An injured moose has initiate debate over whether or not to intervene in the wildlife issues in the United States.
A moose was found badly injured with an open wound near its tail, probably due to a wolf attack, in Minnesota.
According to the experts, such types of cases in Minnesota underline a huge issue that has been a common affair across the United States and i.e. ‘when to let nature take its course and when to intervene’.
“It depends on the circumstances in each case, and often it depends on how man has affected the situation,” said Doug Inkley, a senior scientist with the National Wildlife Federation.
Recently, the forest officials intervened in the case of a baby eagle which had a broken wing. Its nest was a part of a video feed that was broadcasted to tens of thousands of people all over the world.
Inkley and other biologists say they usually prefer nature should take its course though intervention can occur with endangered species. Also, they believe intervention is highly needed at a time when humans are responsible for such cases.
“Park officials rarely intervene. The only case she could remember was when a grizzly bear was struck by a car several years ago,” Yellowstone National Park spokeswoman Amy Bartlett said.
Meanwhile, the Minnesota EagleCam has successfully gathered a huge audience on its social media forum as three eaglets hatched, though soon after it became clear that one chick was having issues.
Eagle-watchers have reportedly demanded action by posting complaints on the Facebook page of Nongame Wildlife Program. The complainants also submitted their grievances with the Governor’s office, which caused officials to pluck the eaglet from its nest.
“Social media had a big impact on our decision-making process. 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,” said Lori Naumann, the program’s spokeswoman.