January 22, 2007

THEY NEED CARRION BIRDS, NOT MORE PREDATORS:

Woods of Germany are home to wolves again: Their status as a protected species has hunter and biologist snapping at one another in Saxony. (Jeffrey Fleishman, January 22, 2007, LA Times)

THERE'S blood on the frost and blame in the air.

The wolves are back, hunting in the night, skulking through gardens, making the farm dogs restless. Sleek and mystical, they have roamed through folklore and fairy tale, a bit of enticing danger at the forest's edge.

But Joachim Bachmann, a hunter with a wall full of trophies, is not so lyrical when it comes to the wolf's reappearance amid the birch and pine of the eastern woods in Saxony.

In today's Germany, the wolf is a "protected species." Mention these two words and you'd better duck, because Bachmann can't quite get his mind around how a sheep-eating machine should not be shot on sight. It bothers him even when he sits at the big table in his big house looking out the window to a damp land speckled with paw prints.

"What positive thing does a wolf bring to nature? Nothing," he says, cutting his schnitzel and salted potatoes.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 22, 2007 12:07 PM
Comments

Witches yearn to replace the standing of man in the Noahide covenant and to restore the dominance of their familiars.

American hunters are struggling with these issues now as predator reintroduction threatens to supplant hunter ecology.

In the hunter ecology, animal predators, especially those which feed on desireble game, are severly controlled, and prey species are managed so as to maximize hunting opportuniities.

Wolves, and even Coyotes, prey upon deer, smaller canids, as well as various birds of prey, upon upland game.

Posted by: Lou Gots at January 23, 2007 12:48 PM
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