A thoughtful post I'm sure many of us can appreciate. Funny thing is, mentioning because you mentioned it, is that this is our last hope for a lot of these endangered species. Controlled environments. Read; not normal, but necessary. Has saved countless species already.
As a child, I loved the zoo. I loved to watch the primates in this massive tropical styled "habitat" that was created indoors. "Brookfield Zoo," which you can Google, and maybe the pictures don't do it justice but this size seemed amazing as a younger kid. Some of the monkeys could be within 5 feet. Awesome, couldn't describe the feeling I got but this was the highlight of the Zoo trips. And they had a TON of $#@!. This place was pretty legit. The Gibbon's were something else, were something special that fascinated me for years. Sounds cheesy but I still have my old Gibbon stuffed animal from when I was young. *tear*
Zoo's are sort of cruel in nature, possibly thought, but actually do a lot to provide additional information and study for these animals.
It's sad to think that some animals have to be removed from their native habitat, location, to preserve them. People don't understand what things like that mean. It is not only an indication of one thing, but a complete other. Various types of monkeys, driven out of the rain forest's, their natural habitats and ecosystems destroyed. No regard, no honest reason.
Its the same as poaching. A total disregard for a defenseless, native, beautiful creature. Apparently it is nothing short of miraculous that some species have bounced back as they have. Some were so close to honestly being gone. When you have a certain species that can realistically be accounted for in the 10's, not 100's, then something is clearly wrong.
I'm also attaching a picture of a Gibbon. Or, actually, two.
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Thread: The Extinctions of the Tiger
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As far as any point I'm trying to make. I guess you have to place some blame on those that are creating a demand and buying from these poachers as well. That's about it. I was wrong about the supply side. 10 min of research is enough. I don't want to do any further research. In response to your sigh, I *sigh* as well.
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I definitely understand your point. And I didn't say he was stupid. Just what he said sounded stupid. And it wasn't so much a matter of it "sounding," but actually being. But, I get your point. My apologies.
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Well you can understand why people get offended when it seems like youre belittling something that is important to them. You also basically likened yourself to a poacher, though i assume you meant to reference that you hunt. Hopefully not endangered game.
Again, "words on a screen" is no excuse. I could tap out some seriously inconsiderate, crude, or just entirely wrong comment, and when someone will inevitably reply, saying something like "words on a screen" doesn't change anything. Doesn't result in my comment being "acceptable," or legitimate. So, no, that should actually, probably, not be the "mentality" of the forum members. If you see someone saying stupid $#@!, or doing stupid $#@!, in person, do you say something? I suppose you could've been posting in some lighthearted manner, but after the first one it didn't seem like it.
I am also not in the camp to suggest someone saying something stupid automatically results in them being stupid. I didn't say you were stupid. I'm sorry if you, him, or anyone else took that from my post. You aren't helping the cause, though.
This isn't just another Kony thing, this has been going on for over 2 years now and it isn't just down to poaching anyway, a lot of their habitat is being destroyed for building supplies, agriculture and road development.
There are also a lot of solutions being implemented to save the population like forest patrols, ways to develop ecotourism, strengthen laws against poaching & trading, compensating farmers for livestock killed by tigers and relocating tigers that stray into certain areas where the public are at risk. They can only do this with money that is donated by people who don't want to see them extinct.
Also it's not only tigers that are at risk, there are less than 300 snow leopards in Asia because of poaching and decline in numbers of their prey due to agriculture.
I don't mean to preach at anyone lol I just feel strongly about this sort of stuff.
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