- Sep 1, 2016
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- Shenandoah ValleyVirginia
All the idiots would see us farmers as destroyers of the environment and put us in jail for raising meat to eat... they'd be glad of a reason of us killing the vultures as a threat to the federal government laws of not killing any predatory birds and make sure we spent the next 10 years in jail...screw that we were protecting our livestock... we shouldn't have cattle as they are causing too much CO 2..... serves us right.... DON'T get me started on those STUPID IDIOTS....The powers that be seem to be blind to anything except their desire to stop people from killing vultures... which seems to be a very common urban motivation, wanting everything to live out their lives. But I'm sure the vultures are preying on wildlife too, aren't they?
I've never dealt with vultures, so I need an education. But it sure seems to me that some kind of community action has become necessary. Maybe hiring vulture killers as a group, making everyone equally culpable, would get the point across to the politicians while spreading out the liability? If the local sheriff had twenty livestock producers show up at the same time to turn themselves in for killing vultures to protect their livestock, with the media informed of what was happening, would anyone get thrown in jail or fined? How many calves equal the value in the risk of being fined?
I wish I lived where you guys are having problems. I'm old and retired and can afford a few nights in jail. You could all hire me at a dollar apiece and I'd set up traps on each place and train the vultures that killing calves have consequences. Surely the birds roost and nest in close proximity to each other. I'd be visiting their homes too.