The LOBO WATCH website, which was launched in 2008, has been received differently by the two distinctly opposite sides of the wolf issue – which have been labeled “anti-wolf” and “pro-wolf”. On one side of that fence, you’ll find the sportsmen of this country who pretty much footed the bill for early wildlife conservation efforts that brought big game populations back from the brink of being lost forever. On that same side, you’ll also find rural residents, farmers and ranchers, many of whom work the land to produce livestock and crops for feeding this country – and much of the world. On the “pro-wolf” side of the fence are mostly those who oppose hunting, and those who want to eliminate large scale free market ranching and farming.
In a way, this is very much the same ideology which separates Republicans and Democrats. On one side of that fence, we have Americans who are willing to work, who share a pride in ownership of property and home, and who strongly believe in the rights of American citizens. On the other side, we have a society that has gotten lazy, and looks to the government for any free handouts thrown their way. They take little pride in America, and revel at the thought of the United Nations’ becoming the single global government – a world entirely dependent on social welfare.
But, we’re not talking about the different mind sets of Republicans and Democrats – we’re simply taking a look at what separates the stringent “anti-wolf” crowd from staunch “pro-wolf” believers.