What this article fails to mention is that none of the blood came from the trap or any injuries it caused. There were no cuts on the paw (per the Idaho Game Warden that investigated the situation). The blood came from bullet wounds caused by people who failed to realize soon enough that the wolf was in the trap and shot at it. Since it was in a trap it was the property of another. The wounds did not kill the wolf.
I've come to find that most of the people that oppose trapping have never seen it in person; and the people I take trapping to see the "Real World" go away either supporting it or wanting to try it out. Before you act to prohibit something- go see for yourself. Then you can make a truly informed decision. If you don't know someone to take you out, contact your state's Trapping Association. They will find you someone to ride along with.
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