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Friday, 11 October 2013

Endangered Species

The Slow Loris appears on the IUCN Red List as an endangered species. An all to familiar story. Throughout history, numerous species have become extinct. This is nothing new.

The Dodo became extinct because it was a docile tasty bird that could not fly. Thus providing mankind with a handy snack in the absence of fast food restaurants.

Animal rights activists would have you believe that this was a bad thing. However, nature evolves to allow new animals to flourish in the absence of others. Had they been present at the time, would they have been campaigning for the survival of the velociraptor? Surely the existence of mankind is also part of nature's rich tapestry.

So back to the Slow Loris. Perhaps it is part of the grand design that they should also fall by the wayside. I think the clue is in the name. There is no Fast Loris on the IUCN Red List.

24 comments:

  1. I like the way your mind works.

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    1. No, they are toxic.

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  3. I bet the Dodo was healthier than KFC

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  4. Perhaps the farmers should start eating badgers.

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  5. The dodo was eaten by dogs not man, as logs of ships reveal- the extinct of species will be also the end of the species mankind-in many case not further devolved to Neanderthaler, that's is some male, poison animals-not woman

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    1. Agreed there are records of dogs eating dodo, but that does not mean that man did not also eat dodos. Perhaps a better example would have been that of the Moa that was eaten by Maori.

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    2. ships logs were frequently filled with recordings of fantasy for convenience. Their contents were often manipulated to cover errors of judgement. They were less reliable than Wikipedia, another tool of manipulation.

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  6. I would like to see the extinction of slugs

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  7. I want to see the extinction of Chavs.

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  8. People campaign to save wolves and lions.. So I am pretty sure they would have campaigned to save the velociraptor.. The point being that humans are destroying species that would otherwise evolve and survive.

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    1. Would they evolve is is it their destiny to die out? Surely mankind is also part of nature.

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  9. C'mon people panda's are endangered but they spend millions on keeping one or two dotted about...keep the dna let them die :)

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  10. Animals killed off other animals long before man's first appearance, it's natural.

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  11. Some animals die, some thrive. It is just nature's way. We are part of it. no point in fighting it.

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  12. Carol I want to be all animal over you ;)
    xxx

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  13. When your time is up, your time is up!

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  14. The extinction of some species allows others to thrive.

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  15. Why don't we just finish off the pandas. Just think of all that money that could be spent elsewhere.

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