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Eating Gorillas

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posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 08:32 PM
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The Gorilla species is at the brink of extinction. Cows are not, because they represent an economic resource. Considering that Gorillas are not tameable, should we eat them like beef to pay for their habitat, or should we persevere with theories that state that they are sufficiently tameable to be ridden like horses in races we can bet on.

In particular, do you think any species in the way of our expedience will survive if we cannot make cash out of it?




posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 09:41 PM
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OK, dressage? Mister Universe (Gorilla division)?

Or maybe Nanny Gorilla?

Or maybe Baby Gorilla, served with gravy, spring onion and leek?

What other methods do we have to make endangered species an economically viable (driven) issue?

This is clearly meant to be disgusting even if there's no discussion in it......



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 10:00 PM
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Will people buy Gorilla meat? Gorilla meat may taste bad or people may not be willing to buy it.

There is merit to what you are saying. The American Bison was a threatened species, until people successfully marketed Bison as a low cholesterol alternative to Beef. Bison happens to be delicious.

There may be other ways of making money off Gorillas without selling their meat. For example people may profit off Gorillas via Gorilla tourism. Tourists may be willing to spend money on hotels, transportation, food, souvenirs, and other goods and services in order to get a chance to encounter Gorillas (hopefully from a safe distance) in the wild.

You can also provide incentives to local people to protect Gorillas. For example, a government or some other group like the UN can take surveys of the gorilla populations in various regions. Regions that have the highest gorilla populations will get some sort of financial incentive.

An incentive program tied to Gorillas can benefit all species. Gorillas are large animals that require large amounts of food and land. In order for a region to maintain a large gorilla population, it must preserve large amounts of Gorilla habitat and trees. This in turn could benefit all animals in a gorilla's habitat.

[edit on 10-7-2008 by hotpinkurinalmint]



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 10:04 PM
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Originally posted by hotpinkurinalmint
reply to post by redled
 


Will people buy Gorilla meat? Gorilla meat may taste bad or people may not be willing to buy it.

There is merit to what you are saying. The American Bison was a threatened species, until people successfully marketed Bison as a low cholesterol alternative to Beef. Bison happens to be delicious.

There may be other ways of making money off Gorillas without selling their meat. For example people may profit off Gorillas via Gorilla tourism. Tourists may be willing to spend money on hotels, transportation, food, souvenirs, and other goods and services in order to get a chance to encounter Gorillas (hopefully from a safe distance) in the wild.


Your last point is the hope, but the Urang Utan has yet to find any form of economic viability. Thanks for replying, apparently Ape tastes like pork, but philosophically this was the most disgusting way I could put it.



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 10:22 PM
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There is links to eating monkeys and aids.I wouldn't think eating a species so closely genetically similar would be a good thing long term.Why do we have to destroy there habitat anyway, when clearly we can have managed plantations.Perhaps if we just sent all the extremely greedy selfish people to the moon.We would be able to manage the earth without eating monkeys.



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 10:37 PM
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Mebbe you can give them high risk mortgages and credit cards to try stave off economic collapse of the first world.

edit: Oops already tried that


[edit on 10-7-2008 by Shar_Chi]



posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 10:43 PM
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After an incredibly intense debate amongst moderators (cooking versus skunkworks), it's been decided.

Spiderj



posted on Jul, 11 2008 @ 12:48 AM
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I had gorilla in west Africa... it's pretty stringy like goat. Hard to say as they used a lot of seasonings. But I'm all for starting Gorilla ranches and maybe we can have Gorillaboys to watch them. And maybe some Gorillaboyboots and hats as well.



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