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Know the West

Quit yer whinin'


This letter is in response to an online-only piece from our community blog, the Range, entitled: Who's afraid of the big bad wolf?

In all the years that this hysteria against wolves has gone on and escalated, it's impossible not to conclude that it comes from some really scary (and scared) pathology, an atavistic enmity toward wolves that has no reason behind it at all. I especially agree with Heather Hansen's questioning of whether it is our duty to provide ranchers with a predator-free environment. I don't have that here in the city. Ranchers are champion whiners, and Simpson and Tester cynical manipulators of the very worst in their constituents' natures.

Janine Blaeloch
Seattle, Washington