[leps-talk] No one objects to the mass killing of Wasps for ID purposes

Paul Cherubini monarch at saber.net
Fri Sep 11 23:40:33 EDT 2009

Sal L. wrote:

> It makes perfect sense to me that some people 
> feel it is wrong to kill the "warm, furry" insects
> (leps), but okay to kill those that attack and 
> annoy us (wasps). In my opinion, this is not 
> hypocritical, it is human.

But is it appropriate for a professional scientific
organization like the Toronto Entomologist's 
Association to teach young people
that it's morally OK to kill massive quantities of Wasps 
for identification and population abundance
monitoring purposes, but not "warm, furry" moths
or butterflies?

Sam's message on the Wasp Project was posted
on ENTOMO-L at listserv.uoguelph.ca and Carolyn 
King of the Toronto Entomologist's Association has 
been a participant of that Canadian listserve.
Carolyn did not raise any objection to the project's
plan to kill thousands of Wasps across the USA
and Canada for ID and population monitoring purposes.

Paul Cherubini


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