Ethiopian lions/Rant!

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Ethiopian lions/Rant!

#1 Postby veggymeggy » Tue Sep 20, 2005 1:54 pm

This is ridiculous.
http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/africa/09 ... index.html
To summarize:
"Lions attack and eat humans in areas where their wild prey has been reduced by over-hunting, deforestation and population growth. Older lions also become man-eaters because humans are a far easier prey than wildlife.
"Killing these lions would be the only way to rescue the residents in the area and prevent other casualties," the police statement added."

Ok - so humans killed the lion's prey and decimated their habitat - so now it's time to kill the lions???? What is wrong with this world!!!! Did it not occur to ANYBODY that the humans caused this problem, and more death and destruction isn't the answer!?!
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#2 Postby Richard » Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:04 pm

That stinks. It's so not the only way. There's any number of things they could do instead.

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#3 Postby veganmadre » Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:50 pm

I have to give the article credit for this statement:

Lions attack and eat humans in areas where their wild prey has been reduced by over-hunting, deforestation and population growth.


It amazes me really, that the "LOGICAL" solution to the issue - given by police- is killing the lions. UM...hello! The logical thing to do is to address the issues related to WHY the lions attack.

:roll: Thanks for sharing! What a disgusting shame!
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#4 Postby veganmadre » Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:49 pm

um. duh. I just realized that I went straight to the link and then commented. sorry, megan, you made my point immediately. :oops: shame on me!

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#5 Postby chesty leroux » Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:52 pm

See...i've lived in africa...and the way of thinking is entirely different than western cultures. So truly for them it really is the only logical solution. They don't have the luxuries that we do here and in europe...In addition to the fact that Africa as a continent faces its own unique problems.
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