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The Bizarre Reason Elephant Poachers Are Now Targeting Vultures


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Michael
- 1839 days ago - takepart.com
To evade detection, Africa's professional elephant killers are silencing vultures with poison pills. Strangely,lately I'm observing & writing about other vultures, and mentioning their cultural & ecologically important roles. This article views atrocity.



   

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Jill Vickerman (416)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 12:34 pm
Yes, it all makes sense doesnt it. What a disaster this is!
 

Anne F (17)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 1:01 pm
Cruel humans
 

Michael M (60)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 1:07 pm
Cowboys in the USA and other people with guns, just shoot any vulture they can whenever they can get away with it.

US and Canadian ranchers also put out poison hoping to kill wolves, and of course kill anything that eats anything that eats the HUMAN-MADE poisons.
I have recently heard that hunters in Alaska have put out poisons.
 

Leslene Dunn (84)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 12:13 am
Words fail me - hunters and poachers are the biggest most vile curse on this earth!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 2:25 am
The vultures are kind of like spies, aren't they.
 

. (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 3:16 am
Il faut croire que peu importe le pays que l'Homme habite, sa volonté de destruction de la vie est partout pareille.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 3:59 am
When can this exploitation of survival right be stopped?
 

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 5:44 am
I just can't understand the stupidity of some people, how can you kill the animal that eats up all the dead?
Did they not think about all the bacteria that is going to be around because there is nothing to get rid of it!?
 

Michael M (60)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 2:11 pm
Care2 members may not know that in India, and in distant high Tibet, two cultures have a way far better than relegating the body of one who has died to a small box in a mausoleum or piece of "property" isolated for as much time as they can devise:

THere, the dead are chopped up and placed high in either an elevated area of a building where only the great Vultures and Birds of Prey can reach, or are placed in the mountain heights, where the Griffin Vultures, the Bearded Vultures, teh Eagles, can take them, spreading their remnants throughout Earth and Sky.

No burning, No denial of our intimate part of the living, changing world, but a remembrance, a way which gave birth to the ideas of being taken to heavens, to inhere in all the Earth.
Imagine for a moment your feeling for a relative who is now part of everything s far as eyes can see, intimately in the air, water land. Then imagine how mean is the idea of putting them in a box in a hole.

Could we possibly begin to revere once again the Earth, the air, the water, the land, the sea? Could we lessen our greed our separation, our uncaring response to needless killing? Could we become truly different, once again what our ancestors were, in the limitless Earth that many barely experience at all any more?

The Lammergeier, the Griffin Vulture, The Great Eagle - these are just three of those who fly beyond our senses there.

In the older times of this continent, North America, the dead were once placed upon scaffolds in the sun, and only the Condor, the Turkey Vulture, The Eagles, took them. It is an old and honored way, of the peoples who look upon all Earth as sacred, and understand a presence of the grandparents everywhere.

I would share my past being in this way, or even among the eaters of the earth, Coyote, Wolf, Bear, and the smaller ones. Why should we be so stingy as to refuse them their natural food, when we also ate in our own time?

SYlvie:

The only answer to that is that YOU, YOURSELF must be the change

La vie va et vient, mais c'est une expérience glorieuse. Nous sommes délimitée par les quelques pistes que nous pouvons voyager à notre époque, et pourtant son temps est intrinsèquement partie de tout ce qui a jamais, ne pourra jamais exister.

Notre temps, nos pensées et nos interactions sont notre rôle vital dans l'univers, et nos choix sont ce que nous causons soit à les détruire, ou de vivre dans l'émerveillement.
 

Danuta W (1251)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 3:16 am
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