02/14/2007: "Romeo Must Die?"
So, our resident black wolf Romeo is back in the news. For those of you who never heard back, the DNA results of that other black wolf that was killed turned out not to be Romeo and two people were arrested in conjunction with his death.
The real Romeo is back out near the Mendenhall Glacier and it's sparking a huge controversy here in Juneau. Some people think that he should be killed before he attacks another small dog or maybe even a child. Others (including me) think that people should respect the space of wild animals and keep their pets on a leash (as is the city ordinance) and keep their small children away from the area when Romeo is about...not let their dogs play with him and get up as close as possible to pet and take photos.
He's a WILD animal people!
Here is a discussion on the Juneau Empire's blog on the issue...over 71 comments so far, and counting.