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#16    aquatus1

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:22 PM

View Postshrooma, on 11 June 2013 - 04:59 PM, said:

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let me see if i've got this right-
there have been no sightings for seven years.
rangers were being paid to protect rhino's that haven't been seen for seven years.
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I can sit in africa all day long and get paid twice to look after non-existent animals!
nice work if you can get it I suppose.....

View PostMJNYC, on 11 June 2013 - 05:14 PM, said:

Well, since those moron rangers protecting them have nothing more to protect, I guess they are out of work.

You...do understand there are other animals out there, right?


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:49 AM

View Postaquatus1, on 11 June 2013 - 11:22 PM, said:




You...do understand there are other animals out there, right?
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you...do understand what a sense of humour is, right?

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:40 AM

I do not.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 05:40 PM

Proving once again that we cannot rely on governments to successfully deal with poachers.  Heavy pressure must come from civil society that forces governments to act, or extinction of large species will continue at the hands of man.   How many more species must go extinct before we can begin to like this message?

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:51 PM

Darn.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:59 PM

Someone should probably invent a process to grow a simulated rhino horm on the back of a rat or some such.... It is just specialized tissue like a hoof, or fingernail. Maybe the "powered horn" can be simulated?

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 09:28 PM

The best idea would be to have watch towers or at least have a armed team following a group of Rhinos at a distance of course


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 10:07 PM

Why doesn't someone spread the word that Poachers ears are good medicine for curing almost anything,when dried and ground up and put into a curry.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 11:15 PM

View PostYamato, on 12 June 2013 - 05:40 PM, said:

Proving once again that we cannot rely on governments to successfully deal with poachers.  Heavy pressure must come from civil society that forces governments to act, or extinction of large species will continue at the hands of man.   How many more species must go extinct before we can begin to like this message?

But...its the civil society that demands rhino horns to turn into medicine, or viagra, or whatever nonsense they think it does...

View PostDieChecker, on 12 June 2013 - 08:59 PM, said:

Someone should probably invent a process to grow a simulated rhino horm on the back of a rat or some such.... It is just specialized tissue like a hoof, or fingernail. Maybe the "powered horn" can be simulated?

Done.

Simulated Powdered Rhino Horn


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:22 AM

Would cloning be acceptable in this case since its such a recent extinction or would this too be classified as playing God?
BTW I hate the term playing God... those who use it still tend to go to the doctor to fix ailments which I believe falls into the same category as "playing God" without prejudice.  If that is your stance then Gods will also cause your illness.
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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:08 AM

View Postaquatus1, on 12 June 2013 - 11:15 PM, said:

But...its the civil society that demands rhino horns to turn into medicine, or viagra, or whatever nonsense they think it does...
Only if the civil society were a criminal society; that they're using the term poacher means that's not true.  It only takes a few bad men to do great wrongdoing, but they can only do that if the good who outnumber them sit and do nothing.  Lamenting the extinct after it's too late will never suffice.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:19 AM

View Postaquatus1, on 12 June 2013 - 08:40 AM, said:

I do not.
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I know.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:31 AM

View PostDieChecker, on 12 June 2013 - 08:59 PM, said:

Someone should probably invent a process to grow a simulated rhino horm on the back of a rat or some such.... It is just specialized tissue like a hoof, or fingernail. Maybe the "powered horn" can be simulated?
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what, and have all the GM idiots bearing down on you with their ''i don't care how many people have to die, or how much suffering we can prevent''
argument.....?

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 02:58 AM

This is another example of humanity failing--or refusing--to accept that our existence (or at least the richness of our existence) is dependent upon multiple, complex and multivalent ecosystems and an environmental depth of species variation.

'Chaos Theory' purports that the vibration of a butterfly's wings 11,000 miles away has, through a complex chain of interactions, intricacies and interstices, an eventual effect upon me (and you, and you and you. . .).

It reminds one of the systematic destruction of the American Bison herds in the late 1800's U.S. That was more of a deliberate act of genocide upon the Plains Native American tribal groupings, given their dependency upon the bison. This rhino situation smacks of a toxic mixture of Asian superstition and pure human greed.

When rhinos roam and poachers perish, I will feel better instead of bitter.

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 03:15 AM

View Postszentgyorgy, on 13 June 2013 - 02:58 AM, said:

This is another example of humanity failing--or refusing--to accept that our existence (or at least the richness of our existence) is dependent upon multiple, complex and multivalent ecosystems and an environmental depth of species variation.
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there are no straight lines.
we're all intertwined.....

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