Inspired by JustBob: Around here, lionfish and iguanas are considered invasive species and we are encouraged to hunt them. Should an invasive species be targeted?
I have been looking forward to going to Ft Lauderdale to help with a group that dives and gathers lion fish and participating in helping with the pythons in the everglades.
Yes. Especially if it tastes good, or makes a good wallet....
I think yes, assuming they have no direct benefit to humans, and assuming they were inappropriately introduced by humans into a system that had not evolved a way to control them. It's an error that just shouldn't happen. We broke it, we fix it.
Humans are the most invasive species ever.
We kill way more than we eat. Shouldn't you be off praying to Hitler anyway?
Aw, you guys are so cute together. Now kiss!
Not to sound offensive but unless you are vegetarian you can't complain about other people killing animals for food.
I'm not complaining about anything. I don't have a problem with killing animals for food, I have a problem with destroying habitats for resources, especially when other resources are readily available
Only ones that mess up natural ecology or pose a threat to humans.
Yes, if they have no natural predators to eat them where they are placed, they can greatly damage the ecosystem.
I'd imagine if you want to try and salvage the Eco system, hunting them is probably necessary
An ecosystem is comprised of its species and the relations between them. I don't consider any species invasive. The ecosystem won't be destroyed, you just get a new equilibrium between predator and prey.
Isn't encouraging hunting simply introducing a new predator?
And thank you for the mention:)
No more than a native species. If you want to hunt whatever's on your own land or land on which you've come to an agreement with the owner, than go ahead.
I'd rather see them as successful species. If you want to see an infamous invasive species, take a look in the mirror. Open season?