Do wolf promoters care about ranchers livelihood?

03/18/2014 4:03 PM

03/18/2014 6:25 PM

Re "Wolf's return upends wildlife officials" (Viewpoints, March 17): I often wonder about the thinking of wildlife promoters of the wolf who challenge the past wisdom of mixing cattle and sheep with free roaming predators, while seemingly ignoring the stable livelihood of ranchers and maybe even small children.

Something happened along the way in our American environmental experience.

We have produced one or two generations of thinkers who are less willing to work with all the surrounding interests groups that would be negatively affected by roaming wolves.

Increasingly, environmental groups override public consensus by seeking selective science and law for their goals. If ranchers have an environmentally sound business, how does your goal of recognizing the wolf in California affect rancher livelihood? Do you care, or will you find a way for science to answer the question that best suits you?

-- Ron Collins, Rescue

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