hmmm 25 September 2009Posted by marisacat in Inconvenient Voice of the Voter.
Dinnertime at Wolong Photograph: China Daily /Reuters / Guardian
hmm Obviously I am behind the times… I did not know there was a conversation ongoing about [perhaps] letting the Giant Panda “go”. “Nature take its course”. That sort of thing. Or, at least, I am gathering that, reading the Guardian
End of the road Chris Packham says we should let nature take its course.
Mark Wright of WWF argues counterpoint!… and WWF is, like all good lobbyists, headquartered in Washington… so we know what they think counts. Packham’s core selling point seems to be, why spend more millions on a LOSER. (Not a sure fire slogan to winning… imo)
Shorter version, Packham argues for (you guessed it!) PRAGMATISM! And Wright pretty much wants to keep the po$ter boy.
My god, forget the poor fragile panda… what shall be done with decades of global PR? Chinese breeding farms? “Gifts” of Giant Pandas from China to its “friends”… ? (Better than ping pong game sets!)
Harvesting of Giant Panda semen? (And apparently breeding in captivity is just now paying off!) Groves of special bamboo grown for the Giant Panda degustation?
And so on?
The poor things have been isolated, studied, fretted over, bodily fluids extracted, inseminated, filmed, watched, monitored (don’t roll on the babeee!), counted and re-counted… you name it. The text to the photos says keepers and researchers resorted to “panda porn” to interest them in S-E-X… even Viagra was used. One photo shows lab coats gathered by the fence bars to observe (and notate!) actual Panda S-E-X.
Poll: Do you agree? (Almost 79% say, keep saving Panda!… I think the system is safe…)