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Decline in Wildlife Aggravates Human Conflict - Study

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Researchers at UC Berkeley have found an alarming correlation between a decline in wildlife and human conflict. As human activity directly threatens animals, their declining numbers introduce drastic changes to our way of life.


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Past Member (0)
Saturday July 26, 2014, 12:56 am
meat meat meat meat-----can't these morons eat something else ???

Stevie A (10)
Saturday July 26, 2014, 1:03 am
The PRIMARY societies, the First Nations knew of the interconnected web of Life aeons ago. The secondary and tertiary societies are now proving the Truth of the “savages" wisdom.
(I base my hierarchies on the ability to feed, shelter, clothe, educate their people in a SUSTAINABLE way.)

Anteater Ants (122)
Saturday July 26, 2014, 4:26 am
The article won't open. :-(

. (0)
Saturday July 26, 2014, 8:13 am
The elephant picture is heartbreaking.

Debra Tate (17)
Saturday July 26, 2014, 2:28 pm
Signed. Noted. Shared.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday July 26, 2014, 3:55 pm
Thanks for the article.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday July 26, 2014, 8:10 pm
Millions upon millions of people have and always will eat meat, so labelling people as 'morons' for doing what a great deal of humanity does gets rather tiresome.

Finding morey sustainable ways of obtaining meat is always helpful, especially in the western world. Avoiding factory farming would help. Countries outside of the west, Somalia is a rather lawless and chaotic society in all respects.

The world won't go vegetarian 100 percent, ever. Even if it did, there are still problems, such as the palm oil industry and the effects on orangutans. There is monocultures for growing pineapple, some complain that obtaining too much quinoa is driving the price of the staple too high for those living in certain countries. So, no matter what one does, there will be problems. For instance, growing tomatoes in Florida requires a lot of migrant workers to harvest the crop and there have even slave been labour type conditions in some circumstances in a First World country.

"But these overworked, poorly paid workers are the lucky ones. In Immokalee, some migrant farm workers face far harsher conditions as slaves. Not “virtual” wage slaves, but actual slaves – kidnapped or tricked into captivity by slave traders, sold to field bosses as property, and confined at night in locked trucks or sheds, threatened or beaten if they try to escape, and sometimes even chained. Their wages, paid by tomato farmers, are confiscated by the subcontractors who supervise slave workers and bring them to and from the fields."

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DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Saturday July 26, 2014, 8:11 pm
True, First Nations know all about sustainability.

Fran F (116)
Saturday July 26, 2014, 11:24 pm
This article has excellent insight. Thanks for posting it, Ray.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Sunday July 27, 2014, 1:06 am
Excellent article. Thank you Ray.

rita uljee (1)
Sunday July 27, 2014, 4:00 am
we are not really meat eating people look at our teeth we only turned into it,so poor excuse as usual.
I think in time we are forced to change our ways.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Sunday July 27, 2014, 5:04 am
If we were not meant eat meat, (some of us are omnivores) meat would likely create such an adverse reaction that it would have wiped out half the planet ages ago. Talk to the Inuit, they live in the Arctic and their diet is almost 95 percent meat. They are rather unusual in that most of their diet is meat, most people that eat meat also eat a variety of other foods, but growing veggies in the arctic when it is -50 gets a wee bit difficult.

There are no so-called 'excuses,' it is something that much of humankind has done for eons. The attempt to stigmatize or act as if meat were something abnormal for those including it in the diet will not alter the fact that
meat will always be eaten by a significant part of the populace. The only changing of our ways is the attempts to change factory farming and go back to true organic farming.

The argument about teeth is an old one, but then, we eat coconut and pineapple and we don't have the teeth to chew through the skin, rind or bite a raw coconut open. People just have to eat whatever diet is specifically suited to their own needs and no one diet suits everyone.

Ruth C (87)
Sunday July 27, 2014, 11:06 am
I agree Barb P.

Colin Hope (201)
Monday July 28, 2014, 9:00 am
Thanks for sharing!!
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