feral swine are causing native wildlife (and plants) to suffer immensely. its a lose/lose situation to leave them, and a lose/win situation to exterminate them. as a vegan, I am torn on exterminating invasive species because it is not their fault we brought them here, but at the same time, I feel that preserving ecosystems is more important as a whole.
Relocating is not an option for invasive species (what, fly them back to Europe?), let alone the sheer cost something like that would entail. Sterilization would also be incredibly costly, and who would do it? Meanwhile, they would continue to cause ecological damage upon release and until their death. None of it is feasible, sadly.
To me the very idea of invasive species wreaks of speciesism.
It's almost as if we are putting "native" species on a pedestal. The fact that someone was here first is more important than the lives of animals that were here later. Skin colour, gender, number of feet, or even time of arrival are not logical reasons to discriminate. We do not discriminate against invasive humans, we call them immigrants.
While the "invasive species" may be causing ecological harm in the short term this is a temporary imbalance that will over time right itself. We are pretending that we are the only all knowing species that can fix this, which completely ignores how nature works. Eventually other species will evolve to be able to eat invasive species and maybe the original native species will be lost. That is life.
Exterminating wild pigs goes against animal rights. It goes against being non-violent and against the idea that every animal has the right not to be seen as property. By deciding what we will do with them we are seeing these animals as our property. In fact I'd argue it's not a vegan position at all.
No, it's the truth. I have been educated in ecology/biology and understand how these things work. Wishing the earth would magically heal itself and that invasive species would not cause immense suffering to native species does not make it so, sadly.
I'm not saying that invasive species won't cause immense suffering to native species - yes initially that will of course happen. I am saying that it is speciesist to favor invasive over native species and to kill off all invasive species. There will be death either way and I favor neither. That being said I think we overlook the ability for natural systems to bounce back and right themselves. Cities in fact which are full of invasive species have increased biodiversity because of it. They become thriving beautiful ecosystems.
I'd throw my credentials around for being educated in how the environment works, but I don't think this is an isolated scientific matter. I think it's also a vegan issue and a cultural issue.
pETA is the only authroity on keeping animals good/from harm?
well then again animal welfair is "ASPCA" and it's kind.
are the cowards for not demanding other countries end their practices before their native country ends theres?
i'm not supporting eating dogs. but "we don't eat dogs in our country, thus you shouldn't we don't care that thousands and thousands of years ago, Dogs served multi purpoes. in the past few centurey we discoverd dogs are supposed to be our friends, or, better yet free, wild and free!"
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