These Are Some Of The Toughest (But Important) Photos I’ve Seen This Week

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These once-respected, beautiful creatures are being slaughtered because they are misunderstood and considered by some to be vermin. Warning: These are photos are quite graphic, but it’s important to see what we need to stop.

Gray wolves were controversially delisted from the Endangered Species Act in 2011, which has had a dramatic effect on the ecosystem in the Northern Rockies. The Idaho population was above 1,000 wolves before 2011, and a year later, the wolf population was below 500. And the state government wants it to be below 150. WARNING: These photos are graphic.


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