Wolf management not necessary - trapping only for sport

Thank you for publishing “Local trappers weigh in on wolf regulations” in the Sept. 30, 2021 issue of the Seeley Swan Pathfinder.

As a veterinarian I have the honor of attending to illnesses and injuries of animals. Among the worst and most painful are trapping injuries.

Rotting, foul smelling, gangrenous limbs. Broken toes and pain. We know that the pain of diminished circulation is profound, in animals as well as humans, and traps do that most of all simply by the intensity of how they “hold.”

Most of the injuries I tend to are unintentional but trapping is not. It is a “sport” done for “ple...

 

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