posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 08:02 AM
After reading all the posts on this honestly understandable thread, I ended up with a picture in my mind of all the venomous spiders, snakes, the
flies, ants and anything else you're suggesting we kill off, all sitting in one room (clearly none of them are hungry, or they'd all be eating
eachother) talking about those pesky "humans" that seem to be everywhere. The humans that indiscriminantly kill them at the very moment they're
seen. The humans that are taking over their habitats and are now talking about eradicating yet even more species.
If I were those bugs, I'd be getting some serious pre-emptive strike plans up and goin'.
The thread is understandable because flies ARE annoying, and venomous snakes and spiders really do pose a danger to us. Countless times I've been
"bugged" by flies and just cursed their very existence. But seriously, killing them off would be a tragedy. Even if you completely ignore the
ecological damage it would do (which you seem to be ignoring quite well), it would be very very sad to lose all these species, they're just so
fasinating and beautiful!
At the risk of sounding like one of those "hippy-types", don't you just look at nature sometimes and marvel at it? One of the most important things
Aussie kids are taught is how important and wonderful the environment is. Where were you when these lessons were on?
We can't just go around killing off animals because they get on our nerves sometimes. Get yourself a can of Aeroguard and enjoy life.
I can only imagine what Steve Irwin would have said had he seen this thread. I imagine that he'd be disgusted and very upset by it, and as an Aussie
that should mean atleast something to you.