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Old 7th June 2018, 07:12 PM   #432267  /  #1
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Hundreds of birds, wedge-tailed eagles killed

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Hundreds of birds, including protected wedge-tailed eagles, have been found dead in a suspected poisoning in eastern Victoria.
A farmer in the area, who did not want to be named, said up to 180 dead eagles and hundreds of carcasses of other native animals had been found on the property at Tubbut, near the NSW border, last month.
He said the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) had been tipped off by a former employee.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-0...psland/9845124
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Old 7th June 2018, 09:09 PM   #432268  /  #2
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Old 7th June 2018, 11:41 PM   #432274  /  #3
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Old 8th June 2018, 08:16 AM   #432287  /  #4
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...farmers, the worst of the worst

*she says, not knowing which MR posters are farmers
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Old 8th June 2018, 01:48 PM   #432301  /  #5
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I think you're safe, no mr posters are farmers.

We used to have bitter old fishermen like this. They would harass or kill seals and cormorants because they believed they were responsible for the near extinction of codfish in Canadian waters.

Turns out it was the bitter old fishermen and the foreign factory ships that were responsible.

We have more seals (over 7 million by recent counts - they have no predators but humans) than any planet needs and the codfish are making a recovery now after a few decades of not being fished to extinction levels.

Though the seals are pretty mean - they like cod livers, and are prone to just biting out the liver containing bit of the fish. There are lots of other sea critters willing to eat the rest of the fish, so all good except for the bitten fish.

And because I can't help myself, more seal talk - they are endangered by climate change. Sea ice they normally birth their pups on is breaking up before the little ones can swim, so they drown or drift away on small floes and starve. Lately, more seals are whelping on shore, which exposes them to other dangers.
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Old 8th June 2018, 02:48 PM   #432305  /  #6
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I watched Angry Inuk the other night. Very interesting. Have you seen it?

what language do they speak, Krebopples asked me. I said 'Inuit' is that wrong?
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Old 8th June 2018, 03:24 PM   #432309  /  #7
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An Eskimo is out for a drive one day when his car breaks down and is forced to call a mechanic. Finally the mechanic arrives and he sets to work, looking under the bonnet until he locates the problem. He looks up at the Eskimo and says, "You've blown a seal, mate" to which the Eskimo hastily replies, "No I haven't! That's just frost on my moustache."
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Old 8th June 2018, 03:45 PM   #432310  /  #8
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I watched Angry Inuk the other night. Very interesting. Have you seen it?

what language do they speak, Krebopples asked me. I said 'Inuit' is that wrong?
For the language, a better word is Inuktitut.

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In Canada, the word Inuktitut is routinely used to refer to all Canadian variants of the Inuit traditional language, and it is under that name that it is recognised as one of the official languages of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. However, one of the variants of western Nunavut is called Inuinnaqtun to distinguish itself from the dialects of eastern Canada, while the variants of the Northwest Territories are sometimes called Inuvialuktun and have in the past sometimes been called Inuktun. In those dialects, the name is sometimes rendered as Inuktitun to reflect dialectal differences in pronunciation. The Inuit language of Quebec is called Inuttitut by its speakers, and often by other people, but this is a minor variation in pronunciation. In Labrador, the language is called Inuttut or, often in official documents, by the more descriptive name Labradorimiutut. Furthermore, Canadians both Inuit and non-Inuit sometimes use the word Inuktitut to refer to all Inuit language variants, including those of Alaska and Greenland.
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Old 8th June 2018, 05:58 PM   #432314  /  #9
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I watched Angry Inuk the other night. Very interesting. Have you seen it?

what language do they speak, Krebopples asked me. I said 'Inuit' is that wrong?
I haven't seen it, but now I will.

Reading a summary, it sounds like all material/stances that I support. Seals are plentiful and their hides make fantastic winter weaterproof clothing and boots. They also taste pretty decent.

I don't hear euros crying over deer hunting all that much, so y'know...
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Old 8th June 2018, 11:14 PM   #432317  /  #10
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I grew up on a farm, but of course my dad wasn't the type of farmer to slaughter wildlife indiscriminately. He once brought home an injured wedge-tailed eagle to show us, and another time carried us one at a time up to the top of a 10-metre high mallee tree to see an eagle chick on its nest. I chickened out at the last minute having to climb round the edge of a 2-metre wide nest, but we have home movie of the chick on the nest to prove it.

Another time he brought an echidna home in a wheat bag to show us. That was pretty cool.

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Old 9th June 2018, 01:29 AM   #432320  /  #11
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My dad grew up on a farm, but didn't like farming (ok he hated it) and never went back to farming once he left home. He also didn't hunt, carried insects and spiders out of the house live, punched a man to make him stop beating his horse, and liked to show us wild things, much like your dad, MSG.

He did kill a bunch of cats once, but I think he had nightmares about it the rest of his life. My grandmother had let the barn cats, long after there was no farming and she lived alone, get well out of hand. She was feeding 30+ outdoor cats far too little food, many of them diseased, freezing in winter from inadequate shelter, completely feral. The family decided they had to be got rid of and Dad was volunteered to do the job,

First he borrowed his brother's gun, and shot one. It must not have gone well, he gave the gun back immediately.

Then he developed a Plan. He took our old cargo trailer, a small wooden affair, made it as airtight as he could, hooked up a pipe to the car exhaust, and set about catching cats. He managed to collect 17. I can't even imagine, and certainly wasn't allowed to watch (or wanted to).

Then he buried them and came home and never spoke of it again.

The rest of the cats died or left over the next several months. They must have known.
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Old 9th June 2018, 01:56 AM   #432321  /  #12
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bleh, what a thing to be volunteered for
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Old 9th June 2018, 02:04 AM   #432322  /  #13
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bleh, what a thing to be volunteered for
Unfortunately, he was at the time the only able-bodied living husband on my mother's side of the family. And he knew the cats were suffering quite horribly, especially in winter - we had a few bad deep snow winters around that time.
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Old 9th June 2018, 02:44 AM   #432323  /  #14
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unfortunately as his mother who lived on the far with us owned a beautiful tortoiseshell cat that was never spayed and had multiple litters each year featuring up to 17 kittens, my dad also had to deal with a lot of surplus felines

Tossie outlived my grandmother and had her last 2-kitten litter at the age of 17, on my grandmother's couch that was at my parents' place after they moved to Nyfb, while my then-fianc and I were sitting on the couch beside her.
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Old 9th June 2018, 08:02 PM   #432352  /  #15
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Old 10th June 2018, 12:39 AM   #432366  /  #16
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i'm not familiar with this part of your character's backstory, did she die from a wildlife attack?
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Old 10th June 2018, 12:41 AM   #432367  /  #17
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Cats ate her.
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Old 10th June 2018, 01:09 AM   #432370  /  #18
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maybe she liked cats and that's why he had to gas her in a desolate barn
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Old 10th June 2018, 01:44 AM   #432373  /  #19
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she has since married me
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Old 10th June 2018, 02:12 AM   #432375  /  #20
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She... she married the... the... ANTICAT???

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Old 10th June 2018, 02:20 AM   #432376  /  #21
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The cat didn't, the fiance did
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Old 10th June 2018, 02:29 AM   #432377  /  #22
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I was referring to you as the Anticat though.
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Old 10th June 2018, 03:47 AM   #432379  /  #23
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I'm not anti-wife
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Old 10th June 2018, 03:54 AM   #432380  /  #24
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I should hope not. I was, however, assuming your wife to be a human woman, not a cat.
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Old 10th June 2018, 04:18 AM   #432381  /  #25
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so what's the problem with marrying the anticat; you're just not making sense here, gib needs to step in
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