> I would have to say the two worst disasters were the asteroid 65 million
> years ago and nearer to our time, the ice age.
But neither are manmade, and from my personal standpoint I can't
consider the dinosaur killer a disaster :-)
> As for modern things, the so called "animal rights groups" are the real
> threat. So called "animal rights groups" waste all their money trying to
> stop hunts ,fishing opportunities,and ruin farming. If instead they spent
> that money , energy, and time on buying up there own sanctuaries, and
> running them how they see fit. That wouldn't work because they know they
> would fail .Only things that buy TV time and further their agenda, which is
> to make people miserable through bending lawmakers to create less freedom
> and liberty for all, and ruining farming. If they are so convinced that
> ending the human race will benefit the earth so much, I suggest they
> volunteer to take themselves from the gene pool first. Its just like you
> never see the headlines " psychic wins the lottery". It's really sad how
> they have hijacked the media and turned the outdoorspeople and farmers into
> the problem. Nobody is perfect, but look at the record.
> Which groups have
> actually spent the most money and time to improve habitats ? The answer,
> the leader is Ducks Unlimited. If you find any criticism of them, dig into
> it and behind it you will find it is an anti hunting group. There is a long
> list of outdoors groups who have spent millions, and the smallest spender on
> that list is Trout Unlimited, with a still impressive 4 million + spent on
> habitat restoration and protection.
Game animals oftimes receive benefits which are detrimental to
nongame animals. I can't point a finger at any outdoor group in
particular, but their viewpoint tends to be rather myopic. The efforts
of many of these organisations are directed toward ensuring that
there are plenty of prey items (i.e. whatever it is they are hunting).
The Bass clubs promote catch and release - it's a real chuckle if
you think about it!
I remember how my great-uncle Jerry would sit on the porch
and whittle all day long. Once he whittled me a toy boat out
of a larger toy boat I had. It was almost as good as the first
one, except now it had bumpy whittle marks all over it. And
no paint, because he had whittled off the paint.
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