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AUSTRALIA: Cane Toad Invasion Can Be Stopped

Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, invasive species, cane toads, protection, wildlife, wildanimals, environment, habitat )

- 2011 days ago -
Stopping the invasion of toads into Australia's Pilbara region would protect numerous species, including northern Quolls (an endangered cat-sized marsupial carnivore) and many species of goannas and snakes, which are badly affected when toads invade.

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Teresa W (782)
Friday December 21, 2012, 1:12 am
thank you

Past Member (0)
Friday December 21, 2012, 1:34 am
I hope they be stopped

Tammy Taylor (12)
Friday December 21, 2012, 1:34 am
My goodness, I don't believe in killing, so what can they come up with in order to change this offset of balance ... I surely don't know!

Past Member (0)
Friday December 21, 2012, 5:15 am
First of all, why are they toads when they can weigh up to 4 lbs. I remember those pesky Cane Toads being a problem when I was first there in the 1980's, and then in the 90's. The problem is, even when they are dead they can poison water supplies. I don't know how you can stop them, that is why they are called an invasive species.

pam w (139)
Friday December 21, 2012, 7:38 am
If you "don't believe in killing," you'll have to stand by and watch an enormous area of Australia "killed" by the invasion of animals which do not belong there.

Catch them up and destroy them humanely. Ideally, find a way to destroy eggs, too.

It's the only answer.

Süheyla C (234)
Friday December 21, 2012, 10:22 am
Thanks Cal

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday December 21, 2012, 10:51 am
What a stupid, stupid idea in the first place. If you kill a cane toad make sure you bag it and incinerate it as the poison natural to the toad is still active after death.

Britt Valdes-pages (246)
Friday December 21, 2012, 10:59 am
Interesting, thanks for posting. Noted

Robert O (12)
Friday December 21, 2012, 11:07 am
Thanks Cal.

michelle t (41)
Friday December 21, 2012, 12:50 pm
As an Australian I advise that this article is enormously over reacting.The problem with cane toads is not as bad as this article states.

Ruth M (235)
Friday December 21, 2012, 1:40 pm
Lets hope they can be stopped!

Margo R (14)
Friday December 21, 2012, 1:42 pm
I am not for killing anything . Having written that, if it comes to that then I will most certainly rethink my view!

Ana Fontan (16)
Friday December 21, 2012, 1:56 pm
I agree with all, killing is not the solution, but controlling the overpopulation with no harming methods. Thanks for this post Cal!

Hilary S (2)
Friday December 21, 2012, 1:58 pm
the wildlife extra site has been suspended

Bruno Moreira (61)
Friday December 21, 2012, 2:22 pm

Patricia H. (440)
Friday December 21, 2012, 2:31 pm

Faye Swan (23)
Friday December 21, 2012, 3:35 pm
Noted - thank you!

John B (185)
Friday December 21, 2012, 4:57 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the interesting article. Read and noted.

Ralph F (67)
Friday December 21, 2012, 5:10 pm
Thanks for the article. Noted.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Friday December 21, 2012, 7:51 pm
noted, thnx, Cal.

wayne hall (3)
Friday December 21, 2012, 8:53 pm
I could not sign because the wild life extra site has been suspended, thanks for posting.

SusanAWAY A (219)
Friday December 21, 2012, 11:20 pm

Susan Lane (6)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 1:25 am
so hate this disgusting things

Anita R (2)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 1:50 am
I don't like killing the cane toads either. The article actually advocates removing artificial bodies of water that have been built for farming/ranching purposes which allow the toads to spread to other habitats. That is OK - remove the link from water body to water body and they won't spread as easily. I am also OK with removing and disposing the eggs which should be more effective than going after the adult toads. Two toads = many other toads. If the eggs fail to develop then the population will decline eventually.

jaya Sinha (26)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 1:57 am
For every action there is a reaction. According to the law of karma, if we cause pain and suffering to other living beings, we must endure pain and suffering in return, both individually and collectively. We reap what we sow, in this life and the next, for nature has her own justice. No one can escape the law of karma.

Danuta Watola (1250)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 2:34 am

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 4:56 am
relocate millions of toads back to homeland. right? animal lovers like to fight, even for tapeworns,

the toad was put there because someone thought it was a good idea to help with beetles

what do you do when you were wrong? make it right.

poor quolls. they have toads, foxes , cats and dogs to worry about. but they are not a sad sad story like the wolf. because few people know what a quoll is, and they do not apper in stories. because you only find them in Australlia.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 6:01 am
I guess people don't think that its God who can allow more animals to produce, so even if they kill off all of these animals, God can just make more in an instant, he has done so in the past, just read the story of Jacob and his father in-law.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 9:35 am
Very interesting, thanks!!

Tom Edgar (56)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 9:28 pm
Who was that Australian who said it wasn't that much of a problem? Can't be living in any Queensland coastal Town (except mine which is too far inland, too high and too cold for them), Drive a country road and hear them squish under the tyres. Nor can she be living in the endangered territory of the North. For those who say gather the eggs. READ again, each and every female lays tens of thousands of eggs which are also toxic. The only wild life that has found a way to kill them is the Crow. the poison glands are in the necksothe crow flips them over and disembowels them. The not so nice way of knocking them off is to pour salt on them, but you'd need tons of it every night of the week in my daughter's Brisbane suburb. ...I know not the answer but I can assure you this article and the recommendation would barely dent the problem. Maybe an army of shooters with air guns, then collectors and incinerators, but you would still have their Billions of eggs. I give up.
There must have been a natural population control (predator) in South America or else the rest of the continent by now would be overrun. what was it?

Melania Padilla (122)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 8:57 pm
Thanks, invasive species can never be good
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