RE: NANFA-L-- Re: Chinese Sturgeon on AquaBid

Bruce Stallsmith (
Wed, 10 May 2006 11:52:21 -0400

>Does anyone have a good explanation for the behavior that has piqued
>Dustin's curiosity below? What is it about the attempted sale of an
>individual Chinese sturgeon that has us so upset? If I had attempted to
>sell an endangered Mexican goodeid, would the reaction have been the
>same? Why or why not?

I'd like to think that it upsets people on this list to watch nature
disappear piece by piece. It doesn't much matter to me if it's some clown
selling sturgeons, goodeids or poached ginseng. Poaching is all about making
money fast, not very different from running drugs or phishing.

--Bruce Stallsmith
along the Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A
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