I was interested to read Kelly Tienhaara’s article in yesterday’s edition, in which she claims personal property rights should trump federal protection of the wolf. It’s too bad her organization, called “Wolf Education” hasn’t taught her some real truths about the value that wolves offer in keeping balance in a wild ecosystem.
I wonder if Ms. Tienhaara’s grazing lands are also used and abused by excessive populations of deer and elk, something which a viable wolf population in Oregon could control. I wonder if she is aware of simple livestock ranching practices that would minimize livestock damage. I think the “education” part of her organization should work both ways.