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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is allowing bowhunters and trappers to kill up to 400 gray wolves across the state. Gray wolves lost federal protections under the Endangered Species Act earlier this year, so the fate of these animals now lies in the state’s hands. Wolves in Minnesota need your voice today!

Bowhunting is among the cruelest forms of hunting. Bowhunters often spend hours following bloody tracks before finding wounded animals. Many animals are not found, and their deaths are slow and painful. It can take weeks for them to succumb to their injuries. Trapping is just as horrific. Snares and steel-jaw traps (even rubber-coated ones) cause immense distress and pain. Terrified, animals often injure themselves in their frantic struggles to escape (many even chew off their own limbs). Animals caught by their necks can slowly suffocate. These traps also pose a definitive risk to nontarget wildlife. Regardless…

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