Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Sierra Club and the U.S. Forest Service were presenting an
alternative to the Wyoming ranchers for controlling the coyote
population. It seems that after years of the ranchers using the tried
and true method of shooting or trapping the predators, the Sierra Club
had a "more humane" solution to this issue.
What they were proposing was for the animals to be captured alive. The
males would then be castrated and let loose again.
This was ACTUALLY proposed by the Sierra Club and by the U.S. Forest
Service. All of the ranchers thought about this amazing idea for a
couple of minutes.
Finally an old fellow in the back of the conference room stood up,
tipped his hat back and said; "Son, I don't think you understand our
problem here . . . These coyotes ain't screwin' our sheep . . . They're
The meeting never really got back to order . . .