A "serious debate" has to be held on the potential impact of reintroducing wild wolves to the Scottish Highlands, a UK conservation charity has said.
Richard Morley, of the Wolves and Humans Foundation, has forecast that public support for the move will grow over the next 15 years.
Really? Do we really think that people in the Scottish Highlands are clamouring for the re-introduction of wild wolves? Seriously?
Reserve owner Paul Lister is keen to see the mammals and other animals once native to Scotland reintroduced.
He said farmers and crofters have serious concerns about the affect wolves could have on their livestock, particularly sheep, that have to be acknowledged.
Farmers and crofters have concerns about the effect that wolves might have on their livestock? Really? Who'da thunk it, eh?
Of course they have, you dippy git: wolves are carnivorous pack animals! They were hunted down and extinguished in Scotland because they decimated livestock and killed people and you think that reintroduction is a good idea? How is that going to work?
Does anyone want to bet that, upon any reintroduction, it will be illegal to shoot a wolf...?