Friday, February 29, 2008

Don't Say 'Won't'

I'm curious how the WDNR can make this assurance with a straight face:

The Department of Natural Resources is reassuring Rock County residents the cougar spotted in various areas won't prey on pets.

Really? Cougars are predatory animals. Upon what evidence can they make that assurance with any credibility? They can say it is unlikely that the cougar will prey on pets, but even that would only be based on assumptions. If you live in northern Rock County, I recommend that you keep a close eye on your pets despite this assurance.

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