Animal rights activists in Germany have migrated to the forests of Upper Lausitz near Germany’s border with Poland hoping to prevent a cull of a wolf pack that have mauled area farmer sheep populations.
According to the UK Telegraph, wolves were nearly considered extinct in Germany during the early part of the 20th century. However, when the Soviet Union and its Eastern Bloc colonies collapsed, wolves in Poland made their way into Germany due to a lack of border defenses.
Germany also has strict endangered species laws that apply to wolves. The collapse of the Iron Curtain and the rapid increase in wolf populations resulting from their migrating from Poland and being given endangered species status In Germany is the perfect storm for wolf contact with German citizens and attacks on farm animals.
The sinister reason why environmentalists usually want wolves protected is simple: reduced carbon emissions. Studies have been done correlating emissions from livestock as contributing to climate change and environmentalists see wolves as a means to an end. Their animal rights activist buddies, in turn, help their fellow greens out by opposing hunting efforts.
By making the wolf population larger, it not only makes it more likely that animals used in meat production will be attacked and even eaten by wolves rendering them useless for human consumption, it is also results in devastating animal populations used by humans (such as sheep) to make clothes. It is a revolting concept greens have pushing for policies to help enlarge wolf populations which they claim is grounded in their idea of balancing the eco-system. In reality, it is a form of behavior modification since livestock attacks contribute to ratcheting up meat and poultry prices and prevent using animal fur or sheep wool to make clothes makes for fewer clothes options.
High meat prices, greens hope, will prod people to become vegetarians or vegans while also curbing human activity to help the planet’s climate. Another benefit with having larger wolf populations increases the likelihood that not only will the human food supply will drop and fewer clothes made using animal fur made but the end result is that humans would be attacked too. Not only would wolves kill livestock animals but they would also help get rid of what environmentalists see as the root cause of Earth’s problems: mankind itself.