How Anti-Wolf Propaganda Threatens the Survival of The Species

Haven’t had much time to write recently, with a new baby at home, but thought this post was important to repost. My new son will be told the same as my daughter was – that the wolf ate the 3 piggies, just like we eat piggies, but he would not have hurt Red Riding Hood’s granny.

Wolf Is My Soul

2 Wolves

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? Well the three little pigs and Little Red Riding Hood are certainly not fans … but apart from myths, legends and children’s fairy tales, why is this beautiful creature so demonized in the modern world?

If someone asks you what is more likely to kill you; a wolf or a cow? You would probably go with the wolf, right? I know that’s what my first thought was. But let’s have a reality check.

Cows are responsible for an average of twenty two human deaths in the U.S. each year. On average wolves are responsible for zero. In fact, you are more likely to be struck by lightning or killed by an elevator than be killed by a wolf. In the 21st century, only two known deaths have been attributed to wild wolves in the entirety of North America.

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About davidjmobrien

Writer, ecologist and teacher

Posted on December 17, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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