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In Wyoming It’s Legal to Slaughter Wolf Pups in Their Dens

4 Apr

by Maria Goodavage / Takepart.com Gray-wolf-pups-at-mouth-of-den-1

The term “wolf denning” sounds kind of warm and fuzzy, doesn’t it? It conjures up images of a wolf mom with various members of the pack nurturing new pups that do nothing but sleep, eat, and play in the den.

But I recently learned that “wolf denning” refers to the killing of wolf pups in or near their dens.

In many parts of the U.S., wolves are still protected by the federal endangered species act, but in certain areas where reintroduction efforts in the mid-1990s have been successful, the animals are fair game. Continue reading