Review of– Collared: Politics and Personalities in Oregon’s Wolf Country

EcoLit Books has once again posted a book review I’ve written on wolves. Their site is a great way to stay connected with recent publications about the environment and its animals.

Collared is an excellent primer on the history and current status of wolves in Oregon. Enjoy the review, and make sure you read the book as well. The better informed we are, the stronger we can support wolves.

Here is the review, click on the link to view it on the Ecolit website.

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Book Review — Collared: Politics and Personalities in Oregon’s Wolf Country

4 thoughts on “Review of– Collared: Politics and Personalities in Oregon’s Wolf Country

  1. I’ll look at this book but honestly I have a very tough time empathizing with bone weary ranchers when actually they seem to be raising a “crop” that causes more global warming than any industry in the world .. The methane emissions from livestock have caused a 25% increase in the global emissions .. EPA released its findings last week and found they had miscalculated the cost of a burger!
    So here we have tortured canis lupus who is a great carbon sequestering being pitted up against the big ag industry and Canis lupus always loses.. !Let’s get our facts and figures out And ask some hard questions … who are the better stewards of our world and is ranching still a viable sustainable practice and livelihood ? I think not, and our tax dollars are subsidizing an industry fraught with killing of our wildlife .. A bigger injustice on our planet probably can’t be found

  2. Thanks, Beckie, for your ever insightful book review. Yet, another to add to my night stand to read. Blessings, Jaelle

    On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 1:06 PM, Wolves and Writing wrote:

    > Beckie Elgin, Freelance Writer posted: “EcoLit Books has once again > posted a book review I’ve written on wolves. Their site is a great way to > stay connected with recent publications about the environment and its > animals. Collared is an excellent primer on the history and current status > of wo”

  3. Rebecca, personally I do not think that the meat industry will just disappear any time soon. World wide there is just not enough protein for all the billions of people. The planet cannot sustain the number of people and provide enough food for them. The real issue is perhaps overpopulation. However, that is another issue for another day. We need to look for solutions that move in the right direction. We need to find agricultural that is sustainable, economical, safe and allows for co-existance. We ranch, we raise cattle and sheep, and we do everything in our power to co- exist with the wildlife. We use no lethal control. We believe in finding solutions for better co-existance. Education is the way to go. I too am weary of hearing the same stories about how eveil wolves are, how they dessimate the herdsd etc.. however I try to find ways to work with people in looking for better solutions in order to minimise conflict. I think that is the way to go, wishing the entire industry away, is just not realistic. Finding do-able solutions is. We are certified “predator friendly”.

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