More than half of the bison have died or been killed in the past year and now they’re allowing the hunting of wolves, where close to 50 have been killed in a matter of days. It boggles the mind we’re allowing this to happen in our National parks. This depressing news made me think about a quote I had read a few years ago:
We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes—something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then and full of trigger-itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters’ paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view. – Thinking Like a Mountain, 1944.