22 Feb '12, 6am

Husky's Sad Ordeal in Wolf Trap Highlights the Horrors of Predator Control

Husky's Sad Ordeal in Wolf Trap Highlights the Horrors of Predator Control

If a dog can be a man's best friend, perhaps a wolf is simply a friend with whom a man has not yet become acquainted. Sure, that statement on its face may reek of environmentalist sentimentality, but upon learning of the harrowing tale of how one beloved pet husky was blindly marked as an unwelcome predator, you just might think differently. Robert Norie is a contractor for the U.S. Forestry Service, assigned primarily to patrol the wild and rugged hills of Idaho's Boise National Forest. Like many in this line of work, spending long hours in wilderness miles from civilization, Norie chose to operate alongside a dog for both friendship and protection. On many an outing in the often treacherous terrain, Norie's companion, a 2-year-old Husky named Bella, served as an integral deterrent of predators -- that is, until she was mistaken for one. While encamped in that rough terra...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/huskys-sad-ord...

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