Trapping wolves, enjoying their agony and smiling for the camera

A debate about the ethics of hunting wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains has taken a threatening turn after gruesome images of the animals, dead and maimed by traps, swept the internet.

The FBI is investigating a report of an anonymous email received by anti-trapping group Footloose Montana warning advocates will ‘be the target next’.
The group says it was likely singled out because it had criticised and widely circulated a snapshot of a smiling trapper posed with a dying wolf whose leg was caught in the metal jaws of a foothold trap on a patch of blood-stained snow.

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