adityang wrote:Vikram wrote:Aditya, I again understand where you are coming from.But, do you have any tangible argument/alternative/suggestion to offer? Thank you.
That's what I suggested. For "vermins" like nilghai, instead of hunting, u can sterilize the bull nilghai. This will be much more effective than hunting. This is actually experience from city stray dogs. Earlier (even now in most cases) they use to kill all dogs.. but with in no time, population would reach again same level. This is because, since the source of food (garbage) was intact, dogs from other area would soon fill the vacuum. But if you sterilize the alpha male, population will be under control (no addition and natural attrition). Alpha male will not allow any new dog to join pack and guard it's territory. Since it will still be dominant for 3-4 yrs min, population will be under control.
Another way in the case of nilghai is to introduce natural predators and protect them from "poaching", but this is not without risk if area is densely populated.
Building barricades/fences/electrified (D.C,may even be solar powered, not deadly) can limit animal's access to food source and protect crop. Once crops are protected, who cares about population of nilghai????
Electric fencing is working to some extent in our case, but Gaurs are very strong and sometimes don't even notice shocks. Simple fencing will do for pigs..
Still another technique is night patrolling and keeping track of herds (these animals always will have to be in herds to cause significant damage to crops) and chasing them away when they come too close.
Still many methods available, we can improvise too. But why is somebody hellbent on hunting??
-- Wed Mar 31, 2010 0:18 --kanwar76 wrote:adityang wrote:@goodboy_mentor,
we are humans and call ourselves civilized. ...
Who told you shooting or killing something is un-civilized behavior?
So who is going to pay for all that sterlization, fencing etc?
Do you know how much it cost to fence an acre of land?