BRING BACK WOLVES
I have lived in the west all my life and I love it very
A great portion of the west I love has been destroyed
in the name of the cow. We can no longer let cattle rule
our public lands and national forests to the exclusion of
other life. America's belly might be full but its spirit
shrivels from want.
The wolf is largely gone from the land and with it has
gone a howl the human soul rejoices to hear. It is one of
the most reassuring sounds on earth. It means our
ground, the ground on which our feet are planted, is alive
and vibrant still.
It means the Creator is still guiding our destinies and
to my mind that is how is should be. To leave man's fate
wholly to man is a mistake.
It is not too late to embrace the natural world, to make
planet Earth a partner in our tomorrows. The four
leggeds who walk the earth and the two leggeds who fly
over it are necessary members of that partnership.
For centuries we have destroyed our partners with
bullets and poison and steel-jawed traps. America can no
longer afford to make this kind of war on animals. We
must bring them back before it is too late. We must
welcome them back as special beings in the life of our
Without the wolf, and those like him, our lives will
eventually be reduced to nothing but us.
I hope that anyone hearing this message will help in
the movement to bring back the animals of our earth.
They are us. We will never survive without them.