other arrests!

Mark Walker mwalker at aisvt.bfg.com
Fri Sep 19 17:59:29 EDT 1997


If this were Brazil, Mr. T. would be in much deeper do-do.

Yikes.  I don't know about a suitcase full, but I could easily be guilty of
trying something like this with 50 specimens.

I know you anti-collectors are pleased by this, but it's really very sad for
me.  I'd love to travel to Brazil and do some collecting.  Common stuff,
really!  But they don't give permits to people like me - I guess I just don't
kill enough bugs to warrant a _permit_.  

Only 0.0000001% of the population actually likes doing what I do.  We are
responsible for killing 0.0000000000000001% of the population of bugs (which is
only 0.0000000001% of those killed by other humans), and we are the first to be
told to put down our nets.  It really, really, really, really, REALLY, sucks! 
And I suspect that this is all due to the behavior of about 0.01% of the
collectors who are interested in poaching endangered species.  Listen, folks,
please STOP buying rare bugs.  If the market goes away, then maybe the world
will stop having this senseless fit.  Maybe they'll even give me my net back,
so that I can catch a few bugs before they're wasted on DNR autobus grills.

Mark Walker.

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