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Old 07-20-2023, 10:25 PM
 
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All creatures on earth are necessary for the survival of other creatures. It's our ecosystem, I guess you could call it.

If a tiny insect in a wetland becomes extinct, then the frogs that rely on it to survive also die off. And the snakes and other creatures who live off the frogs may start dying off, or leave the area in search of food, and so on.

You are viewing the creatures on earth only from your viewpoint. Is an animal any purpose to YOU or your friends and family.

The fact that some animals kill some humans is not the rule on whether a species should live or die. Life on earth is dangerous at times. I'd argue that the streets of some cities are far more dangerous than a wilderness area, despite the cliffs you can fall off of and the cougars that may attack you. Should all the families of the murderers on our streets die off and end that family line?

The way to view earth, IMO, is from afar, as a working system. Sharks serve a purpose and have been around far longer than humans. The gauge as to whether they should live or die is not that they sometimes attack humans. After all, even humans attack humans. I'd say that far more humans have died at sea from the actions of other humans than from sharks.

I wouldn't want any creature on earth to become extinct. But despite what I want, half the wildlife on earth has died off because of humans. Humans are more of a threat to earth than any of the other animals, apparently. We are ruining their habitat. Earth without wild animals would be dismal and unnatural.
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Old 07-21-2023, 01:11 AM
 
Location: 53179
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Cockroches
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Old 07-21-2023, 02:35 AM
 
Location: Honolulu/DMV Area/NYC
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Pigeons. They might not be dangerous, but they are some of the most disgusting creatures I have been around.
One of the most disgusting sights in nature that I've experienced was a pigeon's nest on some rafters near Central Park some years ago. I was literally grossed out by the sight
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Old 07-21-2023, 02:38 AM
 
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We should just eat them.
Squab is a delicacy in some cultures. I recall my father telling me than when Puerto Rican migration to NYC picked up steam some decades ago, many Puerto Ricans were catching and eating city pigeons, similar to what they had done back in PR. NYC had to pass a law to prohibit the practice apparently (or so my father says). I think farmed-raised pigeons would be fine, though. Those street pigeons, however, are another story.
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Old 07-21-2023, 06:52 AM
 
Location: MN
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Not that I am in a hurry to die, but I will say humans. The earth and all other species would be better off without us.
I started hanging around a girl long ago in a town of 1,500 people in an area where it was half hour to south to another similar sized city, an hour northeast to next similar sized town in thick forest. Me coming from twin cities of many millions of people I began to fear humans not bears, wolves, mtn lions, moose that all lived there.
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Old 07-21-2023, 07:22 AM
 
Location: PA/NJ
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Human animal.
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Old 07-21-2023, 09:39 AM
 
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Human animal.
I wish the OP had specified “except humans”.
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Old 07-21-2023, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Cumberland
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Squab is a delicacy in some cultures. I recall my father telling me than when Puerto Rican migration to NYC picked up steam some decades ago, many Puerto Ricans were catching and eating city pigeons, similar to what they had done back in PR. NYC had to pass a law to prohibit the practice apparently (or so my father says). I think farmed-raised pigeons would be fine, though. Those street pigeons, however, are another story.
Pigeons are underrated. They are smart birds, a common choice of scientists who want to test animal cognition. They are loyal mates to each other. Pigeons are great parents, raising their squabs on crop milk, a substance they produce in their throat. There is a reason people will gladly eat baby pigeon, they are like the veal calves of the bird world except it is the parents who fatten them up so well. They are strong fliers too for a bird of their size.

I don't blame them for being adaptable to urban landscapes. They don't need much room to nest (they are Rock Doves, after all) they are omnivorous, they can travel for food and remember where it is.

They are pretty too, iridescent feathers, piebald coloration in some. I keep track of a flock of pigeons that live under one specific overpass where I live. They are a mixture of white doves, the piebald types, and some standard "rock dove" coloration. Many birds are a combination of patterns and very unique looking.
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Old 07-21-2023, 12:34 PM
 
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Pigeons are underrated. They are smart birds, a common choice of scientists who want to test animal cognition. They are loyal mates to each other. Pigeons are great parents, raising their squabs on crop milk, a substance they produce in their throat. There is a reason people will gladly eat baby pigeon, they are like the veal calves of the bird world except it is the parents who fatten them up so well. They are strong fliers too for a bird of their size.

I don't blame them for being adaptable to urban landscapes. They don't need much room to nest (they are Rock Doves, after all) they are omnivorous, they can travel for food and remember where it is.

They are pretty too, iridescent feathers, piebald coloration in some. I keep track of a flock of pigeons that live under one specific overpass where I live. They are a mixture of white doves, the piebald types, and some standard "rock dove" coloration. Many birds are a combination of patterns and very unique looking.
I like pigeons too! I think they are pretty, and kind of funny. I have rescued a few. As far as homing and racing pigeons, they are cool. I had a racer visit my yard to take a little rest during it's journey.
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Old 07-21-2023, 01:17 PM
 
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Certain animals just do no good. They just cause turmoil. & a human life should be more valuable than any animal's.
I would like to see the animal Aeternum Caeruleum go extinct.
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