Not far from here, the U.S.Government, in their infinite wisdom, has unleased several packs of Mexican Grey Wolves. These wolves are preying on the rancher's cattle, stalking their children, taking pets for snacks and are on the verge of destroying the local economy. "How romantic", the city slickers cheer "We have wolves in the wild again".
Whether or not a person in sympathetic to cattle and sheep ranching in the American West, there is an element of compassion that may come into play. Wolves, not unlike coyotes, are extreme opportunists. They will eagerly devour a calf , lamb, or elk as it's being born and the mother is helpless. Even when a wolf isn't hungry, it will run a cow or sheep to death. Wolves have been photographed stalking human children and adults. They regularly prey on the cats and dogs of ranchers and kill the pets of campers and hikers.
In the wolve's defense, they are, after all, wolves. Their nature is to kill. They are unleased on a public that neither appreciates nor wants them, and there's the "shoot, shovel and shut-up" element at play. They don't stand a chance of living the life they were intended for.
Some ranches have been put out of business in the areas of wolf releases. It hasn't been unusal for a rancher to lose 50% or more of his calf crop to a wolf pack, and the Government requires three "documented" kills before they will relocate or destroy a wolf due to livestock predation.
My great-grandparents were among those who rid this country of wolves, much the same as anyone now would get rid of rats, mice, killer dogs. My Grandmother was trapped in a sod house, with wolves circling the place, when she was a child. To pioneer families and ranchers, wolves are not "romantic".