Shaggy Sheep Tale

Mitch Friedman sent this highly credible tale sometime back. It does seem that those who know-it-all haven’t changed very much.

A few years ago, the Sierra Club and the USFS were presenting an alternative to Wyoming ranchers for controlling the coyote population. It seemed that,after years of the ranchers using the tried and true methods of shooting and/or trapping the predators, the tree-huggers had a “more humane” solution.

What they proposed was for the animals to be captured alive, the males castrated, then let loose again — and the population would be controlled.

I kid you not, this was ACTUALLY proposed to the Wyoming Wool and Sheep Grower’s association by the Sierra Club and the USFS.

Well, all the ranchers thought about this amazing idea for a couple of minutes. Finally, an old boy in the back stood up, kicked his hat back and said, “Son, I don’t think you understand our problem. These coyotes ain’t screwin’ our sheep, they’re eatin’ them!!”

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