Is Livestock Predation a Myth?
It appears so, according to a Department of Agricultural report released last week. WildEarth Guardians reports that in 2010, just 0.23% of the American cattle inventory was lost to native carnivores and dogs. Surprisingly, dogs were responsible for close to 10% of all cattle predation. Why then, if wildlife is accountable for less than a quarter of a percent of all cattle loses, are taxpayers paying millions of dollars on lethal and non-lethal control of native carnivores? WildEarth Guardians wants some answers, do you? Please learn more by reading this complete press release with links to the Cattle Death Loss reports: “Government Report: Less Than 1% of Cattle Killed by Native Carnivores and Domestic Dogs Taxpayers Fleeced by Federal, Predator-Control Program.“