Commentary from Howling for Justice about brutal trapping picture.
A trapper posing for the camera with a wounded wolf in the background caught in a leghold trap (Photo Courtesy Earth Island Journal)
The picture has now become iconic. A beautiful, black wolf, caught in a leghold trap, wounded, STILL ALIVE, blood soaking the snow around him, holding his injured foot off the ground, with the face of a trapper mugging for the camera.
The situation had become something of an arena sport because the trapped wolf was shot at by “hunters” just having a little “fun”?? What a blast (pun intended) that must have been for them to fire on a trapped, defenseless animal? Right?? Whoever shot at that wolf should be charged with a crime, this was animal torture and cruelty at its worst. BUT, was what they did anymore cruel than trapping the wolf in the first place? Who knows how long he’d been…
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