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OK to extinguish species at a lower rate?
Posted by: DonS ( USA ) on July 14, 1999 at 21:38:43:
In Reply to: Plea for wise management addressed to those who refuse to believe posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on July 12, 1999 at 10:15:43:
: SDF: Nope, wise management doesn't mean that. It takes a mass market, not just a guy with an axe, to extinguish species at the rate we're doing it.
Are you suggesting that it's OK to extinguish species at a lower rate?
I'm not sure what the "rate" was, but the American Indian killed off a few species. The giant sloth, the horse (in the Americas, of course), types of whales, and probably a lot more . . . possibly including caucasian early Americans who seem to be the oldest inhabitants of the "new world". They also used mass killing techniques like running bison heards off of cliffs.