Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wolf paranoia is out of control

Regarding the letter "Killer wolves are out of control" (Dec. 7), really? Really? "Demon killers?" Comparing wolves to "serial killers"? Clearly there has been a mistake, other than the fact that this should have been in the Miscellany II section of the paper. Once again, no reported attacks of wolves killing humans.

I, too, am a hunter, and there were plenty of elk and deer running around in this great state of Idaho—although you might have to put in a little sweat equity to get them. Is it like the old days of hunting? Probably not. Are there more people in the world and a diminished amount of wild land? Unfortunately, "yes." Ranchers are not losing their livelihood to the ways of the wolf.

You say that you can't imagine what will happen next after the wolves destroy wildlife, livestock and pets—are you afraid they may take over Congress? Or make the FDA and EPA accountable for being sold to the highest bidder? Or maybe make the banks honest?

Are you afraid they will manage the human population? Hmmm ... nope! You are afraid that Little Red Riding Hood will be walking down the trail and suddenly attacked by a wolf and torn to shreds. She has a better chance being on an ATV and being killed. People kill people daily and your only concern is about a thought, a "what if." The wolves are the least of our problems.

J.P. Nicholson


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