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wicklore
2010-07-01 23:25:36
F.U.L.L. M.O.O.N
I wish to announce the creation of a shadowy and little known group who want to see the reintroduction of the wolf to Ireland.  The group are called 'Fauna Unfulfilled Lacking Lupines, Meet Our Objectives Now'  (F.U.L.L M.O.O.N.) They wish to bring back the wolf to Ireland to restore some balance to our wildlife population.  The Irish deer population has no natural predator, resulting in the job of culling deer being managed by humans. Not all licenced hunters are good shots, resulting in some unfortunate half-shot animals. Wouldn't those deer rather be savaged efficiently by a slavering wolf? The last Irish wolf was shot on Mount Leinster in Carlow in 1786. (only 224 years ago, the merest blink of an eye in terms of Irish history). Believe it or not, there are very few recorded attacks by wolves on humans, and no fatalities in Europe in modern times. It would seem that the cinema has made the poor old wolf into a frightening creature just waiting to either eat you or assist Dracula in doing so. In Ireland there is a steady business in breeding 'half wolves'. If we can breed the other half we can once again hear their lonely howl echo and roll across the burnt out cars and quad bikes of the Wicklow hills.

Of course farmers would object as the wolves wouldn't hesitate to decimate their defensless lambs, sheep and calves. It wouldnt be long before any reintroduced wolves would be made re-extinct as any remaining eagles in the wild would tell you. (The reported poisoning of eagles seems such an ignoble end for these mighty creatures.) 
Besides the farmers, no doubt the majority of parents, quad bikers, horse riders, Sunday strollers, and a variety of others would object.  Certain people could blame wolves for their missing maps in the hills when rescued. Would regular hill walkers object to wolves? What exactly would the fear be?

F.U.L.L. M.O.O.N are an idea, a dream. They carry out no research beyond asking the mighty Mr. Google. They don't have answes to most questions, and wouldn't win any kind of an intelligent, reasoned debate. They can't quote endless wolf related facts and figures, and don't know the first thing about the reality of having a wolf population in our midst. They just know that they wish there were wild wolves in Ireland.       
     
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