Re: Life-challenging exotic doves

To: Glen Ingram <>
Subject: Re: Life-challenging exotic doves
From: "rob leask\\ian leask" <>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 1997 10:51:30 +1000
surely new zealand is a prime example of introduced wildlife doing great
damage? the possum is an incredible nuisance.they are killed in their
thousands but the destruction of native trees is heartbreaking.driving
at night at many locations is to see possums every few metres,kilometre
after kilometre - both dead and alive.they have been shown to eat
nestlings. magpies are also generally loathed.when mynahs take over an
area few other birds are seen in that locality, etc etc: not to mention
the terrific {and horrific} destruction of native bird species by
introduced weasels,stoats,ferrets and blasted cats. and why carp at
killing animals when the majority of people are content to let millions
of animals be slaughtered every day simply because they like the taste
of their flesh??

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