Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Wednesday, August 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Day 80° Clear
News >  Spokane

Supreme Court declines to reinstate Wolf People’s license

Associated Press

SANDPOINT, Idaho – The Idaho Supreme Court is declining to reinstate the license of a wolf exhibition company in North Idaho.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that the high court issued a denial on Nov. 19.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game in February suspended Wolf People’s commercial license for one year, contending the company failed to comply with a 2012 agreement prohibiting visitors from having physical contact with the wolves.

Read the Sept. 21 story: “Idaho wolf keeper, state at odds over public’s access to animals”

The agreement resolved 43 license violations, including failing to report the escape of a captive wolf and transporting wolves without permission.

But Wolf People says the agreement didn’t expressly prohibit people from touching wolves.

The group petitioned for a judicial review of the licensing actions. In July, a North Idaho judge affirmed the suspension.

Wordcount: 149
Tags: Wolf People

Subscribe to the Morning Review newsletter

Get the day’s top headlines delivered to your inbox every morning by subscribing to our newsletter.

You have been successfully subscribed!
There was a problem subscribing you to the newsletter. Double check your email and try again, or email