Is it true that ranchers hung wolves' by the legs and killed wolf pups by beating on their heads?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes, many years ago it was believed that wolves were killing such large amounts of livestock they had to be hunted. However- the vermin became rampant and many wolf species became endangered

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  • Thats not even the worst of it, indiscriminate poisoning, and snares, they used to (and some still do) burn the wolf (and coyote) pups alive in the den or use sharp gaff hooks to stab into the poor pups and drag them out of the den, whats worse when there was a bounty here in Canada people would kill wolves and cut off their heads or ear to get the bounty and then leave the carcass to rot, I knew a man who befriended a wild wolf only to have her murdered and her head cut off for 20 dollars.... Another common practice is to run wolves to death using snowmachines or airplanes, use dogs to rip trapped or snared wolves apart. In Russia, cruelly enough, the form of poison baiting most often used is for the hunter to lead a live dog out into the woods, cut the dog open, injecting poison into the dog's wounds and leaving it to die hoping that the smell of fresh blood will attract the wolves... throughout our history humans have committed atrocious acts on other living beings especially wolves and today it is still happening, in Alaska they are extirminating wolves with aerial hunts, the Bush government is eradicating the Mexican wolf for no reason and many people are incredibly ignorant and cruel with regards to wolves.

    One day this will change and I can only hope that all the cruel practitioners of wolf murder and torture will get what they deserve....

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This happened, but most people, even if thinking to protect their property, are not that cruel. Wolves and any pups caught out were generally shot. Hopefully, we know better now.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Probably, what would you do to save your chickens and cats and dogs and pigs and cows and goats if you had a ranch?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    it worked didn't it

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