Both points of view have their merits and can be supported by good arguments (as you have done). As I’ve said in many places, there is no one right way for people to live, and this is an instance of that.

I can’t say that allowing these “nuisance species” to live is “right” and killing them is “wrong.” Nor can I say that repairing the mistake of introducing these species is “right” and letting the mistake stand is “wrong.” In other words, I can’t tell you which side you should be supporting—there are reasonable grounds for supporting both sides.

Only God and politicians are capable of taking an absolute stand on every issue—and I’m neither.

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updated: 13 Sep 2003