Beach closed, dogs temporarily banned after wolf attack near Ucluelet

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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.’It was was attacking my dog so viciously that right away he was overwhelmed’
A series of wolf attacks has prompted the closure of Wickaninnish Beach near Ucluelet, B.C. as well as a ban on dogs for the entire Long Beach Unit of the Park.

That means dogs are banned from all areas of the park between Tofino and Ucluelet for one week.

Renee Wissink with Pacific Rim National Park reserve said the decision was made after two incidents in which wolves approached and attacked dogs in the area.

“Dogs off-leash are an easy target, and it appears the wolves are recognizing that,” he said.

“We are particularly concerned about an incident where a leashed dog was attacked, which is rare.”<<<Read More>>>