Skip to comments.Moose Sex Project aims to promote animal husbandry
Posted on 08/22/2014 6:46:37 AM PDT by Loyalist
A Nova Scotia mainland moose checks out the surroundings. An additional 198 hectares of land is being added to protected holdings in the region connecting New Brunswick to Nova Scotia with the goal of making it easier for the mammals to migrate and find mates. (CONTRIBUTED)
AMHERST The mighty moose.
Large, gangly, antlered, awkward-looking twig eater.
Amorous and sexy, not so much.
But the so-called Moose Sex Project and the land conservancy that makes it possible were at the forefront of a land protection announcement at the YMCA in Amherst on Thursday.
In terms of capturing peoples imaginations and getting people excited about the project, that name has done the trick, said Paula Noel, program manager for the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
The conservancy announced the addition of 198 hectares of land to its protected holdings on the Chignecto Isthmus, the land bridge that links Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
The latest addition of five pieces of land brings the amount of protected property on the isthmus to more than 1,000 hectares.
The moose are an important part of what we are doing here, Noel said. The fact that moose are endangered in Nova Scotia and the way things were going on the Chignecto with development, with forestry that was occurring, and with the clearing for agriculture, it is a very narrow area in this greater landscape where there is connected forest, where animals are able to cross into Nova Scotia.
(Excerpt) Read more at herald.ns.ca ...
In before the Michelle Obama post.
Hen3ry (the 3 was silent) majored in animal husbandry, until they caught him at it one day...
It would have to be one hell of a project to keep the Pres_ent present in the W/H ....
In after the in before *I* was going to post.
Ah, I’m not the only one who thought of Tom Lehrer...
The term “animal husbandry” always reminds me now of this gem from the Florida senate a few years back:
In before the sister joke.
This does not bode well for the moose. The human race managed to reproduce successfully for millennia, until in the last century, when the government decided that it needed to get involved, things went to pot. The government can mess anything up.
On the other hand, if I lived in Nova Scotia (or PEI), I would be perfectly happy to leave the moose to New Brunswick, Quebec, Newfoundland, and Ontario. Lord knows they aren’t endangered and they are very hard on vehicles, though they are also tasty.
If there is a need to have them everywhere and have them close, maybe they can open sanctuaries for them in Halifax and on some university campuses.
No mention of "Cheese" yet, though.
Wait a minute.
They are hoping to encourage the breeding of moose, so the moose will reproduce, and increase their numbers???
But, that is “hetero-normative”.
What about the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgendered moose??? What about their rights? What about accomodations for them???
Can we educate Muslims to check out the new ‘hot’ Northern Goat?
Nice story! Definitions and words from the story and comments!
Husbandry; Women marrying male animals.
Polyanimaly; A person marrying multiple animals.
Midwifery; the wife between the first and third marriage. (my definition.)
State Sen. Larcenia Bullard (D) of Miami. What were your parents thinking, Ms. Larceny?
If they were promoting husbandry they would catch them young, pen them, raise them, milk them, and make $100 a pound Canadian Moose cheese! The only current source of moose cheese is Sweden, current output is about 200 pound a year or so. No, I do not know how you safely milk a moose unless you are already good friends with her.
What they are talking about is more accurately wildlife management or range management rather than husbandry.
“No mention of “Cheese” yet, though.”
See my post below!
(The other below!)
I don’t know about Nova Scotia moose but I know that moose in Alaska suffer from severe predation from bears and wolves.
I have been told that in some areas Moose calf crops (% that live) are less than 20%.
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