Conservationists Blaming The Internet For Clubbing Baby Seals

from the well,-almost... dept

It seems you can blame the internet for just about anything these days. Some conservationists are now blaming the internet for increasing the threats to various endangered species. The argument is that because people can buy and sell such endangered species online, it's increasing the threats to those animals. Of course, it's easy to blame the internet, but why not focus on actually blaming those individuals responsible for the trades -- and rather than lashing out at a communications platform, why not look for ways to use the internet to help stop such illegal trades? If this is happening online, that also means a record is left and it's easier to track down those responsible.
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    MAC, 22 Mar 2010 @ 1:31pm

    Club em all! We’re all going to die anyway...
    Earth is going the same way as Venus and there is nothing anyone can do about it.

    In a short time:
    "Today it's a balmy 950 F in Miami, the lead canal is flowing easily..."

    Ummm, baby seal, taste good...

    Hey, maybe we should outlaw Polar Bears, they like to eat baby seals. They don’t just club em to death with their paws, the bite em to death too.
    I also bet ya that if those critters were dog ugly instead of cute and cuddly none of you would give a @#$# about em, at all.

    Seriously, we have people starving all over this planet and you're worried about baby seals? Somebody needs to get their priorities straight... Probably the same animal rescue people who want to spend millions of dollars on the poor little animals while millions of humans starve. Bet you would not be so ready to go to bat for them if a cougar ate your kid. I'd bet you'd even go out and buy yourself a 30-06 with a scope...

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