Lethal Control of Predators: Of Science, Scapegoats and Icebergs


By Bob Ferris   I have been looking at the issue of lethal predator control for many, many years and the longer I look at it and the more science I read and assimilate, the more convinced I become that lethal control of predators is more punitive than practical.  It is an activity and a … Continue reading Lethal Control of Predators: Of Science, Scapegoats and Icebergs

Quotes that Hurt the Mind


By Bob Ferris “I’m sure most of the people being considered for his job graduated from a college,” he said. “These people are the cause of the destruction of wildlife.”  Cliff Gardner, 74, a rancher in Nevada’s remote Ruby Valley  All of us who work with media look at quotes.  There are quotes that we … Continue reading Quotes that Hurt the Mind

Ken Mayer: Thanks for standing up for Science and Wildlife


By Bob Ferris I am always a little leery of the term political science—not because of anything about this important discipline—but because the two elements of the field (i.e., politics and science) act so often like matter and anti-matter.  We have certainly seen this with the climate change debate.  And we constantly see it with … Continue reading Ken Mayer: Thanks for standing up for Science and Wildlife