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Praetorianus March 13th, 2015 12:51pm

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?

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03/14/15 7:27 am

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.

presrvd Phoenix
03/13/15 4:41 pm

Yes. Especially if it tastes good, or makes a good wallet....

ChristIsKing texas
03/13/15 7:50 pm


Zod Above Pugetropolis
03/13/15 3:39 pm

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.

GubraLagima Tramp 2016
03/13/15 7:23 am

Humans are the most invasive species ever.

GubraLagima Tramp 2016
03/13/15 9:15 am

We kill way more than we eat. Shouldn't you be off praying to Hitler anyway?

cyanospool The Deep North
03/13/15 1:38 pm

Aw, you guys are so cute together. Now kiss!

ChristIsKing texas
03/13/15 7:52 pm

Not to sound offensive but unless you are vegetarian you can't complain about other people killing animals for food.

GubraLagima Tramp 2016
03/13/15 8:26 pm

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

typetype level 2 pretty
03/13/15 7:12 am

Only ones that mess up natural ecology or pose a threat to humans.

03/13/15 6:15 am

Yes, if they have no natural predators to eat them where they are placed, they can greatly damage the ecosystem.

sojourner present
03/13/15 6:01 am

I'd imagine if you want to try and salvage the Eco system, hunting them is probably necessary

Praetorianus Fair enough.
03/13/15 6:12 am

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.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
03/13/15 2:36 pm

Isn't encouraging hunting simply introducing a new predator?

Liberty 4,032,064
03/13/15 5:55 am

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.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
03/13/15 5:53 am

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?