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ENDANGERED BIRDS: Criticism of Finland's Spring Hunting of Common Eider

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The population of common eiders has seen a serious crisis in the Baltic Sea in recent decades, and the breeding population has decreased by 40% since 1995, so almost by half in 15 years.. this situation has not prevented the local Government of Åland, an


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chris b (2474)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 2:27 am
Whenever I see the word tradition rear it's ugly head in an article on the murder of innocent birds or animals I know the perpetrators are looking to hide their blood-lust behind PCism. When I see those opposed to such slaughter mention dwindling numbers alarm bells ring for the lack of empathy from those who should be concerned for the murder of innocent sentient beings regardless of their potential extinction or over abundance!

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 2:40 am
Does eiderdown come from Eiders?
The hunt should be stopped.

SANDRA R (145)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 3:24 am
Sadly noted. Thank you Cal.

Danuta W (1251)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 3:45 am
thank you for sharing

tracey p (81)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 10:06 am
Tragic. Another case of bloodlust disguised as tradition. No animals should be hunted and slaughtered by anyone pretending that they are following their forefathers. If everyone followed what their forefathers did, no kind of progress would ever be made. If some bloodthirsty idiots are going to hunt, let them admit that it is because they WANT TO KILL. And let the rest of us try as hard as we can to put a stop to it, because we love animals and birds, whatever their status on the endangered list.
But I do understand that there is great urgency in trying to protect the species that are in most danger of dying out. However, if we had showed a greater level of compassion for them earlier, and spoke up louder for them, perhaps they would never reach endangered status.

Constance F (418)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 10:48 pm
Thank you to all above comments. I don't know why I read this stuff...I am incapable of understanding the mind of one who wants to hunt, to kill things... incomprehensible. What is it? I deleted someone, who seems like a perfectly lovely person in many ways, and perhaps is, but stated " hunting is normal. everyone hunts." What pleasure do they find in seeing something beautiful and alive, then dead - dead and lifeless. Because other species have no value to them. That's it. Humans are better than other species - that's the mindset. That's the prevailing mindset even if people don't hunt. Deep down many people believe that humans are superior to other species. They won't say it, but they believe it. Say goodbye to other species, foolish tragic people.
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