Apr 14 2012

#350 “Great Debate”

From Vashti in London, England

Well, here we are together at post #350. It’s a pretty significant number. In honor the 350th WBS post, I wanted to present something special along with Vashti’s beautiful wolf. After some cursory Googling, I ran across an interesting story that I thought would fit perfectly. Actually, the story is a bit of a two-parter, and it just so happens to present a microcosm of the universal debate over this magnificent but very controversial animal. The first part of the story (from January of this year) details a plan to delist wolves in the state of Wisconsin by increasing their numbers to 35o. The second story is a later development of the first and was just presented just last month. It discusses a proposed wolf hunt in the very same state and focuses on the opposition presented by the Ojibwe Indians who are opposed to the hunt for religious reasons. There are many sides to the story and many individual issues to consider. 350 days after the official launch of wolvesbystrangers.com… Where do you stand?

Story 1: “Wydeven says 350 wolves a Wisconsin goal”

Story 2: “Before Wolves May Be Hunted, Science, Faith and Politics Clash”