• @Wahots
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    2 months ago

    We can’t just kill every animal we don’t like. Elephants, wolves, bears, etc. all play an incredibly important role in the health of our ecosystems and help keep plants and animals healthy. Sometimes, they keep nuisances at bay, too, or keep stuff like prion diseases in check.

    I get that elephants can eat crops or wolves can eat cattle, but we’ve managed to build space shuttles and end worldwide diseases through amazing vaccine campaigns. I’m sure we can rewild some major areas and build better, non-lethal deterrants in others.

    It’s helped restore Yellowstone’s biodiversity and drive incredible amounts of tourism after the wolves were reintroduced.