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Animal cruelty spurs boycott

KREM-2 News recently showed a picture of a trapped wolf, with his head down and his paw caught in a steel trap. In the foreground of the picture was a grinning fool of a trapper. It’s one of the most disgusting photos I’ve ever seen.

I know it’s probably legal in the state of Idaho. It’s beyond me how the people of Idaho can elect legislators who think this treatment of animals is acceptable. I have written to state officials about this inhumane practice but never received an answer. Cruelty that is sanctioned by the state is a sign of a sick, unenlightened society.

I have decided that I will never spend another dollar in Idaho. My family and I have been to various restaurants in Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene. I’ve taken out-of-town visitors to see the lake, and we’ve Christmas shopped in Coeur d’Alene. Never again.

It probably won’t do any good unless other people protest. God knows it won’t help the wolves. But I can’t be quiet in the face of such mindless cruelty.

Meg McCoy



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