Skip to content

MOOSE INTERVENTION! Injured animal in wild spurs on huge national debate

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/26/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)

When we respect nature, do we respect its more malevolent side? The conversation continues -

It's something that is inherent in nature. A moose was discovered in pain from an open wound in Minnesota. Wildlife experts determined that it was as a result of a wolf attack -- and left the moose alone. However -- officials did intervene in the case of a baby eagle with a broken wing, which was broadcast to thousands across the world. The question arises: when should humans let nature take its course and when to intervene.

Should man intervene to save the life of an animal living in the wild -- or let nature take its course?

Should man intervene to save the life of an animal living in the wild -- or let nature take its course?

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
5/26/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Green

Keywords: Moose, Minnesota, intervention, nature


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "It depends on the circumstances in each case, and often it depends on how man has affected the situation," Doug Inkley, a senior scientist with the National Wildlife Federation said.

Though every animal is needed to maintain genetic diversity, Inkley told the Associated Press that there are other biologists who prefer deferring to nature's wisdom. Intervention typically occurs with endangered species.

Starvation never takes a vacation --

According to Yellowstone National Park spokeswoman Amy Bartlett, park officials "rarely intervene." The only case she could remember was when a grizzly bear was struck by a car several years ago. Officials then tried saving the bear because of its "protected status." The bear died anyway. 

A "hands-off" policy was initiated by officials with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced when they went live with an "EagleCam" earlier this year. The Minnesota EagleCam gained a huge online audience as three eaglets hatched, though soon after it became clear that one of the chicks was having issues.

Eagle-watchers demanded action by posting a number of complaints on the Nongame Wildlife Program's Facebook page. Calls were also made to the governor's office as well, which caused officials to pluck the eaglet from its nest.

"Social media had a big impact on our decision-making process," Lori Naumann, the program's spokeswoman says. "My phone blew up. My email blew up. It started with a little bit of concern and then it just grew into almost violence. I had to delete a few posts and block some people from our page."

The eaglet was then taken to The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota, where vets determined it had a systemic infection and a broken wing. They were forced to euthanize it after determining it had no chance of surviving in the wild or living pain-free in captivity.

Executive director Julia Ponder says that treatment decisions depended on the bird's prognosis for returning to the wild.

---


'Help Give every Student and Teacher FREE resources for a world-class Moral Catholic Education'


Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for APRIL 2018
For those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters.
That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.


Comments


More Green

Scientists detect disastrous trend in North Atlantic waters Watch

Image of Scientists have detected a weakening of the current that brings warmth to western Europe.

Scientists have detected evidence that global warming is affecting currents in the North Atlantic. These currents are responsible for ... continue reading


Immigration is on the rise around the globe. Here's why Watch

Image of Immigration is on the rise around the globe.

Human migration around the world has increased in the last 30 years. Here's why and where. LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - In the ... continue reading


What's wrong with the Sun? Lack of solar activity could cause mini ice age by 2050 Watch

Image of What's wrong with the Sun now?

Scientists think the Sun may be approaching a record minimum in its recorded history, a state which could lead to a mini ice age in North ... continue reading


Are we failing as stewards of creation? Scientists warn Earth is dying Watch

Image of We are filling up our oceans with plastic trash, choking and killing our sea creatures.

On the sixth day, God gave man stewardship over the creatures of the Earth. With stewardship comes responsibility. According to scientists, ... continue reading


News signs of activity at Yellowstone prompt concerns that supervolcano is about to kill millions of people Watch

Image of The next Yellowstone supervolcano eruption will change the world. But how much time do we have?

Two small earthquakes on March 11, measuring 1.5 and 1.8 have provoked fears that the Yellowstone supervolcano is recharging for another ... continue reading


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Information
Learn about Catholic world

Catholic Online
Inform - Inspire - Ignite

Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained

Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need

Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online

Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye

Daily Reading
Today's bible reading

Lent / Easter
Death & resurrection of Jesus

Advent / Christmas
Birth of Jesus

Rest of Catholic Online
All Catholic world we offer

Services
Products and services we offer

Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books

The California Network
Inspiring streaming service

Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on catholic.org

Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel

Catholic Online Singles
Safe, secure Catholic dating

The California Studios
World-class post production service

Education
Learn the Catholic way

Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all

Student Classes
K-12 & Adult Education Classes

School Teachers
Teacher lesson plans & resources

Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education

Socials
Connect with us online

Catholic Online on Facebook
Catholic social network

Catholic Online on Twitter
Catholic Tweets

Catholic Online on YouTube
Enjoy our videos

Catholic Online on Instagram
Shared Catholic moments

Catholic Online on Pinterest
Catholic ideas style inspiration

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2018 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2018 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.