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  •  Aldo Leopold said it best, after helping to (8+ / 0-)

    exterminate every single wolf from New Mexico, and all but a handful from Arizona:

    We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes—something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters' paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view. "Thinking Like a Mountain," 1944

    It took him decades to realize wolves occupy a necessary ecological niche. Tipped and rec'd and petitions signed.

    stay together / learn the flowers / go light - Gary Snyder

    by Mother Mags on Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 08:17:30 AM PST

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