Montana Wolf Trappers Will Cause Pain and Suffering

A wolf is a highly intelligent and social sentient being. The amount of torture that trapped wolves are subjected to is immeasurable. Yet, despite massive public input in defense of wolves, the Montana state Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department (FWP) just added them to their long list of species that can be “lawfully” targeted by trappers. Ignoring record-breaking outcry, the FWP Commissioners have approved their wildlife agency’s extreme “bag limit” of two wolves tortured to death per trapper, in addition to the ones they’re already allowed to hunt. What this means is that each individual “sportsman” can legally kill THREE wolves – two by trapping and one by shooting.

Anyone who has seen the harrowing ordeal suffered by an animal caught in a leg-hold trap would be appalled and outraged that trapping is still legal in states like Montana. But trappers have no qualms about the cruelty they inflict. Just ask the vice president of the Montana Trappers Association:

“We trappers do cause pain and suffering to animals and apologize to no one.” Guys like this must have an over-inflated sense of entitlement to publically blurt out something this shallow, narcissistic and utterly absent of regret.

Not to suggest they’re psychopaths or anything, but grandiosity and the lack of remorse, guilt or empathy are all key traits of psychopathy…

If society were ever to practice pre-emptive incarceration based on a given person’s potential to do harm to others, trappers would be the first to go.

For more info on the approved wolf hunting/trapping proposal, see:

If you’re not happy about this, MONTANA’S GOVERNOR BRIAN SCHWEITZER would love to hear about it. He can be reached at: 406-444-3111 – or via Email:

Photos Copyright Jim Robertson


17 thoughts on “Montana Wolf Trappers Will Cause Pain and Suffering

  1. Why be afraid to suggest trappers are psychopaths? Because that’s exactly what they are. Every last one of them needs to be dropkicked off the face of Mother Earth.

  2. It is always so heart-wrenching to hear of innocent animals being trapped and killed due to feeble-minded individuals. It’s such a big debate between the farmers, whose cattle are being eaten by the wolves, and the wolf activists. The wolves are just acting on their instinct, it’s food, and it’s not like they know that they are trespassing on a humans property, they’re going after that cattle to survive, boundary or not. It’s not fair to sentence and torture them for something that is not in their control.

    • You’re right, it’s not fair–modern humans have long-since had the deck stacked in their favor. Some ranchers may think they have it rough, but that doesn’t entitle them to put an animal through the hell of being trapped or shot. Wolves don’t have any of the creature comforts that even the poorest rancher takes for granted. And when wolves get hurt or sick it’s often fatal, whereas the average human can go find a doctor to fix them up anytime they get any kind of scratch. It just not fair–humans should play by nature’s rules or get out of the game.

    • Annastasia, only one percent of cattle deaths are the result of predation. Ranchers lose far more livestock to disease than to wolves. Plus they get compensated by the government for confirmed wolf kills. The problem isn’t the wolves; it’s the ranchers. They’re a bunch of rabid wolf haters who want to wipe out wolves forever. And the government uses taxpayer money for that purpose as well. To boot, ranchers graze their cattle on public lands, paid for by guess who.

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