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Plan Calls for Killing Ravens to Save Desert Tortoise


Animals  (tags: ravens, killing, desert tortoise, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildanimals, wildlife )

Cher
- 2392 days ago - pe.com
Ravens caught preying on desert tortoises will be killed under a plan announced Wednesday by federal wildlife officials seeking to protect the reptiles threatened with extinction. The program will start in spring 2009 throughout the California desert, in



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charles mclachlan (1674)
Friday April 4, 2008, 2:13 pm
noted ty cher.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday April 4, 2008, 2:44 pm
I DON'T THINK THIS IS THE RITE ANSWER TO THE PROBLEM,THE POISION WILL HURT OTHER THINGS TOO AND THE SHOTTIN WILL ALSO KILL OTHERS BIRDS TRAPS NO SAME THING.
 

Sarah P. (84)
Friday April 4, 2008, 3:55 pm
That's horrible. It just never ends does it?
 

Jackie D. (14)
Friday April 4, 2008, 4:38 pm
do government officials not think? dont they realize that other animals will be affected. kudos to the fact that they want to help the tortoises but there has to be another way. we pay these people to think of other ways why dont they? and more importantly why dont we do anything about it? if you really think about it we are their boss, we give the money that pays their paychecks.
 

Deborah C. (247)
Friday April 4, 2008, 7:00 pm
Wouldn't the best idea be to rescue the tortoises and keep them somewhere safe until they are too big for the ravens to take?

The government could encourage the villagers and children to help rescue them and pay them for how many they hand in that way it wouldn't cost as much money and the rest of the wildlife would be safe.

Why don't these people have any common sense?
 

Mary Riley (937)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 12:21 am
'NON-LETHAL'...??
Like DDT
 

ROBIN M. (312)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 1:50 pm
DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY ON THIS ONE THE RAVENS HAVE THE RIGHT TO EAT BUT THE TORTOISE HAS THE RIGHT TO LIVE. LIFE IS SOMETIMES CONFUSING
 

. (0)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 3:17 pm
I agree with you Deborah. While I don't normally condone interferring with the natural order, we humans have done so much damage in upsetting the balance that we need to step in at times and certainly killing one species to save another is not a reasonable solution.

Noted with thanks, Cher.
 

Deborah C. (247)
Friday May 23, 2008, 7:39 am
I still believe my idea is the solution to this problem but how can we get the suggestion to the people who need it?
 
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