Taping birds.

Subject: Taping birds.
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 14:21:25 +1000
1. In relation to the discussion of using bird tapes.  Are there 
studies (with specific evidence) which demonstrate damage due 
to using tapes? Is there substantive theory which suggests harm 
might be caused? References?
2. Supposing taping is harmful. Is  squeaking, whistling 
and hand-kissing also harmful? Or are these less harmful?
3. Is there a trace of puritanism in the discussion criticising use 
of tapes? Birding has to be difficult to be good? Or is there 
real concern about bird welfare?
4. It is good to clarify these issues since most of us want to see 
lots of (sometimes elusive) birds but absolutely seek to do the birds 
no harm in the process. 

Harry Clarke
Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies)
School of Business
La Trobe University
Bundoora 3083
FAX: 03-9479-1654. Ph: 03-9479-1732. 

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