the devil is in the humans destroying the details...
As Anthony John Abbott is impersonating a Primal Minister of the crown and wants to destroy a "small" percentage of protected Tasmanian forests, it is time to take a breather and see where humanity has gone wrong...
In regard to the Tasmanian Devil, once common — now considered an endangered species due to a ravaging form of mouth cancer — the question is how much the influence of human activities, especially that of poisoning the land, cutting the trees and the wanton decimation of the wildlife has had on the poor devils?
The obvious answer is "the lot"... Humans have introduced species, killed off the Tasmanian Tiger, on the way to wipe out some native parrots in the Tarkine Forest, poisoned a lot of animals under the guise they were "introduced species" and destroyed HABITATS.
Now the cancer of the Tassie devil has been attributed amongst other thing to the LACK OF GENETIC DIVERSITY... Hum? Is this so? How come a thriving species, before the white trash came along — and I mean the white trash with saws, axes and draconian laws — end up with a LACK of genetic diversity?... Simple... All the destruction of everything as mentioned above ended up making only a few related groups of individuals from the species of Arcophilus harrisii survive...
You know what I mean... The human species has been stupid and our Primal Minister is adding to the level of stupidity — all for a buck...
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