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Old 02-16-2013, 11:49 PM   #1
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Documentary: Elephant in the Living Room


I wanted to share this with everyone. If you have Netflix, it is available.

I am posting this not wanting to start arguments (i know it will) or place blame on anyone.

After watching the film, I realized that after all of the fish, reptiles, and other animals that I have owned in my lifetime, that we are the problem. We extract wild animals from their natural environment, think we can domesticate them, and then expect no repercussions when the animals injures someone or worse, invades an environment they are not native to and reproduces.

The issues we are finding nationwide with pythons, wild boars, lionfish, snakeheads, and many many others, are more of a prevalent issue than anyone realizes. Naivety is not an excuse.

We, as animal keepers, need to become responsible. There has to be limits.

Rant over.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:59 PM   #2
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I wanted to share this with everyone. If you have Netflix, it is available.

I am posting this not wanting to start arguments (i know it will) or place blame on anyone.

After watching the film, I realized that after all of the fish, reptiles, and other animals that I have owned in my lifetime, that we are the problem. We extract wild animals from their natural environment, think we can domesticate them, and then expect no repercussions when the animals injures someone or worse, invades an environment they are not native to and reproduces.

The issues we are finding nationwide with pythons, wild boars, lionfish, snakeheads, and many many others, are more of a prevalent issue than anyone realizes. Naivety is not an excuse.

We, as animal keepers, need to become responsible. There has to be limits.

Rant over.
Plants too, probably even worse. Invasive terrestrial and aquatic plant species have been shipped around the world for centuries.
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Plants too, probably even worse. Invasive terrestrial and aquatic plant species have been shipped around the world for centuries.
you are absolutely right... look at bamboo... The entire eastern seaboard has bamboo forests.
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While we are at Mankind should have never left his original tribal hunting/gathering territories to travel and populate foreign lands.
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