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The ugly horn project

Ugly up horns and save deer
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I don't have a problem with hunting for food. I do have a problem with hunting for trophies, except where it's ecologically beneficial. Some groups have taken to sawing off animals horns and tusks to prevent poaching. I propose a different approach for those animals which should benefit from this treatment. The animals should be captured and their horns stained an ugly puce, green, or something else no one wants on their wall. It also may help to find screws that can be inserted into the dead parts of the horns, just kind of sticking out there and being ugly.
Voice, Feb 02 2022

Exploding_20Rhinos [xenzag, Feb 02 2022]

Finnished yet? https://www.npr.org...-for-their-own-good
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Feb 03 2022]

Does dyeing elephant tusks help discourage poachers? https://skeptics.st...discourage-poachers
[xaviergisz, Feb 03 2022]

Fake rhino horn idea Synthetic_20Rhino_20Horn
[doctorremulac3, Feb 05 2022]

Which looks like has been seriously considered https://www.snopes....ino-horn-developed/
[doctorremulac3, Feb 05 2022]


       I admire the idea, but couldn't they just be painted, screws removed, that sort of thing?   

       I guess hunters would obviously go after ones that weren't uglied up first though.
doctorremulac3, Feb 02 2022

       I'll bun this if you add that the mechanism is a deer feeder that automatically spray paints the horns when they eat out of it. Actually you could go all out and have it spray some kind of plastic that globs all over the horns and can't be removed without massive amounts of work.   

       Now the problem with this is supposedly hunters actually help deer populations and it's pretty well regulated. Haven't looked into it, but as counter intuitive as that sounds there might be something to it.
doctorremulac3, Feb 02 2022

       Deer don't have horns, they have antlers
pocmloc, Feb 02 2022

       And they shed their antlers every year
pocmloc, Feb 02 2022

       And as [DrR] says deer are a pest who reproduce faster than the food supply can sustain them, so the hunters cull selectively to keep the population at sustainable healthy levels.
pocmloc, Feb 02 2022

       Also many people like to admire the beauty of the living animals
pocmloc, Feb 02 2022

       Good point that.   

       Maybe make them sparkly. Everybody would be happy with sparkly deer horns. I mean antlers.   

       Do the same with rino antlers as well. Maybe even sparkle up those big long elephant teeth.
doctorremulac3, Feb 02 2022

       Sp. Rhino
pocmloc, Feb 02 2022

       I'm talking about republicans in name only. (Yea, that's the ticket. Wait, did I write that or just think it?)
doctorremulac3, Feb 02 2022

       I'm certain I posted a rhino horn idea in the last year but the search ideas function on the halfbakery isn't working. Bakesperson help! Found it (link) but search still not working. Database errors being returned as Bad Gateways. (whatever that is)
xenzag, Feb 02 2022

       Yea, I got:   

       Internal error overflow error -- database too large
doctorremulac3, Feb 02 2022

       If the HalfBakery is now officially too large, do we have to start deleting things? Do we delete idea at a time, or user at a time? Any volunteers to go first?
pocmloc, Feb 02 2022

       I'm painting all my ideas blue to stop them getting culled.
pocmloc, Feb 02 2022

       All the capital letters must be deleted, then it will be fine again. Each person must edit all their own postings and annotations to make this change. Poclmoc you must also offer yourself as a human sacrifice that somehow involves lots of biscuit tins and stale milk.
xenzag, Feb 03 2022

       3% - do I win something?
xenzag, Feb 03 2022

       I was thinking that a lot of deer hunting is regulated where there's a season to hunt after the deer mate. Most people hunt for food and don't care about the antlers. They freeze the deer meat to last them all year. There are plenty of horns to be had anyways from deer hunters. They hunt deer because it's cheap and the meat doesn't have as much grease. If you paint the deer's antlers a bright orange, he's more likely to be seen, shot, and eaten.
Russell Hankins, Feb 03 2022

       Yes I am very happy for user [Poclmoc] to have their ideas deleted and for them to suffer other strange actions as outlined above.
pocmloc, Feb 04 2022

       I find trophy deerheads a bit tacky, but to each their own.
RayfordSteele, Feb 04 2022

       Although deer are very cute, the other day after a snowstorm they ate most of my exotic shrubbery in my yard! I want to hate them right now and wish they were all ugly!
xandram, Feb 04 2022

       If we painted them to look like rioters are they more likely or less likely to be shot?
RayfordSteele, Feb 04 2022


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