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  •  there are many apex predators (2+ / 0-)
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    Victor Ward, FrankRose

    see the extant list http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    We are the only one that can self regulate, as such we don't hunt to extinction where we are self regulating such as the USA. In fact every species that we have hunted since we began self regulating has proliferated, including all the predators.

    “Conservation… is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution…” Aldo Leopold

    by ban nock on Sat May 17, 2014 at 08:25:32 AM PDT

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    •  All the predators have proliferated? (6+ / 0-)

      Another wild claim that flies in the face of all evidence I have seen.

      Basically the only predators that have "proliferated" are those put on the endangered species list, - if creeping back from the edge of extinction can be called "proliferating". Even those that have adapted to humans (coyotes) are, at best, approaching their former abundance.

      •  black bear, bobcat never on list (2+ / 0-)
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        same with cougar.

        If you knew anything about wildlife you'd know populations are not only way way up but they occur in places they haven't for over a hundred years.

        Dont' know what former abundance means. After all the other predators went extinct? After 9 out of ten humans died from introduced diseases?

        “Conservation… is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution…” Aldo Leopold

        by ban nock on Sat May 17, 2014 at 09:03:37 AM PDT

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