September 7,2018 – Juneau, Alaska
Former convicted poacher now set and/or left snares out to kill wolves resulting in at least 2 bears painfully dying. “The snare had cut through to the bone on both hind legs” of the cub that had to be euthanized. An adult bear was found dead in another of his snares 12-15 miles away! Trappers love their long trap lines. Had identification not been required on the snares, Mark Mitchell, would almost definitely not have been caught. Yet he says the snares were stolen.
Snares are wire cable and cost only a few bucks. They are among trappers favorite weapons spewing and forgetting about them across our landscapes. Montana trappers keep pushing to be able to legally snare wolves, whereas the other trapped species they already can.
How many other innocent animals have suffered the same cruel fate?
Read the full article: His name was on snares that illegally caught 2 bears. He says they were stolen from him.