[LMB] Barrayar - checking assumptions - OT:

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Mon Apr 12 19:36:52 BST 2010


On 4/12/2010 12:02 PM, Meg Justus wrote:
>> On Monday, April 12, 2010 3:14 AM Howard Brazee wrote:
>>
>>      
>>> It's interesting that the animals we are most interested
>>>        
>> in saving are predators.
>>      
> Actually, that's not true, or hasn't been for most of our history.  Up until
> fairly recently (the last few decades) the U.S. National Park Service, for
> instance, actively hunted predators in order to "protect" the herds of
> grazing animals.  With the result that for many years, the number of elk in
> Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks far outgrew the available grazing
> in those parks, causing another choice -- provide extra feed or let them die
> off.  Neither of which is a good solution.
>
> Megaera
>    

The times we don't like predators are when they prey on property, or are 
a danger to people (including tourists).



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