Crying wolf

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KEN HOLMES’S letters are always top notch.

However, I must take him to task when he claims the increase in the number of foxes has any relationship to wolves, whose numbers have dwindled so much that they are considered an endangered species (Letters, February 18).

Furthermore, did fox-hunting have much effect on the actual number of foxes around? I think not. In no way is that barbaric practice justified.

Foxes become urbanised because of lack of food in their natural environment due to the steady destruction of the countryside.

Rats are a much bigger problem, so why doesn’t the tally-ho brigade chase them with a pack of Jack Russells?

Incidentally, Ken, there is not one documented case in the history of mankind of a wolf attacking a human.

D McTernan, Fossway, York.

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12:54pm Sat 23 Feb 13

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

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7:32pm Sat 23 Feb 13

twotonethomas says...

Ken Holmes LMAO

He was writing pro hunt letters 15 yrs ago when I was out sabbing the local hunts.

Life is too short to reply to anything he has to say.
Ken Holmes LMAO He was writing pro hunt letters 15 yrs ago when I was out sabbing the local hunts. Life is too short to reply to anything he has to say. twotonethomas
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1:00pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Seadog says...

Little Red Riding Hood?
Little Red Riding Hood? Seadog
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5:16pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Seadog says...

More seriously: a quick google-trawl reveals numerous instances of wolves attacking humans (allegedly!) ... not in itself a justification for hunting wolves, though. Personally I'd like to see them reintroduced; we'd soon learn to keep out of their way. Of course I might feel differently if I were a sheep farmer ...
More seriously: a quick google-trawl reveals numerous instances of wolves attacking humans (allegedly!) ... not in itself a justification for hunting wolves, though. Personally I'd like to see them reintroduced; we'd soon learn to keep out of their way. Of course I might feel differently if I were a sheep farmer ... Seadog
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8:49pm Mon 25 Feb 13

twotonethomas says...

I hate sheep farmers, and I wouldn't feel any different if I were a sheep :)
I hate sheep farmers, and I wouldn't feel any different if I were a sheep :) twotonethomas
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