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The Death of Lynx: A Bleeding Issue

Animals  (tags: animals, Iberian lynx, disease, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

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First it was called feline leukemia after tuberculosis, also a cat, and now it is "a mysterious kidney disease, which is killing the 72 lynx remaining captives to be subjected to an alleged captive breeding program, ie : the last lynx in the Iberian


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Cher C (1426)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 12:53 pm


First it was called feline leukemia after tuberculosis, also a cat, and now it is "a mysterious kidney disease, which is killing the 72 lynx remaining captives to be subjected to an alleged captive breeding program, ie : the last lynx in the Iberian Peninsula. For the time already affects almost 40% of the 70 copies that are distributed under this program in the four existing breeding centers. As might be expected not detected the disease in individuals that live in freedom.
Manual is the lynx, used to travel long distances daily, can not bear captivity. A caged lynx enters a deep depression, which causes a lowering of defenses and makes you develop different diseases that have no free bobcats. And not to be a biologist or veterinarian to understand: The disease that afflicts the lynx are for three decades researchers.

In 2003 we struck the story of "Scarface." Became blind as a result of capture in the Sierra de Andujar, 17 July 2002, when he was 14 months old. He died in early 2003, in a cage after being diagnosed with tuberculosis. He was born free, and was healthy until he had the misfortune to be captured. Unfortunately it has been followed by many others, too, lynx: Acebuche, Maki, Wary, Nuria, Auriga, Romulus, Alba, Roman, Understand, Mary Angeles, Sunday, Javitxu, Karl, Elsa, Scarlet, Borja, Hook, Barbara ... Why continue? Sacrificed in the name of obscure interests.

The lobby of the lynx is increasing while the population of this animal decreases. The economic racket is so large that, as in the case of brick, will be difficult to dismantle. That the Action Plan for Captive Breeding has a program's technical director ex-situ, a coordinator of the coordination committee, responsible for areas as diverse as management, genetics, health issues, reproductive physiology, research on site , national strategy, strategy Portuguese Ministry of MA, etc.. And a program coordinator in Andalusia, one in Extremadura, one in Castilla-La Mancha, one in Portugal ... and representatives of the breeding centers, employees thereof, national and international consultants, biologists, veterinarians, landscapers, gardeners, trappers , photographers, lab assistants ... and another legion of employees of various companies and foundations dedicated to extort money from the udder of the lynx. The few remaining lynx bear on his weak loins an army of parasites.

Money flows like a river. Grants multimillion different administrations and many public and private companies such as La Caixa, MEC, TECNOMASA, Glaxo Welcome, JA, EGMASA, TRAGSA, etc.. (26,860,000, 15,740,000, 30,000,000, 20,000,000 pts., € 64,789, etc. ..). And programs financed by the EAGGF, with various items (119,000 €, 95,000 €, 482,561 €, 48.080 € ...), MMA (186,875 €), or funds LIFE (in recent years, 30,000,000 €, plus another 26,000 € 000, breeding in captivity.

Money to destroy the Iberian lynx, and almost disappeared in Doñana, money to reintroduce it in where they did disappear. Mined the territory of Doñana, in traps Victor, American manufacturing, which was injured or maimed 60% of the lynx captured with them, eventually banned. But continue capturing other types of traps, marking, cutting out blood, chasing, harassing, stealing her puppies, weighted with antenna fitted with colored collars that prevent them from hunting, etc.., Now preserves and private estates. But the extinction of the lynx has numerous resumes, theses, hundreds (on the saliva, semen, intestines, mucus, eyes, feces, mating, breeding, puppies ... lynx), conferences, travel ... and money.

Projects with the lynx as a protagonist never complete. When the LIFE is conditioned to conservation plans, not research, drew from a hat the "Program for Ex-Situ", ie, the alleged "breeding", consisting of stealing lynx litter that still survive in game reserves and private farms for use as broodstock. Forgetting not only that the lynx does not support the captivity, but also a lynx born in these conditions, a captive mother, can not learn the behavior patterns of their parents to enable it survive in the wild: play, camper, hunting defend themselves in nature ....

Lynx survival demands the immediate cessation of all this gang of incompetents and opportunists. And the release of all captive lynx. For the full bleeds


Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 1:16 pm
this is sad. thnx for the article and the comment.

Tere M (75)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 1:23 pm
Noted with sadness. Thank you for posting Cher. Thank you for forwarding Charles. ~

Natalia P (14)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 1:43 pm

David B (34)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 1:56 pm
ah yes . another of man's wonder-blunders.thank you Cher.

Mike Feenaughty (267)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 2:35 pm

Kristen R (3)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 6:35 pm
Noted - thanks.

Patricia C (96)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 7:30 pm
Oh, mercy on these beautiful little cats! This is so sad.....Noted Cher.

Robyn L (80)
Tuesday March 30, 2010, 8:42 pm
This is an outrageous shame!

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 4:00 am
Terrible news, TY for the post Cher.

Kenneth L (314)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 11:10 pm
Even before reading the article I was going to say lynx are wild and probably do not tolerate being captive very well at all. So their immune defenses are lowered.
It's terrible that so many factors keep pounding away at Iberian Lynx until there's so few of them left. Better watch out or they will all go and no one will ever see one again, nor will they ever exist again as one.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 1, 2010, 3:02 pm
I am saddened that this is affecting the captive stock, which are being used to restock the wild ones. I hope they find a cure soon for this. Thank you, Cher.
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