Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ignorance, fear of wolves


Speaking of the land of "De Nile," I could not help but cringe as I read last week's letter (April 20) to the editor regarding "Put the wolves somewhere else." Being a Westerner myself, the first thing to come to mind was inbreeding, ignorance, fear and lack of education.

Perhaps, instead of Idaho officials spending so much time worrying about the wolves, we should spend that money on education for our youth. Then they would know that there has never been a wolf attack on a human and that religion seems to kill more people daily, but I don't see running from the churches on Sunday morning.

Next, "wolves decimating herds just for the sake of killing!" Really? Bison in the were reduced to a few hundred by the mid-1880s. They were hunted for their skins, with the rest of the animal left behind to decay on the ground. I'm sure your forebears had great reason for this?

I also somehow doubt you are native to the West, let alone Richfield. I'm guessing your forebears came across on a ship that landed on the East Coast and traveled out this way like every other native here.

There is so much more to be said on this that I could start a weekly column. Perhaps moving to a city may not be such a bad idea. At least there would be no big bad wolves for you to contend with.

J. P. NICHOLSON

Hailey




 Local Weather 
Search archives:


Copyright © 2019 Express Publishing Inc.   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy
All Rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Express Publishing Inc. is prohibited. 

The Idaho Mountain Express is distributed free to residents and guests throughout the Sun Valley, Idaho resort area community. Subscribers to the Idaho Mountain Express will read these stories and others in this week's issue.