Re: Why do so many people hate on wolves?
They are killing machines, and will kill simply for the pleasure of watching things drop.
They cause many hundreds of thousands of dollars of losses to states in terms of revenue lost from the populations of game being wiped out, as well as livestock killed, maimed or aborted from them.
I raise livestock and have seen what wolves to do animals, just like coyotes that chew off a sheep's face and eat them alive, wolves will hamstring a moose, elk or cow and eat them alive. Trust me, you only have to see that once to lose alot of respect for them. Not to mention the pets they kill each year, many dogs, especially lion hounds, get shredded each year by them.
I don't want to see them wiped out, but if there were no more wolves outside the park as a tourist trap, i wouldn't mind one bit.
If you live with something, it takes the romance out of it REAL fast. That is why those of us out here would be planty happy to box up all the critters here and freight them back east to the people that said they wanted them!