Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Killing wolves is murder

Has anyone compiled the cost of a dead sheep, a dead elk, a dead deer? Over a year, what would the cost of food for wolves be compared to the cost of sheep, deer, elk? Elk are killed for food in restaurants and most customers don't like it, after "trying" it for fun.

What has that to do with the environmental fight over wolves' taking down a sick elk for food for the whole pack? It shows a low mentality in humans who kill each other randomly (e.g., the recent murder of 8-year-old Robert in Boise) and yet think nothing of the birth of wolf cubs beloved by their pack, who need their mother for at least a year before being considered "grown up", being orphaned because their mother has been "hunted" and murdered for only one reason: Her alpha-male partner killed an ailing elk for food for the whole pack.

And there are thousands of elk all over the place but Fish and Game is determined to bring the wolf packs down to maybe 300 with "killing" tags at only $11.75. Whatever became of humane-ity?

What has a wolf ever done to a human being? Nothing recorded, human beings bore wolves. With good reason. Human beings don't have it. With good reason—human beings are good at one thing: destruction.

The killing of wolves has to stop. Shooting wolves with high-powered rifles from the air is not "hunting"—it is murder. What's the difference between killing an 8-year-old or killing a nursing wolf, neither of whom can defend themselves?

Please don't support the Fish and Game Commission—they're undoubtedly being paid under the table. They get paid for killing while protecting hooved hordes to be killed for "fun." Would someone please translate that into righteousness?

Jan Holland


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