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  •  How does Scott being right make the other (16+ / 0-)

    diarist disingenuous?

    The other diarist stated a fact.  The fact that the organization bought land and turned it over to the US Forest Service.  Because s/he didn't get into a discussion ab out wolves hardly makes him or her disingenuous.

    There's no "right" or "wrong" in the positions people take on wolves.  Rather, wolves are an issue that has no apparent solution.  I'm personally strongly opposed to the wolf hunting being permitted in our area.  They're such beautiful, intelligent, elegant creatures - and I don't want to see anything hunted.

    However, no one can deny that they can have a devastating impact of other wildlife.  They've devastated the bison in some areas and have had a huge impact on elk herds.  In our area, they're having an impact on deer population.  Not to mention the impact on domestic animals.

    Is it better that bison, elk, deer, cattle and horses be killed than that wolves be killed?  Because something is going to be killed, either by the animals themselves or by humans.  So how do we decide who gets to live and who gets to be killed the most?

    It only makes common sense the an elk foundation would be anti-wolf, since wolves kill elk.  I'll acknowledge that this particular foundation probably exists because of people who want the elk not to be killed by wolves so that humans have more opportunity to kill the elk.  But that doesn't undo the positive they're doing of getting more property into conservation status.  (After the lumber company was able to take all the value off the land, I'm sure.)

    Whatever the situation, assuming that being anti-wolf is being anti-conservation is closing your eyes to the reality of the impact that the reintroduction of wolves into the ecology of areas has had.  Personally, I think that step was a foolish one, and is the decision that has been truly detrimental to wolves.  But the situation looks to be looked at from all aspects, not just from the love of wolves and the sadness that the beautiful creatures are being killed senselessly.

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