cougers and bears in Colorado have hunting seasons on them, which keeps them in check and do not fall in the "serial killer" catagory.
This is the point. The wolves are predators and just doing what predators do. The problem is with the regulation of them, not the wolves fault by the way. We have two issues here and you are trying to make them into one issue. Remember the whole reason they were ever protected in the first place is because we killed every damn one of them we saw.
#1. Are wolves evil and do wolves kill everything in sight and should be extinct? NO! Wolves are no defferent than any other predator. They kill what they need to consume. They are smaller than a bear and common sense says a wolf will consume less than a bear. Wolves contrary to the opinion of some are just normal predators. They can be controlled, managed and we can co-exist with them. I am actually very surprised to see outdoorsmen not take this view.
#2. Are wolves being regulated correctly? Once again NO! Wolves should not be completely protected, we should have hunting seasons and ranchers should have the right to shoot on site if one is caught killing livestock. We should have a management plan in place so they do not have a major effect on other species and thier numbers limited.
Regulation is not the wolves fault. Calling them serial killers suggests they are evil and they kill for fun. This simply is not true. If they really are having a devistating effect on populations, every article I read says they are not, then we need to attack politicians. We need to attack our governments policy on wolves. Not the wolves themselves. Otherwise we are just a barbaric lynch mob blaming the wolves for our governments idiocracy.