When I sit down to watch a movie, I like to have a cold drink, a big bowl of popcorn, and enjoy them for what they are, entertainment. After all it's what you pay for. I recently saw the movie Grey, which is about wolves stalking and killing a group of people plane wrecked in Alaska.
Think about about growing up. Did you read any books about the wolf being a dangerous animal?
How about the poor "Three Little Pigs" and the big bad wolf? This wolf was so dangerous he would huff and buff and blow the house down.
Little miss riding hood couldn't walk to her own grandmothers house with out being stalked by the dangerous, cross -dressing wolf.
I have always tried to at least see issues from both side, I think it's in my DNA. My dad worked for an oil company and my mom was a member of Sierra Club, which tried to shut oil companies down.
I understand people who make a living off ranching and are feared that their livestock would be killed by a predator, like a wolf. I am commercial fisherman who makes a living catching salmon. I am fearful of things, like Pebble Mine, that would affect my lively hood. But I will never agree with hunting an animal in an un sportsman like way.
Thinking outside the norm is how we become ambassadors of this planet. How to Protect Livestock
So how do you convince people to respect wolves? Maybe by sharing your own experiences.
This photo is of a wolf that I encountered in Denali National Park. While backpacking I sat and watched this male, make his way down a river bed. He saw me and curiously came to investigate. After a few moments starting at each other, he went on his way.
This wolf was one of a pack of wolves that I had surround me while, I was walking alone through a valley. They waited around long enough to look curious then they were gone.
Link to popular wolf photo I have published.
When the earliest pioneers came across the United States, they wrote about herds of animals so large that it was mind boggling. Buffalo stretching for as far as the eye could see. When western man arrived they all but whipped them out. This can be said for just about every big game animal around the world. Since the invention of the rifle, animals have been pushed towards extinction.
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