Still on the hook

Advice to volunteers

Rain dance. Wikipedia (c)
  • collect information about current and future large-scale movements of ungulates in that area such as: number of people registered for the hunting seasons, number of farms using regenerative practices, programs of animal removals etc.
  • find a right time when not to apply the method. It looks like Nature doesn’t like it when it gets too wet for too long. If you are not careful, you can cause foot and mouse disease, like cases happened in the UK when accepted regulations regarding livestock movements caused country-wide floods. It also could cause human viruses like bubonic plague. It is not clear when Nature targets humans and when ungulates, but appearance of the viruses could be a response of Nature to halt animal movements. It might be that human viruses appear when it gets too cold for too long.
  • find the right time when to apply the method. Sudden mass die-offs of ungulates could happen when you halt ungulate movement, while Nature needs them to move. It sounds contradictory, but the “logic” of Nature could be the following: mass-die offs provide abundance of food to predators to help them to get stronger, to increase their population so they can chase more ungulates. Check mass die-offs of saiga antelope in Kazakhstan, camels, and horses in Australia, elephants in Africa.

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