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(AZ Family)   Federal government's plan to rescue desert tortoises from the brink of extinction is to sterilize them   (azfamily.com) divider line 32
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2014-08-17 01:18:16 AM  
Tortoise?  What's that?
 
2014-08-17 04:42:08 AM  
Captive tortoises threaten native populations because they can carry diseases with them when they escape

If your pet tortoise escapes, you should be sterilized too.
 
2014-08-17 05:31:15 AM  

neeners: Captive tortoises threaten native populations because they can carry diseases with them when they escape

If your pet tortoise escapes, you should be sterilized too.


Especially when it's a HUGE tortoise:

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/08/03/lost-150-pound-tortoise-re un ited-with-his-human-family-in-alhambra/
 
2014-08-17 07:43:59 AM  
Maybe stop giving them head?
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2014-08-17 07:49:37 AM  
Tyler Durden sort of approves?
 
2014-08-17 07:51:23 AM  

Sliding Carp: Tortoise?  What's that?


Let me tell you about my mother.
 
2014-08-17 07:58:20 AM  
http://youtu.be/yiuAI-GuOOc
Damn it. First damn comment.
 
2014-08-17 07:59:57 AM  
So...we tried to push Cliven Bundy off his land to protect a tortoise we plan to sterilize? Liberal Derp Spin in 3....2...1...
 
2014-08-17 08:03:15 AM  
Reduce likelihood of diseases brought in from domestic tortoises released into the wild? Yup. Makes sense to me. Saving an organism does not mean simply having a few around and reproducing but having a stable habitat where the population may sustain without additional intervention outside of our lack of encroachment.
 
2014-08-17 08:11:33 AM  
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2014-08-17 08:11:55 AM  

FloridaFarkTag: So...we tried to push Cliven Bundy's cows off histhe government's land to protect a tortoise we plan to sterilize as part of a plan to improve their long-term viability that is apparently far too complicated for FloridaFarkTag to understand?

 
2014-08-17 08:19:42 AM  

FloridaFarkTag: So...we tried to push Cliven Bundy off his  OUR land to protect a tortoise we plan to sterilize? Liberal Derp Spin in 3....2...1...


It's not his, except I guess the 1/300,000,000 that is every American's.

The other 299,999,999 of us want to be paid when someone is using our shiat to make a profit, because that's how capitalism works.

He uses our shiat, he pays us. If not, fark him.
 
2014-08-17 08:19:52 AM  

dookdookdook: FloridaFarkTag: So...we tried to push Cliven Bundy's cows off histhe government's land to protect a tortoise we plan to sterilize as part of a plan to improve their long-term viability that is apparently far too complicated for FloridaFarkTag to understand?


As soon as an Eastern State has 90% of its land declared Federal land we can talk.
 
2014-08-17 08:22:37 AM  

dookdookdook: FloridaFarkTag: So...we tried to push Cliven Bundy's cows off histhe government's land to protect a tortoise we plan to sterilize as part of a plan to improve their long-term viability that is apparently far too complicated for FloridaFarkTag to understand?


And they are not sterilizing the wild tortoises, just the ones people have as pets, voluntarily.
 
2014-08-17 08:25:00 AM  
They should give the tortoises to Copenhagen ZOO. They're way ahead in this field.
 
2014-08-17 08:27:05 AM  

MyRandomName: dookdookdook: FloridaFarkTag: So...we tried to push Cliven Bundy's cows off histhe government's land to protect a tortoise we plan to sterilize as part of a plan to improve their long-term viability that is apparently far too complicated for FloridaFarkTag to understand?

As soon as an Eastern State has 90% of its land declared Federal land we can talk.


<grabs popcorn, pulls up chair>
 
2014-08-17 08:43:55 AM  

MyRandomName: dookdookdook: FloridaFarkTag: So...we tried to push Cliven Bundy's cows off histhe government's land to protect a tortoise we plan to sterilize as part of a plan to improve their long-term viability that is apparently far too complicated for FloridaFarkTag to understand?

As soon as an Eastern State has 90% of its land declared Federal land we can talk.


"You have too much stuff, therefore I'm claiming some of it as mine."

That's it, I'm moving into the Trump Hotel Las Vegas, and if farkface Von Clownstick doesn't like it then he hates freedom.
 
2014-08-17 08:44:16 AM  
Did you know that basically all of the land in North America qualifies somehow as not personally mine?  How much bullshiat is that?
 
2014-08-17 09:28:24 AM  

MyRandomName: dookdookdook: FloridaFarkTag: So...we tried to push Cliven Bundy's cows off histhe government's land to protect a tortoise we plan to sterilize as part of a plan to improve their long-term viability that is apparently far too complicated for FloridaFarkTag to understand?

As soon as an Eastern State has 90% of its land declared Federal land we can talk.


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-08-17 09:36:00 AM  
took my 11 yr old out scouting dove season yesterday.  Came across a desert tortoise trying to cross a  desert road.  Son rescued it and moved it to where the  tortoise wanted to go.   Lived in the Sonora desert over 40 yrs...never seen one in the wild before.  Getting a kick..good job son!
 
2014-08-17 10:06:38 AM  
1974:  "It was necessary to destroy the village to save it. (Vietnam War)

2014:  " It was necessary to sterilize the tortoises to save them. (Tortoise War)
 
2014-08-17 10:44:46 AM  
Hello, Baby! I'm diseased, but I'm sterile! Got a tortoise condom, so we can get it on? Hey, Baby, where you rushing off to?
 
2014-08-17 11:01:25 AM  

ghare: FloridaFarkTag: So...we tried to push Cliven Bundy off his  OUR land to protect a tortoise we plan to sterilize? Liberal Derp Spin in 3....2...1...

It's not his, except I guess the 1/300,000,000 that is every American's.

The other 299,999,999 of us want to be paid when someone is using our shiat to make a profit, because that's how capitalism works.

He uses our shiat, he pays us. If not, fark him.


My hand is outstretched for all the illegal Mary Jane growers on public lands... So cool; so when will all the money start flowing?
 
2014-08-17 11:24:14 AM  
Mmmmm, dessert tortoises...
 
2014-08-17 11:46:59 AM  

notto: MyRandomName: dookdookdook: FloridaFarkTag: So...we tried to push Cliven Bundy's cows off histhe government's land to protect a tortoise we plan to sterilize as part of a plan to improve their long-term viability that is apparently far too complicated for FloridaFarkTag to understand?
As soon as an Eastern State has 90% of its land declared Federal land we can talk.
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Do you own 90% of your state, honey? No you don't. the federal government does. So none of your business what they do with it, just like it's none their business what YOU do on YOUR land, right? Personally, I'm happy the feds own so much of my state. It keeps morons like you from destroying it, since you think that since "nobody is using it," it gives you license to dump your trash there, make roads all over the place, shoot every animal you can find, cut down every tree, "mine" every creek and hillside, and build squatter shanties on it. And you know what? A lot of public land looks like that anyway. Clearly the "renters"--that's you--are not taking care of their place.

But you wouldn't treat your own land like that, would you? You'd probably build a big fence around it so that no one else could come in and destroy YOUR frontier. Maybe that's what the feds need to do too--just fence every bit of that shiat off and keep it for nature. Because the renters are slobs, and believe it or not, there are other species on earth besides us.
 
2014-08-17 12:41:45 PM  
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2014-08-17 12:45:16 PM  
Make sure you steal all the private property first, then kill the animals .. it's the Federal Way
 
2014-08-17 01:00:51 PM  

cryinoutloud: notto: MyRandomName: dookdookdook: FloridaFarkTag: So...we tried to push Cliven Bundy's cows off histhe government's land to protect a tortoise we plan to sterilize as part of a plan to improve their long-term viability that is apparently far too complicated for FloridaFarkTag to understand?
As soon as an Eastern State has 90% of its land declared Federal land we can talk.
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 604x316]

Do you own 90% of your state, honey? No you don't. the federal government does. So none of your business what they do with it, just like it's none their business what YOU do on YOUR land, right? Personally, I'm happy the feds own so much of my state. It keeps morons like you from destroying it, since you think that since "nobody is using it," it gives you license to dump your trash there, make roads all over the place, shoot every animal you can find, cut down every tree, "mine" every creek and hillside, and build squatter shanties on it. And you know what? A lot of public land looks like that anyway. Clearly the "renters"--that's you--are not taking care of their place.

But you wouldn't treat your own land like that, would you? You'd probably build a big fence around it so that no one else could come in and destroy YOUR frontier. Maybe that's what the feds need to do too--just fence every bit of that shiat off and keep it for nature. Because the renters are slobs, and believe it or not, there are other species on earth besides us.


Might want to make sure to reply to the correct person when calling them morons.
 
2014-08-17 01:07:50 PM  

cryinoutloud: notto: MyRandomName: dookdookdook: FloridaFarkTag: So...we tried to push Cliven Bundy's cows off histhe government's land to protect a tortoise we plan to sterilize as part of a plan to improve their long-term viability that is apparently far too complicated for FloridaFarkTag to understand?
As soon as an Eastern State has 90% of its land declared Federal land we can talk.
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 604x316]

Do you own 90% of your state, honey? No you don't. the federal government does. So none of your business what they do with it, just like it's none their business what YOU do on YOUR land, right? Personally, I'm happy the feds own so much of my state. It keeps morons like you from destroying it, since you think that since "nobody is using it," it gives you license to dump your trash there, make roads all over the place, shoot every animal you can find, cut down every tree, "mine" every creek and hillside, and build squatter shanties on it. And you know what? A lot of public land looks like that anyway. Clearly the "renters"--that's you--are not taking care of their place.

But you wouldn't treat your own land like that, would you? You'd probably build a big fence around it so that no one else could come in and destroy YOUR frontier. Maybe that's what the feds need to do too--just fence every bit of that shiat off and keep it for nature. Because the renters are slobs, and believe it or not, there are other species on earth besides us.


As long as there's no fence on the border, right?
 
2014-08-17 01:26:46 PM  
This "federal government" (biologist's) move makes total sense.

Released captive desert tortoises carry a pasturella bacterial infection that can result in 90%-plus die-offs in wild populations. (See also: Desert bighorn, pasturella hymolitica, and domestic sheep.) The tortoises catch it from the two most disgusting disease-carriers of modern civilization: Domestic dogs, and snot-nosed children. Your dog snuffles a tortoise in the wild, it's dead. Release your (probably illegal) captive desert tortoise, and you can destroy an entire wild colony.

And BTW, Cliven Bundy is an ginormous asshole who thinks God has anointed him a prophet, and his followers aren't following God's word because they haven't overthrown the federal government, state government, and local sheriff's departments like Bundy ordered. But you won't hear that from your average right-wing 'common sense' commenter.

/I live and work in a southern Utah County that's 97% federal land, and THANK GAWD for that.
//Tyranny? Excuse me while I puke on your totally ghey cowboy boots.
 
2014-08-17 01:57:25 PM  

dookdookdook: FloridaFarkTag: So...we tried to push Cliven Bundy's cows off histhe government's land to protect a tortoise we plan to sterilize as part of a plan to improve their long-term viability that is apparently far too complicated for FloridaFarkTag to understand?


Dude...if you are STERLIZING the tortoises....there isn't exactly a long-term viability plan...

Derp, Derp, Derp
 
2014-08-17 03:02:31 PM  

Emo Jeezus: This "federal government" (biologist's) move makes total sense.

Released captive desert tortoises carry a pasturella bacterial infection that can result in 90%-plus die-offs in wild populations. (See also: Desert bighorn, pasturella hymolitica, and domestic sheep.) The tortoises catch it from the two most disgusting disease-carriers of modern civilization: Domestic dogs, and snot-nosed children. Your dog snuffles a tortoise in the wild, it's dead. Release your (probably illegal) captive desert tortoise, and you can destroy an entire wild colony.

And BTW, Cliven Bundy is an ginormous asshole who thinks God has anointed him a prophet, and his followers aren't following God's word because they haven't overthrown the federal government, state government, and local sheriff's departments like Bundy ordered. But you won't hear that from your average right-wing 'common sense' commenter.

/I live and work in a southern Utah County that's 97% federal land, and THANK GAWD for that.
//Tyranny? Excuse me while I puke on your totally ghey cowboy boots.


I just drove through Southern Utah. You're not preserving anything.
 
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