Supreme Court Declines to Reinstate Wolf Center’s License
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court is declining to reinstate the license of a wolf exhibition company in northern Idaho.
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that the high court issued a denial on Nov. 19. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game in February suspended Wolf People's commercial license for one year, contending the company failed to comply with a 2012 agreement prohibiting visitors from having physical contact with the wolves. The agreement resolved 43 license violations, including failing to report the escape of a captive wolf and transporting wolves without permission.
But Wolf People says the agreement didn't expressly prohibit people from touching wolves. The group petitioned for a judicial review of the licensing actions. In July, a northern Idaho judge affirmed the suspension.