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Lost Penguin Gets Cold Shoulder In New Zealand (VIDEO/POLL)

Offbeat  (tags: cruelty, young penguin, stranded, new zealand, controversy, antarctic emperor )

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A curator at the Museum of New Zealand predicts demise for the young penguin unless there's intervention. The Department of Conservation, though, has decided to not return the penguin home, preferring to let 'nature take its course.' But why knowingly


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Simone Duffin (1462)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 9:31 am
But why knowingly allow a lost young animal to die, when help to get back to a natural sustaining environment would not cause a major inconvenience? Itís unlikely that lending a hand to one lost adolescent will upend the nature of things. Hopefully, New Zealandís officials will reconsider and help the penguin get back home

Should the penguin be returned to Antarctica?
No, don't interfere.

Yes, help the youngster out.




Jill Vickerman (416)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 9:39 am
How can they do that! Oh no, I dont agree, not at all! they can surely get him a lift home?

Jill Vickerman (416)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 9:41 am
91.38% of people say YES, help the penguin!

Krasimira B (175)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 10:22 am
98,39% of people say YES, help the penguin!

Constance F (418)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 11:55 am
I think the majority are on the ethical side here! Ah, a little faith in humanity. Ditto, Simone.

Regina P (65)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 2:50 pm
Noted. I agree with Jill, I think he needed a little help from his friends, to get home. Thanks

Veronica C (22)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 5:27 pm
That's just cruel to leave him out there to survive in such unfamiliar surroundings. He's completely out of his element and they think nature is enough. He doesn't even have the instincts for that kind of environment. Humans have to intervene or he won't make it. Sometimes nature does need a helping hand.

Sara Tan (1)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 5:31 pm
The poll is an astounding 98% say YES to helping out the little guy. He needs a lending hand, for sure!

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 6:26 pm
hokey fright someone go give the little guy a ride...if he isnt straightened out on his own after a bit then pick him up and give him a ride.

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 6:26 pm
bet they would help a whale if it was stranded :(

Lynne Masters-Lee (4)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 6:59 pm
At least get the little guy to a southern point in or south of New Zealand so he he can make the trip home on his own.

Shirley S (187)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 7:34 pm
Come on NEW ZEALAND make a name for yourselves & get into the GOOD books of animal lovers.

Patricia W (94)
Thursday June 23, 2011, 9:44 pm
We mess up nature all the time. Can't we help nature along once in a while?
Give this poor creature help getting home. Pretty please.

KS Goh (0)
Friday June 24, 2011, 12:41 am
Thanks for the article.

Andreia Capelo (15)
Friday June 24, 2011, 5:17 am
Yes, help the youngster out.
We interfere with nature all the time.

Thanks Simone! :P

Chavonne H (46)
Friday June 24, 2011, 6:26 pm
that's terrible he's lost.

Robert O (12)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 11:32 am
The poor thing! You can't just leave him out there, he needs to be back home where hee's on familiar territory and on safe ground. Like Andreia Capelo said, "We interfere with nature all the time." So this time why don't we interfere for a GOOD reason instead of a greedy one and hope for a happy outcome.
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