Lawsuit Challenges Idaho Wolf-Trapping Laws

Thirteen conservation groups filed a lawsuit challenging Idaho’s wolf-trapping rules. The lawsuit contends that continued and expanded wolf trapping and snaring will injure and kill non-target grizzly bears and Canada lynx, which are federally protected species. The groups also are seeking an injunction to halt all wolf trapping in grizzly bear habitat until the merits of the case can be decided. Earthjustice is representing the plaintiffs in the lawsuit that include, the Center for Biological Diversity, Footloose Montana, Friends of the Clearwater, Gallatin Wildlife Association, Global Indigenous Council, the Humane Society of the United States, International Wildlife Coexistence Network, Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment, Sierra Club, Trap Free Montana, Western Watersheds Project, Wilderness Watch and Wolves of the Rockies.