The folks at Idaho Fish and Game have set a new standard when it comes to euphemisms.
We have all heard “harvest,” and “lethal means” used when it comes to killing wildlife, but the latest terms of “wolf control actions, remove wolves, reduce predation, improve elk survival, management plan,” all boil down to the same thing: SHOOTING AND KILLING WOLVES.
The GUARDIAN has no political views about wolves or elk, but simple English statements like, “We shot and killed 17 wolves,” would serve to engender more trust in the department and communicate actual events. If the actions were based upon scientific data, there is no reason to obfuscate.
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