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Should Idaho clamp down on dogs or on trapping?

Gabrielle Duebendorfer, who lives near Sandpoint, poses with her Australian shepherds. Molly, left, was caught around the neck in a snare set by a wolf trapper in February. Duebendorfer was able to cut the cable as the dog choked.
Gabrielle Duebendorfer, who lives near Sandpoint, poses with her Australian shepherds. Molly, left, was caught around the neck in a snare set by a wolf trapper in February. Duebendorfer was able to cut the cable as the dog choked.

TRAPPING -- Idaho is in a conundrum as trapping, protected in the state constitution, collides with the pleasure of letting pet dogs run free. 

Two graphic instances of pet owners watching their dogs die in body-clenching conibear traps in North Idaho has has a big impact on the issue.

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