Kangaroo Culling

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  1. Enmos Staff Member

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    You saw the owls get chickens, ducks and kittens ?
    What owls were they ?
    I'm perplexed..
     
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  3. MetaKron Registered Senior Member

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    The environmentalists.
     
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  5. MetaKron Registered Senior Member

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    They also kill mice and rats. Better keep them on the job.
     
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  7. Enmos Staff Member

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    Ah yes.. but how do you link that to legal culling, ordered by authorities ?
     
  8. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I don't remember saying a thing about killing a cat for pooping in my flowers. And I don't know anyone who would think it would be evil to kill Roman for pooping in my daisies. In fact, I think Roman understand the risk he takes for pooping in my flowers and it just makes it that much more fun for him. Its why he pees in your beer.
     
  9. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    I have no idea what kind of owl it was. I didn't even know it was an owl til my Mom said "damned owl" And it snagged the kitten so fast it was hard to even comprehend it had even happened.
    I have seen a hawk (those I recognize) get 2 young chickens and 1 duck. They never carried them off the way the owl did the kitten. They just dove and nailed them. They never attacked the guinea hens though.

    And they were smart. They never got them close to the house, coop, or barn. Its like one of them wandered off and that was when they got killed.

    Have you ever even been on a farm? :bugeye:
     
  10. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    actually the reason for the cull is that there are other endangored species that are only found in that area (i belive). As for kangroo meat even woolworths sellls it, it is very good for you being because unlike cows and sheep the fat on a kangroo is not only very lean but is also unstaturated.
     
  11. Myles Registered Senior Member

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    Why didn't I think of that? Don't tell me !
     
  12. Roman Banned Banned

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    Depends what sort of pussy liberal country you're in. In the state of Florida, you get to shoot people on your land if they don't have permission to be there.
     
  13. Enmos Staff Member

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    I don't drink beer

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  14. Enmos Staff Member

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    Interesting, thanks

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    Uh, yes I have.. why ? :bugeye:
     
  15. Enmos Staff Member

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    But how come all of a sudden these kangaroos are threatening the rare wildlife ?
    There haven't been any problems for millions of years..
     
  16. Enmos Staff Member

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    Cool :bugeye:
    You get send to jail here for that.. for a loooong time too..

    Roman, you missed post 39

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  17. Roman Banned Banned

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    An hilarious one.

    Wait, what?
    Kangroos eat grass.
    Lizards need grass to live in.

    It's the humans fault.

    What sort of logic is that?
    Wait, I'll tell you- bad logic.
     
  18. Enmos Staff Member

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    I think you need new glasses

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  19. Roman Banned Banned

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    I think you need to work on your communication skills.
     
  20. Enmos Staff Member

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    Your analogy is flawed.
     
  21. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    Enmos there are two possable reasons for that.

    The first is the lack of aborigional hunting pattens, because its defence land NO ONE can go onto it unless they are defence personal

    The second is us, we change the eco system and so the kangroos might do better or worse under that. In the case of kangroo's they seem to do better (we had the same problem with koalas who were breeding unsustably in KI and were overgrazing there food stocks)

    Also until recently the focus wasnt on keeping diversity, so if an animal disapeared who cared. It was survial of the fittest, now with the exstintion rate (especially in Australia) we try to protect the endagored species. Hand in hand with this is the fact that if not for humans it might not have mattered if the species died out in that area because they would have been more common than they are
     
  22. Enmos Staff Member

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    So you admit that humans are the ones responsible for the problem..
    Why kill kangaroo's for it ?
    Do the kangaroo's have to pay for man's faults ?
    It this what they call an easy way out; blame someone else ?

    EDIT: Aboriginals hunting or not hunting is not an issue. Kangaroo's and the rare wild life have been around for much longer than the aboriginals.

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    So wild life only matters because there are humans around to destroy it ?
    Is that what you are saying ?
    If there were no humans around there wouldn't be a extinction problem to begin with. All extinctions would be natural, not caused by humans.
     
  23. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Kangaroos were of course present in ancient Australia, but not in the numbers they have today. This was due to humans deliberately burning the wilderness to increase the habitat for these relatively easy prey, who feed on grass. The aborigines used them like we use deer. Deer were also smaller in numbers before people turned the forests into grasslands. We already changed the environment, and killing off excess kangaroo or deer is necessary to manage their numbers, so greater environmental damage will not result.

    Kangaroo leather is also among the strongest and thinnest you can find.
     

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