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Re: NFC: Me on Detractors and stuff

WELL SAID, Josh, can't appreciate what you aren't knowing about, To know
fish, is to have kept them, or similar relatives.
On Tue, 15 Dec 1998 12:50:24 -0500 (EST) Josh Wiegert
<wiegerj at paul_paulsmiths.edu> writes:
>Hey all,
>  The arthritis in my hands is really acting up.. so please forgive my
>  The last thing I think anyone in either (or both) orgs want is a
>"faction war."  NFC and NANFA have different goals and ideas.... lets 
>it, thats part of the reason NFC was founded.  They shouldn' tbe 
>viewed as
>two giants trying to duke it out, where only one can survive.  The two
>orgs have different member bases and spectrums, a fact that should be.
>Now, where our goals and such overlap, theres little need for any
>detraction or war.  The only thing this does is make things a littl 
>on both orgs.  
>Sale of Exotics
>   Why not?  It raises funds for NFC.  If we're trying to remove the 
>-- which we are -- why not make them useful in the proccess?  Theres
>demand for them, someone's got to supply them.  This, obviously, does 
>to unscrupulous fellows stocking exotics to reap profits.  THIS is 
>we need to concentrate -- on education, better law enforcement, etc.  
>Sale of Natives
>  Ok, so audobon doesn't sell birds.   Who wants a pet robin?  Crow
>anyone?  Nah, our birds are pretty ugly, and hard to domesticate, even 
>they were as attractive as a budgie or parrot.  The fish are a 
>issue.  No one's off getting rid of endangered or even remotely 
>species.  We're just trading and exchanging fish, something thats been
>going on for ages.  ANd, if anything, it HELPS the conservation ideas.
>Who gives a damn about a bunch of shiners in a stream, anyhow?  Who 
>about those pretty fishes that go in every tank?  Its human nature to 
>more about the ones we can use directly.  By showing people our
>natives,and getting them involved in them, we can better protect them. 
>This probbly didn't make too much sense, since I'm having quite a bit 
>trouble typing....  Oh well
>J. L. Wiegert
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