Controversial Coyote Control
A few years ago a group of animal rights activists were presenting an alternative to the 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 activists had a “more humane” solution. What they proposed was that the animals were to be captured alive, then the males would be castrated and let loose. By implementing this method they explained, the population would be controlled.
Believe it or not, this was actually proposed to the Wyoming Wool and Sheep Grower’s association.
Well, all the ranchers thought about this amazing idea. Then finally, an old boy in the back stood up, tipped his hat back and said; “Son, I don’t think you understand the problem. These coyotes ain’t screwing our sheep, they’re eating them!”