Another excellent point to be made:
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Wolves are vital to our ecology as well as our environment. How many countless other wild animals would not survive if not for wolves? Wolves are opportunistic and born to hunt! They also initiate the food chain for countless other species including but not limited to carnivores and scavengers alike! Without this cornerstone species, so many other species would slowly go extinct because they would either starve or quite possibly could become prey themselves to the same prey of wolves! It’s a circle! They are in essential – the law of nature in action! Don’t believe that? Watch the short video – How Wolves Change Rivers!
While unlike wolves Canadian geese are another story in themselves. What good do they do the environment? What good do they provide to our ecology? Do other animals depend on them for anything? Yes they are a beautiful sentient being, but just what good comes with them? They tend to get in the way all the time, can be just as bold as a coyote when it comes to interacting with humans, poop all over the place (SEE NOTE BELOW), they are known to interfere with aircraft navigation – flocks getting sucked into engines, and can frighten other animals, pets and children as well. Yet, they are protected – (not to say that’s a bad thing)!
Yet wolves with as important of a cornerstone species as they are for so many reasons are hated beyond compare and hunted/trapped (harassed) for no real viable reason!
NOTE: Geese feces usually contain the parasites cryptosporidium, giardia, coliform, and campylobacter. Cryptosporidium poses the most serious health hazard, since it causes cryptosporidiosis, an illness with the following symptoms:
• Watery diarrhea
• Weight loss
• Stomach cramps or pain
Granted wolf’s feces (SCAT) can also be loaded with various bacteria and diseases of a serious nature!
The worst of these diseases is: Echinococcus granulosus (also called the hydatid worm – tapeworm)
Wolves are susceptible to more than one hundred diseases and parasites, including roundworm, tape worm, flatworm, mange, mites, ticks, fleas, distemper, cataracts, oral papillomatosis, tularemia, bovine tuberculosis, arthritis, cancer, rickets, pnumonia, Lyme disease, and many other ailments.