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We Should Not Prevent Species Becoming Extinct.
The extinction of species is part of the nature, so there is no point for human to make efforts to protect endagered speicies.
 uberlovely  29 Jan 2008 14:43
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Survival of the fittest, bitches
 
 Gloria  27 May 2013 10:40
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I have mixed feeling I belive that if it happens naturally then we should let them go extinct IF they have no purpose to us what so ever. BUT if we humans change thier environment then we should save them.
 
 GunnerFoe  06 Mar 2013 08:44
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 But Im still with we should let it happen
by  GunnerFoe
 06 Mar 2013 08:50
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99.9% of all organisms that have lived on earth are extinct. That's how evolution works. The species with the most favorable traits produce the most offspring, and the ones with unfavorable traits will eventually disappear
 
 Cheetahaha  13 May 2012 17:46
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Charles Darwin came up with the theory of evolution which says "Survival of the fittest." If something cannot survive, then why should we keep it from going extinct if nothing is going to change?
 
 ncoop4  18 Apr 2012 16:23
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 Charles Darwin did not come up with evolution. he wrote the origin of the species.
by  nemomonopo
 18 Apr 2012 17:36
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So when your kids ask what was a polar bear you can show what it is than taking out a book when they lived in antartica
 
 j0rg3  11 Feb 2011 11:53
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...unless directly related to our causes for extinction. Still, non dominant species must learn to react to the dominant..

Eventually we will have to do the same until we die out.
 
 bink830  27 Mar 2009 19:08
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I'm with ur_wrong save them if they taste good otherwise let them fend for themselves it's called survival of the fittest.
 
 boy2girl31  02 Jul 2008 16:29
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 You know that cows are one of the biggest reason for global warming to happen.
by  rerako
 18 Oct 2008 07:11
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There's no point in saving a specific species when there are still so many others— unless that particular species happens to taste good.
 
 ur_wrong  27 Jun 2008 01:43
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 Or be the American symbol.
by  Specter87
 18 Oct 2008 02:10
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Why shouldn't humans try to save the animals that are going extinct? After all It is humans that are causing all of the pollution and climate change that is making it hard for these animals to adapt. Forests are being cut down and the places that they live are being destroyed. Most animals need a wide range to live in!
 
 cassie9851  28 Apr 2008 00:13
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 think Ur on the wrong the side you should be on the side stopping it not the side supporting it
by  sequoya
 18 Apr 2012 11:02
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As soon as we stop causing extinction we can stop trying to stop it, that's simple enough, isn't it?
 
 openurmind  10 Mar 2008 22:50
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 I don't think humans will ever stop at it until there is is no greed in human hearts which is impossible.
by  rerako
 18 Oct 2008 07:30
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You're right, we shouldn't interfere with a species interaction with its habitat, which may result in its extinction because it fails to adapt.

However, human caused extinction should be prevented whenever we are aware of a species dwindling existence by our own hand.

On the argument that we should save species for own consumer driven benefits, we have survived pretty well to date without feeling that we need to do this.

Besides, I don't think we should try to control the process of natural selection within a particular habitat, when we don't fully understand the complex ecological systems associated with it. It could have far reaching consequences not only on the immediate habitat, but on other interconnected habitats, including our own.
 
 JRCBailey  08 Mar 2008 19:33
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About 99% of all creatures are extinct, Things happen. We should however try and protect all animals, we shouldn't stop them from being extinct, but we should if they are dying by humans, or other unnatural causes, aka population, over population ect.
 
 SunSparkle  22 Feb 2008 05:03
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The 'balance' of nature is a myth, everything changes, natural selection is inevitable. We can try to save species, but in the end they will either adapt to our actions and/or perish more slowly, making the philosophy behind our trying to save them the way they are seem kind of silly.
 
 abcbaker  06 Feb 2008 11:17
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 Perhaps we should adapt to their environment and not force all to adapt to ours. This is more than just about animals becoming another knock on the belt of the gun fighter..It is about the whole balance of the world..
by  moonak
 14 Apr 2008 01:48
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There gonna die anyways
 
 hiddensc  04 Feb 2008 17:04
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 what??!! then are you saying we cant save our self!!??
by  timmercj
 05 Feb 2008 20:12
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Since humans are the cause for most of these imperiled species becoming endangered in the first place, I'd say it's our obligation to preserve the diversity of the planets wildlife. Also I fail to see the negative effects of this. Aadditionally, as a religious person I believe God made ALL animals for our benefit so we should preserve them so that they can continue to benefit us and our children.
 
 Deonatus  07 Apr 2017 14:27
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 Including cats!!!
by  Tomcat
 07 Apr 2017 14:43
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We should save these animals so that the generations after us can enjoy their presents in real life instead of looking at them in a museum, because God did not put put them on this planet to let them die off. They were here first so they should be the last to go. And yes I am saying that we should go extinct before we let more go, for we're just 'renting' this land and we don't own it at all.
 
 Chef101  31 Mar 2015 08:52
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We MUST prevent this because WE are causing it!! This extinction is because of us f***ed up humans and not because of nature, you @$$#)|*!!!We pollute EVERYTHING and blame it on nature! WHY?! Just accept the bitter truth! WE ARE PARASITES ON THIS PLANET!!!!!
 
 Abc123Man  04 Jun 2013 14:06
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We all have reasons to live animals and humans just because one is different doesn't mean we can kill them off that's just wrong you wouldn't like it if one of those animals tried to make us extinct
 
 sequoya  18 Apr 2012 11:00
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 Its not that we support trying to kill them off or anything! It's just that there is no logical reason to worsen humans lives to protect a failing species. By allowing a species to go extinct to alow a better more capable species to fill the niche that the other organisim was occupying you will get a better more capable species to take its place. If you want hunted animals to have a chance against hunters you should allow survival of the fittess to do its job and stop trying to take it into your own hands. 99.9% of species that ever existed on earth are extinct and humans are NOT to blame.
by  greco412
 01 Dec 2012 19:56
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Extinction was natural until humans decided "right i want to kill some lions and tigers" we do not have the right to kill animals as they have a more of a right to live than us, how would you like it if there was someone deciding your fate you would not like it, so i think killing animals should have the same law as killing a human, then people would be killing less of them because they want to be out of prison.
 
 Melissa23  29 Jun 2011 10:15
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 p.s. some are not natural like running them over with a car etc

Destroying there habitat and environment, interfering on the way they survive by holding them against there will.
by  Melissa23
 11 Jul 2011 07:13
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Not all species can be saved, but we should try to save them.

I had a professor this year who said that tourism affects the Galapagos negatively, but that it's worth the harm!
 
 Stranger  28 May 2011 22:55
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I disagree because what would we do if we only had chickens, cows, dogs, cats, and humans?How would we research other species so we can cure things like S.T.D's, and diabetes ect.
 
 ponderalot  24 May 2011 21:09
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Yes, extinction is natural, but it's our fault extinction is happening at such a high rate. It's in our own best interest to learn to preserve the ecosystem. We should try and stop all extinction - without judgement, until we became more mature as a race in dealing with our biosphere.
 
 OnlySoMuch  04 Jul 2010 01:08
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If we have played even the smallest part in a species' near-extinction we have a moral obligation to provide aid. If, however, we have played no role at all than I agree that we should allow nature to run its course (although human actions are so globally pervasive that I suppose we play a part in every aspect of nature).
 
 -benjamin-  21 Jun 2010 22:46
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We should protect them for the sake of the future generations of the human race.
 
 orlandrulz  28 Oct 2009 21:25
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Think about how many species are extinct based on human interaction with the environment.. Greed motivates people and no one cares about the rare sea creature who may hold the cure for cancer as long as they get their tuna in a can, or that rare orchid which cures malaria because you need that mahogany coffee table or your new les paul. People are self-centered, Ignorant, and deceitful. I often wonder how we have made it so long on this planet. Maybe it's those same traits which brought us this far thus far. I fear those same traits will be our doom
 
 TullFan  05 Mar 2009 02:16
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If we are responsible for their plight, then we are responsible for their protection. Sometimes I think the earth would be much better off without humans.
 
 mtatom  06 Jan 2009 22:45
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 This is absolutley ridiculos how can you say not to protect them?! I have started a debate on the fact that the earth would be better if we did not exist please add your thoughts to it
by  Rabid-Fang
 08 Jan 2009 20:21
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If we don't protect the animals from extinction our food chain will collapse sooner or later. The survival of the fittest will kill all animals since we are the fittest animals to live on the world and our population is getting way more bigger than it was a thousand years ago. If we keep on polluting the water, the consequences are going to be worse than ever.
 
 rerako  18 Oct 2008 07:19
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We should do as much as we can for the environment and its animals around us, because the animals were here before we were, and if they had the power to fight they would, but since we have a brain and can think up new ideas and easily communicate, we have the upper hand in this situation. We are naturally greedy and constantly want to improve our environment to suit our needs, but the problem is, its not ours to improve. We get away with what we do because of how we are created. And people can learn to control their greedyness by thinking of the environment and such. And about hiddensc's comment, were are gonna die too, but we have found unnatural ways to prevent ourselves from dying so easily. Why can we not do it for the animals.
 
 Rabid-Fang  02 Jul 2008 16:17
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We humans caused this. It is our duty to fix it.
 
 pandc35  06 Jun 2008 23:40
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Prevention is what we should be doing about a lot of things. The polar bear is under the gun now because of the warming of the earth and the oceans, should we not do whatever to save our planet and all creatures that live on it so we can have the things that are natural and beautiful. We need to do everything we can to prevent extinction of all animal life including plants.
 
 moonak  14 Apr 2008 01:52
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At the early ages human beings and all other animals were residing peacefully on the earth. Gradually with the passage of time Man became modern and in the name of modernization they started occupying the entire planet. They deprived the animals from their natural habitat. Now to prevent the loss of biological diversity, in order to stop extinction of species, has become really important to maintain the ecological balance of the nature. Many of the animal races are abolishing because of the cruelty and lust of human beings. We kill tigers, elephants, deer for their skin and the whales to get the whale oil. We have been brutal to them to satiate our needs giving an excuse that this will maintain the natural balance by controlling the animal population. So this is the time we put in conscious effort to stop this extinction ensuring the environmental balance is maintained.
 
 sudipa  11 Apr 2008 23:51
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I agree with both BullDog and Researcher, in that the extinction of a species is often our burden to bear, as we are often responsible for it. I personally feel disgusted at the thought of the extinction of various species of whales, tigers, elephants and pandas as a result of human poaching, hunting, etc.

Furthermore, the World Wildlife Fund outlines the fact that these species serve as 'umbrella' species, which means that they also have an impact on other species that live in the same habitats, and so helping them also helps numerous other species. This is also frightening, as it means that humans may be having more of an effect on the extinction of various species than it would first appear.

Therefore, we must do everything we can to protect these endangered species, many of which have become endangered due to our own thoughtless activities.
 
 jsh4  14 Feb 2008 22:27
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If we dont save things as in things from going extinct then in about a billion years we the humans are going to go extinct faster and more faster.
 
 timmercj  05 Feb 2008 20:14
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 Faster and more faster double comparison and your comment is a theory without fact.
by  boy2girl31
 02 Jul 2008 16:28
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Once an animal becomes extinct, you can't reverse it, and each animal is important in the ecosystem. Some have abilities that help cure diseases while others keep the world going. None should vanish from the planet without any effort to save them from humans- it's our responsibility to keep them alive.
 
 TyWhyHiTy  30 Jan 2008 03:36
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 I don't think so. In fact, it's against nature to prevent certain animal becoming extinct.
by  uberlovely
 30 Jan 2008 14:42
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I disagree because human beings are primarily responsible for the extension of many animals. Humans should be very concern with this issue and they should make every effort possible to preserve a species on the brink of extension. We depend on animals for a variety of reasons such as for food, clothing, protection, and other reasons. If they become extinct, then we have to rethink our way of living and doing things. Animals are a necessity in life for many reasons so we should be concerned about their extinction. It is similar with Global Warming. If we do not do something to stop extinction now, it could have a devastating impact on life in the future.
 
 BullDog  29 Jan 2008 19:39
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Humans are responsible for the extinction of many species and should be working flat out to make sure that no more species suffer.
It is the case that human not natural actions have wrecked havoc with the natural world and to argue that we have no obligation to right this wrong takes away the duty of humans to protect the world. We have to think of the future and the natural balance which people have helped to undermine. For example, in the past , little or no thought was given to the future consequences of exploitation of animals and palnts for human needs. We are seeing the terrible dangers and consequences of these actions now.
Most of the causes here are not due to natural selection or actions but to crude human intervention which needs to be reversed into positive action to save the world.
 
 Researcher  29 Jan 2008 17:12
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I disagree. Each species is a precious and unique artefact of the planet's evolution. We should expend extraordinary efforts if necessary to preserve them, regardless of the circumstances.

In many cases, however, it is clear that we humans are responsible for the disruptions to the environment that have brought a species to the edge of extinction. That means we have a special moral obligation to do all that we can to keep the species going in some way, even if it means rearing within artificial environments.

Even if our altruistic instincts are lacking, we should preserve species for selfish purposes alone. There is no telling when the DNA of the threatened organism will prove vital or helpful to us in some way. Many medicines, for example, are made from rare plants which are rapidly disappearing from the earth. With gene engineering, even animal species could prove important some time in future.

So we should exert ourselves to the uttermost to preserve every species that we can.
 
 Hidell  29 Jan 2008 15:19
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 Bah, I've entered this as an agreement instead of a disagreement.
by  Hidell
 29 Jan 2008 16:43
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