Killing some animals to save others

It is OK to make humans bear huge costs to save the lives of species, but it is wrong to kill a few Kangaroos to save some species? I get the basic idea: it is wrong to intervene in nature, but humans are not part of nature. Here is an example now from Australia:

Authorities say the overabundant kangaroos are crowding out other native species, but many animal rights activists are against the killing of Australia's beloved national symbol. . . .

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Blogger Thernlund said...

That's a tough one. Certainly thinning herds (what do you call a herd of Kangaroos?) is the right thing to do and is in everyones best interest. But what complicates things is that the Kangaroo is the Aussie's national symbol. It's even on theoir flag. It just feels wrong for a proud country to go about killing your own national icon.

Tough situation indeed.


5/20/2008 8:10 PM  

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