Why didn't 19th century europeans understand that introducing foreign animals for sport would have disastrous effects on the environment; were th...

Why didn't 19th century europeans understand that introducing foreign animals for sport would have disastrous effects on the environment; were they moronic?

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >an animal rafts across an ocean on a bunch of tree branches broken away by storm
    >good
    >an animal is brought across an ocean by bunch of weird apes
    >bad
    Humanity won't be around forever, so just enjoy the ride and wonder what the rat civilization that will rise in 20 million years will think about when they realize that there was a major transfer of species across the globe only a couple dozen million years earlier.

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    they still felt like the world had infinite resources and couldn't fathom the idea of actually destroying the environment from endlessly taking and taking

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >NOOOO not the heckin pigeons
    Their animals made more money and were funner to shoot. Simple as.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >implying you wouldn't play God if you were able to
    Imagine being single handedly resposible for permanently changing an ecosystem, it must be such a power high. I can understand why that Stewart Smith guy kept smuggling foreign fish into New Zealand.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I would play a protective God, not a moronic destructive one.

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    who cares

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      why the frick would you smash the egg?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >on request from a ~~*merchant*~~
      of course

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >implying our glorious lord would toil to evolve a single species for millions of years and then just let it go extinct
    repent

    extinction is a myth

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    They didn't cared about it at all, they probably knew that it was wrong but they did it anyway. I remember reading somewhere that the thylacine was seen as an inferior species by europeans settlers, they thought that the red fox was superior to it.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Well, if it went extinct at least partially due to being outcompeted by the red fox, wouldn't that mean that 19th century Euro settlers were correct when it came to it being the inferior animal out of the two?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Red foxes didn’t outcompete thylacines. They never even got established properly in Tasmania because the devils mog them to hell and back

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    People in the 19th century thought flies were spontaneously created from rotting meat. They didn't understand shit about nature.

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >living in an ecosystem that can't handle one foxy lad and his couple million pals
    They should had introduced more Old World species to Australia. Egg laying mammals are a crime against the God and Marsupials ain't much better.

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Extinction was a pretty new idea at the time

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    They weren’t done evolving until they began abandoning israelite religions please understand

  12. 1 year ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

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