Nature Red in Tooth and Claw? Pffft.

Nature doesn’t have a patch on us. That’s not news to anyone who is even half paying attention to what we’ve done to ourselves and to our fellow creatures over the last few hundred years.

Still, it’s always surprising to see numbers attached to some of our more brutal campaigns, like the recent bounty on coyotes in the province. Hunters and farmers killed 71,000 coyotes, the government paid out $1.5 million, and the program was declared wildly successful.

Say a prayer for the coyotes who made it through the winter, and everybody else who is trying to exist in that already stressed ecosystem, says Trevor Harriot. (Grass Notes)

Author: Carle Steel

Carle Steel was a simple moisture farmer on a barren, sun-baked world who, through fate and destiny, brought the mighty Galactic Empire to its knees. She likes cats, bats, mice and you.