HYPOTHETICAL ANNEX OF PUBLIC LANDS FOR PREDITOR CONSERVATION
Hypothetical Annex of Public Land for Predator
Conservation of Signature Species
HYPOTHETICAL ANNEX OF PUBLIC LANDS FOR PREDITOR CONSERVATION 2
Although I fully believe in the nobility of this action, to preserve those animals that hold a picturesque or dear place in our hearts, I would like to point out my disagreement with the setting aside of public lands specifically for their habitat. It has been pointed out that this land will no longer be accessible to humans for any reason, not even to assure that they continued to exist for this hypothetical situation. Perhaps viewed as the devil’s advocate or heartless, I would like to demonstrate that thousands of species go extinct each year through no fault of man, or effort on his part to save them. It is perhaps a tug on our heartstrings, but extinction is a part of the bigger picture of life. I would be more encouraged to set aside land that was predator free and encourage culling of deer and other explosive populations of sustainable animals for commercial use in industries such as food production, clothing and other consumables to easier sustain humanity’s ever growing need for goods. These creatures are not man managed and use a fraction of the resources that are needed for current commercial meat production. Perhaps it is a more utilitarian use of said land to allow the extinction or at least out of natural environment continuation of these species.
HYPOTHETICAL ANNEX OF PUBLIC LANDS FOR PREDITOR CONSERVATION 3
Doubtlessly, the mind and heart are filled with majestic, terrifying or wild and natural images at the thought of the grizzly bear or the wild wolf, a virtual symbol for freedom, the setting aside of public lands with the proviso that it will remain in perpetuity without human contact is not only non feasible, but against the concept that the land is in any way held by the public. It...