RIP Philo

BBC pushing Russia conspiracy theories again

Brexit backer Arron Banks to face MPs over Russia claims:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44446632

Russia, Russia, Russia

Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Fuck the BBC
Permalink BeebBot 
June 12th, 2018 1:05am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illusory_truth_effect
Permalink Random Lurker 
June 12th, 2018 6:16am
BBC covering important stories:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44444016
Permalink Reality Check 
June 12th, 2018 8:06am
3890 tigers free in the world. Critically endangered!

7000 tigers owned as pets by Texans.

So who is doing better for the Tigers? Private tiger breeders who sell them as pets to Texans? Or whatever the fuck the rest of the world is doing, which is clearly bad for the tigers.

Of course the BBC wants to criticize the 7000 private tiger owners in Texas. The only people in the world who love tigers so much they are helping them survive.
Permalink Reality Check 
June 12th, 2018 8:08am
> At the heart of this surprising tiger turnout is the very American notion of a God-given right to do one's own thing, including owning a pet - no matter how exotic - being an individual liberty that the state should not mess with.

Good summary, we DO have a God given right to own tigers in the US.

> "A man came up to me and called me a communist," said Ben Callison, a former animal sanctuary director and animal welfare activist, describing the reaction after he addressed a US Agricultural Department conference on the problems with exotic pets. "People say you are trying to take away their rights to own what they want, and do what they want."

It's true Ben Callison is not just a communist, he's anti-american. He should move to North Kor-, wait, they don't communist no more, eh, he should move to Canada and be communist there.

> Others, however, want to see more state involvement due to public safety concerns. Many of America's exotic pets are not covered by the 1973 Endangered Species Act, which only applies to animals taken from the wild. Many of the tigers originate from breeders within America.

Fantastic how many innocent bystanders have been killed by tigers in the US in the last 100 years? Oh the number is ZERO. Infinite more than that is the number of people killed by Tesla autopilot.
Permalink Reality Check 
June 12th, 2018 8:11am
> It is easier to own a tiger than a dog in the state of Texas, which could have between 2,000 and 5,000 tigers.

OK, so 5000 Tigers in Texas. 7000 includes tigers in other states, presumably not including the communist states like Massachusetts.

Tigers, alligators, mountain lions, african lions, grizzly bears - these are all great pets folks, great pets. They are really good with children too.
Permalink Reality Check 
June 12th, 2018 8:14am
> "In America, you can buy a tiger online..."

At last BBC is providing useful information. Never thought I'd see that.

www.buytigers.com

Yay! That's a real store too.
Permalink Reality Check 
June 12th, 2018 8:15am
There was a similar problem with ducks in the UK.

White-headed ducks were dying out due to loss of habitat.

Ruddy ducks, not native to the UK, were interbreeding with the white-headed ducks and producing hybrids who were thriving.

This was all too much for the RSPB (a charity that 'protects' birds) who then spent more than £5m to wipe out the Ruddy ducks at a cost of £3k per bird.

So now the white-headed ducks are struggling again.

Totally insane.

Fuck the RSPB.

Fuck the BBC.
Permalink BeebBot 
June 12th, 2018 8:20am
That's not even close to what is happening to tigers in the petro-monarchies:

http://www.middleeasteye.net/in-depth/features/My-pet-cheetah-Kuwaiti-woman-cheetahs-1758178737
Permalink Random Lurker 
June 12th, 2018 9:16am
Tigers are a big source of income in Texas. There's unlimited demand from Mexican drug lords who are willing to pay any price for the best quality Texas tigers.

Unfortunately, we have this very unfair, tremendously unfair trade with Mexico where they don't accept any of our tigers. They won't let the tigers in. Yet we let them sell all sorts of things here. You can see how unbalanced this trade is.
Permalink Reality Check 
June 12th, 2018 9:35am
>drug lords who are willing to pay any price

A much overlooked film is Ridley Scott's 'The Counsellor'

Cameron Diaz has a pair of cheetahs.

  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2193215

Natalie Dormer has a nice cameo.

The bolito is a fiendish idea.
Permalink Barry Norman's Ghost 
June 12th, 2018 9:44am

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