|Subject:||FW: [BIRDING-AUS] re: collecting birds|
|Date:||Wed, 30 Jul 2003 13:30:42 +1000|
What a thread, but lets try another tack. In 2002 Edwin Vella and I saw an American Golden Plover at Kooragang Island. From the comments I've recieved and heard from this list (and other sources) I feel as though I should have shot the bird to prove what I already knew.
Sometimes this is only level of proof that will be accepted.
Bring it on.
From: [ On Behalf Of Lawrie Conole
Sent: Wednesday, 30 July 2003 12:22 PM
To: Birding Aus
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] re: collecting birds
"... Though I previously stated that I have no objection to collecting birds for sound reasons, etc. - this example is as far as I can see unnecessary and unsupportable. Though I don't see any threat to the Yellow Chat population from collecting a vagrant, I can't see what was gained from doing so! They don't offer any real justification for collecting this one - there was never any suggestion that it was other than a vagrant (ie. not a previously undiscovered population). I don't feel any moral indignation, but I do question their scientific judgement. ...".
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