Sunday, February 17, 2008

[Jim's Eclectic World] New comment on Stopping slaughter of buffalo in Yellowstone: What....

Mike McCord has left a new comment on your post "Stopping slaughter of buffalo in Yellowstone: What...":

Hey there, Chuckles.

I didn't want you to think that I'd forgotten about ya.

Naaaww, I couldn't do that. I haven't been able to quite pin-point what it is yet, but you amuse the crap out of me.

Anyway, I've been busy, and haven't had the time to do much more than glance at the latest bunch of buffler-loving, boo-hoo nonsense that you've written. But when I do, I'll try to have something "relevant" to say.

Your buddy,

By the way, I wonder if this other Yahoo is "mentally worn out" over the treatment of chickens and cows and pigs, and whatever else is available at the meat and seafood counters of his local grocery store?

Meat is meat, and those bison/buffalo are treated better than your hamburger. And Jimmy-boy said it himself, there's probably 3,000 more animals in Yellowstone than there needs to be. So where's the problem?

You know, there getting ready to thin out the elk herds in Rocky Mountain National Park outside of Estes Park, Colorado. You going to run down there and protest that too? Or is it just buffalo that deserve special recognition? What makes them so special? It's not like the meat is being left to rot. It's used to feed people who don't always have the means to afford a real steak. The Indians get their share. So really. What's all the crying about?

You want to save something, save the ranchers.

I know, the government is bad because the bison are being sent to slaughter because ranchers don't want bison infecting their herds with brucellosis. I understand that part of the argument. I just happen to think it's baseless. The bigger threat is urbanization.

All you people wanting to get closer to nature are the real threat. You move here, drive the prices of everything up, force ranchers to sell their lands, and then you build your precious little trophy homes all over the place. Next thing you know, there's more condos than cows, and suddenly, they're not shooting buffalo to keep them away from the cattle, they're shooting buffalo to keep them out of your back yard.

The enemy of the American bison isn't the government, or the rancher. It's you. It's me. It's everyone. Too many people = no more places for buffalo, or anything else, to roam.

You want to save something? Save yourself. Figure out a way to control the human population. Figure out a way to make people content on the land they're already on.

Hell, I agree with you now, Jim. Let the buffalo roam!

And keep the people on leashes.

Posted by Mike McCord to Jim's Eclectic World at 2/17/08 3:43 PM
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