IFAW Welcomes Enhanced Protection for Ontario’s Wolves
IFAW also welcomes an extended ban on the use of wire neck snares. Snares do not kill wolves quickly or painlessly. Protected species and domestic pets have also fallen victim to them.
These changes mark the first real steps towards securing the long-term protection for the wolf throughout Ontario where the last municipal bounty for killing wolves was not removed until 1992. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) recognized the Eastern Gray Wolf as a Species of Special Concern in May 2001.
Mr. Sinclair concluded, "We still need greater protection for wolves
throughout the province but, the Ontario Government’s decision today signals a
move towards a more comprehensive approach to ethical wildlife policies in