Friday, June 27, 2014

How Drones Can Save Young Deer

Drones equipped with cameras can save thousands of baby deer, which are needlessly killed in Germany each year by farm machinery. We have the technology, but whether farmers (and ultimately consumers) will pay the extra costs associated with this new form of robotics is unknown.

On the one hand, German farmers argue there are too many deer as it is. Moreover, employing drones will only raise costs and place the German farming industry on an unequal playing field with other countries. Environmentalists counter that there are more humane ways to cull overpopulated deer populations, and that humanely cultivated farm fields will attract new consumers willing to pay more for animal safe produce. How do you stand on the Bambi issue?

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