Saturday, December 07, 2002

A few years ago, the Sierra Club and the U.S. Forest Service were
presenting an alternative to Wyoming ranchers for controlling the
coyote population. It seems that after years of the ranchers using
the tried and true methods of shooting and/or trapping the predator,
the tree-huggers had a "more humane" solution.

What they proposed was for the animals to be captured alive, the
males castrated and let loose again and the population would be
controlled. This was proposed to the Wyoming Wool and Sheep
Grower's Association by the Sierra Club and the USFS.

All of the ranchers thought about this amazing idea for a couple of
minutes. Finally, an old boy in the back stood up, tipped his hat
back and said, "Son, I don't think you understand the problem. Those
coyotes ain't fuckin' our sheep - they're eatin' 'em."

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