by zebedee_177

This bill reforms the failed requirement that 80% of public funds collected for wildlife predator management must be spent killing them.  Throwing public money at projects that accomplish the direct opposite of their original goal is the height of folly.  Predators serve a useful function in the wildlife inter-species food chain and keep rodent populations down.  The mass killing programs make the situation worse by the ‘survival instinct’ kicking in, with a reproductive imperative creating more juveniles who lack the training of their dead elders/families and act out irresponsibly, as if often the case with human juvenile delinquents  There are multiple non-lethal methods of coexisting with predators, which farmers, ranchers and the general public need to more widely employ.