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Dec 22, 2009

Should Wild Animals Become Pets to Ward Off Extinction?

Mike Archer, a professor at the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), has long been a proponent of domesticating Australia's unique wildlife to keep it from disappearing.

While he concedes that not all native animals make great pets (wombats and koalas come to mind), others do, and Archer is hoping that the government will start to legalize ownership of more native pets. "No animal that has ever entered [humans'] inner circle has become extinct," he says. "When you value something and have an emotional connection with it ... it simply doesn't disappear."

It's a strategy that has worked before in Australia, albeit on a smaller scale. In 1987...

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1946471,00.html#ixzz0ZCxVScKT

(via Twitterer Candance, CandyWWGM)

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