Today, Monday April 28, EarthJustice is expected to file a lawsuit trying to overturn the delisting of wolves one month ago — the handover to virtually unrestricted state management. Wyoming management has resulted already in at least ten, and probably many more, dead wolves from what was the state’s population of 188 wolves. The photos below appear to be 4 of them.
Warning if you click on this article, the photos might disturb you. They have been all over the place on email.
It’s not clear where the photos came from, but the taxidermy shop in the photos, “High Country Taxidermy,” is in Pinedale, Wyoming.
The photos eventually made their way by email to a wolf supporter. It’s not clear if they were meant to inform this person or to make him feel bad.
There were a number of scattered comments from various people who had forwarded them. The first comment seems to be this one:
Subject: WY wolves
These were all killed in the upper green River.
They are all about 7-8 years old and weigh about 130-150 lbs.
The gray one was killed by Todd Stevie.
The rest were killed by the Feds.
I don’t know why privately killed and federally killed wolves would be lined up to be made into pelts or mounts at the same place. There is a rumor that Wyoming is now trying to make money off the wolves it shoots, by selling the pelts.
Regarding the size of the wolves, there are flat out no 150 pound wolves. These wolves look to be average size to me.
Few wolves reach the age of 7 or 8, nor do the teeth show the wear of a 7 year old wolf. No one person or group would stumble upon 4 wolves of this age.
It should be fun tracking down the story of how these wolves got shot and lined up for a photo.