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Old 07-25-2023, 10:59 AM
 
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Pit bulls
Yeah unfortunately. I feel sorry for those dogs, bred to fight and kill. They can be sweet pets if raised and treated right, but that is not their purpose.

Also other pet animals with breeding that causes them some type of suffering or shortened life span. Sometimes we think certain exaggerated features are "cute", when they actually cause disability for the animal.
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Old 07-25-2023, 02:40 PM
 
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Its a good thing that the general public doesn't get to vote about which species to wipe out of existence.
Boy, no kidding.
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Old 07-25-2023, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Maine
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If you eliminate the disease-carrying "pests," what will you do to control populations in return? Disease in nature does serve a purpose. It isn't pretty, but neither is starving to death when carrying capacity is exhausted, and territory wars that leave animals maimed and suffering.
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Old 07-25-2023, 04:34 PM
 
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No, not ants. They clean!

As for who should be eliminated? I'd say that they (all animals) might all have some use, just that maybe we don't know yet what that might be for some of them.
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Old 07-25-2023, 06:33 PM
 
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Armadillos and racoons-they are both destroyers!
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Old 07-27-2023, 01:13 AM
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Pit Bulls.
So that is 3 votes in this thread for pit bulls!

I no longer think it's "How they were raised" argument that determines if they are aggressive or not.

I think that is just the way they are.
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Old 07-27-2023, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Why all the hate for pigeons??
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Old 07-27-2023, 07:35 AM
 
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Why all the hate for pigeons??
I'd say people live in cities and hate the mess they see wherever pigeons congregate.
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Old 07-27-2023, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Armadillos and racoons-they are both destroyers!
So are deer and bunnies. Do we get them rid of them, too?
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Old 07-27-2023, 12:18 PM
 
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How about house pests like clothes moths, carpet beetles, bedbugs, weavils? Are they really necessary in ecosystem. They live their life cycles hiding in your home eating your fabrics and grains and leaving waste behind. Only thing they might do is get into a spider web and feed a spider I've never seen it. Spiders usually have flies or mosquitoes in their webs.
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