[Tweeters] Passenger Pigeon coming back?

Michelle Landis asmalllife at gmail.com
Wed Apr 10 11:24:07 PDT 2013


I hate to be a rabble-rouser, but I had a couple of questions while
watching the Ted video. Passenger Pigeons existed in the millions before
we did what humans do. If we brought them back, do we have the ecosystem
for them to thrive in now? What do they eat? If it's seeds and grass, are
they going to be spreading genetically-modified grains all over the
country? Are they going to be low-level carriers of pesticides/herbicides?
Are we going to use them for food for humans (again)? If we do...will we
then be the top-of-the-food-chain consumers of the toxins they have eaten?
Will we suddenly have a plague of pigeons the likes of which Madagascar is
undergoing with locusts right now? I'm sure people are thinking of these
things, but I didn't hear it addressed in the talk. Of course, I was at
work while listening to this, which means I'm chasing around eight puppies
and it's entirely possible (highly probable) I missed something.

Michelle Landis
Lynden, WA
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