Man fined $10,000 for killing 'iconic' croc

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  1. Stompsy

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    So how would you describe the slaughter of the Tasmanian Tiger? Because I’m fairly sure it was a competition between farmers to see how many could be killed.
     
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    That's 1 species. How many have cats foxes and toads eradicated and just about eradicated?? More than 1?? Or less? Are we ever going to be able to effectively control that?

    We are so effective as a species at eradicating other species yet we can't even eradicate the 3 biggest threats to our native animals... hmm
     
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    They had been wiped out on the mainland before any real farmers got here. While obviously not helpful, I do not believe white people killing them is the primary reason for their extinction. There are plenty of examples where farmers have caused massive environmental destruction and contributed to extinctions. Back on the topic crocs were probably on the way to becoming extinct in Australia, it made sense to stop harvesting them at that point. However these days they are thriving and we are the only natural predator that exists for large crocs.
     
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    Threads back. It will not be reopened.
     
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