Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Looks like wolves have been extinct in Britain since 1680.  Certainly since the 18th C.  And that's Scotland.  England had market hunted the predators into extinction in the southern part of their Island since Henry VII.

No body likes it when nature eats YOUR food livestock and digs up grandma's grave, I guess.  Lots of bounties put down to get rid of the varmints.

Nowadays they contemplate reintroduction to do something about the red deer population.  I guess the hunting and shooting culture in the UK isn't what it used to be, but...  Think on it, treehuggers.  You are always so susceptible to first stage thinking, and never think on even the more obvious possible unforeseen consequences.  50 million people live in England alone now.  A thousand years ago there were 3 million.  Do you see where this might lead?  Ok, recent wolf attacks on humans are rare. Wolves are rare.  But do those 50 million English have pets they love?


ProudHillbilly said...

Tree huggers and analytical thinking do NOT coexist together. It's all about emotion and what seems cool.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Hmmm. Of course, if they are wounded by a Wolf during a Full Moon, well, Larry Talbot springs to mind.