-PULYrWKA

 

February 24, 2019. https://missoulacurrent.com/outdoors/2019/02/montana-wolves-2/?fbclid=IwAR1rx7cxAKpq-YKsOuXfpZCGoTDAQIf_34AZyR2SG2UDXJ0V3cWnkNXdKAI

 

February 22, 2019. https://www.dglobe.com/sports/outdoors/4575327-chronic-wasting-threat-real?fbclid=IwAR2PYmWNEn71DLUfKdISGZOZlCfdUKmfKh8lvEJ7uI-krLrfx7ekY4rhM0g

 

February 22, 2019. https://thenarwhal.ca/two-banff-national-park-wolf-packs-likely-decimated-by-trapping/?fbclid=IwAR0VZAutW1LNbP5zsYOZqZNPp0Coj8crDs5W7rE2lJs0ow3-ZyjUnVBVwQU

 

February 22, 2019. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47330924?fbclid=IwAR3Lf3JrK9ntLMRhAu3PCz2Zl-qafkhhzuvAUyGjz3KOJzQC7xCad65TM8E

 

February 21, 2019. http://dnews.com/opinion/our-view-proposed-trapping-regs-don-t-go-far-enough/article_1482ea8c-95cb-5ada-89ce-6b64a2ac4f8d.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR2PI-AHmXsGz8SI_YY57h_cuV_OP1Ltt4QVJOoV3ImXwP–_G35w3PbhMM

 

February 20, 2019. https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/environment/senate-panel-tanks-ban-on-wolf-hunting-trapping-near-yellowstone/article_9b0485b7-5813-59e7-9144-413ac68ba80b.html?fbclid=IwAR2JKQG1mAwCbGjj_M1zS-QpBI-jLs9p4PuIFooqX36PVKEHC9xye1uyiis

 

February 19, 2019. https://helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/legislation-eliminates-predator-derbies-using-vehicle-to-kill-predators/article_420dd63d-3bac-5d53-ab09-43a7d5e2e244.html?mode=nowapp&fbclid=IwAR3LyoU0ZvTqLjgS3TCzNqE4074MGyQKa9duN9v1tfyNw2RXWf06sjMH1Hw

 

February 19, 2019. https://www.pennlive.com/life/2019/02/pennsylvania-coyote-hunters-claim-nearly-50000-in-prize-money.html?fbclid=IwAR1V4ljVeEK1X38P4-DrVlpriwVFHM23oTfJiJ8UmYCiV57ntvn3T4TxsiM

 

February 18, 2019. https://medium.com/@douglasbalmain/hawaii-to-ban-the-fur-trade-222f08ddd579?fbclid=IwAR3z9FnCi0De3HC0GNwpEmBcpp8LlJew1kyNDeZmJIKlQqfociPtLmUlwdo

 

February 17, 2019. https://ravallirepublic.com/opinion/letters/article_a8a49ae2-2cbc-516f-a650-5bc5508b53fa.html?fbclid=IwAR00zL6O1LBsresYVhxvFR0vUMXOjzy26Qw575QhwYD1MmcLhjHCt1yEDmA

 

February 15, 2019. https://www.ladailypost.com/content/indiscriminate-traps-harm-endangered-mexican-wolves?fbclid=IwAR2oCNCBJbSIjx4rI6-neVo-SHJ-85AVAeMYVY-__PCNa48gIWFcLz8IdVk

 

February 14, 2019. https://www.santafenewmexican.com/opinion/letters_to_editor/trapping-is-a-medieval-torture-device/article_8df05b5f-0edc-5542-948f-7fd64b88038b.html?fbclid=IwAR2I8LVnfRZGE6xAcyGFmkBv4ZW0pFXjiNvyhHjR6JKaPvlPH7rBHE9xQog

 

February 14, 2019. https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/environment/senate-committee-hears-bill-banning-wolf-hunting-trapping-near-yellowstone/article_485876f5-c192-5ada-ae42-3edc9d87a405.html?fbclid=IwAR3wOal7tCz-01_iEnu3p33DEPgdy3NaS3G7b-c89JVfnOKbkv0P5HfhqRQ

 

February 12, 2019. https://www.wyofile.com/snowmobile-bloodsport-shames-wyoming-reflects-our-history/?fbclid=IwAR300ysvDn2pAd-bZMidwnGGWzfBCKAQIuE2gkch2wjtkWELHfIHg4T8jw0

 

February 12, 2019. https://themontanapost.com/blog/2019/02/11/montana-trapping-will-the-last-best-state-support-the-improved-treatment-of-wildlife/comment-page-1/?fbclid=IwAR1iskMyw9gBvc5KMlkrAy-TMWooDMtn3tle21_4ugc2DdJJj9aOIrqPfD0#comment-473395

 

February 11, 2019. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/feb/11/montana-wolf-payout-bill-called-unethical/?fbclid=IwAR1JWD-wTdnXxBdfrV69HgRynHdRzHakIXiIBUAqhU6eZGL1d-SZrm_h5y8

 

February 11, 2019. https://dailyhive.com/calgary/snare-trap-ban-dog-killed?fbclid=IwAR1VPeUVHZsTmzhtUeUTP9fpY5P3-2vN97r9-MWtR-IFI0BKgnX1j8slk6k

 

February 10, 2019. https://ravallirepublic.com/ravalli/article_3c1255f7-eba3-5bd3-b9e2-7fe792ca313b.html?fbclid=IwAR0xPFhOjGv4UQ5X4unao3PLfBWAr_QExMJeXkFi7Ef18EyLUoNdd6rj9MQ

 

February 9, 2019. https://billingsgazette.com/opinion/letters/montana-needs-better-trapping-laws/article_eae95a07-832f-51b2-a3ac-e95a81b96885.html?fbclid=IwAR2qWiPDhMYWWUZyIzVyu1BB7C6Do5FcJhBe32zlL8yn-23sGVA1fMRKJPU

 

February 9, 2019. https://www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/bill-to-ban-trapping-on-public-land-passes-first-committee/5240544/?fbclid=IwAR0WwA6_TD7HWJaiurrGAIIpqI-9H2-ntjntNe5NcdCFjNv-6eTMlAZ2dDU

 

February 8, 2019. https://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/supporters-opponents-spar-over-bill-that-would-require-daily-trap/article_43fce5b5-8aee-5e68-9c71-087c7ee4e6b2.html?fbclid=IwAR1NSdlNJgLMWJgOpBTqh-3vFXmwTQJ_h5gudDo9IRej9vKlv6ASbdLSnGs

February 7, 2019. https://www.krqe.com/news/politics-governement/bill-to-make-wildlife-trapping-illegal-draws-huge-crowd/1763098306?fbclid=IwAR1J5nKY0NKiYF1QRHxO1ksg8HlyZnx0SVwPT6BJAuxKEnIXioi3zRG9_u8

 

February 7, 2019. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2019/feb/07/yellowstone-wolves-flounder-in-snow-while-hunting-/?fbclid=IwAR1fUKQAUO__Q1vBDv7Kpjl7sAcjf06QyeomK4BNWHWq9rIsy6_KhcyCJ74

 

February 6, 2019. https://www.tbnewswatch.com/local-news/dryden-area-man-finds-a-wolverine-in-his-wolf-trap-1228731?fbclid=IwAR2y-jug99ZTjrq8wdakBNSW4sDdEqCr7toP7IRZiwBUSjemGMtqjssdeCY

 

February 6, 2019. https://patch.com/wyoming/cheyenne/coyote-whacking-legal-wyoming-lawmakers-dont-seem-care?fbclid=IwAR3C0sHP3TiSiCDwAM15NX8KKhCL_Fi9FkV9VuGtOgb4kpjGfTzTgNhVodA

 

February 6, 2019. https://www.hcn.org/issues/51.3/latest-western-states-move-to-limit-trapping?fbclid=IwAR02alys5yrpv4Ryu8fpA0DGTTNDg4sVmNYtcMKKRlmzb1KOjwavrhxJgwA

 

February 6, 2019. https://helenair.com/opinion/columnists/daily-trap-checks-would-end-prolonged-suffering/article_115e0e1d-beba-58f0-8199-15b9cf86c11d.html?fbclid=IwAR3IoWl-Vpxa8nLHeOotRQmR-8OnY6IkhXONqQhrhBKnvyeg2jRrDxt-vZI

 

February 1, 2019. https://flatheadbeacon.com/2019/02/01/hunters-trappers-call-fewer-wolves/?fbclid=IwAR2EiAFrZ8GKrk-92yM8O4o38kS_CYQyqYcDb4k0l_dse9V_PJixILOsgRQ

 

February 1, 2019. https://helenair.com/opinion/letters/voice-your-opposition-to-trapping/article_c14bbabe-232e-5cd4-b8e6-b61e10d67753.html?fbclid=IwAR2D23olqW8hQF01p-h_AZLVn68YgX-bdir5RPAy6-meTV53NCROzcTiRQQ

 

January 31, 2019. https://helenair.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/wolf-management-trapping-hot-topics-in-upcoming-weeks-in-montana/article_8ee707b1-833d-54f9-ad2f-c0f402a9a766.html?fbclid=IwAR2DOvB8leyh7L3I2AFLKz_0vl__hpO4CHQ_hnIl50DBrM4FugPOvDuMTsU

 

January 30, 2019. https://missoulian.com/opinion/letters/stop-bill-to-reimburse-wolf-trappers/article_73bba806-02c1-58b5-9709-dd485ea20f13.html?mode=nowapp&fbclid=IwAR2GH_ldqP9pHpDYOui2K9sIWkPV4NfopinxLdOObI5n-9t4NGRsUfGqOFw

 

January 29, 2019. https://www.mapleridgenews.com/news/resident-wants-beaver-traps-out-of-katzie-slough/?fbclid=IwAR0Oo1aYQ_RFFPoLmW_FT4SbsEJd77yDMxsI_AiOaPMszlei_FHZrI4435k

 

January 28. 2019. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/animal-cruelty-bill-re-introduced-congress-pact-vern-buchanan-ted-deutch/?fbclid=IwAR0UA31S4vrXiTz7-1iDzAw96oMsxhAuGL_pGj6h2i5faS3Dk0iv-dK6nTc

 

January 27, 2019. http://suindependent.com/dangerous-animal-trapping-practices-in-st-george/?fbclid=IwAR0Dvux5t9MdixXP3-WC22K_163FZacq0KsGIwnKD-Nybt_6vjZ0Xfn0J_o

 

January 25, 2019. https://www.krwg.org/post/another-new-mexico-dog-injured-leghold-trap?fbclid=IwAR2-w6uRW9gkBqb9yBZw1z0peyIT8RVnF0f0t-giAB9x78MqnKppbl6Pavw

 

January 25, 2019. http://forestpolicypub.com/2019/01/25/rmef-funding-a-1000-bounty-per-trapped-and-killed-wolf-in-idaho/?fbclid=IwAR1ofi20NsxweWHhei_43o1t6nl9RiQvxahcW4uBIndWSiffJI3zQcTE8MM

 

January 24, 2019. https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/opinions/letters_to_editor/coyote-killing-derby-was-embarrassing-deplorable/article_ae2ef97e-edff-5b5d-9613-f19614ab5791.html?fbclid=IwAR2mdaxR9Tc_XUx2KkYHG-9qHqqzQ7048hJGuMGBEWPOrJXHlnGZ3_IjDMQ

 

January 18, 2019. https://news.yahoo.com/ups-driver-saves-dog-drowning-123756119.html?fbclid=IwAR12WfIn-Aj99K2fASfuBUdFW-scPHvDbRoFMXZiQQnqraTpr-YvlodjEdI

 

January 16, 2019. https://lmtribune.com/northwest/groups-want-trapping-ban-to-aid-montana-s-fishers/article_2a5d6a9b-aa82-500f-99f1-92f77bef559b.html?fbclid=IwAR0SvscMXMASbA17dtJQM7oDO6nn-EPb7nJDSjtsk5Mg_DGWB-KR9qvGNDw

 

January 16, 2019. https://www.sweetwaternow.com/opinion-end-the-brutal-coyote-whacking-in-wyoming/?fbclid=IwAR0CADCuxpdZkANAoYOmE0Ta_D90i3h4C2VBhST6VmaPzytG712Acd376rU

 

January 16, 2019. https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/new-mexico-bans-coyote-killing-contests-on-state-land?fbclid=IwAR08SazXsXb_bH7v4uIZAqf3OBYOYQ38NF5oggtZm7zkz7IP86o_I6fTuaQ

 

January 15, 2019. https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2019/01/15/jcw-coyote-trap-found-in-popular-recreation-area-near-st-george-sparks-concern/?fbclid=IwAR0fkgiz6R-xyM5sze87c7HbEXKPNrAxgBcuVtj6uHBRwFfPwoySKkcATIY

 

January 13, 2019. https://www.reformer.com/stories/letter-trapping-and-the-spread-of-rabies,561535?fbclid=IwAR3sHlSvHjdBWaHeEkcETERRb0_AfGfi6_TWql9nl3oyOvsuc5idWrRSIuQ

 

January 11, 2019. https://themontanapost.com/blog/2019/01/11/anti-public-lands-advocate-jennifer-fielders-shows-her-contempt-for-constituents-at-the-legislature-today/?fbclid=IwAR1t0ZTfiCoiiSGGXqwtESnrgDdOgaKQjMi53o-2WhM3SmN-zn0FfAJuPB0

 

January 10, 2019. http://www.projectcoyote.org/project-coyote-praises-new-mexico-land-commissioner-for-banning-wildlife-killing-contests-on-state-trust-lands/?fbclid=IwAR20cLjTrj-1jrE8aHVhWWKe_Q279Pw7CNmQI4aifKf7Ofkg1c9Ex8Rq_MI

 

January, 2019. https://www.change.org/p/end-brutal-coyote-whacking-in-wyoming?recruiter=35934669&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=e914eb8f72fd4961b24a5c75015c9f57&fbclid=IwAR1gpYVtCxrLsEQeC1YlIdbqRn6vO41VTEbWI1oM1EEQ-Gv2UOQH1B4CTd0

 

January 8, 2019. https://www.krbd.org/2019/01/08/assembly-approves-trapping-setback-resolution/?fbclid=IwAR3QslYtXQlLoZRVGfAj760n2rByIhugQWIq8-gHgSDCZVDal8c9woMtN8A

 

January 8, 2019. https://www.abqjournal.com/1266097/bill-to-prohibit-public-land-trapping-planned.html?fbclid=IwAR0snUbOcRUPsYW_8c9tp6_LkpnK7qUopKIEjzzhah1ZfzNfBArajLGAr5A

 

January 7, 2019. https://www.orangeville.com/news-story/9113631-killed-by-conibear-traps-province-urged-to-require-warning-signs-be-posted-to-prevent-further-deaths/?fbclid=iwar03jokqwk1rkfkmacefwo4ivrrsxclzofusrdh1uxx6j7mbpeyd_zzqm_i

 

January, 2019. https://trapfreenm.org/?fbclid=IwAR2ToD8c1Jh1u7DfzdXYWQyU3iC8-CWGV8d9Ildn-nXAqiWZr7iIF98AR6Y

 

December 26, 2018. http://www.flatheadmemo.com/archives_2018/december_2018/2018-12-26_wolfman.html?fbclid=IwAR2f0q_4BsGFniCktOvVEg5EAm6bqSI5_1l1JXxV97kF31UbM5WdKgp05CM

 

December 20, 2018. https://helenair.com/opinion/letters/pet-caught-in-trap-highlights-need-for-rule-changes/article_d61fb910-0c41-5609-8ccc-4aabe9c6e933.html?mode=nowapp&fbclid=IwAR2c4sBCfwkCCprKm2qvspm3cxvcpzdNywU3uqC8cA7sJjeP_yT5vooFVC0

 

December 19. 2018. https://www.owensoundsuntimes.com/news/local-news/trapping-changes-rejected?fbclid=IwAR0I-u_Ixy1UcRxWtVDT1CXa5QY-IYWmPzDLbMZ22Hpxmg-z8Xq6xuU0S0I

Decembe 17, 2018. https://news.mongabay.com/2018/12/pumas-engineer-their-environment-providing-habitat-for-other-species/?fbclid=IwAR0sIQPdRs_g1ilbDARzx9y13iU4XDIFacAn5Y9Jgkc_p7xFrMIOkGFcQXE

 

December 16, 2018. https://www.unionleader.com/news/environment/trappers-hold-onto-a-practice-under-fire-from-social-and/article_69a67691-5a0a-5128-b180-b554d371138d.html?fbclid=IwAR3F3wXri0c9XwGD3nII_GWL9t-8JtQrLZl4tEk0F2-pwBXnOwgMNTO56Nk

 

December 13, 2018. https://buckrail.com/coyote-snares-kill-one-dog-injure-two-others/?fbclid=IwAR0eWnifn-J8kKOOuMkZfgswbURjq-b-IAhN5MlcANEPisAg9LYRRzdkCFE

 

December 11, 2018. https://www.rosslandnews.com/news/nelson-area-man-wants-trapping-laws-changed-after-dogkillled/?fbclid=IwAR3tBfy1sxnm0XZInhtR7cA2pAcIgY7h41GicN6XZKtXLyCl4mkoBWGYJxE

 

December 10, 2018. https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-12-10/endangered-species-and-wildlife/predators-possible-allies-in-fight-against-chronic-wasting-disease/a64857-1?fbclid=IwAR2Qfu05MIyqIz_mGcd_dc9AHMKIZ8FBOtYRdDI4L8Tx9bE9feHuVJYw4M4

 

April 4, 2012. https://mtstandard.com/news/state-and-regional/missoula-based-group-gets-threat-over-post-on-idaho-wolf/article_33d66d6c-7e9c-11e1-9f1a-0019bb2963f4.html?fbclid=IwAR0mIXSIMXf08C9_PsJ9dGs5AufKQh76BOEjum7K1-3Q2R-lxrrWGGGexBE

ARTICLES ON TRAPPING

February 2016- CHILDREN FIND FOOTHOLD TRAP SET NEAR MISSOULA APARTMENT COMPLEX

January 2016- Problems with trapping urban coyotes

November 2015- Trappers group grasping to defend cruel practice

January 2014- Opinion: Bring back Beavers to Control Flooding

LETTERS

February 2016- End Cruel Practice on Montana’s Public Lands (Missoulian)

January 2013- A Rancher, Hunter and 7th Generation Montanan Speaks up about Ethics!

I grew up as a member of a 7 generation pioneer Montana ranching family. We were and still are outdoorsmen and spend every opportunity hiking, fishing and hunting in the Montana outdoors. Hunting was not done to acquire trophies to hang on the wall, or a rug to lay upon the floor, it was an opportunity to help supplement the family’s food larder through the winter Months. My grandfather, with whom I spent uncountable hours with in the forests taught me hunting ethics from the time I could fill a pair of boots and had the strength to keep up with him. Read More

 June 30, 2013 Footloose Montana deserves credit for work on trapping issue (Billings Gazette)

February 01, 2013 Trapping: Some in need of reality check (Missoulian)

December 1, 2012 Watch out for your dogs during wolf hunting season, Idaho County Free Press, .  http://www.idahocountyfreepress.com/IFPLetters2.shtml

10/1/2012 Hunting:  Choose fair chase, not trapping
http://www.ravallirepublic.com/news/opinion/mailbag/article_92a59a66-0451-5ef4-827f-2f36d71051e8.html

9/5/2012 Wolf Trapping’s Effect on Out-of-State Tourism
http://ravallirepublic.com/news/opinion/mailbag/article_f0dc4450-f7c7-11e1-8bae-0019bb2963f4.html

8/31/2012 Wildlife Services is Rogue Agency
http://www.ravallirepublic.com/news/opinion/mailbag/article_24c0a879-3d38-5896-8d52-34a905ed87d2.html

8/30/2012 Wolves Often Get the Blame When Others are the Culprit
http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/mailbag/wolves-often-get-the-blame-when-others-are-the-culprit/article_2881dcb4-f136-11e1-a12e-001a4bcf887a.html

8/26/2012 Wolf Trapping is Inhumane
http://mtstandard.com/news/opinion/columnists/wolf-trapping-is-inhumane/article_542bf04c-ef1b-11e1-a37d-0019bb2963f4.html#.UDpQ_d8yklo.email

8/17/2012 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation: Trapping Shows Hate For Wildlife
http://m.ravallirepublic.com/news/opinion/mailbag/article_06028206-0d10-5a5d-b96f-dafdd0c5e143.html?comment_form=true

8/8/2012 Trapping: Practice is psychopathic behavior
http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/mailbag/trapping-practice-is-psychopathic-behavior/article_50d81ab4-e099-11e1-91c8-0019bb2963f4.html

7/26/2012 Argument arsenal: Base wolf plans on independent studies; trapping has no place in 21st century
http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/columnists/argument-arsenal-base-wolf-plans-on-independent-studies-trapping-has/article_dbd0d148-d599-11e1-b59a-0019bb2963f4.html

1/5/2012 Trapping: Steel traps should never be allowed
http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/mailbag/trapping-steel-traps-should-never-be-allowed/article_f2a9f646-37ac-11e1-8e71-001871e3ce6c.html

OLDER ARTICLES AND LETTERS

June 05, 2013 – Initiative proposed to ban trapping on public lands in Montana (Missoulian)

January 11th, 2013 – Montana FWP Proposes Expansion of Wolf Hunting, Trapping (Great Falls Tribune)

January 8th, 2013 – Montana will Oppose Threatened Species Protection for Wolverine (Missoulian)

January 7th, 2013 – State Drops Challenge to Wolverine Trapping (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)

August 2012 – Footloose Montana makes it onto SPORTSMEN’S ALLIANCE’S LIST of top ten threats to trapping.

 November 28, 2012 Recreational trapping on state public lands needs to end, The Missoulian, .  http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/columnists/recreational-trapping-on-state-public-lands-needs-to-end/article_e14c7394-396b-11e2-941e-001a4bcf887a.html

Opposing groups agree to keep Bass Creek trap-free for dogs, The Missoulian, November 30, 2012.  http://missoulian.com/news/local/opposing-groups-agree-to-keep-bass-creek-trap-free-for/article_0f16c840-3a90-11e2-aafb-001a4bcf887a.html

Illegally trapped:  Dog caught in foot-hold trap at Florence Bridge fishing access site, Ravalli Republic, November 20, 2012.  http://ravallirepublic.com/news/local/article_8f40bc66-3382-11e2-9be4-0019bb2963f4.html

Man’s dog caught in illegal trap at Florence Bridge fishing access, The Missoulian, November 20, 2012.   http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/man-s-dog-caught-in-illegal-trap-at-florence-bridge/article_d979be18-337d-11e2-869c-001a4bcf887a.html

Fur furor: Trapped coyote photos incite outrage, Missoula Independent, November 8, 2012.  http://missoulanews.bigskypress.com/missoula/fur-furor/Content?oid=1690393

Coyote-killing contest draws death threats, KRQE.com, November 7, 2012. http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/crime/coyote-killing-contest-draws-death-threats

Oregon group plans statewide vote on trapping, The Daily News Online, November 12, 2012.  http://tdn.com/news/state-and-regional/oregon/oregon-group-plans-statewide-vote-on-trapping-ban/article_1fbdc095-304d-5f40-a2ab-3f103fb24da7.html

Collared wolves from Yellowstone National Park killed by hunters officials say, The Associated Press, November 15, 2012.  http://impact.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/print.html?entry=/2012/11/collared_wolves_from_yellowsto.html

The Killing Agency:  Wildlife Services’ brutal methods leave a trail of animal deaths, The Sacramento Bee, November 17, 2012. http://www.sacbee.com/2012/04/28/4450678/the-killing-agency-wildlife-services.html#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy

Federal wildlife employee sparks outrage for photos of animal abuse posted online, Greener Ideal, November 3, 2012.   http://www.greenerideal.com/science/1103-federal-wildlife-employee-sparks-outrage-for-photos-of-animal-abuse-posted-online/

FWP Oks New Montana Wolf Trapping Rules, Great Falls Tribune, October 11, 2012.  http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20121011/NEWS01/310110025/FWP-OKs-new-Montana-wolf-trapping-rules?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFrontpage%7Cs

Wolf Worries:  Classes teach caution in during state’s first trapping seasons, Missoula Independent, October 11, 2012.  http://missoulanews.bigskypress.com/missoula/wolf-worries/Content?oid=1682997

Trapping: All animals feel pain, not just pets (Missoulian 11/26/12) http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/mailbag/trapping-all-animals-feel-pain-not-just-pets/article_a115f056-37d7-11e2-be0e-001a4bcf887a.html#.ULPtSYmir7c.email

Posted January 6,2012:01 06, 2012: Dog injured in trap in Boise Mountains, ID, http://www.ktvb.com/news/Dog-injured-by-hunters-trap-near-Bogus-Basin-136858078.html

UM biology professor updates book on Montana’s mammals, The Missoulian, September 27, 2012.  http://missoulian.com/lifestyles/recreation/um-biology-professor-updates-book-on-montana-s-mammals/article_dd1c7066-0852-11e2-a8c5-0019bb2963f4.html

Video from the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Wolf Rally in August, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td9P-wZZa8I

Wolf hunting opens Thursday in Idaho; pro-wolf rally in CdA,  The Spokesman Review, August 29, 2012.  http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/outdoors/2012/aug/29/idaho-wolf-hunting-opens-thursday/

Groups prepare to sue to protect lynx; FWP says trapping incidental.  Great Falls Tribune, August 21, 2012.  http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20120821/NEWS01/308210015/Groups-prepare-sue-protect-lynx-FWP-says-trapping-incidental

Outdoors: Sierra Club rated as No. 1 anti-trapping group.  August 22, 2012. http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20120822/SPORTS/308220051/Outdoors-Sierra-Club-rated-No-1-anti-trapping-group?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

Lack of Nuance Diminishes Televised Wolf Hunt.  NYTimes.com, August 20, 2012.  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/21/science/lack-of-nuance-diminishes-televised-wolf-hunt.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

Wolves and bald eagles poisoned in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, August 8, 2012.  The Wildlife News.   http://www.thewildlifenews.com/2012/08/07/wolves-and-bald-eagles-poisoned-in-the-bob-marshall-wilderness/

George Ochenski: A call to end wolverine trapping.  The Missoulian, August 6, 2012.  http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/columnists/george-ochenski-a-call-to-end-wolverine-trapping/article_32e1f0c4-df87-11e1-bc30-001a4bcf887a.html

Emotions needed to make honest decisions.  The Missoulian, August 2, 2012.  Guest column by Bill Clarke  http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/columnists/emotions-needed-to-make-honest-decisions/article_b2c13782-dca8-11e1-8030-0019bb2963f4.html

 

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks maintains wolverine trapping.  August 3, 2012, The Wildlife News.  http://www.thewildlifenews.com/2012/08/02/montana-fish-wildlife-and-parks-maintains-wolverine-trapping/.

Conservation groups urge Mont. to halt wolverine trapping.  August 2, 2012, USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-08-01/montana-wolverine-trapping/56667970/1

Don’t deny emotion in wolf debate: Excessive zeal damages debate, but RMEF wrong to approve of trapping.  August 1, 2012, Missoulian.  http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/columnists/don-t-deny-emotion-in-wolf-debate-excessive-zeal-damages/article_4e492bfa-dbe2-11e1-9087-0019bb2963f4.html

Argument arsenal: Base wolf plans on independent studies; trapping has no place in 21st century, July 24, 2012, The Missoulian.  http://missoulian.com/news/opinion/columnists/argument-arsenal-base-wolf-plans-on-independent-studies-trapping-has/article_dbd0d148-d599-11e1-b59a-0019bb2963f4.html

Should FWP have charged the dog owners with removing the traps their dogs were caught in? January 6, 2011, KECI*KCFW*KTVM

As trapping season begins, pet owners wary December 21, 2011, Missoulian

A Must Read – Montana: Trapping is indefensible, cruel to wildlife and pets alike, November 15, 2011. Missoulian; Guest Column by KC York and Footloose Board of Directors

Trapped on Public Lands: Tradition is Being Challenged by Recreationists, Dog Owners January 14, 2010. Helena Independent Record

The Ballot Initiative Committee “Montanans for Trap-Free Public Lands” submits Trap-Free Public Lands initiative on July 15, 2009. Read the News Release on submitted initiative

Montana Dog Owners Find Wild-Animal Traps Put Pets in Harm’s Way April 30, 2008. New York Times

Trapped Duck Awaits Rescue, Beak Caught in Muskrat Trap, The Pratt Tribune

Wildlife Advocates Condemn Challis Coyote Killing “Tournament”

Conibear Trap Kills Family Dog, Anchorage Daily News

Officials seek person who trapped mountain lion with illegal trap, Rocky Mountain News

Illegal trapping cause of therapy dog’s death, Illinois

The Truth Behind Trapping – an interivew with former Maine trapper, Bill Randall

2-Legged Dog Becomes Symbol of Trapping Flap, Associated Press

Living with Beavers: A Guide to Beaver-Human Conflicts

Judge Approves DNR Lynx Plan, 7/16/08

Trapping of Canada Lynx in Minnesota Violates ESA (May 2008)

Minnesota Stops Trapping the Canada Lynx, Star Tribune, 4/1/08

Wolverines on the Edge, Audubon Magazine

Dubois Man Fined for Killing Deer in Snares, Jackson Hole Daily, 1/15/08

Traps Snare, Kill Three Mountain LionsBismark Tribune, 1/9/08

 

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