Hungry wolves take big bite out of profits, cattle producers say

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Wolf Education International (WEI) statement about the controversies of the existence of wolves:

Wolves are the fulcrum of endless political and cultural disputes that are especially present in 21st century globalization, pitting large groups against each other. Wolf advocates accuse wolf protesters of wanting to kill every wolf. Conversely, wolf protesters accuse wolf advocates of working to force wolves into every landscape and leaving people helpless to defend themselves and their property.

Speaking about wolves (introduction, protection, impacts, legalities and simple complaints of those rural people randomly chosen by bureaucrats and subjected to coexistence with wolves, etc.) of necessity and in order to honestly describe and discuss the entire spectrum of the matter, demands that the political implications, history, and solutions be addressed. It is in recognition of this absolute that we offer the extremes of the issue from the following article’s assertions to the simple plaints of ranch families/farmers losing dogs, calves and sheep to wolves.

Wolf Education International’s approach is similar to a balanced accounting of the raging politicians and protesters. Though the future seems to portend an endless battleground, while the call for bipartisanship and “coming together” fill the air; resolutions seem as likely as the abortion debates, wherein there is no workable compromise – either you kill a human person or you merely remove tissue. The federally-mandated resolve (as opposed to locally-acceptable) for wolves is every bit as divisive as the issues of our day.

It is with this in mind that we present the political, emotional, and value-laden aspects of wolf management both in the United States and throughout the world. We recognize the inflamed attitudes of some, as others proclaim their “education,” but hopefully sped along the way to a peaceful resolution of a serious matter laden with hidden agendas, specious claims and government questions of the highest order.

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“The return of wolves to southern Manitoba a decade ago hasn’t abated, resulting in ongoing heavy losses for the cattle industry, say producers.

Wolves killed at least six calves off Betty Green’s Fisher Branch pastures last year that she can prove, and potentially another six she can’t because she never found the carcasses.

Pet dogs have also been killed in the area, and wolves have been spotted as far south as West St. Paul.
“When we moved here (in 1982), it was an event to see a wolf. It was very rare. Now we see them often and they’re bold. We had to shoot one right in our yard,” said Green.”<<<Read More>>>