A better way of viewing wolves
I so many times think of the relationship between dogs and wolves. I see some mannerisms in my dogs that I see in wolves! They definately need to be protected under the ESA and I will never quit fighting for them! Excellent article! I will never understand the hatred for such a wonderful creature!
Regarding "We should protect them under the Endangered Species Act so their tiny population can grow in safety," I sure hope people discuss this with their family, friends, co-workers, city/town/county council members, and state and federal legislators, plus sign petitions and submit comments at each opportunity.
Many times when I look at my dog I am thankful not only for him, but for his wolf ancestors. I can’t understand the hate some have for such beautiful creatures that give us so much.
Great essay, Rick! Informative, well researched, and well written.
The description of how wolves and humans cooperated and befriended one another is similar to the Anishinabe story of how human man and maengun (wolf in the Ojibwe language) became brothers.
Thank you for sharing Rick. I loved the read. Once upon a time wolves, or to give it it's Irish name mactire, son of the land, were honoured here in Ireland, The Romans called Ireland Wolfland.
"Ancient wolves, for hundreds of thousands of years, dogged herds of caribou that migrated between what is now Spain and Siberia."
I just love the verb "dogged" being used here! Great article, Rick.
Thank you very much Rick. I already donate to some of those organizations but it definitely helps. Looking forward to read more about your adventures in that magical place you live so close. Say hello to Mary and have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.
I read all your books Rick. They are so informative, so well written and engaging and eye openers to a world that we sometimes ignore. How can I make a donation for the Wolves of Yellowstone?