I think we should let elephants loose in Australia

There are 70 comments on the New Scientist story from Feb 1, 2012, titled I think we should let elephants loose in Australia. In it, New Scientist reports that:

Ecologist David Bowman of the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia, argues that large herbivores including elephants should be introduced to Australia to bring balance to a country ravaged by uncontrolled wildfires Fellow ecologists including George Wilson of Australian National University in Canberra and Peter O'Brien of the University of ... (more)

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Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#61 Feb 5, 2012
sairla wrote:
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I don't eat any meat or meat products and yes, even the dairy aspect concerns me; I just do what I think I can to minimise harm to animals. However, this is a personal choice and I don't consider that what I do is 'right', it's just right for me.
No worries. We each do what we think is best.
Great mind

Perth, Australia

#62 Feb 5, 2012
Neville Thompson wrote:
Seeing there is an abundance of grass in the Top End I can't understand why it can't be cut and baled for stock feed just after the wet season.
The problems occur when mustering cattle that they have been burning off large tracts of land so they can find and extract them .
The grasses uo there can grow to about 15 ft high and it is termed elephant grass.
Yeah but in the meeting elephants sounded better!

Since: Jan 12

Where The Wild Things Grow

#63 Feb 5, 2012
Great mind wrote:
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Yeah but in the meeting elephants sounded better!
That'd be right, over coffee and biscuits, some genius said 'elephants'.

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Since: May 10

AUSTRALIAN

#64 Feb 6, 2012
Great mind wrote:
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Yeah but in the meeting elephants sounded better!
Indian or African or Laotian or Burmese or Thai or Indonesian or ?

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AUSTRALIAN

#65 Feb 6, 2012
sairla wrote:
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That'd be right, over coffee and biscuits, some genius said 'elephants'.
I reckon someone spiked their anzac biscuits
sic itur ad astra

France

#66 Feb 6, 2012
Neville Thompson wrote:
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Indian or African or Laotian or Burmese or Thai or Indonesian or ?
Nibiruan? Do they mammals there or only reptiles?

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#67 Feb 6, 2012
sic itur ad astra wrote:
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Nibiruan? Do they mammals there or only reptiles?
You should know Mr.Beattie
damien auksorius plumbing

Hobart, Australia

#68 Feb 10, 2012
there not meant too be here ,different animals belong in regions where there originally from .eco system will die.
damien auksorius

Hobart, Australia

#69 Feb 15, 2012
theyll devestate the ecology.

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#70 Feb 15, 2012
damien auksorius wrote:
theyll devestate the ecology.
At least the dung beetles will be happy

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