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New Mexico plans to eliminate 50 more bighorn sheep - posted 1 year ago

Seth D: The pathogens that cause pneumonia do not persist in the environment. They don't survive in soils or on vegetation, in water, or any other abiotic system. Removing domestic sheep and goats from this historic bighorn sheep habitat would prevent disease in the bighorn herd. Removing a few bighorns but leaving domestics in place will only prolong the inevitable - we'll see a die-off in the herd, followed by 3-25 years of suppressed recruitment, just as we see in Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, Montana...