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<div class="quote-block">DENVER - Colorado's Wildlife Commission voted Thursday to allow private landowners to control prairie dog populations by using an explosive device.<br><br><br><br>
Many farmers and ranchers were hoping commissioners would make it legal to use a device called the Rodenator.<br><br><br><br>
It blows an explosive mix of propane and oxygen into a burrow. A spark then ignites the gases.<br><br><br><br>
"I think it's important for people to know this is not a recreational device. This is a device for agricultural producers here in Colorado," said Division of Wildlife spokesperson Tyler Baskfield.<br><br><br><br>
Farmers and ranchers say fast-breeding prairie dogs take over their land and ruin vegetation. Baskfield says the commissioners believe the Rodenator device is a better option than poisoning prairie dogs.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.9news.com/acm_news.aspx?OSGNAME=KUSA&IKOBJECTID=8bb35b13-0abe-421a-0014-f022ff277687&TEMPLATEID=0c76dce6-ac1f-02d8-0047-c589c01ca7bf" target="_blank">http://www.9news.com/acm_news.aspx?O...7-c589c01ca7bf</a></div>
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Yea, because blowing an animal up and burning it is sooooo humane... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/idea2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":idea:">
 

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There has been open warfare on prairie dogs for a while now. The people who are supposed to be in charge of protecting and conserving our natural resources are fond of gassing them, poisning them, burning them, shooting them, crushing them, and any other horrible thing you can think of. And all for the want of a few coyotes to eat them. Because, you know, they're busy poisoning/trapping/shooting all the coyotes too. They'd be far better off running buffalo instead of cattle and leaving both the coyotes and prairie dogs alone. But no, that would be too simple.<br><br><br><br>
Stop the world, I want to get off.
 
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