Let me get this straight, the state will pay (with my tax dollars)farmers/ranchers whose livestock has been destroyed by vultures? Why not save us all some money and just let the farmer/rancher take care of the problem himself?
"Facts are stubborn things, and whatever may be our
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they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
- John Adams -
Make your statement.
posted on 10/05/2003 1:00:40 PM PDT
by Support Free Republic
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Maybe a little recreational hunting's in order.
posted on 10/05/2003 1:05:46 PM PDT
I'm quoting someone else from this group: "Shoot, shovel and shut up!"
posted on 10/05/2003 1:09:09 PM PDT
If Ohio runs out of these birds, we've got plenty to send 'em from FL.
This seems to be somewhat unusual behavior for vultures, which are carrion eaters. (They only eat stuff after it's dead, performing a very usefull service. That includes cleaning up "road kill" and the leftovers from predator kills) I guess I could see them going after a newborn, but the ewe? If they were stressed by lack of food, maybe, but the article says they are expanding their range due to high availability of food from garbage dumps? Very strange.
They are on the puny side as well. At least compared to the local Turkey Vultures, which are quite abundent. I've never heard of them attacking live livestock.
posted on 10/05/2003 1:30:04 PM PDT
by El Gato
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I've always thought you could shoot anything coming after your livestock.
posted on 10/05/2003 2:43:06 PM PDT
We camped-after a VERY long day on the road-at some very forgettable place in Tennessee.Woke up in the morning to find the trees around the campsite were FULL of roosting vultures (or buzzards,whatever !) screaming back and forth at each other and fertilizing every piece of bare ground you could imagine.
I don't think we even bothered to make coffee before pulling out of there !
posted on 10/05/2003 4:24:58 PM PDT
(So little time - so many FLAMES to light !!)
To: yankeedame; farmfriend; Carry_Okie; NoControllingLegalAuthority; AuntB; eldoradude
""They had pecked her eyes out, beat her down," he said."
Well... That sounds exactly like last Friday's Liberal Media Feeding Frenzy over Rush, PlameGate & Schwarzenagger!!!
posted on 10/05/2003 6:40:06 PM PDT
(I prefer consistent "Considerate Conservatives," to "Compassionate Conservatives," everytime !!!)
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