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Fate of the Passenger Pigeon Looms as a Somber Warning


Animals  (tags: extinction, animals, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, protection, sadness )

Cal
- 116 days ago - e360.yale.edu
This September 1 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Martha, the last known passenger pigeon on earth. The extinction of this once-abundant North American bird still stands as a cautionary tale.



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Michael O. (175)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 7:53 am
Very sad. Thanks for sharing Cal.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 9:09 am
And I thought a pigeon was a pigeon . . . .
 

Natasha Salgado (579)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 9:26 am
Depressing...even more so since the majority of people could care less. Thx Cal
 

Michael M. (59)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 1:27 pm
Eskimo Curlew, The bird known as Dodo, other flightless birds like the Moa, and

nearly, the Black Footed Ferret, teh Bison, the Gray Wolf, the Red Wolf, the Vaquita of the COlorado River Delta, and many, many others have been highly endangered by humans.

The Passenger Pigeon, although experienced in great numbers, without human interference (read: guns, death, killing) underwent large population fluctuation. THere was little room for human killing on the scale allowed.

Smaller populations of animals or plants are subject to demographic stresses and can be extinguished with just rather small exploitation or persecution by humans.
THIS is why reestablishment of as large populations as possible of wild organisms is necessary.

The Yellowstone discovery that wolves could restore trees, many other animals from Pronghorns to beavers to songbirds, and prevent erosion and desertification, this discovery alone should help us understand that No species, redwood (of which only about 2% mature ones are left) to tiniest organisms should be poisoned or taken for $.
 

Geoff P. (28)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 7:06 pm
Signed
 

Tom P. (26)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 7:26 pm
Mother Nature and myself weep.
 

S J. (119)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 8:31 pm
sadly noted, thanks
 

Cheryl Hughes (50)
Monday September 1, 2014, 12:59 am
So sad. Thanks Cal!
 

Danuta Watola (1217)
Monday September 1, 2014, 1:29 am
noted
 

Tanya W. (55)
Monday September 1, 2014, 3:39 am
Sadly noted
Thanks Cal
 

Tina F. (104)
Monday September 1, 2014, 4:31 am
Sadly noted! Thanks Cal!
 

Jeaneen A. (157)
Monday September 1, 2014, 5:35 am
N+S
 

Tina C. (50)
Monday September 1, 2014, 5:46 am
It's so sad when we loose birds/ animals on our planet... Thank you for share this Cal ....and thank you for care2, which giving us a chance to change the sadly things on earth....
 

Stella Gambardella (185)
Monday September 1, 2014, 6:40 am
Purtroppo ne ho preso atto. Grazie per la condivisione
 

Stardust Noel (52)
Monday September 1, 2014, 8:40 am
Very sad & depressing, & we are continuing to kill for stupid reasons & make more extinct animals.
 

Victoria Oakey (126)
Monday September 1, 2014, 9:17 am
The fate of the passenger pigeon is indeed a sad tale. This is a good article. I do what I can to help and feed the wild birds in the back garden and attract 7 different species, I could watch them all day. Ty Cal.
 

Barry T. (902)
Monday September 1, 2014, 10:16 am
noted, signed & shared (FB) - thanks Cal!
 

Ramil Rosales A. (271)
Monday September 1, 2014, 10:26 am
Noted!
 

Krista Slavin (185)
Monday September 1, 2014, 4:01 pm
Noted
 

Ana Lopes (83)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 5:48 am
noted
 
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