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Respect or Fear? January 25, 2006 11:25 AM

The efforts to dispel the myths of the "big bad wolf" are greatly challenged by the occurrence of a fatal attack on a human by a healthy, wild wolf in North America in November.

However, common sense should be used when realizing that even the buffalo is a formidable beast if encountered in the wild.  Fear is a dangerous is what causes people to want to obliterate that which they fear.  It is necessary that we work harder to teach common sense and a healthy respect for animals in their habitat.,13199,1143151,00.html

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It actually makes sense February 23, 2006 2:30 PM

To realize that any creature, no matter how docile, will act through violence, if need be, to protect its own life and welfare, and especially its young's lives and welfare.  Even Shakespeare said "The smallest worm will turn, being trodden on" or words to that effect.  So, if this wolf took lethal action in self-defense, one can argue that it was obeying its biological imperative: to survive.  It's not like it's an unavoidable injury or death: if you don't mess with a wolf, you have genuinely got nothing to fear from a wolf in return.  They don't come out at night to eat people and they have to hunt in packs because individually speaking, they're not as tough as we think they are.  Humans are still, pound for pound, the most lethal species on this planet, let's not forget!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
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