Save the Fluffies

Andrew Holmes andrew at biologist.demon.co.uk
Sat Dec 12 15:44:55 EST 1998


In article <74s1ma$h9p$1 at newnews.global.net.uk>, Secret Celebrity
<secretceleb at innocent.com> writes
>
>Paul wrote in message <36714ca0.14193664 at news.virgin.net>...
>>On Thu, 10 Dec 1998 20:58:49 -0000, "Secret Celebrity"
>><secretceleb at innocent.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Recently they released thousands of Mink into countryside around the New
>>>Forest and Shropshire.
>>>The Mink went on to establish themselves in the local ecosystems
>>
>>Mink are already established in the NF, and have been for many years.
>>
>>>and
>>>permanently unbalance the food chain in the surrounding areas.
>>
>>What utter nonsense you talk. You're making this up aren't you?
>>
>>Paul
>
>Yeah, but it sounds good. :-)
>
>Seriously though, if you release a large concentration of top predators into
>a small area it will affect the local food chain until the animals either a)
>eat all the food b) are killed by humans.
>
>S C
>
>
>
If they eat all the food, surely they'll starve to death anyway?
-- 
Andrew Holmes HND B.Sc.(Hons.) GIBiol



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