Professional advocacy now congratulates itself for its hands-on manipulation of animal fertility. It’s a false anti-cruelty position that strives to replace guns, arrows and traps with high-tech animal removal. What gives anyone the right to impose birth control on untamed animals? What gives career advocates that right?
In South Africa elephants in game parks are regularly “culled”, which means killed. I find this sickening. It was in this context that “conservationists” discussed sterilising female elephants in order to reduce the elephant population. Sadly, there is no good outcome for the elephants, particularly as humans continue to breed and need more space on our planet.