Why does Penny Baxter insist on hunting the wolves instead of poisoning them?

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kapokkid eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Penny has always shown a great respect for animals, he doesn't hunt for sport and he wouldn't see any wild thing suffer if he could avoid it.  So he approaches the question of the wolves the same way, practically and without a desire to see any animals killed without reason.

Since it is just as likely that dogs or some other animal might eat the poison as the wolves, he decides it would be far better for them to actually make sure to hunt the wolves directly rather than hope they eat the poison and die.