Te Center For Biological Diversity’s attorney, Amy Atwood weighs in on this latest atrocity perpetrated upon the wolves in Idaho.

Might I humbly suggest that we also request a full log of Bransford’s schedule as well as the time during which he was checking the traps. I want to be certain that every single moment of the time he spent setting, checking, trapping, slaughtering and skinning this wolf was on his own time. I even one minute of these activities took place on the public’s dime he should be terminated immediately. As a member of the tax paying public I believe it is well within my rights to window how my tax dollars are being spent even down to this minute level. Further I believe that we can request this detail under the Freedom of Information Act.

Howling For Justice

April 4, 2012

Via Facsimile Only
Virgil Moore, Director
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Fax No: (208) 334-2148

Re: IDFG Investigation of Wolf Trapping and Shooting from Road

Dear Director Moore:

I am writing in response to media reports that the Idaho Department of Fish and Game has investigated the events in connection with Josh Bransford’s trapping of a male gray wolf during the weekend of March 16-18, 2012.

According to media accounts, an investigation of this incident has been concluded already, with Mr. Bransford being cleared of any wrongdoing and no investigation of any other individuals involved. Mike Keckler, IDFG’s communications chief, told the Missoulian that Bransford did nothing wrong because he possessed the proper tags, had attended a wolf-trapping class, was trapping on private land with permission from the landowner, and was checking his traps daily.

Yet, by all accounts a crowd gathered on the road and…

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