The W
Views: 97804636
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
30.7.07 0429
The 7 - Random - Animal Inbreeding ???
This thread has 3 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
(3278 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (11 total)
odessasteps
Scrapple
Level: 129

Posts: 921/5065
EXP: 24425546
For next: 624175

Since: 2.1.02
From: MD, USA

Since last post: 42 days
Last activity: 9 days
#1 Posted on 30.7.02 1628.24
Reposted on: 30.7.09 1628.54

LONDON (Reuters) - Animal rights activists said on Tuesday they were outraged by news that a Scottish zoo had allowed its African lions to commit incest.
Advocates for Animals said it was "irresponsible, unethical and totally unacceptable" that Glasgow Zoo had let its brother and sister lions, Leo and Cleo, breed and produce three cubs.

"We were a bit suspicious why they had not been parading them around more and then they admitted that they had allowed brother and sister lions to breed," campaigns director Ross Minett told Reuters.

The zoo admitted its two lions had committed incest but denied it had been keeping the three-month-old cubs under wraps, saying the mother had kept them hidden and had only brought them out when the animal park was closed.

"We have had cubs, and the parents are brother and sister. It was a failure of the contraceptive that the vets had put in place," Roger Edwards, the zoo's chief executive officer said.

"We did what we could to prevent it," he told Reuters. "Our major concern is to check that the cubs are healthy and are thriving."

Edwards, who said Advocates for Animals was spearheading a campaign against the zoo after publishing a damning report earlier in the year, admitted it was the second time Leo had got Cleo pregnant. The cubs had been still births first time round.

Trisha Holford, of wildlife charity the Born Free Foundation, said lions only rarely committed incest in the wild and said the zoo had acted irresponsibly.

"Nature has all sorts of systems to stop inbreeding. In lion society young males are kicked out when they reach adulthood so they can't breed with their sisters," she told Reuters.

She said that, since the lions would be living together, Leo should have had a vasectomy. She also questioned what reputable animal park would now take in the inbred cubs.

Promote this thread!
Bizzle Izzle
Bockwurst
Level: 49

Posts: 25/560
EXP: 880705
For next: 3184

Since: 26.6.02
From: New Jersey, USA

Since last post: 161 days
Last activity: 161 days
#2 Posted on 30.7.02 1641.26
Reposted on: 30.7.09 1659.04
Animal Rights activists crack me up. Take for instance thte woman from the Born Free Foundation. She wants the zoo to give the lion a vasectomy! How free is that? Where in the wild do lions get vasectomies?
Here's another great bit from this crowd:
(taken from foxnews.com 'tongue tied' column)
A New Hampshire judge has refused requests by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to scuttle an annual pig scramble at a local fair despite the group's pleas that the event is dangerous to the piglets, reports The Union Leader.

The SPCA likened the 4-H-sponsored event to the human "freak shows" that once were common during summer fairs. The concern is that a beefy farm boy might fall on top of a piglet and injure it, or that families who take pigs home won't know how to care for them.

The event in question involves placing eight piglets in a pen and allowing up to 10 children, ages 8 to 18, to chase after them in three-minute rounds, try to capture them and stuff them into bags. The winners get to keep the piggy.

Court testimony included commentary from professor Jerilee Zezula from the University of New Hampshire who said that being chased by a group of children "causes enough stress for [the piglet] to cause it long-term harm."
J. Kyle
Boudin blanc
Level: 93

Posts: 354/2388
EXP: 7864168
For next: 188672

Since: 21.2.02
From: The Land of Aloha

Since last post: 26 days
Last activity: 2 days
AIM:  
Y!:
#3 Posted on 30.7.02 1645.58
Reposted on: 30.7.09 1659.09
Animal Rights Activists=People with too much spare time

EDIT~! Oh come one, a lion vasectomy? They hold the zookeepers responsible for what the lions did? That's just dumb.

(edited by AngryJohnny on 30.7.02 0518)
Papercuts!
Potato korv
Level: 54

Posts: 680/684
EXP: 1212064
For next: 21813

Since: 3.1.02
From: Springfield, Mo.

Since last post: 4380 days
Last activity: 4290 days
#4 Posted on 30.7.02 1649.54
Reposted on: 30.7.09 1659.11

    Originally posted by AngryJohnny
    Animal Rights Activists=People with too much spare time
Like you have room to talk.
eviljonhunt81
Pepperoni
Level: 66

Posts: 377/1084
EXP: 2417266
For next: 44598

Since: 6.1.02
From: not Japan

Since last post: 2902 days
Last activity: 2899 days
#5 Posted on 30.7.02 1651.10
Reposted on: 30.7.09 1659.13
and people talking about wrestling on the internet = people with just enough time?


I have very few kind words for most animal rights groups, as they tend to be very hypocritical and seem to only want to protect cute animals, but I understand why they would want a lion in the zoo to have a vasectomy. No, it doesn't get one in the wild, but it's not in the wild anymore.

And if I'm not mistaken, animal incest is not unheard of. I'm pretty sure I learned about it in high school, so it strikes me as odd that an animal rights group isn't familiar with it.
odessasteps
Scrapple
Level: 129

Posts: 922/5065
EXP: 24425546
For next: 624175

Since: 2.1.02
From: MD, USA

Since last post: 42 days
Last activity: 9 days
#6 Posted on 30.7.02 1735.47
Reposted on: 30.7.09 1742.36

    Originally posted by eviljonhunt81

    I have very few kind words for most animal rights groups, as they tend to be very hypocritical and seem to only want to protect cute animals, but I understand why they would want a lion in the zoo to have a vasectomy.



There's a great bit on Denis Leary's first album about cute little seals and big ugly cows and which gets spared and which becomes food.
WyldeWolf1
Boerewors
Level: 41

Posts: 210/361
EXP: 456150
For next: 23999

Since: 20.6.02
From: Florida

Since last post: 4346 days
Last activity: 4346 days
#7 Posted on 30.7.02 2132.43
Reposted on: 30.7.09 2149.41
Get ready for a biology lesson...

Animal rights activists are strongly opposed to hunting, right?

Those of you who study population genetics know that "k" represents a population's optimum size, at which it is most healthy.

So how do you keep a population within US borders at "k"?

Well, almost all populations (deer in Florida, for example) tend to breed beyond "k". So when the wildlife officials determine how many "surplus" individuals there are, they issue that many licenses.

In other words, it's good for the deer.
Dahak
Frankfurter
Level: 57

Posts: 146/772
EXP: 1432764
For next: 53173

Since: 12.5.02
From: Junction City OR.

Since last post: 1941 days
Last activity: 1594 days
#8 Posted on 30.7.02 2142.09
Reposted on: 30.7.09 2159.04
I don't know to give a lion a vasectomy would be cruel and they are endangered. So I have a better idea. Next time the lions are out drinking or are watching lion porn the lady from the Born Free Federation can put a condom on the male lion. It's only fair since the lion lacks hands.
Seriously this is the stupidest thing I have heard in a long time. Probably they should have split the lions up since they were related. But would the animal hippies be happy if they split them up? Or if they did give the male lion a vasectomy would the ARE have been happy. Of course not.
DMC
Liverwurst
Level: 69

Posts: 479/1180
EXP: 2744746
For next: 125012

Since: 8.1.02
From: Modesto, CA

Since last post: 3390 days
Last activity: 3384 days
#9 Posted on 30.7.02 2203.01
Reposted on: 30.7.09 2204.01
From what I recall from a college science class, incest is not necessairly *immediately* disadvantageous to a population. It is only after repeated inbreeding that "bad" mutations or problems begin occuring. These people need to stop freaking out.

DMC
Zeruel
Thirty Millionth Hit
Moderator
Level: 130

Posts: 715/5186
EXP: 25306250
For next: 424396

Since: 2.1.02
From: The Silver Spring in the Land of Mary.

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 1 hour
#10 Posted on 31.7.02 0021.03
Reposted on: 31.7.09 0026.35

    Originally posted by Papercuts!

      Originally posted by AngryJohnny
      Animal Rights Activists=People with too much spare time
    Like you have room to talk.



Hey, pot, there's a phone call for you, it's the kettle. He says "You're black."


Grimis
Scrapple
Level: 124

Posts: 77/4700
EXP: 21377803
For next: 458859

Since: 11.7.02
From: MD

Since last post: 1184 days
Last activity: 981 days
#11 Posted on 31.7.02 0605.27
Reposted on: 31.7.09 0607.56
It's amazing that there is a war on terrorism, folks still starving in the world, living under oppressive dictatorships, and can't even be provided or afforded decent housing, and people can still have time to worry about stuff like this...
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: Batman Vs. Superman update(of sorts)
Next thread: Slamball
Previous thread: Lance Armstrong is Wasting Your Money
(3278 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Random - Animal Inbreeding ???Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.303 seconds.