But now a panel discussion night in a Shropshire town will discuss just how much we are comfortable with, as various wildlife experts, enthusiasts and authors gather together with a local theatre group to consider the subject.
Pentabus Theatre Company, based in Bromfield, near Ludlow, will be hosting the event, An Evening About Rewilding, ahead of their next production Wolves Are Coming For You, which is about to start rehearsals and gets to grip with the subject.
The night will be at Ludlow Assembly Rooms on September 9 at 7.30pm.
Pentabus' artistic director Sophie Motley said: "Pentabus are delighted to be connecting with the issues which inspired our autumn tour.
"We've got an exciting panel of different thoughts, opinions and interests and it looks like it will be a brilliant, engaging and forthright evening."
The evening will be chaired by award-winning south Shropshire landscape and wildlife photographer and author Andrew Fusek Peters.
Giving different perspectives on the contentious subject will be panel members including author Jay Griffiths whose most recent works include Wild: An Elemental Journey, and Kith: The Riddle of the Childscape; Anthony Haighway, wildlife enthusiast and founder of Wolf Watch UK, which has a sanctuary on the south Shropshire border with Mid Wales; Richard Yates, a fourth generation Bridgnorth farmer running a mixed dairy, sheep, beef and arable business on three farms in the area – and former chairman of Shropshire NFU, as well as a long-standing participant in agri-environment schemes; and rewilding expert Alicia Leow-Dyke, Welsh beaver project officer from Radnorshire Wildlife Trust.
Olivier award nominee playwright Joel Horwood will also be there discussing the inspiration behind his new play, Wolves Are Coming For You, commissioned by Pentabus, which will be touring nationally this autumn.