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(Guardian)   One in eight bird species is threatened with extinction. Especially around Christmas when John Madden starts thinking turducken   ( theguardian.com) divider line
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2018-04-25 09:20:57 PM  
Guardian makes pitch at bottom of story so IT won't become extinct.
 
2018-04-25 10:41:35 PM  
And here I thought he was dead.
 
2018-04-25 11:01:30 PM  
I thought Madden did the turducken on Thanksgiving.
 
2018-04-25 11:06:24 PM  

DoctorCal: And here I thought he was dead.


Yeah, I'm thinking that if he's not dead then he's not in great health.
 
2018-04-25 11:35:41 PM  
To hell with the environment. There are profits to be made. All the environment does is keep us alive.
 
2018-04-25 11:36:29 PM  
Word.
 
2018-04-25 11:38:03 PM  
Subby apparently isn't aware that the quickest way to prevent an animal from going extinct is to raise it for food.
 
2018-04-26 05:49:33 AM  

DoctorCal: And here I thought he was dead.


Same here. I was ready to come in here and get all snarky about it too, but luckily I googled it first.
 
2018-04-26 07:20:34 AM  

southernmanblog: Subby apparently isn't aware that the quickest way to prevent an animal from going extinct is to raise it for food.

Nope.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurochs​
 
2018-04-26 07:34:54 AM  

dragonchild: southernmanblog: Subby apparently isn't aware that the quickest way to prevent an animal from going extinct is to raise it for food.
Nope.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aurochs


Apparently you didn't read what you linked to.  They were a *WILD* cattle species, and they were hunted (not raised) into extinction.  Which no one disputes humans do:  We've hunted innumerable species to extinction or near extinction.

But we *RAISE* chickens, and turkeys, and domestic cattle, and pigs, and sheep for food and other uses (like leather, wool, etc.).  None of those species are in danger of extinction, though in some cases heritage breeds have gone extinct.
 
2018-04-26 07:52:28 AM  

dittybopper: Apparently you didn't read what you linked to. They were a *WILD* cattle species, and they were hunted (not raised) into extinction. Which no one disputes humans do: We've hunted innumerable species to extinction or near extinction.

But we *RAISE* chickens, and turkeys, and domestic cattle, and pigs, and sheep for food and other uses (like leather, wool, etc.). None of those species are in danger of extinction, though in some cases heritage breeds have gone extinct.

Man, I miss the days when dittybopper was able to understand and willing to make arguments on a much higher level than this.
 
2018-04-26 09:13:52 AM  
A John Madden reference?  That's reaching.
 
2018-04-26 09:41:59 AM  
In other news, 1/8 bird species are barely speciated from the other 7/8 in their habitat
 
2018-04-26 10:36:09 AM  
Because he's fat, you see.
 
2018-04-26 02:10:03 PM  

dragonchild: dittybopper: Apparently you didn't read what you linked to. They were a *WILD* cattle species, and they were hunted (not raised) into extinction. Which no one disputes humans do: We've hunted innumerable species to extinction or near extinction.

But we *RAISE* chickens, and turkeys, and domestic cattle, and pigs, and sheep for food and other uses (like leather, wool, etc.). None of those species are in danger of extinction, though in some cases heritage breeds have gone extinct.
Man, I miss the days when dittybopper was able to understand and willing to make arguments on a much higher level than this.


Really?  From the Wikipedia article you linked to:

The aurochs (/ˈɔːrɒks/ or /ˈaʊrɒks/; pl. aurochs, or rarely aurochsen, aurochses), also urus, ure (Bos primigenius), is an extinct species of large wild cattle that inhabited Europe, Asia, and North Africa.
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The causes of extinction were unrestricted hunting, a narrowing of habitat due to the development of farming, and diseases transmitted by domesticated cattle.

Honestly, it's right there in black and white.

So there are two branches to the auroch line:  The pure wild auroch, which was hunted into extinction, and the domesticated ("raised") version which was cross-bred into modern cattle, which is far from being extinct.

Your link doesn't prove your hypothesis.  If anything, it's a data point that points towards disproving your hypothesis (that animals *RAISED* for food can become extinct).
 
2018-04-26 09:47:26 PM  

DecemberNitro: Because he's fat, you see.


Because he popularized Turducken.
 
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