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Old Tuesday 24th May 2011, 21:25   #1
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Thumbs down Are these people mad or bad??

http://stopwildlifepoisoning.wildlif...n-in-may-2011/

You think you've seen it all when it comes to perverse human ignorance - then you read stuff like above

PS: I was aware this chemical is wiping out lions and vultures across Africa but to see it being used in this way is even more horrifying on so many levels
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Old Wednesday 25th May 2011, 10:27   #2
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I don't think they are mad or bad just poor and after some cash
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Old Wednesday 25th May 2011, 14:39   #3
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Don't know the details of this but I'm inclined to say they are mad (even taking account of Mono's comment which, in the circumstances of those involved might be understandable).

But if they are using carbofuran I would have thought they are actually poisoning themselves by eating birds contaminated with it - or does it break down on cooking?

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Don't know the details of this but I'm inclined to say they are mad
Nothing like being judgemental eh?
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Old Wednesday 25th May 2011, 17:27   #5
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Nothing like being judgemental eh?
Not really - a number of people in Kenya have already died consuming such tainted meat. Furadan is now apparently widly used to kill fish and birds for human consumption in both Kenya and Uganda. The authorities would want to get their act together real quick given the environmental, human health and economic consequences of this crazy, illegal, destructive practice!!
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I wasn't being judgemental - I thought my caveat made that clear. Merely suggesting that no matter how bad your circumstances eating poisoned meat is "mad".

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Old Wednesday 25th May 2011, 19:27   #7
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I dont think either mad or bad, just hungry and uneducated.
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Old Thursday 26th May 2011, 12:12   #8
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Well, to determine whether they're bad, mad, hungry or whatever doesn't seem to lead very far.
A better approach would be to wonder whether we can actually do something about that or, if not, whether there's something to be done with comparable things that happen, as we sadly know, all over this unique world, maybe pretty much closer than we think. Can we stand up from our comfortable seat and commit to do something? Education is maybe the most critical need almost everywhere, so we may well take advantage of our birding experiences and knowledge and tell people why is it so crucial to change things like this. Some of us may have influential contacts, may have reach to people who can make really critical decisions.
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Old Thursday 26th May 2011, 12:18   #9
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I dont think either mad or bad, just hungry and uneducated.
I'm afraid thats the real reason for so much wildlife 'crime' in the developing world.

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Unhappy More evidence

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