Creating a World of Wolf Haters — Oregon Wild

Creating a World of Wolf Haters

Posted by Rob Klavins at Dec 12, 2013 01:45 PM |

Filed under: Wildlife, Wolves
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: In the Temple of Wolves: A Winter’s Immersion in Wild Yellowstone.

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 — when we were nomadic and had limitless horizons — wolves and humans coexisted peacefully and even evolved together. How did we get from that to a world of wolf haters?

Creating a World of Wolf Haters — Oregon Wild.

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