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Gator farms balk over California ban

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Stevicus, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. Stevicus

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    Louisiana gator farmers get ornery as California's ban finally goes into effect

    Louisiana is suing California because California is banning products made from alligator skin.

    Apparently, the California ban has the potential to devastate the industry.

    I'm not sure what to make of this. The article mentioned that alligators were once threatened by extinction, but then the population rebounded.

    "Threatened due to similarity of appearance"? What does that mean? Either they're an endangered species or not. Though they're also being bred on farms, so wouldn't that help increase their numbers?

    All I know is, I wouldn't want to work on an alligator farm.
     
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    Is there such a thing as an alligator farm?

    It sounds as ridiculous as a Hoosier white tail deer farm.

    There are no deer farms because deer breed rapidly, when the natural predators are erased. Instead, the deer trash everything. They're trying desperately to feed and reproduce. They destroy the landscape. They'll destroy everything green unless someone culls them.

    I suspect alligators in Louisiana are similar. You have to kill them yourself, since you've killed off all the natural predators and spoiled the balance of nature.

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    Apparently so, at least according to the article.

    The article mentioned that, due to the lower demand for alligators (and the subsequent decrease in price), they expect far more "nuisance alligators," since they'll be hunted less.

    Some morning you'll wake up, look out your backyard, and find a scene similar to this:

     
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    Alligators are at the top of the food chain in the area besides humans. Only when young thus small are alligators prey. Keeping in mind how large the animal becomes after hatching
     
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