Sunday, December 15, 2013 10:33:53 AM
@AnEgg- I've wondered that myself. I know it`s not right to maim an animal but if it means it`s left alone. @OldOllie- You have a good point but I`m sure there would be an outcry if someone suddenly claimed ownership.
Saturday, December 14, 2013 10:56:03 AM
Forsquirl. Made no kids, saved lots of cats. I have more good deeds to do so that I can come back as a cat if they let me do so. Being an octopus might be fun too.
Saturday, December 14, 2013 6:24:31 AM
An interesting case study is Kenya and Zimbabwe. In 1979, Kenya's elephant population was around 65,000 while Zimbabwe`s was around 30,000.
Kenya outlawed elephant hunting while Zimbabwe did not. By 1989, Kenya`s elephant population had fallen to 19,000 while Zimbabwe`s had risen to 43,000.
When we don`t outlaw elephant hunting, people have an incentive to kill elephants but they also have an incentive to raise elephants. When we outlaw hunting, we remove the incentive to raise the elephants, but not the incentive to kill them.