Scientists To Test Koala Contraceptive

Scientists To Test Koala Contraceptive

There are 25 comments on the CBS 5 Green Bay story from Oct 1, 2006, titled Scientists To Test Koala Contraceptive. In it, CBS 5 Green Bay reports that:

Scientists hope to test a contraceptive dart next year as a new weapon to curb a koala population explosion that has destroyed thousands of trees on an Australian island, a researcher said Sunday." /> Water ...

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James Bond AKA Falcon 69

Dearborn, MI

#1 Oct 1, 2006
I used to drive a contraceptive Dart when I was 19...Girls wouldn't even look at me when I drove that car....
James Bond AKA Falcon 69

Dearborn, MI

#2 Oct 1, 2006
I drove a contraceptive Dart when I was 18...The girls wouldn't even talk to me when I drove that car...
MrBill

United States

#3 Oct 1, 2006
No one ever thinks of Koala hunting?
Bolinger

United States

#4 Oct 1, 2006
Forget the koala bear population explosion. They should be looking into eucalyptus leaves as an aphrodesiac.
VEE

AOL

#5 Oct 1, 2006
Leave my adorable Koalas alone. Do not touch a hair on their soft furry heads.Fly them around QUANTAS airline. They used to do commercials for them, let them fry free first class with all the eucalyptus they can handle.
Ken

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Oct 1, 2006
What a waste of time and money.

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#7 May 12, 2012
Sexed up koalas ? Too funny !
Sam aka mr wadds

United States

#8 May 12, 2012
I'd rather do Geno.

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#9 May 12, 2012
This is Flucked up.

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#10 May 12, 2012
Sam aka mr wadds wrote:
I'd rather do Geno.
LOL !

Since: Aug 12

Australia

#11 Aug 21, 2012
Wazzi

Carnegie, Australia

#12 Aug 21, 2012
James Bond AKA Falcon 69 wrote:
I used to drive a contraceptive Dart when I was 19...Girls wouldn't even look at me when I drove that car....
they sould test it on white aussie before koala
Hello

Sydney, Australia

#13 Aug 21, 2012
Ken wrote:
What a waste of time and money.
True...one of those weird experiments

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#14 Aug 21, 2012
No! Leave them alone. They've survived without man interferring in their lives so far.
The government just has to get into everything.
Are tax payers paying for this, too?
Who's getting paid to do this?

“I know where you are,”

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#15 Aug 21, 2012
quilterqueen wrote:
No! Leave them alone. They've survived without man interferring in their lives so far.
The government just has to get into everything.
Are tax payers paying for this, too?
Who's getting paid to do this?
***rolling eyes***

It's in Austalia - relax your "Obama-hater" sphincter and read the story for once, will ya'?
Hello

Sydney, Australia

#16 Aug 21, 2012
quilterqueen wrote:
No! Leave them alone. They've survived without man interferring in their lives so far.
The government just has to get into everything.
Are tax payers paying for this, too?
Who's getting paid to do this?
exactly....

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#17 Aug 21, 2012
Hello wrote:
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exactly....
What else is the Austalian government going to spend their dollars on?

Exactly...
Hello

Sydney, Australia

#18 Aug 21, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
What else is the Austalian government going to spend their dollars on?
Exactly...
Apparently "Surgical sterilization and relocation have been tried, but the state government regards these options as too expensive as large-scale solutions"

was too expensive so micro chips was cheaper. To help them slow down their libido & breeding sounds like bs 2 me.

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#19 Aug 21, 2012
Hello wrote:
<quoted text>
Apparently "Surgical sterilization and relocation have been tried, but the state government regards these options as too expensive as large-scale solutions"
was too expensive so micro chips was cheaper. To help them slow down their libido & breeding sounds like bs 2 me.
Koalas are not an invasive species - they were introduced to the island when the Koala was considered endangered. The island had abundant Eucalyptus at that time. With no natural enemies, the local Eucalyptus population was depleted. It's either control the population of Koalas by sterilization or watch deforestation happen. It seems they did the right thing - which still may not work, time will tell. Austalia has a habit of inadvertently introducing non-resident species to help combat other "overgrown" epidemics. Just witness their rat and feral cat problems over the last couple of decades.
Hello

Sydney, Australia

#20 Aug 21, 2012
milwaukee69 wrote:
<quoted text>
Koalas are not an invasive species - they were introduced to the island when the Koala was considered endangered. The island had abundant Eucalyptus at that time. With no natural enemies, the local Eucalyptus population was depleted. It's either control the population of Koalas by sterilization or watch deforestation happen. It seems they did the right thing - which still may not work, time will tell. Austalia has a habit of inadvertently introducing non-resident species to help combat other "overgrown" epidemics. Just witness their rat and feral cat problems over the last couple of decades.
yeah I guess thats probably the only solution for now,

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