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(NYPost)   Swans can swoon and sing swan songs for another day in New York for they won't be slaughtered yet... until they are instead wiped out with birth control   (nypost.com) divider line 31
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2014-02-28 10:47:08 PM  
Seven silver swans swam silently seaward.

Seven silver swans swam silently seeward.

/cindy
 
2014-03-01 12:40:16 AM  
Yes, they may hiss sometimes

Sounds like a case of...

*puts on sunglasses*

Irritable fowl syndrome.
 
2014-03-01 01:54:41 AM  
They should have called Maryland first.

Won't work. Enjoy the fail.

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/dnrnews/infocus/muteswanfacts.html
 
2014-03-01 01:57:40 AM  
Hm, swan egg omelets sounds fairly romantic doesn't it...?
 
2014-03-01 02:00:44 AM  
Who is going to care for the little Gosling?
 
2014-03-01 02:01:17 AM  
I've heard of birth control side effects before, but this is ridiculous.
 
2014-03-01 02:08:49 AM  

Marcellinus: They should have called Maryland first.

Won't work. Enjoy the fail.

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/dnrnews/infocus/muteswanfacts.html


Or this guy:
manilovefilms.com

Life, uh, finds a way.
 
2014-03-01 02:12:01 AM  
They tried it with black people, but it didn't take.
 
2014-03-01 02:41:09 AM  
Souring semen and spoiling eggs, spermicides secure swans spawn no ugly ducks.
 
2014-03-01 03:03:49 AM  
i1048.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-01 03:08:11 AM  
I have to laugh, just to keep from crying, every time I read about people proposing the idea of another "nuisance" wildlife being given birth control. Everybody lost their minds over universal healthcare in this country, yet seem to think wildlife management agencies can just hand out "the pill" to every Bambi's Mom out there, at no cost. Meanwhile, hunger contiues to be a serious issue HERE, in the richest country in the world, not to mention any third-world shiat-hole you can point a finger at, where people would gladly cut off appendages in exchange for the meat from all the cute little animals that the soccer moms and yoga dads just can't stand the thought of being killed! If I ran the world, that's one of the first changes I would make, all the deer and other fauna being fed into obesity in the suburbs would be subject to a culling program, with the meat filling food pantries and soup kitchens.
 
2014-03-01 03:22:35 AM  
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2014-03-01 03:33:26 AM  

Harry_Seldon: Who is going to care for the little Gosling?


Ryan?
 
2014-03-01 03:41:08 AM  
You know who else liked to wipe out troubling species by using birth control?

static1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-03-01 03:45:48 AM  

Marcellinus: They should have called Maryland first.

Won't work. Enjoy the fail.

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/dnrnews/infocus/muteswanfacts.html


They know it won't work. They're just doing it to be able to say "We tried everything"
 
2014-03-01 07:06:15 AM  
I'm giggling like a retard at the thought of park rangers chasing down swans and putting little rubbers on them.

/fark you, it's funny to me.
 
2014-03-01 07:18:07 AM  

yukichigai: You know who else liked to wipe out troubling species by using birth control?

[static1.wikia.nocookie.net image 714x492]


Yay!!  The A'shen are here to save us all with their glorious tech!
 
2014-03-01 07:26:50 AM  

heydeadguy.typepad.com


R.I.P. Alan Swann

 
2014-03-01 07:45:29 AM  

Crazymuthafarker: I'm giggling like a retard at the thought of park rangers chasing down swans and putting little rubbers on them.

/fark you, it's funny to me.


s28.postimg.org
 
2014-03-01 07:53:14 AM  
Michael Gira inconsolable.

/really? I'm the first?
 
2014-03-01 08:10:13 AM  
Mairzy dotes and dosey dotes
 
2014-03-01 08:32:10 AM  
Wild animals in the wild are a nuisance. We should kill all of them.
 
2014-03-01 08:40:40 AM  
Water fowl tend to be tasty.
 
2014-03-01 10:43:20 AM  
I hate Chris Christie.
 
2014-03-01 11:08:13 AM  
FTFA: "They're synonymous with grace and beauty. Yes, they may hiss sometimes, but this is New York, so they're entitled."

/Best line in the article
 
2014-03-01 11:17:02 AM  
You know how the lives of wizards and dragons are connected, on a 1:1 ratio.  So like, every time you kill a dragon, a wizard dies?  Well, maybe the state of New York thinks the same thing about swans and a particular unnamed ethnic group.  But it's like a 5000:1 ratio.  So every swan they kill means that 5000 of this group of people dies.
 
2014-03-01 11:21:08 AM  
Leave swans alone.
 
2014-03-01 01:34:36 PM  

Fano: Mairzy dotes and dosey dotes


And little lamsy tivey
 
2014-03-01 01:42:54 PM  

anuran: Fano: Mairzy dotes and dosey dotes

And little lamsy tivey


Wouldn't you?
 
2014-03-01 03:04:13 PM  
Invasive species can do a lot of ecological damage, but since humans are the worst of the lot, I would hesitate to advocate or implement the systematic extermination of any invasive species.

Some examples of invasive species:

humans
dogs
cats
rats
mice
cockroaches
cattle
horses
sheep
goats
sparrows (English, North America)
moose (New Zealand)
deer
bass
trout
salmon
wild boar
pigs
swans
mongoose
rabbits.

Especially rabbits.

In short, humans and all their domestic and hanger-on species are invasive almost every where they are found. They do more damage than any species that is merely a pest to some humans. It is illogical and unscientific to exterminate these.

Mind you, I wouldn't mind being rid of malaria, for example, or most parasites humans have carted around the world.

But there is another way to view thing: invasive species  are troublesome because they are effective competitors and survivors. We are destroying the eco-systems of the world any way, so why prevent the survivors from creating new eco-systems as they have since the first replicating molecule?

We may end up with rich new eco-systems or poor eco-systems. We may end up with no eco-systems at all.

These are great questions of moral, political, social, economic and ecological importance.

To paraphrase Nietzsche, the question is not merely what kind of men there are to be, but what kind of living things and environments there are to be.

Swans have the advantage of great beauty and grace on the water and awesome power and beauty in the air.

But there is no more reason to exterminate them than there is to exterminate us or our pet species.

There is no reason to believe we can save existing biomes and the living organisms that compose these communities. So there is no reason to prevent new biomes from forming with the species that can adapt to man or exploit him efficiently.
 
2014-03-01 05:45:04 PM  
Are the swans causing problems? If not, leave them the hell alone.
 
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