Due to protections, Wolf population numbers are improving in many areas of the world today. Here’s some facts:
Wolves are much larger than coyotes. Both species are caring pack members, loving parents, and are integral to the health of the ecosystem.
Wolf predation of cattle is actually not a major issue. For example, less than a quarter of one percent, 0.23%, of the American cattle inventory was lost to native carnivores and dogs in 2010, according to a Department of Agriculture report. https://wildearthguardians.org/historical-archive/livestock-losses/
“A wolf pack snoozing in the snow after dinner.”
Wolves hunt diseased and genetically inferior animals, this keeps the prey population healthy by weeding out the sick and the weak. They do not hunt baby animals, that is extremely rare and occurs because the young animal is sick or genetically compromised. https://www.livingwithwolves.org/how-wolves-hunt/
Even in areas with larger wolf populations like the Northern Rockies, wolf depredation on livestock still accounts for less than one percent of all livestock losses. https://defenders.org/gray-wolf/fact-vs-fiction
The govt should reimburse ranchers for any animals taken and continue to allow wolves to live. Wolves greatly improve the health of the ecosystem.
Trapping of wolves and other animals is inhumane and must be banned. They can die long painful deaths from dehydration, hypothermia, and blood loss often from attempting to chew their own limb off. Trapping is also disruptive to the ecosystem at large. https://thefurbearers.com/the-issues/trapping/cruelty-injuries
These Montana ranchers are practicing a gentle technique that helps grizzlies, wolves, and cattle coexist together. Areas that implemented the program have had only one wolf kill since 2013. Range riding is also shown to make cattle healthier, happier, and with much less bruising (5% of meat is discarded at the time of slaughter due to bruising.) Intelligent programs like these show humans and wolves can live together in harmony. https://ensia.com/features/predators/
“7 years ago this lady rescued, raised and released this pack of wolfs! They are so excited to see her…”
Wolves are important keystone species. Wolves and humans can definitely live together successfully.