Can you see why wolves should never be hunted? Wolves are not game animals. They were not put on this earth to be tortured with traps, snares, rifles and arrows. Hunting destroys wolf families and causes immense suffering. It separates mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers. Wolves live for their families, it is everything to them. Wolves are highly intelligent, social animals and should be treated as such.
Heavy hunting of wolves also destroys genetic diversity, discussed in part three. The narrator explains that these coastal wolves have more diversity in their genes than any other wolf population. She further states that “genetic diversity gives a species the ability to adapt to changing environments, including new climatic conditions and diseases. Genetic diversity is lost when a population is reduced to low numbers.” Another reason wolves should not be hunted.
There is so much we can learn from wolves if only the persecution and scapegoating would stop.
The coastal wolves of the Great Bear Rainforest are a true treasure, even more so because they’ve escaped many of the tortures other wolf populations have had to endure.
As the narrator so eloquently states:
“While most gray wolf populations were hunted to near extinction, here in the remote reaches of the Great Bear Rainforest the wolves escaped heavy persecution and maintain an ancient, unbroken link to their past.”
British Columbia’s Wild West-coast Wolves
Posted by: Dr Reese Halter | June 3, 2011
From the LA Times:
Great Bear Rainforest protected from heavy logging
March 31, 2009
Video: Courtesy PacificWildLive
Photo: Courtesy LA Times
Posted in: Coastal Gray Wolves, biodiversity
Tags: Great Bear Rainforest, wolves, salmon, biodiversity, old growth rainforest, threatened habitat