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Re: I hate culling but it is a necessity

Posted by Jim on 4/04/06
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    On 4/04/06, Alison wrote:
    > Jim, I'm not trying to be disrespectful to Australians at all. I
    > actually like Australia very much, I just don't happen to like that one
    > aspect called 'culling'. I am addressing you in particular, not all
    > Australians because I can't believe that YOU refer to wing clipping as
    > cruel mutilation when it is customary in YOUR country to slaughter them
    > for being a nuisance yet you don't ever mention being even slightly
    > bothered by that little detail. In fact, your post seems to support
    > and defend that very activity. Clipping them for safety is not cruel,
    > but killing them for doing what comes natural to them while they are in
    > THEIR natural environment IS cruel, that is my point. It is not the
    > birds (or any other animals) fault that humans have invaded, destroyed
    > and abused the animals territories and forced them to coexist with
    > blood thirsty humans (that applies to every country in the world in one
    > way or another) who have little or no respect for other living
    > creatures. As far as trophy hunting, that goes on in every country
    > with many various animals being senselessly killed by inadequate people
    > who falsely think that killing helpless animals for sport is going to
    > make them a man, and that is indeed sickening, but being this is a bird
    > board, I was only addressing issues concerning birds, so I'm not quite
    > sure why you felt the need to go into all that other stuff in your
    > attempt to justify culling. -Alison-
    ..
    If I could, I would stop "culling Cockatoos" and all "pest birds" as most
    bird lovers would! BUT that is not logical when there are MILLIONS and
    MILLIONS they can eat a complete paddock out in a day!!! whether it be
    grain/seeds or even potatoes. I could go on and on about this but leave
    it to people's intelligence to realise "culling" is also for the survival
    of the birds, as there would never be enough food for so many, and there
    would be sick and malnurished birds dropping like flies. We have so many
    Kangaroos and even Koalas that "culling" has to be used for the health of
    the species as if not done, they would die dreadful deaths of starvation.
    Have you ever thought of the smaller birds? they are battling to get
    anything to eat and would ALL die out if "culling" of Cockatoos was not
    done in Australia. I HATE IT!!! but I hate what is done to chickens and
    wish I could stop the way they are farmed which is an abomination!
    As far as Lora saying birds are just pets and have no emotions
    how very wrong she is and I feel sorry for her "PETS".
    It is 6 am. and once again I have to get on the road as another day
    begins. I feed all the birds at 5 a.m. and the noise of the Kookaburras
    laughing at this early time is just wonderful. Funny how people who come
    down to stay cannot get used to being woken at 4.30 am with all their
    laughing.
    Jim.