Letters: Wolf cull defended

Port Renfrew resident thinks wolves should be culled

I’m having a problem with the mind-set of the “our view” editorials. Last week’s editorial suggested that being reasonable and informed should be the intent of every councillor, but to follow the lemmings off the cliff if that is what they, the voters want. The previous week’s editorial that “wolves aren’t the problem” is an exercise in what my Grade 11 teacher called pablum puking. Simply regurgitate anything you have read or seen and report it as fact.

I falsely assumed that as media/journalism professionals there may be some research or fact checking done when one reports or writes editorials for publication, especially in public newspapers. For the writer to base an editorial on something they watched on facecrack (how wolves change rivers) is an affront to readership. What happened to checking sources and other views? I’m sure Yellowstone’s park managers were happy to read that their park was a virtual wasteland before the introduction of wolves. There is no science behind the propaganda of “ how wolves change rivers” because it was meant to be propaganda.

If wolves are so beneficial why aren’t we dropping them in Sooke and Victoria so the wolves can properly deal with the deer and rabbit problems? As a sideline, they’ll fix Ayum creek, the Gorge and all the streams that used to have salmon in them and put a dent into homelessness and the bear population.

It is all the fashion to blame humans. Fact is, the little smoky caribou herd is now recovering thanks to the wolf cull and there are no other reasonable choices left for other herds short term. As the late great crier of “wolf” Farley Mowat said, don’t let the facts interfere with the truth.

Greg Klem

Port Renfrew

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