AG -06-5-Predator Control

WHEREAS  livestock production is a vital part of the Western Slope economy, generating millions of dollars and thousands of jobs, as well as preserving the natural beauty of the region, and predation poses a significant cost to livestock producers; and

WHEREAS the State of Colorado is dependent upon its natural resources for a viable economy and there is significant evidence that predating animals are a major factor in our diminishing wildlife including deer populations; and

WHEREAS wildlife management decisions can be complicated and are best left to wildlife experts and should not be constitutionally mandated;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Club 20 urges the State Legislature to allocate funding (preferably General Funds) for adequate predator control; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that CLUB 20 supports the promulgation of a concurrent resolution by the state legislature referring to the voters a Constitutional amendment removing any wildlife management measures within the state’s constitution; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that CLUB 20 objects to the inclusion of wildlife management measures within the State’s constitution.

  

Adopted March 31, 2006

Amended 3/22/13