Tag: animal rights

It’s Time for Environmentalists to Stop Crying Wolf

Written by | September 17th, 2009


Hate mail, angry community meetings, hyperbolic letters to the editor. No, not health care reform: Wolf hunting. Here in Idaho, it seems, the wolf hunting season — which opened earlier this month — has pushed all other news aside. Many environmentalists are mad as hell that wolf management has been turned over to the states […]

Controlling Wolves, Controlling Weeds

Written by | December 18th, 2008


In the early 1900’s, professionals entered Yellowstone National Park and killed wolves. Lots of wolves. Shooters lined the ridges of Hawk Mountain, Pennsylvania and blasted migrating raptors. Others poisoned badgers and mountain lions and bragged about it. And what were all of these people called in their day? Conservationists. At the time, many “knew” there […]

Invasive Species: Keeping It Real

Written by | December 17th, 2008


Cowardly euphemisms annoy me. You know what I’m talking about — the politically correct but emotionally insincere phrases we use when discussing uncomfortable topics such as physical disabilities or losing a job. Cloying and irritating euphemisms often insinuate themselves into the language of conservation workers who are working on invasive species issues. And if the […]

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