Wolf kills hunting dog in jackson County
Of course farmers whould be compensated for their losses. Farming is an absolute neccessity to any develpoed society. We also must understand that farming is a high risk / low reward business. One or 2 failed years due to mother nature (and predation) puts a farm out of business. Thus the need for crop insurance as well as government reimbursement for damages caused by wild animals. No one has shown reason otherwise.
That said, the population of wolves is not under control due to the asthetic values and ensuing political activism of a select group of citizens. The fact that higher numbers of domesticated creatures are being targeted by wolves is the direct result of the wishes of a small group of politically active people. These political groups should be taking monetary responsibility for the damage caused by wolves.
Im talking about the bear hunters who use dogs. They lose dogs to bears all the time while enjoying their sport. But when a wolf kills one of their dogs while they are bear hunting/running they want the tax payers/sportsman to pay them for the killed dog.
Bear Hunters should have insurance on their animals. Not expect others to pay them for the loss.
Example....... The single mother/father in line for food stamps/government aid.....Txting on his/her IPHONE!!!! How does that make you feel????
If they can afford everything that goes with the sport, they can pay for the loss of a dog.