Conservationists Blaming The Internet For Clubbing Baby Seals

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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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    BIG MAC, 22 Mar 2010 @ 7:23pm

    and @mac blah blah blah ill say htis propoganda takes many forms and lead on macduff your trying but failing badly.

    See we has this shit place called a food bank
    HRM starve but know that they exist and um like ya get a job and pay for food if you can grow it etc.

    theres no reason really to kill a baby seal lets say, htey aren't feeding your kids , only making nice garmets for richy class noobs that waste money on shit they dont need.

    as to beef and chickens well get over it YUM YUM
    like next you can take your mentallity and say that growing corn in fields is against nature cause if god wanted you to eat it hed a put it there to begin with and suddenly your even more a retard.

    natural WHAT? na its called darwins evolution fucktard you southern USA morons really are stupid dumb shits.
    get out of the dark ages already.

    YA see man has evolved and we now can extend life by eating better etc. Still having the odd burger or french fry really isnt gonna kill you just dont eat that every day .....

    and the dog thing is a really bad bad thing to say.
    YOU relaize what people go thorugh before they would get to that point youd SHUT the hell up. and to equate a human beings intellect to a dog is well showing how retardedly ignorant you really are OMG comes to mind , what parenting to you get that allows you to mouth off shut vile ideas.

    how do you know about this dropping off of peoples pets , you sit and watch these animals starve to death did you?
    YOUR truly sick

    so you sat around watching them starve and one day GOD himself said enough and sent them after you HAHA i call that jutice you sick puppy, too bad GOD didn't decide it was YOUR TIME. Maybe you should have fenced off an area and dropped left overs over there....maybe they'd not be so i dunno ravenous?

    I grew up on a farm and let me tell you, BEFORE any shooting of say barn cats once they got to many YOUD at least try and give some to homes and peoples in cities ya know the babies. I do agree that sometimes you doo need to weed them out but thats entirely different then sitting there watching and allowing people to dump off animals and let them starve and you sitting there watching them.

    DID you show the authorities this shit that was going on?
    NOPE this sadist just let it happen and thus sir if i were that familly and i found out who your are i'd be asking you why you never said nothing about this shit.

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