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Post #61 - 12 Feb 2021, 22:22

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Post #62 - 16 Feb 2021, 10:17

Notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar's bizarre legacy of ‘cocaine hippos’ amid renewed calls to cull them

The Colombian crime boss built up a £24billion fortune in the 1980s and 1990s as his greatly feared Medellín Cartel monopolised the cocaine trade to the US. Dubbed the King of Cocaine, his drug-trafficking career saw him become the seventh richest man in the world, while ruthlessly carrying out kidnappings, murders and bombings. But Escobar also had a soft spot for animals, illegally importing a host of creatures into Colombia, which he kept at his sprawling 5,500-acre Hacienda Napoles ranch. The property boasted villas, six swimming pools, a hovercraft, private airport, race track, bullring and entrance gate topped with the plane he’d used to make his first drugs shipment.

Yet Escobar’s ultimate pride and joy was his estate’s personal wildlife park stuffed with kangaroos, giraffes, elephants, antelope, ostriches, rhino, buffalo, camels and lions. He had 700 workers to look after them and one had trained a flock of white birds to roost in the trees next to his mansion.

Since the Colombian crime boss was shot dead aged 44 in 1993, the huge hippos have been left to roam the tropical wetlands around his former luxury estate… and have thrived. Some of the five-tonne animals have attacked people living locally and their multiplying numbers are threatening the region’s environment. Last week, scientists renewed their calls to cull the animals before their numbers soar out of control.

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When Escobar was killed on a rooftop fleeing police, many of the animals were re-homed in Colombian zoos. However, some were kept on the estate, which has been turned into a public theme park. But some of Escobar’s hippos escaped into the surrounding countryside. He originally brought four over from their native Africa in the 1980s, but since his demise the animals, with no natural predators in the South American countryside, have been vigorously breeding in the lush habitat of lakes and waterways around the Magdalena river basin.

With some spotted hundreds of miles away from their original home, they now number up to 120 and boffins say that number could soar to 1,500 by 2035 without a controversial cull.

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Some of Escobar’s hippos escaped into the surrounding countryside after his death

The hippos, which kill 500 people in Africa each year, left a farmer seriously injured last year. And in 2009, one nicknamed Pepe was killed by the authorities after attacking humans and killing cattle. There are also worries that they could edge out native species.

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Escobar also had a soft spot for animals, illegally importing a host of creatures into Colombia

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world- ... s-23500453
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Post #63 - 23 Feb 2021, 20:29

Jesus wept, what a miserable cunt David Attenborough is becoming. :wtf:

Climate change could, within a lifetime, destroy "entire cities and societies", Sir David Attenborough has told the UN Security Council.
"I don't envy the responsibility that this places on all of you,"


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-e ... t-56175714

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Post #64 - 23 Feb 2021, 21:22

Climate change
Disruption of Earth's nitrogen cycle
Disruption of Earth's carbon cycle
Having the Earth's ocean with more weight in plastic than in marine animals
Destruction of the Earth's rain forests (There is an airborne "river" of air that flows north from the Amazon rain forest to North America. What will happen when that moisture is shut off?

Capitalism uses the earth as both a free dump and nearly free source of natural resources. The poorest third of humanity is not connected to any power grid or water/sewer system. They emit almost nothing. The richest 10% emit approximately 70% of noxious waste. In most of the wealthy countries, household waste accounts for no more than 4% of the country's waste -- the rest is industrial and governmental.

The single entity that pollutes the Earth the most is the United States military.

Resume your worrying :)
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Post #65 - 23 Feb 2021, 21:42

Father Hasil Cocteau, SJ; » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:22 pm wrote:
The single entity that pollutes the Earth the most is the United States military.


Thought so, as we were then. :)

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