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Captive conditions....


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Posted by Jorge Horna on May 07, 2003 at 10:23:42:

In Reply to: Captive conditions.... posted by RioBravoReptiles on May 07, 2003 at 09:15:42:

I guess i'm not being understood in here...

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I know Jorge said he was not starting a thread here.. basically that's like tossing a bone into a crowd of hungry animals
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The reason i said that is because i respectfully responded to Herman. I have not mentioned any other names; however, this is an open forum and anyone has the right to read, and respond to any thread. I don't usually run away from anything.

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Indirectly, if we purchase animals from those who mistreat animals we are allowing or even encouraging that condition to continue, although I allow that the need to rescue an individual animal from some horrible situations is too strong to resist.
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Sorry, but i DO NOT believe so. Perhaps you are one of the few with a great heart, but it's all about $$$

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Jorge's photos and remarks implied an association with and support of those people keeping boas in terrible conditions. ok, those farmers themselves are poor and live in shacks..
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Once again, there are thousands of people around the world dying because they cannot afford a piece of bread. Perhaps, if these people would have money, the living conditions of the animals would improve.

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Returning to rule #1, when we take an animal into captivity we are 100% responsible for it.. Of course, that may not be their way and perhaps they will improve conditions there as time passes but that still leaves a couple of valid observations.
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True.


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Second.. if these poor people are not keeping boas for sale to the live animal trade.. are they maintaining them for the skin-trade? for food? If they aren't keeping them for money, then our friend Jorge should easily convince them to release those boas and keep more chickens instead..
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How about trying to convince every single people in this country from buying WC animals? If i was the major of the city of Iquitos i would raise as many funds as i can to the better the living conditions of the wild animals and poor people.


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If my remarks offend somebody
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Not at all.


I believe going over and over about an important issue without and agreement would get us nowhere. I do respect you, but it is more than obvious the disagreement we have in here. Let's move on. There are other things to do and take care right now.




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