No, I don't think those fires did get much notice down here. No mention is
made of that in the item we were responding to, but I think my question still
stands i.e. why is the life of a cow more important than that of a bird/ wild
animal/ possibly irreplaceable plant which may not have been tested for it's
drug properties which may save people's lives? I grew up on a farm so am
sympathetic to the problems, but at the same time I think we shouldn't always
be putting wild areas at the bottom of the caring basket.
Thanks for mentioning the fires. I hope a mutually satisfactory solution can
be worked out.
On 16/05/2013, at 4:55 PM, Jill Dening wrote:
> It seems that people are not aware of the devastating wildfires that ripped
> through those Nth Qld properties a little while ago. Vast areas of grassland
> were burnt. It was big news in Qld at the time, but perhaps didn't get an
> airing further afield.
> Jill Dening
> Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
> 26° 51' 41"S 152° 56' 00"E
> On 16/05/2013 4:30 PM, storm wrote:
>> The cattle don't have to die of starvation. Good farmers work
>> proactively to move stock before the situation gets to that stage and
>> will shoot cattle before they suffer. It's part of the gamble that
>> is living off cattle and other livestock.
>> It's very disappointing to see the RSPCA quoted. They are out of line
>> supporting poor farming practice and promoting the suffering of birds
>> and other wildlife in the national parks.