Wednesday, June 17, 2015

How to Treat #Wolves


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To the Editor:
Re “Tapping Your Inner Wolf” (Op-Ed, June 6):

Carl Safina offers us a new perspective on wolves. In the pack, the alpha male is both protective and compassionate — characteristics that male humans would be well served to emulate. Indeed, it is these very qualities that should spur us to help wolves survive in their natural habitat.

In our ignorance, we tear apart their complex family units, hunting and trapping wolves for entertainment and profit. Instead, we should learn to treat them in the spirit of true alpha males, offering cooperation and kindness.

ROBIN LAMONT
Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

The writer is the author ofThe Trap,” a novel about wolves out West.