Wolves Fall Prey to Canada's Rapacious Tar Sands Business

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Paul Paquet has a compelling op-ed in the Guardian on the impact Canada's tar sands oil industry is having on wolves as they are used as a scapegoat for the loss of caribou.

"Egged on by a rapacious oil industry, the federal government has chosen to scapegoat wolves for the decline of boreal caribou in a morally and scientifically bankrupt attempt to protect Canada's industrial sacred cow: the tar sands. Yet, the ultimate reason why the caribou are on the way out is because multiple human disturbances - most pressingly, the tar sands development - have altered their habitat into a landscape that can no longer provide the food, cover and security they need."

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