Thousands of Cormorants to be Killed: There Will be Blood

“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to kill 11,000 and destroy 26,000 nests Post published by Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on Mar 28, 2015 in Animal Emotions In August 2014 I wrote an essay called “Birds and us:  should cormorants be killed to save salmon?

“Ms. Graef also notes, “Criticism [to the killing spree] was also brought by researchers from Oregon State University who were hired by the Army Corps to study the bird population on the island. They say the Army Corps ignored their findings and isn’t using the best available science in its plan to protect young salmon. Unfortunately, despite widespread opposition from the public and scientific community, the Army Corps announced it has finalized its decision that will slightly reduce the number of cormorants targeted, but will still kill nearly 11,000 of them and destroy more than 26,000 of their nests in an effort to reduce their numbers by more than half.”


GR:  This is a typical simpleton approach to a complex problem.  Read the article to learn about smarter solutions.


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