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"We made them extinct -let's import new ones!"
When it comes to fox hunting and vulpicide as a national past time at one point it is no wonder the British Old type foxes went extinct. And so the hunts imported thousands every year to replace the Old. That, Deer were hunted to the point where they became extinct or so rare that...hunts had to import more from Europe. Now, hares were hunted to the same point of extinction that...more were brought in from Europe.
This old article is worth noting because it shows the same approach with Scottish wildcats. Well, the fact is this: if you have to import European wildcats to keep the Scottish ones from going extinct then you no longer have a native species but an introduced species.
Since at least the 17th century it has been noted that the wildvcats of then England, Wales (which hung on until at least the 1930s) and Scotland were only surviving due to feral domestic cats. The actual real Scottish wildcat probably does not exist even in DNA because the wildcat they are trying to "preserve" today is not the original wildcat.
By killing through shooting, snaring and, oh yes we know what goes on, poisoning feral domestic cats they are preventing natural selection and evolution. I do not believe we have any "true bloods" or "pure" Scottish wildcats and the only reason that those involved do not understand why is because they are taught and accept dogma and do not study the classical natural history books and they will probably tell you that they know better than "the old fellas who never had science" behind them. True but those naturalists (and damn them for it) were all 'sportsmen' who went out killing things and noted how they were disappearing but continued anyway.
The only way of maintaining atrue wildcat species is the step back and let natural selection do what it has been doing for hundreds of years; determine what breeds with what and establishes itself as the wildcat. NOT what some humans at a university or sat behind a cushy desk decide is allowed and not allowed.
As with so many species humans drove them to the edge of and then over the brink into extinction. Now humans want to start saving species so that they can be killed off again and there are too many examples and private estates and gamekeepers will continue to kill the wildcat until someone gets off of their fat ass and decides to actually enforce protection and prosecute with no "Is it? Can't be sures" but "It looks like a wildcat therefore it is a wildcat" and prosecute and prosecute until people understand.
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