Let me preface this first by saying I’m a dog lover, they’ve been my wonderful companions throughout my life. We love our dogs but know they can and do bite. It’s pretty hard to find anyone in this country who hasn’t been bitten themselves or knows of someone who’s suffered a dog bite. It’s reality, yet wolf haters get away with spreading evil anecdotal claims about wolves. These “stories” are often reported as fact in local and even MSM media without a shred of evidence to back them up. But statistics prove wolves are the least dangerous of all large carnivores in North America, rarely attacking or biting anyone. In the last 100 years, wolves have been accused in just TWO controversial fatal attacks, yet in 2013 alone 4.5 million people were bitten by dogs, including 2 million children and 5581 postal workers, dogs also killed 32 people last year.
Can you imagine the hysteria if these stats were reversed and it was wolves who were doing the biting and mauling?
So the next time wolf haters accuse wolves of being vicious, child attacking monsters remind them the most dangerous canines don’t live in the woods but in our homes.
We need to stop the false narratives about wolves as an excuse to eliminate them!!