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Vaccinations Underway for Virus in Florida's Panthers

Let's just hope all the panther's get the disease & die. That will save the tax payer's million's of dollars.

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I think that's a terrible attitude! I'm appalled to hear that a sportsman would want any species of animal to be eliminated.

Here in Colorado we live with thousands of Mountain Lions, as do other western states. Its true we have a few human/cat encounters from time to time, but for the most part we don't even see them. I also believe that predators are an important part of our environment, in fact a necessary one.

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Flint, Florida's population is sitting around 12 million, which is a fairly decent size tax base... Is the tax burden, to protect 30 to 50 remaining panthers, going to hurt anyone?

Think about it!

Florida Panther

If it takes $2 million dollars to prevent this animal from becoming extinct, based on 12 million tax paying individuals, each person would have to pay around 17 cents.

A dime, nickel, and a couple of pennies is what it would really save the average florida tax payer...

[ This Message was edited by: Quicksilver on 2004-03-14 10:29 ]

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Cowgal, I am the predator, I love to hunt but I have not yet recieved a check from the gov. for doing my part. Do you not think you would get the same response, as I have posted, from the sportsmen in the area where wolves have been brought back in?
Quick, maybe 2M is spent for putting collar's on them a then chasing then down again, to see what they are doing, but what about the special road's that have to be built to make their access from one side to the other easier? what about the cost of the vaccine? If they live in hammock's why would there be a 45 mph limit on a road through a open field at night (50 mph in day time) where homes are being built? And then after spending ''2M'' each year for year's, they still have no Idea how many of them there are
Now we have the game issue. It is said that a ''florida panther''(earlier common in Texas ???????) has a main diet of deer. A gamewarden once told me that a ''florida panther'' will eat two deer a week. If there are (only 30 ??) that would be 3,120 deer per year. Which would you rather have,2M &30 panther's or 3,120 deer? personally I eat deer not overgrown house cat's

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The whole reason for the endangerment of the Florida Panther is the loss of big cat habitat due to increase in population.

Flint, saying that, "You are the predator", is exactly right. Vehicles in Forida is the number one killer. Cats roam over 400 square miles, just think about how many roads they would have to cross in an average life span of 12 years.

Something needs to be done to protect these animals. Even if it takes $12 million per year to prevent these panthers from becoming extinct, that would be One Dollar per person.

Flint, you know if you're going to be that much of a tight wad, I would suggest moving out of Florida...

I'm happy to know that you don't have a taste for Panther! 30-50 panthers, I'm not checking your math, could harvest around "3,120 deer per year". If you're worried about your deer population, you should move to Colorado, where they harvest around 100,000 deer and elk per year and still have enough to feed a few thousand mountain lions.

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