A Montana woman made headlines last week after she mistakenly shot a Husky that she believed to be a wolf.  Not only did she shoot the dog, but then posed with the dead animal for pictures before skinning the dog and taking pictures of that as well.

She then posted all of those pictures on her social media.

It will come as no surprise that people were outraged and what started out as a Montana story quickly became not only a national story, but a world one. Even TMZ highlighted the Montana woman along with several of the pictures that were posted on her social media.

The Moose 94.7 FM logo
Get our free mobile app

While the case is still under investigation, we decided to ask Montanans what they thought.  We put up a poll with the following question:

"Should people that knowingly abuse/kill/abandon animals face incarceration?"

There were three options to choose from: Yes, No, and It Depends on the Situation. Several Montanans voted in our poll and the results were some of the most lopsided we've ever seen. Over 80 percent of the people that voted said "Yes," that people that knowingly abuse/kill/abandon animals should face incarceration. In fact, it was a whopping 81.75 percent.

Credit: Canva Amber Rose via Facebook
Credit: Canva Amber Rose via Facebook

As for the other categories, 15.33 percent said that it depends on the situation, which means that only 2.92 percent said no. While a few folks might be a little surprised by the results, most folks simply will not tolerate animal cruelty. Especially from people that are intentional in their abuse of the animal.

As mentioned, the Montana hunter said that she mistook the dog for a wolf, and I suppose that everyone should be given the benefit of making a mistake, however, I believe that most Montanans think that if you're going to hunt here, you should certainly know what you're aiming at.

RANKED: Here Are the 63 Smartest Dog Breeds

Does your loyal pup's breed make the list? Read on to see if you'll be bragging to the neighbors about your dog's intellectual prowess the next time you take your fur baby out for a walk. Don't worry: Even if your dog's breed doesn't land on the list, that doesn't mean he's not a good boy--some traits simply can't be measured.

States with the most registered hunters

Stacker analyzed data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine which states have the most registered hunters. Read on to see how your state ranks on Stacker’s list.


More From The Moose 94.7 FM