The topic of wolves came up during a discussion at my work yesterday. Wolves can be a touchy subject; there is definitely a polarizing effect. During the course of the conversation, my boss relayed a sound bite from an “activist” person he knows. He said:
There has never been a documented case of wolves killing a human being in North America.
That seemed bogus to me given the nature of wolves, so I decided to Google it. Turns out as of 2006 that’s no longer true.
But that’s not what made me shake my head…
When I got home I had to mow my lawn, and when you’re spending an hour cutting grass you’ve got a lot of time to think. I started thinking about the argument to defend wolves when I came to this thought:
Defending wolves with the argument that they have never killed a human is akin to defending radical Islamic terrorists because they’ve never been able to detonate a nuclear weapon on US soil. Just because it hasn’t happened doesn’t mean the intent isn’t there.
I just cross my fingers that wolves don’t get religion…