Radiophone to Rid Siberia of Wolves (Jul, 1931)

Radiophone to Rid Siberia of Wolves

RADIO telephones placed at intervals throughout the wolf-infested regions of Siberia so that the whereabouts of these dangerous pests can be easily discovered is the latest means proposed by Soviet officials to rid the vast plains of the country of the wolf menace, long an obstacle to settlement and safe travel. These radiophones will be set up on posts and trees and will flash the howl of wolves by short wave wireless to a central station, thus indicating the presence of these animals within the radius of some station, so that a patrol of hunters can be dispatched immediately to the spot to exterminate the pack.

Howls of wolves running in packs are often audible for several miles over the silent Siberian plains, and as there are scarcely any interfering noises the radiophone system will have no difficulty in revealing the whereabouts of wolf pests.

11 comments
  1. fred says: August 31, 200911:43 am

    Sarah Palin approves of this idea….

  2. Firebrand38 says: August 31, 20091:08 pm

    fred: Live where there’s a lot of wolves yourself, do you?

    Give it a rest.

  3. Charlene says: August 31, 20092:17 pm

    I’m guessing this was just some invented idea of Stalin’s propaganda machine and never really existed. The idea being, “look how more progressive we are than the West!”. (Never mind that eliminating wolves is a disastrous idea for any ecosystem. And yes, there are wolves where I live, lots of them.)

  4. Randy says: August 31, 20093:08 pm

    That looks oddly like a map of Canada that Sergei is pointing at.

  5. Firebrand38 says: August 31, 20093:15 pm

    Charlene: Quite true, but I object to complicated issues being expressed as hysterical sound bites by either side http://wildlife-conserv…

    http://www.wolvesinruss…

  6. rick says: August 31, 20093:36 pm

    Yes Randy. And did you notice how much like Stalin Sergei looks?

    Rick

  7. Randy says: August 31, 20097:00 pm

    I was thinking Omar Sharif: http://www.spotlight.co…

  8. Casandro says: September 1, 20092:01 am

    Aren’t wolves fairly harmless in day to day live?

  9. Eamonn says: September 1, 20092:17 am

    Harmless unless you’re in Siberia, it’s winter, and they’re hungry.

  10. Torgo says: September 1, 20097:57 pm

    Joseph, just send them to a Gulag.

  11. Gabry says: March 8, 201010:57 am

    That seems like a good way

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