Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 09:33:37 -0600
Subject: the history of predators
Have somebody examined the attitude for the predators (seal, wolf, bear, bird of prey..) expecially in the nineteenth century and hunting of predators in the late of nineteenth? I am interested in the analysed and supposed motives and reasons for hunting (expecially seal). I would like to know if someone has explored the impacts of hunting for some species too. (I have noticed that there are very different kind of reasons to hunt the predators.) And if you know something about the seals living in the lake, please tell me. I examine the history of one Finnish seal which belongs to the subdivision of the ringed seal and lives in the biggest lake of Finland. Does somebody examine the history of some animal? This Finnish seal is nowadays the most threatened mammal in the Europa despite of the protection by law in the 1955. Have somebody examined the bounties on predators in the last century and the protections in this century like me? I would be very grateful about knowledges.
Department of Economic and Social History
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 13:12:18 -0600
Subject: Re: the history of predators
From:L F HAMMOND lhammond@UVic.CA
I have a project underway on bounties on sea lions in the twentieth century on the West Coast of canada. With Tim Quick, a workstudy student, we have gathered about 70 years of newspaper articles on seals and sea lions, and there are Federal records to match this against. I am thinking of doing this as a "Tom Dunlap at sea" (grin) sort of a thing. The items we are coming up with are at times quite amazing. I would very much like to present this either at the next aseh or the memorial cha, if anyone is interested in proposing a panel.
Dept. of History
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 3045
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