Why Is the Big Wolf Bad?

I grew up reading stories about the big bad wolf terrorizing sweet little pigs and eating grandma, and yet, I never developed a fear of them. The fact is, I also grew up with large, fuzzy dogs who gave me a love for all things canine, including the big bad wolf. I wonder, though, where the hatred so many people have for wolves comes from. Why is the bad wolf a central figure in so many tales? Why do we hunt them to near extinction? We love our dogs, but hate their closest relative? I am always inspired by their grace, their love, their beauty. They need to be cherished. They need to be saved!

“Essential” is watercolor on paper; 9″ x 12″; $100. Prints available at Fine Art America.

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