Talk:Wolf hysteria

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Same in Noway[edit]

Would it be worth adding "norwegian perspective" in this article? Norway is going through the same as the US, Norwegian farmers clame wolves, lynxes, bears, wolverines and even eagles kill half a billion sheep live stock a year, I think the Sami in Northen norway clamed eagles killed 40 000 Raindeer. Also the goverment has designated "wolf zones" basicly some counties in eastern norway is allowed to have a few wolves, any wolves that move out of this area is instantly hunted and killed. I'm guessing no body bothers to tell the wovles they should not cross the border into the next county. The farmers use all the same scare tactics and bullshit. — Unsigned, by: Gunfreak / talk / contribs

An international perspective is welcome :) Tyrannisan iron, yet caring fist 19:36, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Fact tag[edit]

The article currently says:

  • European wolf subspecies are considerably less wary of humans, and much more confident than their North American cousins.

I live in Spain where there are attempts to re-introduce wolves or make regions more wolf-friendly. (Something which I support.) I have never heard of a single authenticated wolf attack in this country and even in areas where wolves live traditionally it takes a lot of effort to see one.--BobSpring is sprung! 21:07, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

I am not aware of any either in recent times. All things are relative. European wolves are more confident than their American cousins, but that doesn't make them insane killers. But what cases do exist of aggression (which are very few in modern times) are more often European (see the NINA report), and in the experience of those dealing with wolves in captivity, N. American subspecies are easier to work with than European (See UK Wolf Conservation Trust reports of working with their own "ambassador" wolves). I don't mean to imply European subspecies are crazed baby eating killing machines, as that is certainly not the case. --TheEgyptiansig001.png 21:37, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
I'll have a look at the report. At the moment the article is very americo-centric.--BobSpring is sprung! 21:41, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
To save me reading the 65 pages of the report, could you tell me where it confirms the point you make? Thanks.--BobSpring is sprung! 21:44, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Stupidly, I didn't note them down. I'll have a trawl and dig them up for you tomorrow hopefully. As for amero-centric, I am aware of that and am hoping to introduce a European perspective. It was originally the conservation efforts in Spain, and poss reintroduction in the UK that got me interested in the topic. It was when I ran into the sheer quantity and frenzy of the shitstorm generated by the ranching and hunting lobby in the US (compared to the relative acceptance of wolf conservation, if not re-introduction, in much of Europe) that I decided here about it.. --TheEgyptiansig001.png 23:37, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
OK. :-) The most informative article on the state of Spanish wolves which I am aware of is this one. (Associated with the Ibernature forum which is run by a group of British expats).--BobSpring is sprung! 15:24, 24 December 2010 (UTC)
I have corrected that line myself.--BobSpring is sprung! 15:39, 31 March 2011 (UTC)


This is a surprisingly well written article. It deserves it. ТyTalk. 15:12, 31 March 2011 (UTC)


I'll volunteer to be the bozo who mentions Farley Mowat's Never Cry Wolf here. In it there is a recipe for creamed mouse, or souris à la crème. While studying a Canadian den of Arctic Wolves, he wanted to investigate the possibility of a large mammal subsisting on a diet of small rodents, and used the handiest test subject, himself. Sprocket J Cogswell (talk) 15:58, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Combining problems[edit]

How can [1] be included in the narrative - with this being the factual basis. Anna Livia (talk) 18:30, 13 February 2019 (UTC)