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'Yak Insurance' Plan Saving Nepal's Snow Leopard


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, snow leopards )

Cher Away
- 570 days ago - naharnet.com
The remorse felt by Himali Chungda Sherpa after he killed three snow leopard cubs in retaliation for his lost cattle inspired him to set up a scheme to prevent other herders from doing the same.



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Nyack Clancy (427)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 9:38 am
Sounds like a really great plan. Don't see why this would work worldwide for everyone who keeps livestock and are in conflict with natural predators in wildlife.

It never made any sense to me, anyway, why people would keep livestock animals without taking the responsibility for fencing them in and keeping them safe from predators they know are there.
 

Nyack Clancy (427)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 10:25 am
Don't see why this WOULDNT work... (sorry about that major typo)
 

Donna Hamilton (135)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 10:32 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher.
 

pam w. (191)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 10:55 am
Karma's a BITCH! Hoping it helps.
 

Julie E. (316)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 11:08 am
Noted.
I'm glad the guy had a conscience and did something to make a change for doing such a horrible thing.
 

Christeen Anderson (476)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 12:15 pm
Yea. He sounds like a good guy to me.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 12:16 pm
This is a great program; sponsored by the U of Zurich no less. Eva Morales said that you have to provide the indigenous peoples with viable alternatives if they are to cooperate with you. They have to survive too.
 

kye j. (41)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 1:06 pm
Nothing will bring back the 3 snow leopard cubs that he murdered.Karma for this.
This plan could work globally.
 

janet f. (29)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 2:01 pm
I certainly hope this program prevents anyone else from killing these beautiful animals.
 

monka blanke (74)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 2:47 pm
I hope it works.
 

deb s. (148)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 3:24 pm
Kudos for this man turning himself around on something that probably ate at his conscious now he will go forth and make aware to others so sorry and sad for the lost of any animals' life i wish i could save them all from harm and man
 

Ruth catchin up M. (252)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 3:59 pm
Noted. Let's hope this works.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 4:13 pm
I'm glad his conscience took hold and he's done the right thing. Let's hope there are no more killings.
 

Sylvie Bermannova (39)
Saturday December 29, 2012, 9:45 pm
Domestic animals must be protected better from harm, but predators should be deterred nonviolently. If some losses are inevitable, this example shows there are ways to go about it without having to hurt any animal. These leopards do not hunt any wild or domesticated animal in order to do anybody harm -- they do so instinctively to survive. We also cannot blame a cat for hunting mice. Accusing leopards of "robbing sb of animals and source of livelihood" suggest premeditation, as that of a shoplifter, which is, however, not the case here, making the claim sound somewhat ludicrous. So, if farmers go kill leopards in return, "as a retaliatory act", it is hardly just. It is good to see then there are attempts at solving the matter peacefully.
 

Floodedarea Please Help (220)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 12:06 am
noted with hope...
 

Ruth S. (314)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 8:33 am
How shameful people are, they kill something and then they say "I'm sorry," why did he not think about it before he killed them, I mean they were babies for pete's sake!!
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 9:27 am
I am glad Himali had a change of heart. The plan to insure herds seems as if it's really going to be a success.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday December 31, 2012, 3:20 am
noted, thank you Cher
 

naomi cohen (60)
Monday December 31, 2012, 4:09 pm
who the f... cares if he is 'sorry'. signed.
 

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:12 pm
we could convert the yak herders to vegans, and help them move to Californa or something.
 

. (0)
Monday January 14, 2013, 9:28 am
Sometimes people surprise you ( in a good way). TY Cher
 
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