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Right - hunting is acceptable. But I can't imagine anyone risking getting caught actually poisoning a protected species.

Anyone remember when Canada geese were almost extinct?
 
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Yes.
What I really don't like are restaurants or chefs that use foi gras.
I've followed a few chefs only to ignore them later once I learn that they enjoy cooking with foi gras.
 
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Yes the problem is that it not illegal to poison other species, and unintended victims are the result. Maybe the year is wrong but in Washington D.C. a lot of dead birds happened, and a terrorist plot was the suspicion. It shut down public transportation in areas. Turns out a pest control company
 
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Oh well. Foi gras is a nasty business, but however there is a human culture, where young girls are force fed in order to become huge, it increases their marriage prospects, as it is a sign of good health, and the larger the woman the better. The young girls cry, scream from the pain of eating. Some places in south Africa have this culture.
 
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Well, I think @MitchM might be right about @Phillips66 - he/she doesn't seem as interested in his/her own thread as we are! haha!
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Every year we buy a few organic geese for cooking through the winter.
Our favourite farm went out of business so I've got geese on my mind, trying to find a new source.
(If I thought phillips66 really wanted help, I wouldn't have gone off track)
 
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@MitchM maybe the geese will come to you, if they land in your pond. Dinner you could even follow up with a filet mignon if cows keeps falling in.
 
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Maybe @Phillips66 is unable to reply, he just lost a lot of fish, and said he is very sad, the other fish may or may not have died, we don't know. Perhaps he has gone to seek help from an aquarium store, and now is busy with work, pond, and any other number of things. It's hard when something horrible like this happens, fish all just dying, not having the answers. I had an issue with my fish, after not having a clearer answer after posting what the problem may be, it did get to the point where immediate action over waiting for answers was more important. The point is he might not come back or he may, and what happened we may never know. I would be sad too if I found my fish dead, maybe too despondent to answer any more queries about my pond. I would feel worse if I checked back in and saw insinuations about my reasons for posting my question. The tread is not that old.
 
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You may be right @Tara . But if you stick around here long enough you'll see this kind of post happens on a regular basis. Sometimes they aren't even real people - "bots" are out there on the internet posting on forums posing as humans for reasons I don't really understand. But if @Phillips66 comes back, we'd be happy to continue the conversation with him about what may or may not have happened. No insinuation intended - simply speculating.
 
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People have even posted doctored pictures here in order to get a reaction out of the members on the forum.
At the end of the day, you don't know if the person is telling the truth or not, but when questions to establish basic facts are ignored, red flags start popping up and you start to wonder why the person is really posting.
 
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So people post made up questions, that's a waste of time, pointless too. I had to ask husband about this as I have never been part of a forum. He told me trolls are not just people who stir up conflict, but also a bunch of time wasters. I guess I need a crash course on these things. With that been said my apologies, I was of a mind that somebody had lost their fish and was in trouble with their pond. I will just chalk this up to, now I know.
 

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@Tara Yes, you may be right, but as @Lisak1 and @MitchM have stated.......there are “red flags” that we see a lot. Not just here on GPF, but elsewhere on the internet. After a while — stick around — you will start to notice definite patterns. As humans we want to give them the benefit of the doubt, so we go along and try to help them. But there comes a point when our Spidy-Senses get triggered and we start getting the feeling that we’re being played..... We don’t need the “bots,” trolls, or spammers if all they’re trying to do is stir things up. Yes, maybe the OP is lonely or just wanting to vent, but, as Mitch suggested, there comes a point where we start to trust whether the person is telling the truth, or just trying to get a reaction from us.
 
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@Tara - if you want to see what we're talking about, click on the "Members" tab at the top of the page, under the GPF banner. Then click on "current visitors" and see how many are listed as "robots". You'll be amazed.
 
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That's just nuts, what is the point. Now a I feel very internet naive, bot trolls, for all my years of internet use I have never come across them. Like I said forums are new to me @Lisak1
 

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@Tara - if you want to see what we're talking about, click on the "Members" tab at the top of the page, under the GPF banner. Then click on "current visitors" and see how many are listed as "robots". You'll be amazed.
@Tara Another thing.....notice how sometimes we ask for “more information” or ask people to share pictures? When we ask for more info, it’s because we really need to know the whole story. For someone to say “3 geese landed in my pond and now my fish are dying....” tells us absolutely nothing. And as they say, a picture can be worth a thousand words.

So again, someone posts and says their fish are “suddenly dying,” and they don’t know why. But they don’t tell us anything about their pond. As we start our investigation, we find out all kinds of interesting stuff. The story begins to unfold: for example (and these are made-up scenarios based on things we’ve actually seen) — pond is 500 gallons and they have 5 foot-long koi. They say they test their water “and it’s always perfect,” yet even when we ask, we don’t get numbers for these test results. We ask for pictures. If we get them, they’re often not helpful (ask for a pic of their pond and they show us their skimmer.....from 5 different angles). Or (and this is one of my favorites) they post 3 copies of the same 10 pictures — and/or repeat-post the same pics, often the same pics even in different, unrelated threads. Again, pics that aren’t helpful to the question they’ve posted. BUT THE BIGGEST GIVE-A-WAY IS WHEN THEY BECOME ARGUMENTATIVE, and all they do is give excuses, not answers. @Tara, do you have children or work closely with children? You know how they can be evasive? Then you find out they maybe haven’t been lying to you, but there’s usually more to the story than they want you to know about (for whatever reason). So, at some point you become suspicious.
 

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That's just nuts, what is the point. Now a I feel very internet naive, bot trolls, for all my years of internet use I have never come across them. Like I said forums are new to me @Lisak1
Oh, and then watch for the spammers! I get suspicious when someone posts, but all they do is give links to the various “products” or equipment they have. “Please help me figure out what’s going on with my pond....” and they list that they have:
  • XYZ brand pump that moves 123 gph (with a link)
  • ABC brand skimmer that’s rated for.....whatever (with a link, etc.)
  • JFK brand aerator
  • Some brand of beneficial bacteria
  • Some brand of test kit
  • And the list goes on and on and on.....
These are often people who are trying to get you to “look at” something that someone, somewhere is selling! And it works ‘cause I can’t tell you how many times I’ve clicked on a link......

Then there comes a point.....when you start to wonder.....if they even HAVE a pond or it’s nothing but salesmanship. The more evasive they are....

Oops! Sorry about hi-jacking this thread! I really despise hi-jackers!
 
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