Re: a bit off topic Re: NANFA-- position on educational collectin g
Wed, 29 Aug 2001 18:14:50 EDT

In a message dated 8/29/01 5:34:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
DenkhaR_at_Ci.Fort-Worth.TX.US writes:

<< The operative word is your first one, Tony...maybe. I am just afraid that
like everything else that becomes commercialized we will see intentional
breeding for various mutations. >>
I don't see how this creates a problem for you or anyone else. Just because I
don't like colored gravel in an aquarium doesn't mean I take offense to
someone who does. It sounds like you just don't like the idea of animals
being bred for other than natural traits. I personally think that fancy
goldfish look monstrous but they in no way detract from the aquarium hobby if
it's what you like. Do I detect a bit of snobbery in your attitude towards
people who keep or breed animals for other than natural traits? Actually
there would be no reason to breed a dwarf musky when redfin pickerels are
available but if someone did it wouldn't bother me I just wouldn't keep them.
I don't understand why it would bother you. God knows native game fish have
been bred for unnatural traits as long as any other animals except maybe


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