Scarcely without exception, the wolf stirs more emotion—from love to loath, reverence to revile—in people than do any other non-human animal. That’s because wolves embody all that is wild.
Those who love wilderness see the presence of wolves as evidence of an ecosystem intact. But wolf-haters see them as a direct threat to the unnaturally structured world their ancestors tried to impose on the Earth.
Meanwhile wolves see humans as strange awkward fleshy monkeys who can never be fully trusted.