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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Some Environmentalists Support Mustang Culling

Well, this sucks. Another battle on the difficult animal rights vs. environment front.

Some environmentalists and scientists have come to see the mustangs, which run wild from Montana to California, as top-of-the-food-chain bullies, invaders whose hooves and teeth disturb the habitats of endangered tortoises and desert birds.

...Environmentalists’ attitudes toward the horses have evolved so far that some are willing to say what was heresy a few years ago: that euthanasia is acceptable if the alternatives are boarding the mustangs for life at taxpayers’ expense or leaving them to overpopulate, damage the range and die of hunger or thirst.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A quick answer would be to help repopulate the predator population that was exterminated. Maybe transfer them from areas where there are too high a numbers.