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Amber Rose Barnes shows NO REMORSE after killing and skinning pet Husky she mistook for baby wolf

The woman sparked outrage after she killed a pet dog thinking it was a baby wolf near Doris Creek in the Flathead National Forest on September 23
UPDATED SEP 28, 2022
Amber Rose Barnes faced criticism after she shot and skinned a pet Siberian husky and posted the gruesome pictures on Internet (@AnnekaSvenska/Twitter)
Amber Rose Barnes faced criticism after she shot and skinned a pet Siberian husky and posted the gruesome pictures on Internet (@AnnekaSvenska/Twitter)

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KALISPELL, MONTANA: A woman named Amber Rose Barnes, who shot and skinned a Siberian husky she mistook for a wolf and then proudly posted the pictures on Facebook, has sparked public outrage and a police investigation. However, after the outrage, the woman defended her actions and said, “I would have still shot it because it was aggressive and coming directly for me.”

Defending her act in her Facebook profile, which she later turned private, Barnes wrote, "I purchased my wolf tag prior to leaving for a bear hunt in the event I ran into a wolf in which I came to en [sic] encounter with what I thought could be a hybrid during this time my safety was top priority this animal was growling howling and coming at me like it was going to eat me. Yes I made a mistake because I did think it was a hybrid wolf pup but I was not aware of a 19 dogs being dropped 11 miles into the wilderness either way yes I would still have shot it because it was aggressive and coming directly for me.” She further added, “I am human did I make a mistake thinking it was hybrid wolf pup however there are no charges against me as I did NOT break any laws!!! I’m not a cruel individual just put killing people pets​!” 


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Backing Barnes, her boyfriend Frank Tallent said, “'Ya my girl friend was out hunting and shot a f *****g dog that was dumped out in the woods. It was a deer chasing ferral [sic] a** dog on the wrong place at the wrong time. So if you wanna be a bunch of cry baby a** f***ing sheep keep going cause we really don't give two f**ks about what's going on or what's being said. Mistakes happen big f***ing deal. You cry baby mother f***ers and for any other hunters who wanna talk s**t saying it looks bad we'll f*****g s**t it does you stupid mother f***ers but mistakes happen.”


As per a Daily Mail report, sheriff's deputies confirmed that the dog was abandoned in the woods along with 10 others and the owners have not been identified yet. As of now, Barnes has not been charged. However, police are working to see whether she had a valid hunting license.

Commenting on the investigation, Greg Lemon from the Communication and Education Division of Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks told WAN, "At that point, the primary investigation was handed over to the Flathead County Sheriff’s office since it was not a wildlife issue. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks is looking into any potential licensing violations, but that investigation is ongoing.”

Adding to this, Leslie Williams, co-founder of the #RelistWolves Campaign and, said, "What is shocking about this story isn’t just that she killed and skinned a dog, it’s that she posted the story expecting this to be celebrated. There is an entire sub-culture of radical wolf haters in the Northern Rockies, and sadly, those states’ laws allow them to hunt without any regard for ethical norms."

The killing and the post

As previously reported, the incident took place near Doris Creek in the Flathead National Forest. After which, Barnes took to Facebook and wrote, "So this morning I set out for a solo predator hunt for a fall black bear." "However, I got the opportunity to take another predator wolf pup 2022 was a great feeling to text my man and say I just smoked a wolf pup," she wrote in a post that has since been deleted. She concluded the post with the hashtags '#firstwolf' and '#onelesspredatorMT'.