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Old Thursday 18th June 2020, 07:46   #1
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Old Thursday 18th June 2020, 10:50   #2
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Originally Posted by alan kennedy View Post
Alan Stewart has been advocating such a measure for a good number of years, now; it features in his books.
The fuzziness of all supposedly absolute taxonomic distinctions - Stephen Jay Gould (1977) "Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History".
Species and subspecies are but a convenient fiction - Kees van Deemter (2010), "In praise of vagueness". Biology is messy
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Old Thursday 18th June 2020, 14:26   #3
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The BBC report calls it "a controversial move" when, in reality, the only controversial matter is why narrow game shooting interests have been allowed to slaughter hares en masse for so long without proper supervision or restraint so resulting local extinctions and an overall decline at national extinction levels. Ironic too that gamekeeping interests have claimed that a lack of 'control' would mean a "decline in hare populations (which) would also effect Golden Eagles" when many believe that is the whole point of the cull in Mountain Hares.

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A good news story! I wonder how effectively it will be enforced given the ongoing illegal persecution of raptors.
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