Wolves – The Puppy Next Door Or The Devil Incarnate!

 Wolves

“We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be – the mythologized epitome of a savage, ruthless killer – which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourselves.” … Farley Mowatt

There is a deep-seeded, mis-guided and generationally perpetuated hatred of wolves in many parts of the world – as Farley Mowatt has so eloquently stated above. Long held religious and secular beliefs vilify wolves “He runs with wolves” – “our flocks are never safe from the wolves” – the dead resemble wolves” – “the were-wolves are outside the door” – to paraphrase a few.

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Bears – Teddy is Just So Cuddly!

Bears

“When all the dangerous cliffs are fenced off, all the trees that might fall on people are cut down, all of the insects that bite have been poisoned – and all of the Grizzlies are dead because they are occasionally dangerous, the wilderness will not have been made safe. Rather, the safety will have destroyed the wilderness”. … R. Yorke Edwards – Canadian Environmentalist

This quote can apply equally to all bears. When the heart of the last bear ceases to beat – will man be satisfied? Who will the trophy hunters stalk next? Will the politicians say – well it didn’t happen on my watch?

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