That's what the planet-savers all tell us. They tell us that the wolves are more scared of us than we are of them. They tell us that we don't need a gun for personal protection when we go into the woods. Well, tell it to this teacher--but you'd better shout it loud.
Our ancestors hunted out all of the big predators where they lived for a reason. The old business about "the wolf at the door" isn't some cute turn of phrase, but a racial memory of times when we were cold and hungry--and so were the wolves.