Our very own Dr. Paul Paquet attended the International Wolf Symposium this past week in Minnesota. The event culminated in a formal and moderated debate about wolf hunting. The article linked to below summarized the event – and Paul’s compelling arguments against the moral disengagement that other scientists and apologists for trophy hunting so meagrely offer – better than I could.
“Science doesn’t give us permission to do anything,” said Paul Paquet, a Canadian wildlife biologist opposed to what he called recreational killing of wolves. “This is a question of ethics. This is a question of morality.”
“The primary motivation (of hunting wolves) is gratuitous pleasure,” Paquet argued. “Killing for pleasure is highly questionable behavior.”
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