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.
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.
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