Overweight Wolves? Where? Come on, where are these obese predators?

Come on, show me some wolves too fat to run because they’re overstuffed with so many meals of beef cattle.  I really want to see these monsters of the food chain. Apparently wolves are such a threat to the human food supply that they need to be hunted to the point of extinction yet again–according to cattle ranchers.  Wolves of all ages are under attack from us not so delightfully egocentric humans in Wyoming, Michigan, Montana, Idaho, Wisconsin and Minnesota.  According to Predator Defense, the War on Wolves has commenced with a vengeance since they were removed from the Endangered Species List. Approximately half the wolves in Idaho have been killed–of about 1,000.

So which species is relentlessly destroying the habitat of all living things, including its own, on the planet? Grizzly Bears? Wolverines? Wolves? Nawwww.  Homo sapiens gets the out of balance, eat till you bloat and then some more, selfish, greedy Top Predator Prize. Hey, we’ve even got airplanes and helicopters to fire away at animals from the safety of our  friendly skies. We usually don’t take on other predators face to face if we can avoid it. We’re working on drone warfare so that we don’t even have to look our human targets in the eye ever again. Just send in the Drones. They don’t discriminate at all. They aim to destroy anything programmed into their target range.

Science Insider on wolves killed in Yellowstone  http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/11/yellowstone-park-research-wolves.html

Causes “Good Wolf” petitions online  http://www.causes.com/causes/610445-good-wolf

The “Good Wolf” community is also on Facebook with some harsh photographs of hunters with their wolf kills. Beautiful images of wolves are also posted on the timeline. (I would post a direct link, but for some unknown reason that is not currently possible.)

Predator Defense site http://www.predatordefense.org/wolves.htm

Defenders of Wildlife online http://www.defenders.org/

If there was a Dangerous Species List we humans would be at the very top. Why do we refuse to share the Earth with other living creatures? Is Homo Sapiens in essence an out of control cancer destroying every other living cell on this planet? What are we going to do about “us”?

Update :  slpmartin’s poem,  “There is No Cause for Alarm”  –>> http://slpmartin.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/there-is-no-cause-for-alarm/#comment-19811



  1. December 5, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Boy, are you on the money with this one. Defenders of Wildlife always had a program whereby they reimbursed cattle ranchers for any animal that was taken down by wolves. Man’s selfishness has no bounds in destroying any part of nature that he perceives interferes with his needs and desires. Very sad indeed.

    • December 6, 2012 at 2:22 am

      Hey still a dreamer. Thanks for the support. I guess this is what happens when “we” ignore the web of life.

  2. December 5, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Perhaps one indicator of how “dangerous” a species is how deadly is it towards others of its own kind. We “win” the prize here too.

    • December 6, 2012 at 2:23 am

      I’m with you on that score, Al. Looks like in the long run this could be a “the biggest loser” scenario. Ooops!

  3. Meg said,

    December 5, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    i sit here shaking my head, speechless. how much longer will the human desire to destroy the natural world continue?

    • December 6, 2012 at 2:24 am

      That is the $64,000 question indeed dear Pirate’s Lady. I wonder if there’s a gene for all this negative behavior. Are you thinking what I’m thinking now????

  4. December 6, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Sadly, as long as the natural world gets into the way of profits, the desire will continue to raise its ugly head. Thankfully, though, there are more and more people who are willing to do whatever they can to make the populace aware of the dangers of this attitude. At least they are making it more difficult in many cases for government and industry to run roughshod over the earth. They may not be winning all, or even most of the arguments but little by little, more and more people are coming on board. The questions is: Is to going to be too-little, too-late?

    • December 7, 2012 at 8:27 am

      Too-little, too-late is a worry, Cindy. Then again, as I follow the actions of the Tar Sands Blockade in Texas I take heart. Perhaps something will get through the resistance. Profits do not make O2 for us to breathe.

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