http://mobil.wwf.de/fileadmin/fm-wwf/Pu ... ttacks.pdf
Comment from the reddit thread:
Of course, we can argue that there is an unusual affinity and affection for wolves and that the public perception (at least in North America) of people who actually don't have to deal with wolves has changed (to become overly positive), but I didn't want to give them too much to chew on.Koa [koahara] wrote:Perceptions of wolf threats depend where you live. Statistically, wolf attacks are rare in North America, even with Canada's 60,000 wolves. In Europe and Asia, it's comparatively /not as/ rare (see France and historical data), and there have been more documented attacks which have contributed to a historical, unfavorable perception of wolves (http://mobil.wwf.de/fileadmin/fm-wwf/Pu ... ttacks.pdf). It's not a question of whether the reputation is "unjustified" or justified or even "based in reality" at this point, because it varies from place to place and it's ignorant to view it outside of that lens: wolves and wolf attacks can and will pose a real problem for some communities. http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.813362 , http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... jured.html , http://www.wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=70777 , and http://www.rferl.org/content/tajikistan ... 57676.html , just to name a few.