When I start bashing the US, trust me you will know about it.
Theres no shortage of targets thats for sure, but if you are extremely bored one day and read some of my other posts, you will find no stauncher supporter of the U.S.A. Note the capitals :-D
Down here, we had to resort to shooting, drowning, and poisoning flour to do away with as many Aboriginals as we could. Kangaroos dont do big herds unfortunately. Plus the Abo`s didnt have a teepee between them. (the Aboriginals adapted to eating anything that was non toxic. Worms, grubs, beetles, moths, ants, you name it) so they were hard to find in large numbers, infact there were no large numbers. No one knows how many Aboriginals inhabited Australia prior to white settlement/invasion. Maybe 50,000, maybe 500,000, by the time the Government got around to counting them, there were a few thousand left. As recently as the 1970s there were a few Aboriginals in the bush that had rejected the white mans way of life. All dead now.
Tasmania, that so many of you are fascinated by, now has a population of 250,000 and falling. When White man got there in around 1800, there were 3 or 4 thousand Aboriginals there. So they held hunts and eventually herded what was left over a cliff to their deaths. When I was 10 I thought 200 years was a long time. Then I met old people whose grandparents were alive in the early 1800s and you realise just how short 200 years is in the scheme of things.
My post was not directed at the initiator of the topic, nor anyone else, rather just a reflection on the history of killing hundreds of thousands of animals for "no good reason". Western society has moved on from these pathetic religious rituals. What we have elsewhere is huge populations whose education remains firmly in the stone age. If these people continue to remain uneducated and have no forward thinking leaders, they are one step away from Human Sacrifice IMO.
I like the Bison. There is one in the W.A. Museum. Whenever I go over there, I always have a look at it. Its as big as a bloody Elephant, I fell in love with it at first sight.
I do wonder what they taste like. The hide is tremendous, enough bones to be productive as fertiliser. If the meat is tasty, surely they could become a commercial sustainable resource. I guess the bastards eat a lot though. How many to an acre could you run? Maybe just 1 or less id guess?