What do you think the value of this rare 5 lb, 12" high, legally trapped little creature in Montana is?
FWP had said there was no reported market value for the swift fox. Trappers like the notoriety of trapping and killing these little foxes, smaller than a domestic size cat. In Montana the swift fox is listed as a species of concern and rightfully so.
But are the swift fox on their way to being wiped out again in Montana?
Human beings protect what they love and love only what they know.
Over the years, we have inundated you with the cruel images and truths in trapping. We all could use some pleasantries, some enjoyable different views of wildlife who make us smile, and a reminder of who these animals are who we fight so hard to respect, preserve, and protect from trapping.
Speak up for Fishers, ESA protections NEEDED
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