Should wolves be feared, or are they just as scared of us as we are of them?
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My questions for you:
What is a POV?
Why do you think wolves are bad?
*Mission: Wolf Rescue, by Kitson Jazynka with National Geographic explorer Daniel Raven-Ellison
Firstly, my opponent starts off by giving background about how wolves were misunderstood for centuries and are not the nightmarish beasts seen in fairy tales, even though that is correct, that does not mean they still can't be scary. Wolves are, as my opponent correctly says, wild animals. Thus meaning that they are uncultivated and not disciplined. Such animals that have the abilities to kill humans and other animals, and is not disciplined in how to act in non hostile ways. And people are scared about things that cause them danger. There are people that are scared of bears, cougars, and coyotes because they are dangerous animals as well.
- Reasons I have said and am about to give.
"After reviewing evidence, which included wolf tracks left around the body, the finding of a coroner's inquest was that Carnegie had been killed by northern timber wolves."
http://www.dictionary.com... They have the ABILITY to, but do they often exercise this ability? No. Like your source says, the wolves had been feeding at a garbage dump, causing loss of fear of us. Furthermore, he had seen the pups just earlier. Wolves have an AMAZING sense of smell, and the adults probably smelled the human on the pups, and decided, to protect their young, to kill the guy. That also is the ONLY known case of humans being killed by healthy wolves in the wild in North America. In the Old World, there are more, but they are still very infrequent. "The wolf is neither man's competitor nor his enemy. He is a fellow creature with whom the earth must be shared." -Dr. L. David Mech, wolf biologist. We kill about ten times more of them then they do of us. If one creature should be feared, it's us. Not wolves, us. What did the wolves ever do. Those spine-tingling howls, which light up the night, sparked the ideas for many stories we hear today. They aren't true.
My opponent says that wolves aren't our competitors, of course they are, as long as we have scarce resources on this earth. Every living things competes for food.
My point is that they are wild dangerous animals that from history we know that they have shown their deadliness to humans as well to other animals.
And I'm trying to not to be mean when I say you totally just proved my point. People shouldn't take hikes alone because wolves are wild animals, meaning they are dangerous. Even if hikers are stupid for taking hikes alone, which I'm not saying they are, that does not mean that wolves aren't something to be afraid of. And again even if you question why someone would walk home alone at night, that doesn't remove from that fact that they fear getting mugged or something. The definition of scary is not "causing fear unless they have made dumb decisions".
Then she says to not criticize for that quote, but I have to because she used it to back up her side of the argument and it's my job to take it down. Also, she said they aren't competitors because we kill a lot more of them, but that doesn't remove them from that category.
Lastly, it is history, the example I just showed you and you said "In the Old World, there are more"
Also yes, I made sure to call people the right pronoun after an encounter with another woman who called me out on it, which I corrected after I realized I was doing it unconsciously. :)
And lastly thanks to my opponent for this debate, and also to the voter, and anyone who is just watching.
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