Training wildlife to behave

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by partdeux, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    Apparently the French have figured it out, all you have to do is traumatize them into behaving. You can't make this stuff up!

    Can you teach a wolf not to eat sheep?

    The idea is being floated in France, where the return of the wolf has got farmers and environmentalists at each other's throats.

    Under a proposed "National Wolf Plan," the government says it will conduct experiments into "educating" the canine carnivore, which is spreading stealthily in remote areas.

    Rest assured, this scheme does not entail lecturing wolves about the cuteness of lambs or trying to convert them to vegetarianism.

    Instead, it entails capturing individual wolves that are known to attack a local flock and then marking these bothersome predators before letting them go.

    The theory is that the animal will be so traumatised by the experience that it will leave the sheep alone and instead hunt for deer, boar, rabbits and other wild animals.
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  2. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    No way , I call "BS" . Just ain't no way that's possible.! Why just the other day I was........................Wait.......I hear a bell tinkling....I'm Drooling... ...!...?


    Never Mind.........! ........:eek:...:confused:
     

  3. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    can't really blame the wolves ... lamb tastes so damned good :p
     
  4. sdiver35

    sdiver35 New Member

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    ^^^^^Like, Like,Like^^^^^^
     
  5. hmh

    hmh New Member

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    I seen something on PBS about that. Except they were doing it in Yellowstone if I remember the livestock wasn't saved.
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, it DOES work- but the wolf has to be traumatized with 165 grains of lead at 2600 FPS........
     
  7. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Seriously, the FRENCH?? whadda ya expect?:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Its not a french idea. Our government has been doing this idiocy for decades on wolves.

    Original we tried it on people and still do it. We capture people in the act of commiting a crime or after the fact and traumatize them by holding them in a research facility where they are closely monitored and some are tagged a
    nd released back into the wild.

    Results are the same for people as for wolves. Its a stupid idea regardless of species its tried on.

    Think about it
     
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  9. RUG3R44

    RUG3R44 New Member

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    Works on coyotes and stray dogs too....Every time! ;)
     
  10. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    As long as there are boar, deer, rabbit, cats, dogs, children, etc., it might work but when times get tough a wolf's gotta do what a wolf's gotta do to get by, man!
     
  11. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    Good luck France!
     
  12. Jstrong

    Jstrong New Member

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    Lol I reckon just about anything can be taught to lay down,teaching them anything else after that is gonna be a bit tricky though.
     
  13. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    Mark them how? Shave an eyebrow? Write funny stuff on them with a marker? What sort of trauma are we talking about? Embarrassment? Are these liberal wolves who are easily intimidated. Forgive my skepticism, this sounds like the same crap libs try with people that doesn't work either.
    Better plan: Put all of France's wolves on public assistance. They will never hunt anything again, ever. They will grow fat and lazy and hang around town centers annoying passerby.
     
  14. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Maybe they should try this on bears; a bear comes out of the cage, it gets shot; maybe then the next bear will learn by example and stay in the safe little cage.
     
  15. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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