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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    Amanda Chamberlain, 21 Sep 2010 @ 9:13pm

    Tools of destruction

    You cant deny that the internet being such a good communicative item has somewhat increased things like pedophiles. There are more simply because it is an EASY way to get money or perve on children etc. Of course things like the internet and guns cannot be solely blamed because it the persons choice to do an act but if you put a piece of meat in front of a tame tiger and say not to eat it it will its the same thing. We are giving people the tools to do horrible things so if you want to blame a person for the start of all this then blame those who created these tools like the internet and guns because fact is there wouldnt be as many people dying if they hadnt been invented. Yer of course good things have happened because of these "communicative" tools as well but it is necessary to act against those who utilise these effective items. You tempt someone to do a bad thing they most likely will do it. Its human nature so the best thing you can do is get rid of it.

    And the only reason good things do happen as a result is solely because it IS needed its called "arms race" the more advanced guns become for example the more medicine has to and will advance as a result. It's all about balance.

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