The Secretary of the Interior Wants to Render Extinct Our Alpha Wildlife
It seems impossible to realize that anyone, anywhere, wants to render a species extinct.
Wolves are the voice and presence of the wilderness. We know that they allow a whole restoration of our ecology when they are allowed to live in the landscape that belongs to them, in many ways more than it does to us.
The true reason for this action by the Secretary of the Interior, who is well-known for his antipathy to environmental issues and has shown no reverence for this planet Earth, is 1) to placate ranchers who might lose a few — a FEW — cattle to wolves, and 2) to allow the sport of hunting wolves.
Two facts are associated with those reasons: 1) the disproportionate number of wolves killed to protect cattle defies any common logic, given cattle number almost a hundred million, and as the opening image shows, wolves number less than 20,000! and 2) hunters have illegally crossed into national park lands where wolves are allowed to roam safe and free and killed them anyway.
As Chief Seattle said in 1859: “If all the beasts were gone, we would die in a great loneliness of spirit.”
Consider a world without the alpha animals in the wilderness that has until now helped define our freedom. Hold that in your mind. The feeling will come. Of that same loneliness. It will.
If our government has its way, we will destroy all wolves in a very short time from now.
I cannot fathom the need of the government or the hunters to risk creating such a loss.
For loss it will be. To all of us. For all of us.
This video explains how the role of wolves in the wilderness protects the earth. If only we may care enough to do the same: