‘Should we rather kill people?’ – Botswana defends elephant hunting decision

MidnightWizard

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Your point?
If you feel so strongly about it why not offer up your life and the lives of your family for the cause?
BUT
Do not waste
In this country there are many GOOD things someone with a -- "death-wish" could do !
Hint; Saving the planet ....
 

daveza

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Hint; Saving the planet ....
To be honest, the planet doesn't need us to save it.

If we keep plundering and destroying what nature provides it will be us that need to be saved.

The planet and living creatures besides us will be here long after we've gone.
 

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To be honest, the planet doesn't need us to save it.

If we keep plundering and destroying what nature provides it will be us that need to be saved.

The planet and living creatures besides us will be here long after we've gone.
If one takes all the emotion out of it, the natural weather and earth conditions, over previous time periods, have killed far more species, let alone creatures from one species.

Take ice ages into account. Look at the history of fossil's etc. Humankind was not involved in those extinctions.
 

daveza

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If one takes all the emotion out of it, the natural weather and earth conditions, over previous time periods, have killed far more species, let alone creatures from one species.

Take ice ages into account. Look at the history of fossil's etc. Humankind was not involved in those extinctions.
Sure, agreed.

My point is humans do not have the power to destroy the planet, but we could make it unable to support the continuation of our species.
 

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This, says the government of Botswana, is about the “sustainable management of wildlife”, given that it needs to consider the welfare of its citizens as well as the conservation of its rich biota.
Sustainability is the key but, sadly, the last time that wildlife and humans were balanced was around the time of the Berlin Congress. Since then, Europeans have flooded Africa with the colonial benefits of medicine, vaccines, sanitation etc which enabled the human population to increase some twenty-fold to the detriment of the environment. The inevitable result will be the extinction of all wildlife - in the lifetimes of many of us.
 

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Sure, agreed.

My point is humans do not have the power to destroy the planet, but we could make it unable to support the continuation of our species.
Actually, with nuclear weapons we could. But I get the second part of your statement.
 
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