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« on: July 29, 2016, 06:05:54 pm »
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http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2016/0725/How-New-Zealand-aims-to-wipe-out-all-rats-and-other-invasive-predators


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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 06:37:20 pm »
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GET EM OUT OF HERE! OUT OUT OUT!
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 06:49:43 pm »
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Rats are a problem, but the cats are far worse. They'll need to eradicate the house cat in addition to the stray and feral cats. I don't foresee much popular support for that.
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2016, 07:12:48 pm »
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Humans?
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2016, 07:29:28 pm »
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Humans?

The birds that still live in NZ are presumably capable of living in the presence of humans in disturbed habitats, if not in the presence of even more recent invasive species.
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2016, 09:42:35 pm »
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Humans?

The birds that still live in NZ are presumably capable of living in the presence of humans in disturbed habitats, if not in the presence of even more recent invasive species.

Sure, if anything NZ has a reasonable track record when it comes to eliminating introduced predators from select isolated areas.  The conservation work that goes to protecting the kakapo is probably the most prominent example, but there isn't an unlimited supply of islands that can be used as breeding grounds for threatened species, so I understand the motivation here.  New Zealand's native wildlife is some of the most beautiful, charismatic, and fascinating in the world.  But let us never forget that the true culprits here are the humans who brought these invasive species with them.  And frankly, I doubt John Key is in a particular hurry to dismantle the methane-emitting livestock industry - entirely non-native - and work to recreate the habitats that we destroyed for our own economic benefit.  But one small step at a time, I suppose.  Who knows what's next?  New Zealand is always ahead of the curve when it comes to stuff like this.
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2016, 02:33:52 am »
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That seems... radical.
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2016, 02:37:33 am »
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That seems... radical.
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2016, 11:38:36 am »
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Tremendous!
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2016, 01:47:02 pm »
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That seems... radical.

Genius political move though. nZ loves its birds, and it's completely left the opponents, especially the greens bemused. I thought Key was losing his touch on the flag flop, but he's still got it.

(As long as nobody starts talking about kitty cats)
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2016, 01:56:33 pm »
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That seems... radical.

Genius political move though. nZ loves its birds, and it's completely left the opponents, especially the greens bemused. I thought Key was losing his touch on the flag flop, but he's still got it.

(As long as nobody starts talking about kitty cats)

Isn't he also a creep who likes to touch young girls' hair? This hasn't affected his approvals at all?
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2016, 03:07:01 pm »
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That seems... radical.

Genius political move though. nZ loves its birds, and it's completely left the opponents, especially the greens bemused. I thought Key was losing his touch on the flag flop, but he's still got it.

(As long as nobody starts talking about kitty cats)

Isn't he also a creep who likes to touch young girls' hair? This hasn't affected his approvals at all?

He's a 'bloke', you see.
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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2016, 05:32:09 pm »
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Excellent news. Long live the kiwi!
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« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2016, 08:23:58 am »
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Horrible. Ferrets and stoats have just as much a right to live in NZ as the native population does.
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