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RE: So which species needs to be conserved?

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Posted by: tectovaranus at Sun Jun 9 13:42:56 2013  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by tectovaranus ]  
   

Why is it that all of these types of new keepers want everyone else to be into "conserving" a species by buying captive bred stock but they are not at all concerned with buying wild caught themselves. "Conservation" must be what you expect others to do not you eh Izi? Why not start with captive bred yourself (as John suggested).
It is irresponsible for anyone inexperienced with monitors to buy and support the wild caught trade.
This is an attitude we see over and over again, I'd bet between Bob, John, Frank and myself we've seen this exact same argument 100 times in the last 15 years, neophyte keepers think they'll save the species, without any experience by supporting the wild caught trade, because they will be different man, cause they're really into it.
Buy a captive bred species, hell argus and flavies would seem to fit your interest and learn how to keep them, raise them, breed them, THEN you'll have a chance of actually being helpful to the animals. Trust me, you'll have an entirely different approach once you gain some basic experience, until you do, if you buy wild caught, you are just part of the problem.
Ben Aller


   

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