Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Handouts For Hunters

"The only good coyote is a dead coyote," Bruce-Grey Owen Sound MP Larry Miller told about 150 people during sheep day at the 45th annual Grey Bruce Farmers Week.

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Bill Murdoch, the longtime area MPP, was passing around a new petition he'll take to Queen's Park demanding a province-wide $200 bounty on dead coyotes. It is legal to hunt coyotes year round with a license, but they're hard to find and not worth the effort without an incentive, Murdoch and others said at the meeting.

If they were that big a problem, surely they would be "worth the effort" without an incentive. Next, Murdoch will be demanding Ontarians subsidize the local tractor pull. Get off the gravy train, Bill.

6 comments:

CanadianSense said...

Perhaps taxpayers can fund a "coyote lane" instead so they can safely kill the sheep without having to deal with the security (dogs, donkeys. llamas, fences)

It appears Toronto's new management has saved taxpayers over $ 100k by canceling the London office on climate change. (No post?)

double nickel said...

CS is trolling again.

Tof KW said...

CS - why should the taxpayer subsidize vermin control? So you're all for spending so long as it's for your pet programs? I laugh at your conservative values you Reformatard. A real Tory (myself) questions all stupid spending.

The Grey Lady said...

Why in the world do I have to pay an shakedown tithe (licence fee) to the province to kill vermin that are trying to kill my chickens, sheep?

Niles said...

The MPP wants a 200$bounty for nuisance coyotes, which are apparently roving in ravenous hordes wiping out entire stocks, and then turns around and says they're hard to find and not worth it to go after without pay.

uhm...

well, which is it?

Me? I'd like to hear if there's any basis in fact to increases of coyote predatory behaviour, or if this is more rural anti-predator bigotry acting on load and lock emotion rather than real need.

This is not to say coyotes haven't gotten SMRTer and wayyyy bolder East and West since their natural intimidator cousins the wolves have been near exterminated by that same bigotry.

I just want to hear some reasoning beyond "butbutbut I want to shoot something-that can't shoot back- in great swelling righteous defender umbrage!!"

CfSR said...

And then they will demand stimulus funding to replace road signs...