Re: NANFA-- Collecting ethics

Steffen Hellner (
Tue, 13 Jan 2004 13:18:15 +0100

> The Great Auk wasn't the Moa, the Great Auk lived around Greenland and
> Iceland and other small islands in the North Atlantic. It was collected
> extinction becuase of it's rarity and it's proof of parallel evolution.
Aha, that bird it is. Don4t know much about it. Think we call it Giant Alk
in Europe.

> It became rare due to exploitation as food by whaling ships. I didn't
> you were specifying pet animals so this isn't a good example.
I am not limited to pets. I only ask for reasons. And collecting the last
two or three specimen dedicated to death isn4t causing extinction. The
whalers were.

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