Lynx being re-introduced to the UK 19 replies

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#1 2 years ago

No, not that Lynx, this one;


After 1,300 years absence, the plan is to reintroduce them initially in the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. 

Farmers are, rightly or wrongly, concerned about it however. They are potentially a threat to livestock and other wildlife. I also wonder weather we should be meddling with the ecosystem like this; while it may be the cause of man that cause them to become extinct in this country, we're just as likely to cause equally devastating effects to the current balance of nature in the area, are we not?

I watched a documentary about Yellowstone Park not so long ago, and there was something in it about the effect that re-introducing an animal had; it killed another animal which meant that such a plant was allowed to grow which prevented another animal from getting the food it needs, or something like that.

Anyway, the point is, there can be effects nobody can predict as the chain of nature is not as simple as it may seem on the surface.

Any thoughts about this?

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#3 2 years ago

Well, all those other times we've introduced (or reintroduced) a species to an area have gone so well.*

*No they haven't.

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#4 2 years ago

But it's SOOO CUUUTE! How could you not want to see these guys running around all over?


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#5 2 years ago

I say do it. Then reintroduce wolves, then bears. Let's see how many idle parents let their fucking kids run about the place then.


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#6 2 years ago

Hmm, giant murder floofs introduced into a civilian population with all the survival instincts of a spastic penguin. This can only go well.

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#7 2 years ago

Didn't they try to reintroduce wolves in the  UK not long ago?  How'd that work out? (Genuinely asking, not sarcasm)

Anyhow, I say yes to this because they're cute.


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#8 2 years ago

I think the UK just needs to stop making decisions. You kill the economy. You kill the democracy. You kill the climate ministry. Now you want to kill your own population by introducing murder-cats.

(Though lynxes are <3)

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#9 2 years ago

I sense a plot to kill of all those anoying Scottish people. Hope they won't sent any Lynx to here, me having some Scottish roots. 

It doesn't sound like a very good idea to me, as indeed with the changes in the ecosystem it will be next to impossible to predict what will happen.  If the ecosystem recently lost a creature or vegetation and one tries to restore balance, that sounds reasonable enough. But if the ecosystem changed in so many ways since this or that went missing, reintroduction is a bit risky...

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#10 2 years ago

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