Friday, February 20, 2009

Stupid people!!!

THis thought to be extinct bird was photographed in the Phillipines in a market, then sold and EATEN!!!!



February 18, 2009—A rare quail from the Philippines was photographed for the first time before being sold as food at a poultry market, experts say.

Found only on the island of Luzon, Worcester's buttonquail was known solely through drawings based on dated museum specimens collected several decades ago.

Scientists had suspected the species—listed as "data deficient" on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's 2008 Red List—was extinct.

A TV crew documented the live bird in the market (above) before it was sold in January, according to the Agence France-Press news agency.

Michael Lu, president of the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines, told AFP the bird's demise should inspire a "local consciousness" about the region's threatened wildlife.

"What if this was the last of its species?" Lu said.

16 comments:

Brenda said...

That's so sad. It's a beautiful bird too.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't look big enough to make much of a meal. *sigh*

Donna said...

OMG!! Idiots!!!!!!

Tabor said...

Makes my stomach sour.

Carla said...

OH NO!!! That's so sad! And what a beautiful bird!

jazzi said...

I wonder why the photographer didn't buy the bird?

Anji said...

yes, but some times we see photographs and films of humans in dreadful situations and the journalist just does his job without getting involved.

Having said that, I hope it wasn't the last one of its kind.

edt said...

Hi Mary Lou...Your blog seems to be broken...I cant read your most recent posts unless I pick them up from archives. Have tried viewing with two browsers...Internet Explorer and firefox but no joy...regards

edt said...

Works now...yippeeee

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Mary Lou said...

Anonymous...I said to play NICE! No name calling or I will ban you again!

robin andrea said...

I read about that in the newspaper. Unbelievable. I sure hope it wasn't really the last of its species. That would be an utter heartbreak.

Anonymous said...

I have to admit to a certain curiosity what baked spotted owl would taste like...
;-)


JimBob

Mary Lou said...

LOLOLOL JimBob!! I thought you got LOST!!!

Anonymous said...

That's what you get for thinking mare e lu. Stupid!!!!

cassie-b said...

What a shame. It's hard to make a comment for such a sad happening.