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A question of morality

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posted on Apr, 13 2013 @ 05:36 PM
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In a good old SHTF situation, what do you think should be done with all the animals we have in zoos? Let them out? What about animals on the verge of extinction in their natural habitat?

I for one would be curious if we simply gave them all the opportunity to manifest new environment's. Who would excel and who would not. Just imagine, monkey's in the forest's of North America. Rhinos and Lions in the great plains. But that brings to question the effects of a species that would do all too well (like the giant boas down south).

The hungry hordes of people would probably end up eating all of them regardless.




posted on Apr, 13 2013 @ 06:00 PM
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Hmm, good question, I can only imagine in a SHTF scanario we would have to release them or kill them. Clips from '12 Monkeys' come to mind of seeing wild animals stroll the streets of America.

I hate Humans first and foremost for their actions against the planet and flora and forna,

Can't wait till I leave this disastrously beautiful rock.



posted on Apr, 13 2013 @ 06:04 PM
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What I would do is take care of the animals while I educate the workers about the animals were taking care of and how they would adapt to different environments. We would have to take caution because animals introduced to different environments can disrupt the local wildlife. Florida is a good example where different animals from large snakes to wild pigs have run amok. I would like to see success. Not dead species and pest.



posted on Apr, 13 2013 @ 06:09 PM
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Originally posted by ObservingYou
Hmm, good question, I can only imagine in a SHTF scanario we would have to release them or kill them. Clips from '12 Monkeys' come to mind of seeing wild animals stroll the streets of America.

I hate Humans first and foremost for their actions against the planet and flora and forna,

Can't wait till I leave this disastrously beautiful rock.
Why wait? Be true to your convictions or admit your hypocrisy. You can choose to stand by your beliefs at anytime.



posted on Apr, 13 2013 @ 06:10 PM
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I would eat the ones that were edible but not able to be domesticated. I would put down the dangerous predators.



posted on Apr, 13 2013 @ 06:35 PM
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Originally posted by DarthMuerte

Originally posted by ObservingYou
Hmm, good question, I can only imagine in a SHTF scanario we would have to release them or kill them. Clips from '12 Monkeys' come to mind of seeing wild animals stroll the streets of America.

I hate Humans first and foremost for their actions against the planet and flora and forna,

Can't wait till I leave this disastrously beautiful rock.
Why wait? Be true to your convictions or admit your hypocrisy. You can choose to stand by your beliefs at anytime.


What hypocrisy exactly?

Now the animal 'Buffoon' comes to mind



posted on Apr, 13 2013 @ 06:54 PM
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never mind them, they see someone think that humans are a disaster on this planet, who like you say it'll be better off without us, and they can't handle it. They have to tell you to kill yourself now. I agree with you by the way. But I'm not going anywhere until I choose. Not when someone on the internet takes offence at my lack of care for humanity.


... Hmmm, well if it's a SHTF situation, I doubt there will be any people left working in the zoo's to look after the animals. The animals would have been accustomed to captivity and therefore likely unable to care for themselves in the wild, unless predators, and in which case to let them out would be to create danger for ourselves. Or protection, if you can control them.

I could only think of letting them out if I weren't going to be there, or sadly euthanise them because a slow starvation in a cage would make me worse than someone who is happy to live on a polluted decaying planet and think they're still king of the hill.



posted on Apr, 13 2013 @ 07:28 PM
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Friend of mine took on 6 x battery hens. It was THREE weeks before they'd come out of the shed he'd built for them.
When they did come out they just stood there not knowing what to do. He then got a couple of free range hens and within a few days the battery hens were scratching for food.
Just letting animals out of captivity may not be the best thing.



posted on Apr, 13 2013 @ 07:28 PM
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posted on Apr, 13 2013 @ 11:37 PM
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Can't hate humans, not all of them are unbearable. And if you find it unbearable just think, it's better than nothing. I think I'd go mad if I didn't have anyone on this level to talk to.

The derelict city streets are some of my favorite scenes from that movie. It would be a pretty bad idea to let some of the larger predators endemic to the 'old world' out around here. I quite like the woods out here in Appalachia without having to mind any predators; the bears are too small and scared to worry about.

It would be immoral to just leave them in their cages to starve!

I think I'm looking at it from a more evolutionary perspective. What would happen if you let these all go in our human landscape, kind of sort of like the hunger games (fight!). I don't think the larger creatures would be able to make it. Of course, it wouldn't take long for wolves, cougars, bears to venture back across the states. They would have too to curtail the huge populations of deer and other grazing mammals (bullet's don't last forever). Smaller, more adaptable animals/mammals would have no problem, as dependent as they may be on caretakers. I think that's why I mentioned monkeys. It would be interesting to see how they would adapt to the environments here in North America.
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