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Old 11-30-2010, 11:04 PM   #1
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Default "extinct" quail eaten in Philippines

I was looking for interesting articles for my "five a week", and came across this one, that appalled me on several levels.
PHOTO IN THE NEWS: "Extinct" Bird Seen, Eaten

It is a brief account of a live Worcester's buttonquail, thought to be extinct, being sold as food in the market in Luzon in the Philippines. It was photographed by a TV crew right before it was sold.

Why, I ask you, if they knew it was a bird thought to be extinct, would a TV crew allow it to be sold as food and not rescue the poor thing? And, if they didn't know it was thought to be extinct, why were they bothering to film it being sold?

How many species around the world are going extinct to feed our growing human population? Too many.
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, this is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar. - Lord Byron

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