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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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LucyLu
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....

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ChristIsKing texas
03/13/15 7:50 pm

Yummy👅

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.

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

Humans are the most invasive species ever.

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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.

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TierasPet
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.

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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

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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 Lets Use Logic
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.

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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?