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(Greenfield Recorder)   "Some people love to have captive wolves because it gives them a sense of being close to nature." Don't be that guy   (recorder.com) divider line
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2007-10-20 7:29:15 PM  
No, it gives them a sense of power over nature. That's pretty much why anyone keeps exotic pets - well, that and the prospect of being "unique."
 
2007-10-20 8:42:25 PM  
trintrin: No, it gives them a sense of power over nature. That's pretty much why anyone keeps exotic pets - well, that and the prospect of being "unique."

Not really.
 
2007-10-20 8:45:03 PM  
blahpers: trintrin: No, it gives them a sense of power over nature. That's pretty much why anyone keeps exotic pets - well, that and the prospect of being "unique."

Not really.

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2007-10-20 8:46:07 PM  
trintrin
No, it gives them a sense of power over nature. That's pretty much why anyone keeps exotic pets - well, that and the prospect of being "unique."


I'd all of the above and a add a huge does of "I'm so cool, I've got a wolf/python/spider monkey/whatever" syndrome
 
2007-10-20 8:47:08 PM  
If you're reeeeely lucky, your pet wolf's alimentary canal can get you even closer to Nature than you ever thought possible.
 
2007-10-20 8:47:28 PM  
blahpers: trintrin: No, it gives them a sense of power over nature. That's pretty much why anyone keeps exotic pets - well, that and the prospect of being "unique."

Not really.


Well, okay, after thinking about it I can see other reasons.
But damnit, if you want to be close to nature, go to the zoo.
 
2007-10-20 8:47:33 PM  
trintrin
"No, it gives them a sense of power over nature. That's pretty much why anyone keeps exotic pets dates - well, that and the prospect of being "unique." "accepted."
 
2007-10-20 8:47:55 PM  
theorellior: alimentary

Mouthsecks?
 
2007-10-20 8:48:23 PM  
Dorothy Day: trintrin
No, it gives them a sense of power over nature. That's pretty much why anyone keeps exotic pets - well, that and the prospect of being "unique."

I'd all of the above and a add a huge does of "I'm so cool, I've got a wolf/python/spider monkey/whatever" syndrome


Plus, if you have a 500sq/ft apartment in Harlem loaded with "exotic" things that can eat you, it gives you "street cred".
 
2007-10-20 8:48:52 PM  
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/A sense of what?
 
2007-10-20 8:49:24 PM  
trintrin
But damnit, if you want to be close to nature, go to the zoo woods.

/sorry, i can't help myself.
 
2007-10-20 8:50:35 PM  
My caged ferrets are getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2007-10-20 8:51:31 PM  
I heard one reason people might keep exotic animals is because they actually like the animal and want to have one as a pet. But then again that's a pretty out of this world explanation.
 
2007-10-20 8:51:40 PM  
Wolves can actually make pretty awesome pets. Problem is, you have to be CONSTANTLY on your toes and CONSTANTLY establishing your alpha-dominance because they are CONSTANTLY testing you.

Lose your alpha-dominance with a wolf and you may as well give him to the zoo...IF you're still alive!
 
2007-10-20 8:51:55 PM  
Kind of like the 'sorry you're middle aged and have a small penis' car for the animal set. Except for maybe small animals, most exotics like wolves, wild cats etc are NOT happy in captivity, and real animal lovers would know that.
 
2007-10-20 8:52:16 PM  
This is why there was a guy in town with Florida panthers in his yard. He has a Tiny Penis need to help out an endangered species.
 
2007-10-20 8:52:32 PM  
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2007-10-20 8:53:29 PM  
Emmett Fitz-Hume:
Plus, if you have a 500sq/ft apartment in Harlem loaded with "exotic" things that can eat you, it gives you "street cred".


My 500 square foot apartment is filled with exotic things that can eat me, but that's just because we're having a naked hash party.
 
2007-10-20 8:54:14 PM  
ambercat & Hamsterboy = hivemind?

sorry, 4chan is down...
 
2007-10-20 8:54:52 PM  
Several eastern states have mulled releasing wolves in an effort to control deer pollution.

...I'm sure that would go well.

/the brown menace
//the grey solution
 
2007-10-20 8:56:05 PM  
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i hear this guy loved wolves
 
2007-10-20 8:57:05 PM  
fatgail: Emmett Fitz-Hume:
Plus, if you have a 500sq/ft apartment in Harlem loaded with "exotic" things that can eat you, it gives you "street cred".

My 500 square foot apartment is filled with exotic things that can eat me, but that's just because we're having a naked hash party.


You. I want to party. With you.
 
2007-10-20 8:57:45 PM  
netcentric: Several eastern states have mulled releasing wolves in an effort to control deer pollution.

...I'm sure that would go well.

/the brown menace
//the grey solution


That's like hacking off a limb to remove a splinter...

/I'm good at analogies
//not so good at actually contributing to discussions
 
2007-10-20 8:58:00 PM  
fatgail: we're having a naked hash party.

damn, why weren't we invited?

netcentric: ...I'm sure that would go well.

by and large it would be fine, granted large wolves can tear up someone's horse, but on the people side of it, shouldn't be an issue.
 
2007-10-20 8:59:14 PM  
well, some people, their destiny is to become wolf feces. its the way of things. the guy that kept screwing with grizzly bears knows this already.
 
2007-10-20 9:01:16 PM  
i wonder what this wolf is thinking[image from coloradolib.com too old to be available]?
 
2007-10-20 9:01:36 PM  
from the article:
"Steady rain and a heavy mist prevented us from seeing very far. At the pasture's edge we made the grim discovery that two of our (rams) had been savagely attacked and killed during the night"

Does the tone here strike anyone else as odd? Almost film noir.
 
2007-10-20 9:02:33 PM  
GoldenEye Where did you get that? I want!
 
2007-10-20 9:04:13 PM  
haha my freind has a pet wolf. shes' a baby though she's so cute
 
2007-10-20 9:05:03 PM  
robotfolksinger: from the article:
"Steady rain and a heavy mist prevented us from seeing very far. At the pasture's edge we made the grim discovery that two of our (rams) had been savagely attacked and killed during the night"

Does the tone here strike anyone else as odd? Almost film noir.


Heh, when I read that passage I hear James Mason's voice speaking the lines.
 
2007-10-20 9:05:32 PM  
i guess i took the blue pill: i wonder what this wolf is thinking?

caption contest needed
 
2007-10-20 9:07:02 PM  
moepingaround: haha my freind has a pet wolf. shes' a baby though she's so cute

Will she still be cute when she's 200 pounds of barely restrained primal agression?
 
2007-10-20 9:07:55 PM  
i guess i took the blue pill: i wonder what this wolf is thinking?

Arby's?
 
2007-10-20 9:09:47 PM  
I love Siberian Huskies, but keep havin to talk people down who think that the husky/wolf hybrid (the most popular type of dog/wolf hybrid) is so much cooler and more desirable.

You want a domesticated pet. Hybrids not well domesticated genetically. The dog's the domesticated version so get the dog! Hybrids may not be possible to housebreak or train. Wolves also NEVER approach humans in the wild and hybrids may be very shy/neurotic around people. Useless as guard dogs. Had one friend tell me about one claiming the laundry basket as her den and told the whole family "get away this is mine don't make me do something get away!"

Medical care of hybrids is kind of in limbo. The dog vaccines may NOT be approved for wolves. A vet might give it, but is the animal legally vaccinated with an approved product as far as the city's concerned? Ummm....

Hybrids often do not fare well if they make it to an animal shelter. Some will just euthanize them outright.

Furthering the misunderstanding of the issue is breeders like to exaggerate the % of "wolf" in an animal, makes it sell better. So people talk about how they had a 75% wolf for years and she was no problem when in fact the breeder sold him a 25% wolf (one grandparent was a wolf the rest dogs) wolf there. So people go around thinking that the dog part always wins over the wolf part.

I just think it's sad to breed an animal that can no longer be wild and yet has a hard time fitting in as a pet.
 
2007-10-20 9:10:01 PM  
netcentric: Several eastern states have mulled releasing wolves in an effort to control deer pollution.

Bring back the red wolf to NJ

 
2007-10-20 9:10:14 PM  
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/I'd do what Dio says if I were you.
 
2007-10-20 9:11:22 PM  
StopArrestingMe: I heard one reason people might keep exotic animals is because they actually like the animal and want to have one as a pet. But then again that's a pretty out of this world explanation.

It is out of this world, because there is a LARGE difference between a pet and a wild animal. And no, taking a wild animal into your house and cuddling it and loving it and feeding it doesn't make it a pet, it just makes it a coddled wild animal. Now if you're incredibly experienced with animals and know precisely how to deal with those animals and all about the very specific kind of environment they require, then fine. Of course, problem is that most exotic pet owners are just retards with too much money.
 
2007-10-20 9:12:04 PM  
Freiheit666: well, some people, their destiny is to become wolf feces. its the way of things. the guy that kept screwing with grizzly bears knows this already.

"You'll never be shiat."

I love that.
 
2007-10-20 9:12:13 PM  
Dio has rocked...for a long long time.


now it's time for him to pass the torch.
 
2007-10-20 9:12:37 PM  
I keep a pit bull because I like to be close to nature death.
 
2007-10-20 9:13:09 PM  
I own two "wild" (not domesticated, anyway) animals, both rescues from the irresponsible farkwads who got them and then said, "Hey, this is hard work." Fortunately, they're not big enough to kill my neighbor's sheep, though one of them is working hard to cut down on our house centipede population.

I once went to the house of a woman who did some private rescue for wolves, coyotes, and half-breeds of both that had been kept as pets. Their owners had been unable to handle them but they couldn't go wild etc. She had a couple of (well-fenced) acres in eastern Colorado, and she let the beasts in her house sometimes, where they acted like affectionate wild animals. I swear to god the woman didn't have a stick of furniture that didn't look like it hadn't been hit with God's meat cleaver.

/How many of these people with no foresight already have kids?
 
2007-10-20 9:14:43 PM  
We had a wolf-dog hybrid when I was growing up. While I loved that animal and thought the world of him, I would never own another hybrid and would do my best to discourage anyone else from having one. Here's why:

• They are psychotically territorial and they have to dominate every other dog they meet.
• They are super intelligent and can figure out how to open gates, climb fences and trees, and slip their collars.
• They hunt and kill whenever the chance arises. Cats, squirrels, birds, opossums, raccoons - anything that wanders onto your property is game. If they get off of your property-and they will- they will go after cats and any livestock they find including cattle.
• They roll in carcasses and feces at any opportunity to mask their scent. They need washing at least 3 times a week.
• They play mind-games and contantly push the limits of what you will accept from them. They will try to take your chairs, bed and food. If you give them an inch, you will have to fight to reclaim it.

/just saying.
 
2007-10-20 9:14:47 PM  
Dorothy Day: trintrin
No, it gives them a sense of power over nature. That's pretty much why anyone keeps exotic pets - well, that and the prospect of being "unique."

I'd all of the above and a add a huge does of "I'm so cool, I've got a wolf/python/spider monkey/whatever" syndrome


Whats wrong with Pythons and other large snakes ?

//had a 9 ft boa and would do it again
//had a 15ft Burmese python will not do it again
 
2007-10-20 9:15:47 PM  
Oznog: I love Siberian Huskies

I know what you mean, they're really beautiful and smart animals. I really don't understand why people with a wolf-pet fetish don't just get a Husky. C'mon, it's like a wolf except the fluffy loving ball of fun that you'll want instead of the territorial and likely anti-social (being out of pack and all) wild wolf that you'll end up with.
 
2007-10-20 9:19:41 PM  
wyltoknow: StopArrestingMe: I heard one reason people might keep exotic animals is because they actually like the animal and want to have one as a pet. But then again that's a pretty out of this world explanation.

It is out of this world, because there is a LARGE difference between a pet and a wild animal. And no, taking a wild animal into your house and cuddling it and loving it and feeding it doesn't make it a pet, it just makes it a coddled wild animal. Now if you're incredibly experienced with animals and know precisely how to deal with those animals and all about the very specific kind of environment they require, then fine. Of course, problem is that most exotic pet owners are just retards with too much money.


That has nothing to do with why they own the pet to begin with. In fact you just backed up my point.
 
2007-10-20 9:19:50 PM  
cerebulon13: We had a wolf-dog hybrid when I was growing up. While I loved that animal and thought the world of him, I would never own another hybrid and would do my best to discourage anyone else from having one. Here's why:

• They are psychotically territorial and they have to dominate every other dog they meet.
• They are super intelligent and can figure out how to open gates, climb fences and trees, and slip their collars.
• They hunt and kill whenever the chance arises. Cats, squirrels, birds, opossums, raccoons - anything that wanders onto your property is game. If they get off of your property-and they will- they will go after cats and any livestock they find including cattle.
• They roll in carcasses and feces at any opportunity to mask their scent. They need washing at least 3 times a week.
• They play mind-games and contantly push the limits of what you will accept from them. They will try to take your chairs, bed and food. If you give them an inch, you will have to fight to reclaim it.

/just saying.


Point of Order: Nobody but maybe Bevets, Tatsuma, or czarangelus uses bullets. It's kind of weird.

Interesting points, however.
 
2007-10-20 9:20:58 PM  
i think the author of this article needs to learn the difference between DOMESTICATED and TAME. or domestic and captive, even.

a wolf is never a pet. it is a wild animal. at best it will be tame. not the same. at all.

i hope your "pet" wolf eats you.
 
2007-10-20 9:23:58 PM  
wyltoknow .....that most exotic pet owners are just retards with too much money.

I believe ours may be the only society in the history of the world where it is not remarkable that imbeciles seem to have no problem accumulating wealth.
 
2007-10-20 9:24:00 PM  
[image from crimelibrary.com too old to be available]

It is really just a materialization of his other self.
(Yes, I know I'm going to hell for hotlinking, but I'm a lazy bastard.)
 
2007-10-20 9:24:37 PM  
maybe its because its so much more badass to have a wolf watch you masterbate to Cinemax than a Golden Retriever.
 
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