October 17, 2017

Wolves in Israel Preying on Children

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Below is a teaser and link to an article about how, what is believed to be 100 – 150 wolves in Israel, are now regularly attacking children in parks, campgrounds, and most everywhere else where possible.

People refuse to learn history. Because Americans refuse to learn anything, especially anything that doesn’t take place on our own soil, we have no idea of the history of wolves worldwide – only the false information echoed throughout the media in this country. That information is seriously flawed and highly inaccurate.

There was a reason that settlers in this country killed every wolf they could. Failing to do that today, Israel, and many other countries, are trying to find ways to deal with the wolf – most often resorting to failed attempts at “learning to coexist.” There is no such thing as coexisting, i.e. sharing the landscape with wolves. Wolves belong in the wilderness. Forcing the two to share the landscape is asking for death and disease

In this article there are a couple things worth pointing out. The first is that the author tries to make some sort of comparison between wolves in Israel and wolves in the U.S. by comparing numbers. The author says there are 100 – 150 in Israel and 10 attacks in four months but in the U.S. “there are tens of thousands of wolves but almost no attacks.” There are far more “attacks” than “almost no” here in the U.S. and Canada. The media refuses to publish the events. In addition, perhaps the author was better describing “tens of thousands of wolves” in Alaska, Canada and the Lower 48 States, than simply the U.S. The Lower 48 numbers into the thousands.

But what is missing in this comparison is the most important part. You have to examine the number of wolves forced into small, densely human populated regions. Tiny little Israel sharing space with 100 – 150 wolves is no comparison to the vastness, in comparison, of the U.S. and its thousands of wolves. Where wolves are being forced to exist in areas with higher human density, that’s where the attacks are taking place, just as in Israel. History has always shown that when man and wolves are forced together, there is nothing but trouble. Again, this is why settlers spent so much time killing wolves. It was either kill or be killed.

The second issue perhaps gets to the bare bones of why there are 100 – 150 wolves in Israel and why there are so many attacks on children. The author writes, “wardens armed with paintball guns also patrol areas and that aggressive wolves are attacked.” Sorry, but honest research has shown that hazing of wolves and large predators in general, is only good for a short period of time – until the wolves adapt to the hazing tactics. You can’t stop a hungry wolf.

“There have been ten attacks by wolves on humans in the past four months in Israel, and in most cases the animals were trying to make off with infants or babies, the Haaretz daily reported on Tuesday.

In what is becoming an increasingly common phenomenon, wolves are approaching campsites to try and snatch what they can — including small children.”<<<Read More>>>

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  • Linda Smith

    Well just about any predator, coyote,bear,mountain lion etc. will try to make off with an infant or toddler.

    I think hazing does work sometimes but it depends on how it is done. It has been successful with polar bears in Alaska.