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All Creatures Great and Small

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by noirua, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. burglar

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    Ok Smurf, ya got to me.

    That BSB number is in Mt. Barker SA in the Adelaide Hills.
    Hopefully my donation won't find its way to Nigeria!!
     
  2. Smurf1976

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    Must add that I have no associated with either of the wildlife organisations in that previous post. I believe them to be legit, but cannot confirm this. :2twocents
     
  3. burglar

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    I did wonder who would, but I wonder no longer.

    I was having morning tea with the wonderful volunteers from Meals on Wheels.
    One was saying that she'd heard the plea.
    She rounded up a few friends.
    They knitted, sewed and crocheted 50 pairs between them.
    And it only took an hour or so!

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  4. Calliope

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    It would take more than an hour or so to knit new jumpers for animals that are not so cuddly. It's easier to put them down...especially if they have burned feet and cannot walk.

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  5. burglar

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    Must admit, I do have a penchant for cuddly furry creatures!
     
  6. Julia

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    burglar, you'll be pleased to know that the request for the Koala mittens 'went viral' and they have received far more than they need. (I'm sure they'll keep for the next fire).

    They're now asking people to make pouches for young animals whose mother has perished.

    Calliope, yes it would easier and more practical, perhaps, to put them down. But, as long as there are people who want to show such care for animals, the world is a better place imo.
     
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    Tisme Apathetic at Best

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    Agreed. Unfortunately farmers are in no position to nurse mobs of sheep.
     
  8. Calliope

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    Yes Tisme. I have been there. It is a dreadful feeling to have to go around and shoot your injured animals after a bushfire, rather than let them suffer, with no hope of recovery.
     
  9. Julia

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    No, of course not, but if people want to express their compassion in sewing booties for koalas that's just a nice thing.
     
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    SirRumpole, you are very weak in this matter. If a Tiger attacks and kills a human it must , absolutely must, be shot dead.

    Dying Aspinall 'wanted one of his zoo tigers to kill him'
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukn...wanted-one-of-his-zoo-tigers-to-kill-him.html
    But there was a price. In 1980, Aspinall was forced to shoot a Siberian tigress that killed two keepers at Howletts. Four years later a keeper was crushed to death by an Indian bull elephant in Port Lympne. In 1994 the head keeper at Howletts was killed by a Siberian tiger.

    Keeper killed by tiger was looking for a safer job
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/keeper-killed-by-tiger-was-looking-for-a-safer-job-1573462.html

    • Escaped tiger shot dead in Kent
    http://scotcats.online.fr/abc/realcats/kenttiger.html
     
  17. SirRumpole

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    They are WILD animals, if we take them and lock them up it's up to the keepers to take proper precautions when in their vicinity.
     
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    We've seen the failed attempts of domesticating wild animals of the two legged variety, but at the end of the day they retain their imprint to kill because they can; what chance does a Tiger have in the face of that competition.
     
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