There is nothing big or bad about the wolf

27th July 2012 at 01:00

I was offended and saddened by your cover picturing a wolf on 6 July. Wolves have a difficult enough time, especially in North America, being spurned, hunted, blamed and culled for killing too many deer and livestock. The cover line reads: "How can schools protect vulnerable children from sexual predators?" Why use an image of a wolf for this story? Humans are what you are talking about.

It is not a stretch to realise that humans are the real predators of practically everything that lives and moves, due to our rank in the evolutionary food chain. The big bad wolf of fairy-tale lore is not a just and fair treatment of this species. Please don't malign these animals any more than they already are.

Beth Stack, Vancouver, Canada.

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