I had dinner with my daughter Jessica last night. We got to talking about creativity. She's a photographer. I asked her how she thinks Pieter Hugo comes up with his ideas for photos. She said "I bet he reads a...
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More than 800 coyotes were killed at the direction of the Arizona Game and Fish Department from 2012 to 2014 for the purpose of protecting pronghorn fawns in five areas
GR: The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) lets people kill Pronghorn Antelope for the money. Antelope have declined drastically from their original range. However, AZGFD continues to sell Antelope hunting licenses for $103 ($565 non-residents).
"Annual harvests since 1990 have varied between 500 and 700 bucks, with archers taking a proportionally larger percent of the harvest in recent years. Plagued by encroaching subdivisions, increasing highway construction, and other land-use changes, maintaining even the present number of antelope is dependent on citizen involvement and an aggressive translocation program. Approximately 10 percent of the antelope harvest is in areas having reintroduced herds."
The AZGFD can't do much about construction and land-use, but they could stop selling hunting licenses. They might have to cut salaries and layoff a few of their wildlife-control staff. But then they wouldn't have to kill the coyotes.
Even more appropriate in these times of rapidly disappearing wildlife, would be to stop all hunting and call on the people of Arizona to fund the 25% of the AZGFD budget that comes from hunting licenses.
Today is World Wildlife Day – a day created by the United Nations to celebrate the beautiful and varied wild creatures valued by people worldwide. But this day also reminds us of the global threat the illegal wildlife trade poses to these animals.
Excerpts from Methane Release and Global Warming http://www.globalresearch.ca/arctic-methane-release-and-global-warming/5344315 By Subhankar Banerjee Global Research, July 30, 2013 … the “release of methane from thawing permafrost beneath the East...
The impact of pollution on wildlife could be made dramatically worse by climate change according to a new study published today in the journal PNAS.
GR: Hormone disrupting chemicals are leaked into soils and water along with human wastes. This one of the reasons that amphibians, fish, and other water-dependent species are in general more endangered than terrestrial animals.
Medellin, Colombia - A Pew Research poll found that 49-percent of “steadfast conservatives” doubt global warming.
Interesting. Worth a look.