Probably 99.99999% of all the species of plant and animal life on Planet Earth became extinct long before the evolution of Homo Sapiens. Species extinction is an essential component of species evolution and must always be allowed to continue unabated.
On the one hand, we all agree that we must take all possible steps to avoid hastening the international worldwide extinction of any species.
On the other hand, we all accept and personally pursue the local extinction of a lot of species. Here are some obvious examples:
- We all try to enforce the local extinction of rabbits in our vegetable garden.
- We all try to enforce the local extinction of moles and badgers on our lawns.
- We all try to enforce the local extinction of nettles, thistles, and non-food-bearing brambles on our own property. Many of us would also add dandelions, buttercups and moss to that list.
- We all try to enforce the local extinction of ants, flies, spiders, moths, rats, and mice from our own homes.
- If Ragwort grows in hay fields cropped for winter animal feed, it is both undetectable by the livestock and highly poisonous to them. It is deliberately driven to local extinction in all arable farming areas. Do you wish to argue?
- Ragwort is also eliminated from pasture for the same reason.
In other words, we are all in favour of local extinction. Since we can have no effective influence on wider extinction, even if we could measure it, it might be more productive to vent our ire on achieveable objectives.
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