Anthony W. Cynor
acynor at fullerton.edu
Tue Sep 15 10:32:04 EDT 1998
Graham Dixon wrote:
> Point of view from an enthusiastic ameteur.
> Interesting discussions about the rights and wrongs of advertising livestock
> on this group. Personally it doesn't bother me one way or another.
> Nice to see that most parties are being civil about it and that it is not
> de-generating into a slanging match.
> What concerns me is the following (no names mentioned) is that in the past,
> when I have mentioned (on the group) various species found in my garden
> (wild species) I have had offers to buy larvae/pupae.
> I would never use anything "wild" for commercial gain. I wonder if this
> justifies dealing with captive bred specimens.
> Maybe I am naive, but until I joined this group, i didn't realise that our
> little friends were in such demand.
> It would be interesting to know what percentage of members:-
> (a) Have a "no kill" policy.
> (b) Kill specimens for a "collection" (hunting instinct)
> (c) / Breed for scientific study
> (d) Breed for conservation purposes
> (e) Breed for commercial gain
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