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  •  I don't love animals because I think the (0+ / 0-)

    expression is over the top. I love my wife and kids, people who "love" animals are mistaking cudlieness for love.

    Especially elephant and tigers, respect, admire, am fascinated by, yes, but not love.

    I don't like animals being used for circuses, just my personal opinion. Especially elephants. Elephants aren't a domesticated breed, wild and domestic are the same and elephants belong in the wild.

    I don't question legal hunting. I asked the diarist if legal hunting were the price to pay for preserving tigers would he be in favor of it. He said he'd rather the cats go extinct. I dont' agree with that but I certainly respect it, I mean it's his opinion right?

    Far and away the largest source of money in the US for studying wild animals, and the police empowered to enforce all laws regarding wild animals and thier habitat, are paid for with hunting licenses and fees.

    My hunting license helps pay for Daily Kos in the form of a banner advertisement across the top of the page. I'm not sure if it only appears on my page due to the web site knowing my ISP is in Colorado or if everyone sees it, but it's often there.

    Wildlife Biologists if given the tools are extremely good at managing wildlife. An animal like a tiger isn't that difficult. One of the links in the diary has a reference to a study where undisturbed cat numbers recuperate. Living in an area with lots of cougars I know this very well. Cougars from our game managment unit (GMU) supply other units, we consistantly have too many. We have more cougars being born than are killed by cars or hunted or shot as nuisance cats. Some are always killed by other cats.

    I doubt things would be much different with tigers, if there were the finances to employ the requisite nubmer of rangers and if there was enough periferal income in the form of hotels, travel, guides, license fees etc. People pay  thousands of dollars to come here and shoot an elk, tens of thousands for bear, gosh knows what they'd pay for a tiger. They'd also need to hire many wildlife biologists to assure the continueity and genetic viability of a population. But they would have tigers, in the wild, eating pigs and deer the way they always have.

    Personaly I have no interest in hunting cats or any other carnivore etc. But having spent a lot of time with people who get most of their protein from wild meat I understand why they hunt.

    "Don't fall or we both go" Derek Hersey

    by ban nock on Sat Feb 13, 2010 at 06:53:06 PM PST

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    •  Dude. (0+ / 0-)

      You need some reading lessons.  You write:

      I asked the diarist if legal hunting were the price to pay for preserving tigers would he be in favor of it. He said he'd rather the cats go extinct. I dont' agree with that but I certainly respect it, I mean it's his opinion right?

      That's not what I said.  Not even close.  I said that I'm mortified by the idea that you can "save" endangered animals by hunting them, killing them, owning them.  WTF don't you understand about that?

      Your sole idea is death.  You need to learn to read.  And after that learning to think might be a good second step.

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