zpravodajství životního prostředí již od roku 1999

Landscape of fear: why we need the wolf

24.11.2020
Příroda
The wolf is considered a threat to our way of farming, but our fear may be misplaced. Perhaps predators are needed to bring nature back into balanceThere's a monument near Brora, 60 miles short of John o'Groats, that claims to mark the spot where the last wolf in Sutherland was killed. I pass it often in the car. The wolf, it says, was killed by the hunter Polson in or about the year 1700.I know this story. Polson, so it goes, was standing watch outside the wolf's lair while his sons laid waste to the pups inside. When the she-wolf returned from the hunt, racing to the aid of her young, she bounded past the hunter and, as she did, he grabbed her by the tail. From inside the den - now plunged into darkness as Polson and the wolf struggled at its entrance - came, in Gaelic, a shout of alarm: "Father! What's blocking the light?" To which Polson replied: "If the tail comes away at the root, you'll soon find out!" Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

Komentáře k článku. Co si myslí ostatní?
Další zprávy z internetu




Další články
Chystané akce
Podněty ZmapujTo
Mohlo by vás také zajímat
Naši partneři
Složky životního prostředí