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at 10:18 on August 29th, 2008
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at 18:40 on August 31st, 2008
As my account is suspended and under Review, I cannot login and add comments! I have posted comments in my name sweidre, but the comments vanish after a while! ( The comments will be "untitled" ) Now I am spending my time to rewrite comments with a faked name: sweidre2. I hope, that my comments will not vanish again! Then I give up! In my mind it is not fair to ask for comments (stories) to my uploaded photos, with no right to login to my account! It is like working with my hands tied up! Regards, sweidre
at 18:27 on August 31st, 2008
In the old days grey wolves were in group hunting reindeers in the north and were killed by the sami people. The wolves had respect for the humans then. In Sweden, the wolves have moved further south and are often hunting alone! As the population of wolves has decreased, the Swedish law forbids hunting of wolves. Because of this the wolves have lost their prior respect for humans. Nowadays they ignore the smell of humans and hunt domestic animals like sheep and young cows ( even dogs have been attacked ). The Swedish law has been amended somewhat, so that farmers have the right to kill the wolf, if it is the second visit to the farm! The discussions is going on in Sweden regarding the right to kill a wolf or not! Until now, no human being has been attacked, but if and when it happens, we can expect an extended right to kill wolves!!! Regards, sweidre
at 15:40 on September 1st, 2008
its not too surprising their reviewing your account. 360 + photos of wolves is a bit ridiculous, did you even take one of them yourself?
at 20:47 on September 6th, 2008
I am from the United States and presently they unlisted the gray wolf in 3 states from endangered species because of their over population and attacks on domestic animals. A few cattle here, a few cattle there, so, if the ranchers would stop wanting every piece of land this may not have happened. This is strange also since the US Fish & Wildlife reintroduced the wolf to the areas and now want to kill them off. They placed the wolf in these areas because the elk and deer populations were getting out of hand and now that the elk have come down with a disease and the herds are dying off they now want to get rid of the wolves. My thoughts, hey, if you placed them there in the first place, how about relocating them instead of killing them off.
Ranchers say wolves are pests and should be killed off. If they are than why were they created in the first place? Maybe to harass the cattlemen! How about looking at how mankind is encroaching on all the wild animals habitat! If it was up to mankind we would all be on a total cemented planet or it would be controlled by zealous fanatics that want to own everything including your back yard. Huh, maybe they do already and we just do not know it.
Wolves hunt to feed the pack and not to just kill. Only man does that! They will attack when threatened or to protect their area (humm sounds like humans) doesnt it. When one depletes their natural foods what is left but to eat sheep, cattle or maybe even a person as all in nature when starving will eat anything that is available. Instead of all just stating lets kill the wolf lets look and see just why they are attacking our livestock. I do not see any focus on this but everyone saying kill the wolf. I have been around wolves most of my life and have never been threatened by them, but of course, I do not threaten them or intrude upon their area. We all have to remember they are wild animals and are not your pet dog, which I seem to see that people seem to think they are and all wolves should act like our pet dogs. We need to get out of this type of mentality when it comes to wolves and must remember while they look like a domestic dog they are not and the pack deserves their freedom just like you do yours.
at 19:07 on September 7th, 2008
In Sweden the grey wolf is still endangered. The wolf has no natural enimies and shooting it is forbidden ( with a few minor exceptions ), but still its population is decreasing. Some people think, that the Swedish Grey Wolf is subject to inbreeding, and that can be the explanation, why the wolf has changed its habit from hunting in pack to hunting alone! A single wolf can hardly kill an adult elk in the forest, why elks (mooses) are in surplus, so that a certain number of elks (mooses) have to be shot by humans every September. A single wolf can easily kill a sheep or a young cow nearby human dwellings! The majoity of the Swedish people is against importing new ( more ) wolves from abroad to halt the imbreeding. Since centuries the Swedes have repect for the wolf, and hate it! Regards, sweidre
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