I have just posted, "The War on Wolves," the third post in a series on wolf-human conflict. The first post explained why we should thank wolves for helping our ancient ancestors survive. The second described how wolves and humans are alike. But regardless of the debt we owe wolves or the similarities we share, we have hated and waged war on these essential predators for centuries. Current tactics in that war include gunning down wolves from helicopters, writing legislation that ignores science and allows hunting of wolves, and spreading the sinister mentality of shoot, shovel, and shut up. If we are ever to end this war, we must understand the deep and ancient roots of the hatred behind it... To read more
Rick Lamplugh lives near Yellowstone's north gate and is the author of the Amazon Bestseller In the Temple of Wolves: A Winter's Immersion in Wild Yellowstone. Available as eBook or paperback. Or as a signed copy from the author.
Photo of wolf by Magnus Johansson via flickr (CC BY 2.0)