Vultures killed thousands more cattle than wolves did. Hunters could kill all the wolves in North America, and predation on livestock would continue with little noticeable change.
Do we have a right to cheap meat and milk? Shouldn’t we consumers bear some of the cost of a world with fewer antibiotic-resistant disease organisms?
Barack Obama’s choice of Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture is a disappointing signal that the Obama Administration will not be a source of agricultural reform, and may actually be a source of roadblocks to reform.
For this alternative form of transportation, you’re going to need a stable, pastureland of at least five acres, and probably some supplementary food, unless you happen to have full donkey nutrition growing all around. Veterinary care is also called for.