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“I am Wolf. Quietly, I will endure. Silently, I will suffer. Patiently, I will wait. For I am a warrior. And I will survive.”
-In the shadow of the Wolf
I don’t think that any animal is so misunderstood like wolf, nowadays. People are divided among themselves for loving or hating wolves, for wanting them back and for hunting them for eternity. The problem is not the wolf but the Homo sapiens that took land from wolf and signed greed, power and egoism.
The wolves themselves are very mystical and intelligent animals that shaped the culture and living habits of many societies. In some folklore, the wolves are rulers of darkness, the friends of devil while in another mythology, they bring us light, hope and protection. It is all matter of perspective but the role of wolves is significant, for people and nature. Their importance for our ecosystem and wildlife strategy is not the political option or civil choice but fact that makes balance in nature.
For many years that they share this habitat with us, the wolves dont make serious attempt to hurt humans, and they are capable even to kill the prey bigger than humans. The message of the story is that wolves don’t want to mess with humans but to live their lives. If we compare some interesting stories, the people have been more hurt by far cows than by wolves. Then, why is so much hatred towards wolves ? Because the anti-wolf lobby is pretty much active is sharing urban myths about wolves and put a blame on them for all what would be enough bad, without them either. The most famous accusation is about endangering livestock and ruining local farm business. This is also the core of passionate discussions between pro and con, regarding the return of the wolves, in our lands, after so many years of wolf silence. According to the writing of one Oregon organisation, we should remember the following:”Wolves are opportunists and, like us, sometimes eat livestock. However, they have a relatively small impact on the livestock industry. Volatile meat prices, increased land and fuel prices, disease, weather, domestic dogs, and even human thieves are much bigger threats. Northeast Oregon’s Wallowa County is a case study for that very point. It is ground zero for the argument from wolf detractors that wolves will decimate Oregon’s livestock industry. The county’s livestock industry has been in a steady decades-long decline preceding wolf recovery. However, from 2009 to 2011 – while the wolf population grew from two to fourteen, livestock revenue jumped nearly 50% to nearly $27million in a county with barely 7,000 citizens . Wolves were not the cause of the increase, but it’s clear their effect on the industry is negligible. Though wolves may have some localized impacts on individual livestock operators, those can be significantly reduced with responsible husbandry. Additionally, in Oregon, ranchers are fully compensated by taxpayers for any losses.”
What they people want from wolves, actually? The mea culpa syndrome has been forced on wolves and they are targeted for all problems that are human facing. In the reality, it is usually the made up tales and overblown narration that is spread, with purpose to turn them into the bad guys and collect more voices against them. Why is that? Because people have different interests that vary and they are ready to do all what they can to make scape goat for sacrifice. In this case, wolves are responsible fo every single struggle in nature that is coming to poor humans, the same that ruined areas of pure forest, simply for having more, because is is never enough.
I simply cant now believe how people turn into typical aggressive fanatics when you show them their place and all wrong things they have done, against ecosystem and wildlife. At the moment when mankind started meeting decisions about who is allowed to live and who isn’t, everything is running down. The river of chaos, the universe of madness, created by destructive human beings. Then, when you do a little investigation, the statistics is grinding their lies and offer us real numbers and at the end, the livestock is more endangered by human thieves, logistics problems or diseases than by wolves. But nobody is talking about it because that would reduce chances to hunt them, kill them and stay on the top of food chain, as the homo sapiens, the one that would embarrass even the Devil. One researcher has informed that, based on the available data, back in 2010, for example, of the nearly 4.000,000 cattle and calf deaths in the US, predators caused only 5%, but wolves only 0,2%. What is with the rest of 95%? I guess we all know who and why is creating such a discrepancy in the public data.
The wolves make positive impact on the budget of the land where they live. Why ?Don’t forget that tourism and wolf watching and observing through expedition, travels and photography are increase the potential of the certain country and its touristic power on the competence market. Everyone would pay to see wolves and to visit their area. If you are enough smart, as the local government, you can make a good harmony with farmers and highly protected natural reservoir of wolves. They do not need to be in war, they can live in cohabitation and yes, it is possible. They do not destroy other species, as it is oft argued, but they make recovery. How ? The wolves usually take down the weakest chain but never the fittest animals. The so called trophy hunters kill rare and majestic animals, ruining the natural symbiosis, playing against the wildlife with their own dollar hidden psychopathy.
The problem with wolves doesn’t exists because the wolves decide it. They have been there as native species, log before human beings conquered the areas of land and turned into buildings and urban zones. The land is taken away from wolves and they immigrated far away but they are coming back, on their land. Don’t we preach about human rights and rights on land but we close eyes on stealing lands from voiceless and blaming them for the stolen things ? What is stolen is damned and never blessed. If we keep doing what we do now, we will end like the fools with no future.
The wolf management is no kill management. You can allow such a policy against them because it means pure injustice against one native species, that didn’t pick up to live with greedy humans but being blamed for all. We don’t solve the problem if we don’t change the conditions of the conflict. If you don’t put the borders on your egoism, you cant expect to see behind the hill. The wolves are the part of our ecosystem and they should remain where they are. If they are gone, we will be gone too, sooner or later. It is like a cancer disease. Maybe you can live without one organ but for how long? The killing anti-wolf strategy is nothing but destructive and irresponsible, short term and lunatic. You kill them and you think they wont kill your livestock. You are so wrong. When you kill the alpha male or female, you risk the decomposition of the wolf pack and aggressively local behaviour which means attack with no plan and uncontroled actions, which will cause more stress and more risk for all.
What is the solution ? As I always say, the sustainable development that will have an ethic touch and understanding for the needs of wildlife. Do not take what doesn’t belong to you and wolves know those rules but we have forgotten them.
SAVE THE WOLVES, LET THEM COME BACK, THERE WHERE THEY BELONG.