killing butterflies for fun???

Kenelm Philip fnkwp at
Wed Jul 3 19:16:58 EDT 2002

Two people have posted to the effect that killing butterflies while driving
is irrelevant to arguments over collecting:

> But I would expect that none of them would argue in support of their
> pastime or vocation with that over-used car casualty scenario.

> The car casualty argument is actually a very very poor point.

So _why_ is the car casualty argument so poor? In the state of Illinois,
an estimated 20 million butterflies are killed per _week_ along the road
system. Compared to that, the depredations of collectors are pretty minor
(provided they are not affecting endangered species).

Note that in law, if you drive your car carelessly through a crowd and kill
100 people, I think you will draw a longer prison term than if you deliber-
ately murder a single person. 100 shorter sentences add up fast...

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