Re: NANFA-- looking for exotic frog damage articles

Gupp (
Fri, 03 Mar 2000 08:35:24 -0700

I'm not at all surprised. The sad thing is, then they make laws to
prohibit certain species being kept and it's those of us that do keep
animals responsibly that suffer for it. The general population has no
idea what they're missing and continues to dump unwanted exotic animals
on the poor unsuspecting native population. Drives me nuts.



Ty_Hall_at_eFunds.Com wrote: > > Wow! Talk about your coincidences. Some guy on one of the aquarium related > Usenet groups was looking for a way to dispose of a tropical fish he bought > that had out grown it's current home. (ooohh look at the cute little > Pacu's, won't they be darling in our aquarium at home) He mentions letting > it loose in a local pond (he did not say he was going to, just mentioned it > like it was an option he chose not to pursue). I post a note advising to > never release tropicals into local waters and get this I GET FLAMED for > it!! One or two people supported me the rest cussed me out for not being > helpful to this poor moron's plight. I couldn't beleive it. I tried to be > polite in my initial response and even apologized, ahead of time, for > getting on a soap box, but still the wierdos came out of the wood work. > > If you get any of these articles, please pass them on to me as I would like > to post them to the Usenet groups. These people really have no idea what > kind of damage a non-native species can do. > > Ty >

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