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British Columbia Joins War on Wolves

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Wolves and the Ecosystem

Having seen what wolves can do to livestock, I understand the ranchers’ fears. Few city dwellers have had their bank accounts raided quite so graphically. White-collar greed is more ruthless but less bloody. So the issue of wolf kills deepens the urban/rural divide, with both sides accusing the other of ignorance.

However, the small numbers of cattle taken down by wolves are questionable justification for the province’s removing all hunting restrictions in Cariboo. We humans make a habit of condemning whatever inconveniences us. Rather than viewing the planet as one interconnected, living organism, we kill off the parts that have no immediate value to us.

The result is more than mass extinctions, environmental degradation and climate change. As we squander the gifts our planet offers so freely, we fail to see we are only one small part of the ecosystem and that our future depends on accepting our role as stewards rather than destroyers.

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2:43AM PST on Nov 12, 2014

STOP KILLING; HUNTING; SLAUGHTER; ABUSE; CAPTIVITY !!!!!

Animals deserve RESPECT and FREEDOM !!! ALL ANIMALS !!!

11:35AM PDT on Apr 4, 2013

STOP KILLING!!! Why do some people think they have to murder everything they come in contact with?? There are some mean, hateful, loathsome people in this old world, and they are the ones who need to be culled, not the precious animals who have had their habitats, food chain, etc taken from them at the hands of these subhuman beings, who would just as soon kill their own mothers if they got in their way. They make me sick!!!!

7:40AM PDT on Mar 27, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

4:58PM PDT on Sep 9, 2012

We are MURDERING our planet, thus ourselves.

11:46PM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

A TERRIBLE THING TO HAPPEN TO THESE BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS.

11:46PM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

A TERRIBLE THING TO HAPPEN TO THESE BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS.

9:06PM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

This just sickens me, senseless cruelty, the arrogance and sense of entitlement of these ranchers. They are so consumed with hate, greed and predjudice they can't see the forest for the trees. There is now enough scientific data proving this apex predator is an absuolute necessity in the ecosystem. Educated and intellignet ranchers/farmers implement knowledge gained through these studies and are successful with no kill deterrent measures.
Make no mistake livestock is a commodity and there is no compassion here either.

7:46AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

We as humans cause alot of grief in this world we are our worst enemy.If we keep building and destroying land these poor animals have nowhere to go.I am disabled and my family has to live on1200.dollars a month which is why i have to go hunting every year..I also share with other families in need if the animal is too big for us.I do not agree with senseless shooting of animals. Every animal plays a part in the eco system not to mention if we start killing all the animals it upsets the natural harmony of the entire system.Wolfs are very peaceful animals they are not like hollywood pro trays them .We do have to protect the cattle if you are a farmer but there are ways to do that without killing them .I see why many people get angry with guns and senseless killings of animals,these people are the ones that should be punished not the animal.Take care and have a grand day people think before you shoot.

5:17AM PDT on Mar 21, 2012

senseless murder..stop encroaching upon wildlife habitats! Poor animals have nowhere to go :((

7:01AM PST on Feb 11, 2012

lol colleen, ranchers are obviously lazy and uneducated, otherwise they would understand the concept of ecology. No, not all of course, but the large majority. If one rancher can come up with non lethal solutions to the problem, why can,t the rest? Is that not ignorance and laziness?

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