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Cattlemen want to reintroduce wolf, coyote bounties

[large thumbnail url=”cattlemen-want-to-reintroduce-wolf-coyote-bounties” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”06″] [thumbnail icon url=”cattlemen-want-to-reintroduce-wolf-coyote-bounties” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”05″ day=”06″] The Northumberland Cattlemen’s Association seems not to care about the lessons of history as they are pushing to reintroduce bounties on wolves and coyotes in the name of “management.”

According to an article posted by Valerie Macdonald on the¬†Northumberland Today Web site, the Northumberland Cattleman’s Association is lobbying to reintroduce bounties in response to damage to livestock.

Cattlemen want to reintroduce wolf, coyote bounties

Valerie MacDonald, Northumberland Today

 

From 1793 until provincial legislation was revoked in 1972, bounties were paid on wolves and there were no restrictions on harvesting them in Ontario. And only a handful of counties in the province still pay bounties on coyotes at this time.

A push by the Northumberland Cattlemen’s Association could change all that.

Municipalities in Northumberland are being lobbied to support the reintroduction of both wolf and coyote bounties because of damage to livestock.

An increasing number of animals have been killed or maimed by wolves and coyotes in the last few years, Northumberland Cattlemen’s Association president Pat McLaren has stated in a letter making the rounds of municipalities…

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