KMWP doesn't want a non-lethal solution, which is a common theme amongst those who lack compassion for others and who are unable and unwilling to even consider a sustainable solution. We should all disregard them.
I doubt he / she is even a rancher ;)
You are only putting the dogs out to be slaughtered as long as the wolves remain protected.
Dogs definitely work more than half of the time when used right, run in the right numbers, by a person who knows what they are doing - who bought quality dogs from good knowledgeable breeders with track records of producing great guardian dogs - not puppy mills, not fly by night breeders. Quality does make a difference….
The animals get used to them and then show total disregard.
seem to work fine for some ranchers...why not you?
Ranchers and others that make a reasonable effort to protect their livestock and other property from predators typically have few problems with predators. Those that act negligently and irresponsibly are the ones that have most of the problems. Non lethal deterrents, when properly used, are very effective in most cases. Lethal deterrents are effective in most cases but should only be used as a last resort and not as a first line of defense.
Fox lights fail. Fladry fails. Sound emitters fail. Dogs only work half the time if they arent killed. When the non lethal disadvantages fail only thing left to do is kill them. Now you are back to square one.
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