Castration Helps Reindeer Handle Climate Change

Researchers say they forage for food better, then share it

When Al Gore heard this, he said, finally there is an answer to this burdensome thing. We de-populate the planet, and create a warm and fuzzy for our fellow man. What could be better?

The indigenous Sami peoples in the Arctic have found a way to help reindeer survive the ravages of climate change—but we’re guessing the deer don’t like it too much. Fluctuating temperatures have been a challenge for the reindeer, because melting snow often refreezes and forms ice over the pastures they feed on. Sami researchers have found that castrating male reindeer allows them to more easily break the ice, in part because they keep their antlers later into winter.

It also makes the males more likely to share their food with calves that would otherwise starve to death. “To make herds more resilient in the future, we need to relearn the traditional knowledge of castration,” one professor tells Reuters. Specifically, they’re aiming for “half-castration,” which renders animals sterile, but able to produce testosterone. More at Newser

10 Responses to “Castration Helps Reindeer Handle Climate Change”

  1. LD Jackson Says:

    These people are a bunch of lunatics. Whoever came up with this logic needs to be committed, as they are a danger to society. I can’t believe they can take this stuff so serious.


    • bunkerville Says:

      I thought it was a joke when first I read it, but no, the wacko’s are running our universe, I almost forgot.


  2. Matt Says:

    Dude, that’s scary…and wrong!


    • bunkerville Says:

      The world really has lost its wheels, I do declare.


  3. Karen Howes Says:

    I honestly thought this was a parody till I clicked on the link.


    • bunkerville Says:

      The world is far more strange than we really consider most times. How millions of Reindeer are there?


  4. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    Are these people for real? I’ve got to go so I can hide all sharp objects. Later!


    • bunkerville Says:

      Best hide the jewels! Hey, it is only “half”!


  5. rjjrdq Says:

    You first, Al.


    • bunkerville Says:

      I can’t wait until they learn “the traditional way”..:)) Seems to me it either is or isn’t.


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