Creating a World of Wolf Haters
Even as the wolf was being cruelly hunted into extinction, humans did something only Homo sapiens can do: We kept the wolf feared, hated, and alive in literature – especially children’s stories (photo courtesy of Retron / Wikimedia Project).
We met Rick Lamplugh and his wife on the 2013 Wolf Rendezvous. The following is an excerpt adapted from a chapter in his newly-released book: .
By Rick Lamplugh
From the United States to the United Kingdom, from Europe to Japan, wolves have been hated to death. I struggle to believe that humans haven’t always hated wolves. Yet some experts say that long ago â€” when we were nomadic and had limitless horizonsÂ â€”Â wolves and humans coexisted peacefully and even evolved together. How did we get from that to a world of wolf haters?