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Why do we kill our precious wildlife, especially wolves?

  1. Suhail and my dog profile image89
    Suhail and my dogposted 4 years ago

    Why do we kill our precious wildlife, especially wolves?

    "Pellet gun felled Isabelle, the wolf that escaped Isle Royale" On the ice of Lake Superior, she walked across the first ice bridge to form in her lifetime, looking for a mate.

    from the article:
    "She likely would have found a mate in the wilderness in northeastern Minnesota and southern Ontario, but she ran into a human first."

    http://www.startribune.com/local/250419971.html

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    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    I think most of it has to do with fear and misconceptions about them, especially when it comes to the predators. I think that's most true about wolves, coyotes, and the big cats. Once one of those kill a pet or farm animal, everyone just assumes all of them will do the same thing, so they demand a law be passed to kill all of them and the governments at various levels agree. Unfortunately, doing that is easier than learning how to protect our animals without killing the predators. And you know how humans are ... they always take the easy way out.

    1. Suhail and my dog profile image89
      Suhail and my dogposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      True. Many ranchers in the western USA take to arms once they discover their sheep or cattle has been killed by someone, not necessarily a predator. They take a hasty decision and declare that such an such animal is responsible.

  3. Alphadogg16 profile image90
    Alphadogg16posted 4 years ago

    I would think this is just the natural process of life, some things have to die in order for others to live. Kinda like whats happening in Florida with the invasion of the snakes (constrictors), they have no natural predators and they are eating up everything and multiplying, throwing off the natural balance of the environment.

    1. Suhail and my dog profile image89
      Suhail and my dogposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      But then what is guarantee that when we have wiped out our wildlife, we will turn against each other openly and follow the detestable regime might is right or survival of the fittest.

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      sheilamyersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I disagree. Constrictors are an invasive species that never belonged there. In most cases, the wolves, bears, etc were there long before humans.

  4. dailytop10 profile image91
    dailytop10posted 4 years ago

    This is simply a serious case of misunderstanding. We see wolves and any other animals that can harm us as immediate threats. The case is even worsened by how the media uses these wildlife to depict evil. Through the years, wolves, lions, sharks, crocodiles, and other apex predators of the wild are used as main antagonists in the movies. I know they are simply aiming to tell a good story but we can't deny the effect of their actions in how the society thinks about these animals.

    1. Suhail and my dog profile image89
      Suhail and my dogposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with your analysis on general misunderstanding.

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      sheilamyersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer! I was thinking the same thing last night.

 
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