Think About It
May 11, 2007 at 11:26pm
Think about this: Yiou have to understand conservation groups. They receive federal, state, and private subsidies for thier efforts to protect and promote the cougar in Florida. Anyone who works or volunteers his time at these organizations is extremely passionate about the cats' survival. Therefore, these organizations have an incentive to drastically underestimate the wild population of the cougars in Florida; if not, they face restrictions in funding and lack of jobs, not to mention money to protect an animal they've devoted their entire lives to. All I'm saying is there's probably plenty more than 100 in Florida; just something to think about. I mean, if 11 were killed there this year alone, 100 just seems a little low. Kind of like global warming: if they make you feel like it's a dire threat, your more willing to give your money to the cause.