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Old 07-24-02, 08:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I think it's awful. I am 110% against hybridization. I especially almost came to tears when I saw the pictures of the salmon/argentine cross. These animals wouldn't be crossing themselves in nature for a good reason (as well as most of them wouldn't even encounter eachother since many of them are from different locations). Once an animal is crossed that virtually eliminates any security for that species being a pure species years down the line. I would like to be able to hold an animal an know for certain it is 100% pure, not 98%. Look at what happened with the Burmese and Indian python? And the Red wolf and coyotes? Two species completely extinct due to outcrossing. There are no words for how wrong this practice is.....
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