Saturday, August 1, 2015

North Idaho judge affirms wolf center suspension

Associated Press

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho judge has affirmed an Idaho agency's one-year suspension of a Cocolalla-based wolf exhibition company.

Other news outlets report that 2nd District Court Judge Jay Gaskill on Wednesday concluded that Wolf People violated a 2012 consent agreement by allowing guests to have direct contact with captive wolves.

Idaho Department of Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore signed the suspension in February but Wolf People challenged the decision.

Wolf People founder Nancy Taylor told The Associated Press on Friday that she intends to fight the decision.

She says state officials don't like wolves in Idaho so they're targeting her captive wolves.

She says there are currently 24 adults and one pup.