"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Thomas Jefferson (appears in the Jefferson Memorial)

A real turkey

Apublic policy issue for Philomath: What exactly do you do when turkeys – the animal kind – overrun your town?

That’s what they’re grappling with. From an AP story on the situation: “About 20 of the big birds hang out in west Philomath, scratching or tearing up landscaping and roofs, leaving calling cards on lawns and decks and making noise during the early morning, fish and wildlife officials say.”

Chase them off? (Been tried.) Kill them? (Maybe the last resort.) Or is there another option?

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  1. JillKuraitis said:

    Are they endangered or threatened? If not, we eat them.

    I’m just sayin’.

    September 29, 2008

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