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Living Like Wolves

Humanity’s evolution parallels our awareness of wolf social behavior. We previously viewed wolves as aggressive and cold-blooded. The same can be said of some human kind. Many people can be conniving, cut-throat predators who only care about themselves. Human greed has contributed to the creation of poverty and violence, and we abuse other humans and animals in ways only fit for monster movies and werewolf legends.

But these characteristics don’t describe the real humanity. Cruel traits are a reflection of people who are deprived of basic nurturing, who exist in the world without caring, and who may very well have been victims of abuse themselves. Some hold only pain and sadness in their hearts. Many have yet to experience true joy.

But there is always hope, even for those who appear to have no redeeming qualities at all. Where there is a spark of light, there is a chance for healing. The pit bulls confiscated from Michael Vick’s dog fighting ring exemplify this message. Many believed these dogs could not be rehabilitated; their vicious natures were too ingrained. From over 40 dogs, all but two are now happy, healthy safe pets. Many even have new occupations as therapy animals!

Wolves teach us about who we really are. Humanity is intrinsically good. Our instinct requires that we care for each other, we do what’s best for all children, and that we protect the most vulnerable in society. And many humans take on the role of omega, sacrificing for the sake of the whole.

As each of us chooses to face the mythical wolf within, we help all of humanity become true wolves. And we are doing it! Changes for good are occurring daily. Power and greed based institutions that were once thought to be indestructible are currently falling apart, and are being forced to operate with integrity and transparency. People continue to help each other when economic or natural disaster strikes, despite their own suffering. It is a new age, and all of us have a role in it. We are the alpha and the omega. We are creating a time when the viciousness formerly attributed to wolves and humans will only be found in the movies.

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Susan Wagner

Dr. Susan Wagner is a board certified veterinary neurologist whose pioneering work acknowledges the bioenergetic interaction between people and animals. She is an advocate for change in the area of interpersonal violence and animal cruelty, and works toward a greater understanding surrounding the health implications of the human-animal bond. Dr. Wagner is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University Veterinary College, a Level IV Healing Touch for Animals practitioner and co-author of Through A Dog’s Ear.


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1:20AM PDT on Jul 25, 2013

Save the Wolves! Thanks for sharing.

11:05PM PST on Mar 12, 2011

wolf that hunts are more humane than greedy humans that are just evil, all hunting that humans does is nothing but greed and cruelty

1:18AM PST on Feb 27, 2011

Thanks for the article.

7:00AM PST on Jan 12, 2011

why would anyone want to live like a wolf? don't you know how they hunt and kill? that the'll mutilate an elk mother? wolves don't ask the sick,dying or old "can I eat you? it's a mercy killing, you suffer"
the'll eat babies, they don't kill instantly when they hunt.

4:53AM PST on Dec 8, 2010


10:02AM PST on Nov 26, 2010

Wovles are very cool.We need to look at wovles in a diffrent light.

6:21PM PST on Nov 21, 2010

How nice to hear something positive about wolves especially with so many wanting to destroy them. I have seen these intriguing creatures in the wild and think it such a shame there are people wanting bills passed to making killing them legal. thank you susan and I do hope some of the wolf-haters read this article and maybe they will see the truth.

6:43AM PDT on Oct 16, 2010

Wolves are fascinating creatures & can teach us much.

1:44PM PDT on Oct 14, 2010

Why can't people just leave them alone. They are magnificent animals and deserve to live with their families in peace!!

1:37PM PDT on Oct 14, 2010

A wonderfully, informative article. Thank you so much for speaking up and about these beautiful animals. Our wildlife, our wolves, are a precious resource, let us take care of the earth and all of God's creatures.

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