Join 3,432 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)


Zap those wolves into submission
September 27, 2000 1:12 PM   Subscribe

Zap those wolves into submission - Conspiracy buffs beware. This one's true.

So the U.S. Agriculture Department, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Department are conducting experiments involving livestock, electricity and wolves in Montana - on a ranch owned by Ted Turner.

Apparently those nasty wolves have a habit of biting livestock, so to stop it they are strapping electric collars on the wolves to train them with an electric jolt when they get "within biting distance" of a particular calf. The "trained" and somewhat damaged wolves are set to be released into the wilds in October.

Beautiful counter-quote for this is from a USA Today article about Ted Turner's preserve. Turner is quoted as saying "You can see what we're doing, right? We're just getting out of nature's way. That's all we want to do - get out of the way and let nature go back the way it was." (halfway down page)
posted by kokogiak (1 comment total)


 
"You can see what we're doing, right? We're just getting out of nature's way."

If he wants to get out of the way, and let "nature go back the way it was," he'll leave the wolves the heck alone, and deal with the fact that wolves are predators, just like people did hundreds of years ago.
posted by CrayDrygu at 1:18 PM on September 27, 2000


« Older Jackie Chan is... RAMBO! Well, almost....  |  I want to be injected with res... Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments