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dejadeadnz
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  #1562996 31-May-2016 13:51
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MikeB4:

I swear there are many people that coming across a dog and a young child that have fallen into the water from a Jetty would choose to save the dog.



Sadly very much correct. There is (to my eyes anyway) a very noticeable but sick trend amongst the usual internet warriors and pseudo-liberals to get all outraged over the deaths of animals whilst being almost completely indifferent to the suffering of other humans, including children and especially suffering humans of other races and colours etc.

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  #1562997 31-May-2016 13:53
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BTR:

 

 

 

In my opinion and a lot of people will get angry at this. The gorilla is more important than a human life, there are billions of humans and very few Gorillas. Allowing the Gorilla to survive gives us a chance to increase their population.

 

But as always humans are at the top of the food chain and nothing else matters....

 

 

 

 

That is just it, what value is a human life. In NZ with drug and operation funding, they must have a value they put on it, otherwise they would fund all the life saving drugs and operations that exist. As that is far more important than eg. paying for a pointless flag referendum. The fact that they don't shows that they do have values they put on human lives. A gorilla must be worth a million at least I would have thought.

 

But if you look at it this way, if they hadn't shot it, then they would likely face lawsuits from the family, this is America after all. It is liekly that if their caging was better, this could have been prevented. So you could basically say the poor caging is what killed it in the end.  I wonder though if they could have used high dose tranquilizers, even  if there was a risk of killing the gorilla as  a result. 


 
 
 
 


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  #1563009 31-May-2016 14:17
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BTR:

 

frankv:

 

BTR:

 

The gorilla is more important than a human life, there are billions of humans and very few Gorillas. Allowing the Gorilla to survive gives us a chance to increase their population.

 

 

On this logic, we should wipe out a bunch of Indonesians for the benefit of Orangutans, Indians for tigers, Chinese for pandas, NZers for kiwi, Japanese for whales, English for badgers, Americans for bison, ... In fact, we should kill enough people to make the human species endangered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have taken what I wrote completely out of context, I am not saying that we should start "wiping out" people. 1 person vs the possible extinction of a species I would vote to protect that species. 

 

This case is no different than a shark attack in Aust. Humans are swimming in a sharks habitat and get attacked and its somehow the sharks fault and it needs to be hunted and killed. When will us humans learn that we are NOT the only animal on this planet, instead we would rather wipe out forests because we are greedy and kill innocent animals because we want to be able to do anything we want and feel safe.

 

 

 

Once we lose a species its gone forever, we never seem to miss what we have until its gone.

 

 

Yes, I did take it out of context. I read it as "that specific gorilla was more important than a human life". But I realise from the context you've added that I may have misunderstood... Are you saying that the gorilla *species* is worth more than one human life?

 

 


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  #1563022 31-May-2016 14:25
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MikeB4:

 

I swear there are many people that coming across a dog and a young child that have fallen into the water from a Jetty would choose to save the dog.

 

 

 

 

Dogs aren't a critical endangered species, sadly, to some, neither are humans!


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  #1563087 31-May-2016 15:45
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networkn:

 

MikeB4:

 

I swear there are many people that coming across a dog and a young child that have fallen into the water from a Jetty would choose to save the dog.

 

 

 

 

Dogs aren't a critical endangered species, sadly, to some, neither are humans!

 

 

But it is factually accurate, humans are not endangered, our population growth is exponential.





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  #1563112 31-May-2016 16:01
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frankv:

 

BTR:

 

frankv:

 

BTR:

 

The gorilla is more important than a human life, there are billions of humans and very few Gorillas. Allowing the Gorilla to survive gives us a chance to increase their population.

 

 

On this logic, we should wipe out a bunch of Indonesians for the benefit of Orangutans, Indians for tigers, Chinese for pandas, NZers for kiwi, Japanese for whales, English for badgers, Americans for bison, ... In fact, we should kill enough people to make the human species endangered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have taken what I wrote completely out of context, I am not saying that we should start "wiping out" people. 1 person vs the possible extinction of a species I would vote to protect that species. 

 

This case is no different than a shark attack in Aust. Humans are swimming in a sharks habitat and get attacked and its somehow the sharks fault and it needs to be hunted and killed. When will us humans learn that we are NOT the only animal on this planet, instead we would rather wipe out forests because we are greedy and kill innocent animals because we want to be able to do anything we want and feel safe.

 

 

 

Once we lose a species its gone forever, we never seem to miss what we have until its gone.

 

 

Yes, I did take it out of context. I read it as "that specific gorilla was more important than a human life". But I realise from the context you've added that I may have misunderstood... Are you saying that the gorilla *species* is worth more than one human life?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the top 10 Mammals in the world (roughly)

 

 

 

1. Humans 7.3 Billion

 

2. Cows 1.5 Billion

 

3. Sheep 1.1 Billion

 

4. Pigs 1.0 Billion

 

5. Goats 860 Million

 

6. Domestic Cat 625 million

 

7. Domestic Dog 425 million

 

8. Tame water buffalo 175 million

 

9. Horse 60 million

 

10. Donkey 40 million

 

 

 

Being that humans are in abundance and the world is over populated, risking a human life to help protect an endangered species is worth the risk isn't it? 

 

 


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  #1563113 31-May-2016 16:03
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BTR:

 

frankv:

 

BTR:

 

frankv:

 

BTR:

 

The gorilla is more important than a human life, there are billions of humans and very few Gorillas. Allowing the Gorilla to survive gives us a chance to increase their population.

 

 

On this logic, we should wipe out a bunch of Indonesians for the benefit of Orangutans, Indians for tigers, Chinese for pandas, NZers for kiwi, Japanese for whales, English for badgers, Americans for bison, ... In fact, we should kill enough people to make the human species endangered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have taken what I wrote completely out of context, I am not saying that we should start "wiping out" people. 1 person vs the possible extinction of a species I would vote to protect that species. 

 

This case is no different than a shark attack in Aust. Humans are swimming in a sharks habitat and get attacked and its somehow the sharks fault and it needs to be hunted and killed. When will us humans learn that we are NOT the only animal on this planet, instead we would rather wipe out forests because we are greedy and kill innocent animals because we want to be able to do anything we want and feel safe.

 

 

 

Once we lose a species its gone forever, we never seem to miss what we have until its gone.

 

 

Yes, I did take it out of context. I read it as "that specific gorilla was more important than a human life". But I realise from the context you've added that I may have misunderstood... Are you saying that the gorilla *species* is worth more than one human life?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the top 10 Mammals in the world (roughly)

 

 

 

1. Humans 7.3 Billion

 

2. Cows 1.5 Billion

 

3. Sheep 1.1 Billion

 

4. Pigs 1.0 Billion

 

5. Goats 860 Million

 

6. Domestic Cat 625 million

 

7. Domestic Dog 425 million

 

8. Tame water buffalo 175 million

 

9. Horse 60 million

 

10. Donkey 40 million

 

 

 

Being that humans are in abundance and the world is over populated, risking a human life to help protect an endangered species is worth the risk isn't it? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unbelievable, this thread has some disgraceful stuff. I am out. 


 
 
 
 


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  #1563258 31-May-2016 19:08
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BTR:

 

Being that humans are in abundance and the world is over populated, risking a human life to help protect an endangered species is worth the risk isn't it? 

 

 

 

I agree. A lot of people here are stating that human life comes before any other species, but not a single one of them has given a specific reason as to why that should be the case. 


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  #1563265 31-May-2016 19:30
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alasta:

 

BTR:

 

Being that humans are in abundance and the world is over populated, risking a human life to help protect an endangered species is worth the risk isn't it? 

 

 

 

I agree. A lot of people here are stating that human life comes before any other species, but not a single one of them has given a specific reason as to why that should be the case. 

 

 

Put a human in a group of gorillas. You think the gorilla will spare the human? He would be dismembered within minutes. Put a gorilla in a group of humans. The humans will kill each other before shooting the gorilla. That's why.





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  #1563282 31-May-2016 20:11
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Gorillas are renowned for their gentleness and lack of aggression. Why that particular gorilla behaved as it did with that particular child I cannot say, but I would guess that a lone human in a group of gorillas probably has a better survival chance than a lone human in a group of other humans. At this very moment I am hearing on the news reports of people slaughtered by fanatics in Bangladesh, refugees drowning on the coastlines of Europe, civilians being caught in the cross-fire as efforts are made to reclaim cities from Daesh, new bombings in Afghanistan, yet more Syrian deaths, etc. etc. etc. 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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BTR:

 

 ... 

 

Being that humans are in abundance and the world is over populated, risking a human life to help protect an endangered species is worth the risk isn't it? 

 

 

 

 

What if that person at risk was your son or daughter?





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  #1563289 31-May-2016 20:37
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joker97:

 

 

 

Put a human in a group of gorillas. You think the gorilla will spare the human? He would be dismembered within minutes. 

 

 

 

 

Probably not... Chimps on the other hand... They'll tear your face off.


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  #1563310 31-May-2016 21:13
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alasta:

BTR:


Being that humans are in abundance and the world is over populated, risking a human life to help protect an endangered species is worth the risk isn't it? 


 


I agree. A lot of people here are stating that human life comes before any other species, but not a single one of them has given a specific reason as to why that should be the case. 



For the same reason it feels right to save a person you know over one you don't if there is a choice between two people?

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blakamin:

joker97:


 


Put a human in a group of gorillas. You think the gorilla will spare the human? He would be dismembered within minutes. 



 


Probably not... Chimps on the other hand... They'll tear your face off.



Planet of the Apes always made the chimps out to be the good guys. :)

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Fortunately, the gorilla wasn't as quick to kill the child as the humans were in killing him....


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