Re: NANFA-- Do your zoo a favor. Kill a cheetah!

Edward Venn (
Thu, 04 Apr 2002 07:00:59 +0000

Harry, Chris,

Let's face it we are now so stupid we let a shopowner who overcharges his
customers, gives poor service and doesn't fulfill orders, successfully sue
his customers when they complain about him. This same shopkeeper not only is
suing his former customers he is also seeking the courts to order them to
patronize his business. "Yup! We is purty stoopid!"

>I truly believe that they think we're stupid.
>Harry Knaub
> wrote:
> > Yesterday I forwarded to this list a Biblical rationale for preserving
> > biodiversity. Earlier today Rob Carillio forwarded to me a news item
> > mentioned an unbelievably stupid rationale for just the opposite.
> >
> > According to the news items, the U.S. Navy was found guilty of violating
> > the Migratory Bird Treaty Act by bombing and shelling a small island in
> > Pacific Ocean and killing protected birds. The Navy knew it was killing
> > birds, but incorrectly thought that federal agencies were exempt.
> > not.)
> >
> > And now for the unbelievably stupid part.
> >
> > The Washington Legal Foundation, which supported the Navy in the suit,
> > argued that environmentalists should support the Navy bombing because
> > it makes bird species more rare, offering birdwatchers additional
> > enjoyment when spotting live specimens!
> >
> > If this logic were extended to, say, whales, then indiscriminant whale
> > hunting would be a good thing because it would make actually seeing a
> > whale even more enjoyable!
> >
> > Do your zoo a favor. Kill a cheetah!
> >
> > Do America a favor. Kill a bald eagle!
> >
> > Are people in our government Think Tanks actually this stupid? Or do
> > think that *we're* that stupid to actually buy such a ludicrous concept?

Edward Venn,
SMG Holdings Co., Ltd.,
Deux Chateaux Blanc 2-303,
1356 Kobuchi, Kasukabe,
Saitama, Japan
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