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From The Wolf Army News: Are Wolf Hunts Exploiting Our Country to Benefit Others?

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Chinese customs officials in Beijing confiscated about 650 pelts that were being smuggled from Greece to China. The bags were labeled as "fur scraps" but when officials inspected the bags they noticed that they contained full wolf pelts.

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roxy H (350)
Monday September 9, 2013, 1:00 am
Are wolf hunts exploiting our country to benefit others?

It was recently reported that Chinese customs officials in Beijing confiscated about 650 pelts that were being smuggled from Greece to China. The bags were labeled as “fur scraps” but when officials inspected the bags they noticed that they contained full wolf pelts. While at first this report is disturbing, when you look into it you have to wonder just how disturbing this can be.

The first question is “where did the pelts come from?” At this time it is unclear where the pelts came from. Wolf hunting is illegal in most of Europe and the European population is so low that the loss of over 600 wolves would not only be noticed by scientists, but it would represent a large scale poaching operation that would kill a large percentage of the wolf population in Europe. There is a good chance that these wolves did not come from Europe despite the shipment originating in Greece.

Another possibility would be Russia. Russia does have a large population of wolves and the loss of over 600 wolves might not be noticed but if they were to smuggle them out of Russia why would they go though Greece? Cargo inspections coming out of Russia and into Europe are thoroughly inspected and it would be a lot easier to smuggle them either though Mongolia or directly to China. There are far easier ways to smuggle furs into China from Russia.

This leaves one place in the world that has a population of wolves large enough to handle the loss of over 600 wolves and where hunting is legal – the United States and Canada. Sadly, this is also the most plausible source of wolf skins since cargo going from the USA and Canada to Greece may not be as thoroughly inspected and there is plenty of easy access to transport goods from the USA to Europe.

This bring sup an interesting point – the USA wolf hunting community claims to be very patriotic and anti-importation and against other countries trying to exploit the USA’s natural resources but there is a good possibility that their lust to kill is helping not only build up China’s economy, but they might also be helping bring money into China since they also export the end products (and when you compare the price of a wolf skin versus the final product, the skins are bought for pennies on the dollar – even less). They can claim that they are not part of this but can they really tack the skins they sell after they sell them? It is clear that someone is buying them up in large quantities to ship them overseas to help out other nations.


. (0)
Monday September 9, 2013, 9:56 am
My sentiments exactly Roxy. Thanks.

Barbara V (51)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:54 pm
All that wolf hunts benefit is a no-neck's urge to kill. They have no idea or conception of how ruthless or evil they are in slaughtering wolves, who are here to do a valuable job for the ecosystem and should be let alone. But oh now, the government lets them get away with it, showing total indifference and stupidity regarding anything to do with the ecosystem and the creatures that are an integral part of it. Unfortunately, these sub-zero idiots are anything BUT a benefit to the very planet they inhabit. Earth would be better off without them.

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:58 pm
How about using DNA tests to reveal the origin of these wolves?

Roger G (154)
Monday September 9, 2013, 2:14 pm
noted, thanks

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday September 9, 2013, 2:53 pm
Noted. Thanks, Roxy. This is just horrible. I hope they do find out the origin, and criminal charges are brought.

Christeen A (371)
Monday September 9, 2013, 3:49 pm
How completely horrible.

Pam Parsons (25)
Monday September 9, 2013, 4:04 pm
I wondered about this when I 1st read the news story.UNFORGIVABLE !

Razzbarry F (26)
Monday September 9, 2013, 4:47 pm
Give the wolves back their coats!

Sheila D (194)
Monday September 9, 2013, 4:56 pm
No surprises - it all comes down to Greed...especially in America. The 1% has taught some of the ones at the bottom of the pile well.

Mitchell D (87)
Monday September 9, 2013, 6:34 pm
It wold not surprise me in the least,if all these "super Americans," were making money off of the wolves they kill. WJust what would be more American than raw and bleeding capitalism?

Jaime Alves (52)
Monday September 9, 2013, 10:06 pm

Pogle S (88)
Monday September 9, 2013, 11:30 pm
Funny how bad deeds have a habit of coming back and biting you on the arse!

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 5:15 am
I wish people would just leave animals ALONE!!

Keith H (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 5:17 am
Noted. Thanks

Winnie A (179)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 7:12 am
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