Somewhere along the way wildlife managers decided that certain animals were vastly more important than others, none more than elk. Beautiful creatures they are but the fixation with elk borders on obsession. Organizations are dedicated to it. Entire state game agencies are devoted to maintaining elk populations over any other animal. Hunters spend millions on hunting tags, high-powered rifles, ammunition, etc. to pursue this animal. The elk is king in the West, to the detriment of the wolf.
Wolves are considered pests that must be controlled to protect elk. Wolves are the competition so they are destroyed. Wolves are counted as numbers, numbers of packs, numbers of wolves, numbers of dead wolves, numbers of wolves depredating on livestock, numbers of wolves inhabiting Yellowstone, numbers of wolves inhabiting Glacier, numbers of alpha wolves killed, numbers of wolf pups killed. I have yet to read anything from state game agencies about the effects the hunts are having on wolf social structure, the loss of alphas, the killing of wolf pups, the killing of entire wolf packs and the subsequent loss of their DNA. No it’s always about elk.
It’s always about elk.
Wolves don’t stuff elk heads and hang them on a wall, now do they?
In fact elk aren’t really gods, they are victims just like wolves. Trophy hunters cry that elk are eaten by wolves, their natural prey, when hunters inflict terrible suffering and pain upon the mighty elk, all in the name of “sport”.
Wolves hunt to live, trophy hunters kill for the thrill.
The brutal bowhunting of Elk in Skagit County shocked and outraged the public
Click here to watch on YouTube. It’s so horrific its age restricted.
Baby Elk cries for mom after being shot by bowhunter 3 times as mother watches helplessly
Who’s the brutal killer?
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Videos: Courtesy of YouTube
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