Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Off the Hunt
Today, Indiana's Department of Natural Resources released this press release that describes a revision of their mute swan policy. The new rules make it much harder to acquire a permit to "control" (shoot) the swans - applicants now need to provide documentation that the bird is indeed a mute swan (Cygnus olor), and permits will only be issued for "nuisance" swans. Wha - are they afraid of running out or something? :-)
Labels: birds, Indiana, mute swan
The rest of the story: This was PR/damage control by the DNR since some yahoo shot ten swans in front of numerous recreational boaters.
I had a strong feeling there was something else up that the press release did not allude to.
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