So gray wolves in Wisconsin are no longer considered endangered. Under new regulations, you are able to trap/shoot wolves that attack or pose a threat to your wildlife. You can also get a permit to shoot many wolves over time if you have a recurring problem.
I understand that wolves can be a big threat to farmers and that cattle are not cheap… but do we really need to be able to shoot more creatures? I’ve read nothing about folks just trying to keep the wolves off their property without resorting to slaughtering them.
Anyway, this makes me wonder… can we get this kind of law in place for other creatures? If the neighbor dog keeps crapping on my lawn, that presents harm to my cats as they might eat the crap and get some terrible disease. Can I shoot the dog?
Can I shoot the Jehova’s Whitnesses that keep coming to my door? Or hell, even the kid selling $4 candybars?
Can I get a permit to shoot a certain number of homeless people each year if they don’t leave me alone? How about drivers who ride my tail? Or drivers who go slow in the left lane? Well, just about anyone in a car…
Can I shoot the creators of CSI for making such a stupid show? Same for Survivor.
Can I shoot people in the area who honk their horns, let their car alarms go off constantly or scream and yell as they leave the bar?