Assigned Reading: Catalina Bison on Birth Control
(FROM: The Los Angeles Times)
Here’s the concept of the article in a few sentences:
Back in 1924, a total of fourteen bison were shipped to Catalina Island–off the southern California coast–to be used in a silent Western movie. Now, due to … well, you get the idea … the fourteen original bison now have led to a herd of roughly 200 roaming the island. According to the Los Angeles Times, environmentalists are now experimenting with bison birth control in order to keep the herd down to about 150 head or less, thus purportedly decreasing the environmental impact of the bison.
I don’t get it. The perceived problem, if you believe in the whole global warming thing, is too many bison, right? Right?
Why pump the bison full of contraceptives? My solution is much better. Less perceived environmental impact, more tasty burgers. Everybody wins. (Except for the bison.)