Journal Entry: Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:56 PM
I've always hated Internet slang terms like these. I think they are annoying and immature... But this is something I get called a lot, that and 'furfag.' Naturally they pretty much just roll off my back but Wolfaboo is one that annoys me the first. This journal is sparked by a recent argument I had with some kid calling me a wolfaboo, despite the fact his DA was quite literally covered in 'Sparklewolves.' Which is just... Ugh.
If anyone actually reads this, kudos. It's more of just a rant for me.
First, what is a wolfaboo? Urban dictionary describes it as;
"1. Derived from the term Weeaboo (referring to a person overly obsessed with japan.) A Wolfaboo: "A person overly obsessed with wolves; one who equates a human life to that of a wolf; someone who defends and or glorifies wolves killing humans. Often misspelling the plural of wolf as 'wolfs'; Often, will make up lies and propaganda to defend wolves; most of the lies do not hold true when put to actual research."
I'd like to point out all the reasons why I am not this, though possibly could be confused as one.
1. Yes, it's no secret, I love wolves. I think they are beautiful animals. Even when they are stuffing their heads into the bleeding stomach of an elk carcass and ripping out it's entrails... It's beautiful. Why? Because they are simply doing what wolves do. I often have watched hunting videos of wolves, watching how they do it and being amazed by how easy they make it seem, which I have to assume it's not. This is nature. This doesn't mean they are evil, bloodthirsty demons that would sooner rip your face off than look at you. Again, it's just wolves doing what wolves do. Am I obsessed with them? No. My interest in wolves and in animals is perfectly normal and, in my opinion, very healthy. It's not only wolves I adore, I love animals like Meerkats, Lions, Elk, Kangaroos, Polar bears and even something as simple as a Donkey. (I always just loved them xD) Those are just some of my favorite animals.
Does that make me a Elkaboo? Or a dreaded Kangarooaboo? I sure hope not.
2. I believe everything on this earth deserves respect for what it is. I do not believe in hunting for sport, fur or trophy. Why? Because it's fucking disgusting. Animals were not put on this earth to be your fashion statement. I don't care if you want to wear a wolf, tiger or rat furred coat. You are wearing a dead animal that was slaughtered for no good reason and you are gross.
But I am realistic. Just because I don't like it doesn't mean it's going to change anytime soon, hopefully it will get better, but it will never stop completely. I can not say I really value an animals life over a humans.. Let's just say I would kill an animal to save a human, if it was in my power to do so.
3. I certainly do not wish for anyone to be killed by any wild animals, wolf or not. Predatory attacks on humans is very, very rare. And even more rare with wolves. Wolves are naturally shy and over the years have developed a fear of humans. It's just very rare. You are more likely to be killed by a deer than any predatory animal, that's just a fact. And yes, if there was a wolf that had lost it's fear of humans and was hunting people like prey I would reluctantly have to agree it would need to be removed. But I believe our current system of going around shooting 30 wolves (or whatever the animal is) and hoping you got the right one is flawed.
4. The main reason I am annoyed by being called a wolfaboo is because it's true these extremest wolf people literally have no idea what the hell they are talking about. They do not understand how animals work and think. They seem to think wolves are these holy forest spirits that can do no harm but that's simply not true. Wolves HAVE been responsible for human attacks and deaths, which is horrible. And they have been responsible for killing livestock, which costs farmers a lot of money.
Wolves kill to keep themselves alive, they kill baby animals, sometimes of their own species. They are not fluffy puppy dogs with big sparkly eyes that just want to lick and love you forever and ever. No, they don't want humans anywhere near them and might attack you if you got too close... But really, that's how it should be.
Nature belongs in nature. If you are lucky enough to ever come across a wolf in the wild consider yourself very lucky. Like any animal you come across in the wild I believe it's okay to look, okay to be intrigued... But to leave it alone. In the end I know wolves don't want to be my friends, they don't love me. If I ever got too close to one it might attack me... But I still adore them for what they are.
I am no wolf biologist but I'd say I know more about wolves than a lot of these people that claim they 'Loooooooooooooooooooooove' wolves. Learning and understanding wolves means although I know they aren't really my 'friends' I also understand they are not evil.
If that makes me a wolfaboo well... Shit.