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Offline tony6789

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« on: 16/05/2006 14:35:24 »
y do ppl continue 2 poach endangered animals? like with the tiger, if they wany its fur so bad y now wait till the population grows or else just take little cubs and raise them?

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Re: Endangered
« Reply #1 on: 25/05/2006 13:33:45 »
it is stupid!

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Re: Endangered
« Reply #2 on: 25/05/2006 20:00:09 »
Poverty. Most all poachers, except the "sport" poacher are very, very poor. People pay money for tiger parts, bear gall bladders, (Chinese medicine) Rhino horn for daggers, (Oman And Yemen), etc....





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Re: Endangered
« Reply #3 on: 25/05/2006 23:02:46 »
Jimmy Boy is correct. (no change there...he's an astute clever bod with qualifications and stuff)

Poverty and a belief that these unusual parts of animals have certain qualities all aid to the virtual extinction of the earths precious animals.
The farming of Bear Bile is quite simply one of the most outrageous practises that defies belief...
..that Humans can perform such atrocity and cruelty is staggering...but it's economics and traditional antiquated beliefs that fuel this industry.

...and  ' yes '.....before I get castigated by someone telling me that humans cause even more suffering to other humans then yes , of course that is awful too but the question is about animals..sheesh !!!......*sorry...guess I'm sensitive tonight*

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Re: Endangered
« Reply #4 on: 02/06/2006 12:43:34 »
I agree that if we want to obtain the products of tigers (fur, teeth, etc.) then farming is more sustainable than hunting.  The problem is that trade in these is illegal, and likely to continue to remain so, thus there is no financial incentive for farming.

One can look at elephants, where in much of Africa numbers have recovered substantially, to the point where wild elephants are becoming a pest for farming communities.  Some countries would like to restart the ivory trade in order to gain foreign currency, and to give the local population some financial benefit from these animals that are destroying their crops.  There is still a lot of resistance in much of the Western world to allowing the reintroduction of the ivory trade.

For all the threat that elephant populations can present, you can imagine how much of a threat a burgeoning tiger population would present to the local populations.



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