ads for livestock

Pierre le Roux arbor at
Wed Sep 16 00:44:48 EDT 1998

Gordon Ramel wrote:
> Are the peole who want to post the adverts willing to pay to have
> their adverts up.  I am quite willing to set up a page with info
> about who has what for sale as part of my website 

Yes, but should we not first have another net-conference on the 
legalities of selling into other countries? I for one have a policy 
of selling only to licenced institutions in the USA, due to the 
stupidity of laws precluding the hobby trade.  Personally I feel the 
quantities bred and bought by hobbyists are too low, in any event, to 
cause trouble even if 1% of all people took to the practise, of 
collecting butterflies, and 10% of those satrted rearing stock, and 
regularly allowed stock to escape - which they don't - seeing that 
they paid good money for them. More harm is probably done by the 
bughuggers that release thousands of insects from distant localities, 
and even then: Why would these survive in an area which they haven't 
colonised over the millions of years they had the chance? (Opening up 
the can of worms here, am I ;-) The cockraoches, flies, and other 
nasties seem to be quite good at spreading them around: So why not 
our butterflies? Is it maybe that they don't like us as much as we 
like them, and prefer not to settle in the nice disturbed landscapes 
we create?

Pierre le Roux Tel&Fax:+(27)-15-583-0084
P.O. Box 8     ( Cellphone+27-82-9234-975)
0929 Levubu
South Africa
23 05'S 30 15'E, 680m above mean sealevel.

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