Wednesday, September 05, 2012 5:58 AM
Well, it is a perfect example of government working on all cylinders; and, each part of the government getting a portion of the pot of money at taxpayers’ expense!!
USDA cost: $103,000
Why - the deer are wild and are healthier then the beef or chicken controlled by the government regulations.
Meat transportation and processing: $19,253
Why - a lot of gas, trucks, miles to where? Local hunters could do much better.
Police overtime: $40,547
Why - crowd control, must be worried the sniper would miss their targets or shoot a citizen?
City personnel overtime: $8,602
Why - Need to watch the sniper and police work?
Direct city costs for baiting, site work: $11,951
Why - local bait from a farm is what $5 per bag of sugar beets x 300 deer - $1,500.
Total cost: $183,353
Cost per deer (based on 300 culled): $611.18
I think the government see a lot of gravy ($$$) in this animal control problem.
Where are all the animal activists on this one???