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Lessons From Those Splendid But Empty European Forests


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 497 days ago - firstpost.com
On the other hand, while tigers, particularly those in the Sunderbans mangroves, do kill humans opportunistically, only a miniscule proportion of tiger prey -- India's 1500-odd tigers make 75,000 kills a year - is human. But carnivores also defend



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Michael Kirkby (85)
Monday May 13, 2013, 10:26 am
Most attacks are usually due to illness or an incapability to hunt their regular prey. Increased human population and decreased natural habitat is going to lead to these encounters. How about the leopards that freely walk down the village main street at night and never bother anyone? A healthy cat unless cornered or threatened will not attack humans for the most part.
 

Dianne D. (463)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:21 pm
Educate, educate, educate. So very sad that they killed all the wolves and bears.
 

Christeen Anderson (491)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:34 pm
This story is so sad. We must make sure that big cats survive for our future generations. Thank you.
 

monka blank (74)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:49 pm
Education is the key. No more wolves, no more bears... I can hardly believe it. Make sure to keep some space for the big cats.
 

Winn Adams (192)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:02 pm
Education is the key.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:21 pm
Thank you.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:43 pm
Will they ever truly get it? Without government education. WWF support, it's always going to be easier to just kill.Yes Winn, education is the key.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 6:38 pm
Thanks for sharing
 

janet f. (28)
Monday May 13, 2013, 7:53 pm
Humans have destroyed their habitat and thereby eliminated the animals they used to prey upon. What's a tiger to do? We have got to stop encroaching on wild animal's environment.
 

june t. (65)
Monday May 13, 2013, 10:12 pm
I agree with janet f. I wish we would stop building on every square inch of land. People view any acre/hectare as "just sitting there" unless it has a building on it. And with the human population growing ever larger, I doubt we will ever stop encroaching on wild land, let alone our best farmland which is also disappearing under pavement. If there WERE still bears and wolves in the European forests, what would they eat? Would there be enough left to sustain them?
 

Ludger W. (72)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 12:10 am
noted
 

Ruth S. (307)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:26 am
Humans are at fault for these and so many other animals disappearing from the earth!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:19 am
Great post, Cher. Thanks for sharing.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 9:51 am
thank you
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 3:05 am
thank you Cher, noted
 

Sara P. (57)
Monday May 20, 2013, 8:48 am
I agree with the comment of Winn, education is the key, most of the people that kill wild animals are really ignorant, they are lacking of an education and a basic sensitivity. Thanks for sharing Cher.
 

Klaus Peters (12)
Friday June 7, 2013, 1:58 am
Point made. We are all to blame for the demise of our forrests and wildlife. And together be must stop this before it is too late.
 
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