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Horrible practice

As a humble Christian who loves nature, I value and respect God’s creation of wolves. Montana’s wolf management seems to become more liberal every year, allowing more methods for killing these smart, social animals. The wolf-hating mania in Montana and the West is irrationally based and on the rise, with management agencies mostly ignoring best available science.
Montana’s wolf management may be overly aggressive and politicized, but Idaho’s is simply outrageous and deplorable, and I’m afraid Montana is moving in the direction of our western neighbor. If we Montanans don’t start speaking up for a rational wolf management policy, then we may go the extreme way of Idaho.
Case in point: Did you know it’s permissible in Idaho to buy horses at auction, lead them up into the mountains, kill them, and use them as bait to shoot or trap wolves? This is what Idaho Fish and Game allows, and it’s sickening, inhumane, and should offend any friend of horses, or believer in fair and ethical hunting or trapping.
I may respect and value wolves’ place in the natural world, but I love horses. I owned and rode horses from the Great Depression into the 1990s—over 50 years. I have so many fond memories of my horses over the years. For me, like many folks here in the Bitterroot, horses are a cherished centerpiece of my life story. So it sickens and maddens me to hear of this despicable practice that’s allowed in Idaho.
I hope Montanans have better sense and respect not only for wolves, but for the horses we ride, work, and love. Do not allow Montana Fish and Game to follow Idaho’s inhumane lead. Tell Idaho they should be ashamed. And head out to the barn and hug your horse!
Doris Adam
Hamilton

7 Responses to Horrible practice
  1. Cheryl Kindschy
    April 2, 2014 | 1:45 pm

    Mike surely you can do better and a least be relevant. Which you are not.
    It appears you will try any thing..but again not relevant.

    • Mike in Stevensville
      April 2, 2014 | 4:35 pm

      My answer was VERY relevant: A ‘Christian’ person is spreading lies, and judging other people. I called her out. She’s flat wrong and a liar. Not only did I look up the regs; I called F&G.

    • Mike in Stevensville
      April 3, 2014 | 5:43 pm

      My reply is completely relevant. Doris claims to be “a humble christian”, yet she spreads lies and judges her fellow man, which her “god” tells her not to do.

    • Mike in Stevensville
      April 6, 2014 | 2:39 pm

      My response is very relevant. It refutes the very lies the LTE spews, and shows the irony of her ‘humble Christianity’. Don’t get your feelings hurt by the truth.

    • Mike in Stevensville
      April 9, 2014 | 2:34 am

      My reply is absolutely relevant. Someone claiming to be a “humble Christian” is judging others and lying about Idaho F & G rules.

  2. c.kindschy
    April 2, 2014 | 1:37 pm

    Mike you should be ashamed for making a statement like that.surely u can do better. Your response is not even relevant to her comments. Mt needs to move into the modern age.

  3. Mike in Stevensville
    April 1, 2014 | 9:03 pm

    Ahhh.. the good ole days when “christians” sacrificed animals to their “god”. Let’s not forget “Christians” aren’t supposed to judge their fellow humans.

    Moving along, there is NOTHING in Idaho F &G regs that mentions this. Let’s not forget the fact that wolves will eat a horse alive, instead of putting a bullet in it’s head.

    Doris, YOU should be ashamed for spreading lies. You sinner!

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