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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Collateral Damage

Whole eco-systems shatter...
Great and continual misery can come
from those who seek to
change things "for the better".

4 comments:

Karl said...

Here's a good example. Cane toads were introduced into Australia originally as deterrents to other creatures. And now:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17642578

What the article doesn't tell you is that once a bag full of the toads has been collected, a hose is slipped in which fills it with carbon monoxide. Auschwitz for the cane toad.

Ann Sterzinger said...

See also: Ligotti's discussion of the "for the good of man" requirement that's attached to the Nobel Prize for literature. That's one giant deterrent to good writing as well as good citizenship.

Srikant said...

Karl, while you had a good time in Australia not long back, I have felt Australia is a horrible place for quite some time.

The story of rabbits in Australia is even more poignant.

Also, there are MANY stories of governing bodies announcing rewards for capturing rats -- and people breeding rats for more bounty.

Karl said...

I did have a good time, although that was mainly due to the weather and sense of freedom after coming from dreary, awful England. On the other hand, Australia is a very middle-class, money-focused, consumer society and there is, apparently, major environmental damage being done there due to the 'need for resources', so don't worry: I'm under no delusions about it!