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The Tricky Role Of Humans In The World Of Animals

Kudos to the gray wolf for finding its way back to Oregon and California. Now trace the trail backwards, to the reintroduction of the species in Idaho a few decades back.

It was a make-good for humans killing off the species in its old range. But, was the reintroduction appropriate, especially when few wolves in the wild die of natural, non-human, causes?

This is a question Klamath Falls-based journalist Emma Marris asks in her new book Wild Souls: Freedom and Flourishing in the Non-Human World.

Maybe you agree we should not feed deer, but how about killing a barred owl so that a spotted owl can live? The author joins us for an exploration of our relationship to the natural world.

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