posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 07:58 PM
If I saw a bigfoot on one of my wilderness excursions (I've never encountered anything bigfooty; no tracks, nothing), and were I armed enough to do
so, yes, I would shoot a bigfoot, and be on the sat phone renting a helicopter to come get me and it out of there.
Pros for getting bigfoot confirmed and recognized:
1. Science recognizes it
2. Laws can be enacted to protect it
3. More land can be set aside and protected as habit
4. If it's a hominid as opposed to a primate, it may very well answer some interesting questions.
5. If it's a hominid, we might just have found someone new to talk to beyond apes, porpoises, and our pets.
6. If it's hominid it's next best thing to finding aliens.
Potential Cons for finding Bigfoot:
1. Monsanto and every other big Pharma will want their own captive LIVE specimens for every sort and kind of testing and Dr. Mengele-esque
experimentation for or toward the development of any number of different sorts of drugs, gene therapy, and whatever else.
2. Poaching for live specimens, until laws are enacted will explode.
3. Until laws are enacted, recognition and public awareness on the least common denominator could drive the species to extinction with everyone else
on the planet stomping into the woods to kill their own.
4. Not sure how this would work out, but, Zoos would want their own specimens, though this could be a 'good' (note quotations) thing if done
It's a tough call.
I'm personally in favor of getting the species (if it exists) confirmed and under heavy protected status.
If it's a hominid, as opposed to a primate, arguments could be made that for protecting the species that they have the same rights and protection as
human beings where killing one could equal a murder charge.
It'd be wonderful to have confirmation, especially if it's a hominid as we're the only hominids we know, and it'd be nice to know we're sharing
the planet with someone else where then we might do more to protect the environment.