Leave It to Beavers

It's a jungle out there. Beavers, for so long considered one of the animal kingdom's hardest workers, are proliferating faster than they can paddle. According to a Colorado environmental group, Wildlife 2000, their numbers have swelled to more than 6 million, maybe as many as 12 million. Animal-rights activists have crippled the fur trade, and killing helpless animals for sport is no longer fashionable. The result is that these mindlessly multiplying creatures are chewing up more trees than anyone can count. It is foolhardy to suggest that the anti-fur-coat folks should now retreat and give thousands of women -- not to...

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