butterfly papered specimens

Eric or Pat Metzler spruance at infinet.com
Sun Feb 14 10:07:40 EST 1999


You didn't mention butterflies that are farm raised in tropical rain
forests.  These butterflies, not part of the wild populations, provide a
means of survival for persons that does not require the destruction of
the rain forests.  It is easy to decry the destruction of the rain
forests and then to decry the use of products from the rain forests that
may lead to the saving of the rain forests.

Life is too complicated to provide a simple answer to any question.

Best wishes to all,

Eric Metzler
Columbus OH

SK Khew wrote:
> I wish you wouldn't use butterfly wings for "art".  It usually results
> in wanton killing for an unjustified cause.  There have been long drawn
> debates on the collecting/killing versus conservation issue on this
> leps-list.  Yours is definitely one case that would not receive much
> support on this list.
> Using killed butterflies for "art" is something that would probably hurt
> the population of any species, no matter how abundant they may be at the
> moment.
> Please reconsider your intention to use real butterflies in the name of
> art.
> Just my 2 cents' worth.
> >I am looking for a supplier of papered butterfly specimens that I can
> order in
> >quantity for artwork. If you could help me with this, or know of a
> supplier,
> >please e-mail me at ladd123 at aol.com   Thank you very much, cheri hiers
> >
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