Well, here you are. They really meant it. Wolves …… I ask you!
I found this quite by accident while arguing with a student.
Of course, if no farming is to be allowed to be carried out, and the landscape shall then revert to its pre-capitalist barbarian form (er, this is the 21st century, or so we thought, and the planet is for Man, no? And NOT the other way around?) then I guess it does not matter.
Perhaps rich Chindian tourists will be conducted on “safaris” round the Highlands, and we will eventually climb back up to the socio-economic level of Kenya.
It may be that wolves in Scotland and elsewhere in the UK are the free-market solution to the earning targets of the rural inhabitants of a non-farming country. But in the age of ambulance-chasing lawyers, I don’t think so.
Sorry. Wolves have no place, any more, in these islands. They are gone for a reason. Man is pleased to allow certain useful and/or friendly predator-animals to co-exist with him, such as the Domestic Cat, and certain breeds of dog, and not others, if he needs the run of certain places, like the Crofters do.
Don’t think you’d get many takers for wolves, although I did see two, a year ago, on leads, in Ormskirk marketplace. They were very striking animals, and I patted them, and they smiled, but Siberia is a big enough place.
I do not suggest that we should put all “conservationists”, without any exception, in front of firing-squads quite yet, but the time may be near.