This is probably an Urban legend. You know one of those stories that someone says really happened. They always have a cousin, or a friend of a friend that was there. It really doesn't matter if it is real or not, it is a good story, and I would like to share it with you. Harsh winters, restrictive hunting laws, and a cyclic increase in the rodent population all added together to see a dramatic increase in the Alberta wolf population. The wolves had become numerous, hungry, and quite bold. The Provincial government held a series of coordinated planning meetings. The public was invited to attend the meetings. Along with the public were ranchers and people representing various conservation groups. The purpose of the meetings were to help formulate a plan to bring the wolf population down to an acceptable level. The ranchers were trying to get approval from the Provincial Government to use 1080. This is a Canine poison that had previously been banned both in Canada and the States. Debate between the ranchers and the preservationists became quite hot. At one point a woman arose and asked the group: "Couldn't they just castrate the wolves?" A tall lanky rancher got up and spat into a paper cup. "Lady" replied the rancher. "Them wolves are killing our sheep, not fuckin' them". It may or may not be true, but I think that it is story worthwhile repeating.