Documentary: Elephant in the Living Room
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > General Planted Tank Discussion


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-16-2013, 11:49 PM   #1
msawdey
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
msawdey's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: San Diego
Posts: 983
Default

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.
__________________
msawdey
-Just another day in paradise-
msawdey is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-16-2013, 11:59 PM   #2
ggsteve
Algae Grower
 
ggsteve's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: North Central MA
Posts: 70
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by msawdey View Post
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.
ggsteve is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-17-2013, 12:06 AM   #3
msawdey
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
msawdey's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: San Diego
Posts: 983
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ggsteve View Post
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.
__________________
msawdey
-Just another day in paradise-
msawdey is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-17-2013, 01:51 AM   #4
DogFish
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (33/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Gone
Posts: 5,984
Default

While we are at Mankind should have never left his original tribal hunting/gathering territories to travel and populate foreign lands.
DogFish is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-17-2013, 01:54 AM   #5
CatSoup
Planted Member
 
CatSoup's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 249
Default

Added to queue!
CatSoup is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012