Re: NANFA-- Probability of Dead Stuff

R. W. Wolff (
Thu, 7 Sep 2000 21:45:55 -0700

Don't forget, as long as man has been around, he has been a predator of
animals. Modern people seem to forget this, the same people wanting to ban
hunting, fishing, trapping, and next keeping fish as pets. Albeit humans
are much more common now, but also, less of a percent of the population
predates on other creatures, turning to farm raised proteins. Also, in all
the gloom of the press, lets not forget all the great things mankind has
done for the "wilds". nature is ever changing , and we are all part of it
and not the only ones who change the natural balance of things( I will admit
we , other than weather, do the largest visible changes). I agree with the
fact Disney movies have painted an all to rosy picture of what wildlife AND
man is like. Thumper would certainly been a snack for Owl! If Children are
taught what the wilderness is really like, they will have a greater
appreciation for it. The best we can do for those in the large cities far
removed from the untamed places is zoos and aquariums that show it like it
is. There are many programs voluntarily sponsored by hunting and fishing
groups that give city kids a look at what its like, and they are better for
it. That is one reason keeping native fish in an aquarium is so rewarding!
People from local non - native fish clubs who tour my ponds and fishroom are
certainly amazed, and go home with a greater appreciation of what is
swimming in our own backyards.

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