Chapter Four: In the World of People

Welsbacher, Anne
January 2001
Wolves (9780736807883);2001, p24
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The article discusses the history of the relationship between human beings and wolves. Wolves live in many habitats. Wolves once lived almost everywhere on earth. When people started farming, they viewed wolves as a threat. People then developed dog breeds especially to hunt wolves. In 1907 the United States government formed the U.S. Bureau Biological Survey to find ways to decrease the wolf population. By the early 1900s, some wolf species had become extinct. In 1973 the U.S. government passed the Endangered Species Act. The wolf populations have increased since then. Farmers are still worried that wolves will kill their farm animals, and environmentalists are still afraid that too many wolves are being killed by people.


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