The killing of animals occurs for various legitimate reasons. If supported by science and carried out in a humane way, it can protect the well-being of animals and humans from major threats. However, when science is replaced by public hysteria and humane killing by bizarre conspiracies, the endgame can mean that everyone loses Alive
It only takes one rooster to take care of several chickens, but about half of the hen's eggs, who are sometimes born are male. Common sense would say that the males are slaughtered, but chickens used for meat are a different breed than those used to lay eggs. Males who lay eggs are too lean to be sold in meat supermarkets, so they have no value in the chicken industry.
They are disposed of like all waste. Usually in the first hours of life. They can be suffocated in plastic bags or electrocuted. However, they are more likely to be macerated and ground while still alive. Grinding male chicks is actually recommended as the humane way of disposing of them, since the grinding is almost instantaneous. Zipping through a high-speed grinder is probably less painful than slowly suffocating.
Of course, there are still problems with the milling of billions of live baby animals in the animal protection group, regardless of the speed. The chicken industry also has a problem with it, if for very different reasons – it's expensive. You would rather avoid wasting money.
To this end, researchers are looking for ways to determine whether an embryo is male or female while the egg is still for sale. This would save billions of chicks and possibly billions of dollars before grinding. 
9 Eradication of endangered species
Not all excretions are for the good of mankind. African conservationists sometimes kill endangered animals to maintain the stability of an ecosystem. After all, it's not just about an animal species, but the biodiversity of the entire park.
A large predator population means competition for limited resources. For example, lions will kill other types of big cats that are even more vulnerable. Even prey may need to be depopulated. The Kruger National Park had to kill many of its hippos after the population had little to eat with tools after a drought to survive.
Studies, however, suggest that culling should be a last resort option. Historic elephant culls left survivors without older elephants to teach younger generations typical behaviors such as recognizing hierarchies and responding to threats. It even gave them the elephant equivalent of a shell shock. 
8 Denver is fed up with goose droppings
Canadian geese flying over the droppings are a common sight in some parts of the world, as is the droppings they leave behind. A single goose causes about a pound of feces a day. Aside from the annoyance it causes and the effort required to clean it, the feces contaminate the waterways and can cause disease. After all, Denver, Colorado's parks and recreation department, had had enough of that.
So they killed her. During the early summer molting season, the geese are unable to fly, making it easy for federal contract agents to pack and load them in boxes. The geese are then slaughtered, slaughtered and taken to pantries where they can be eaten by those in need. Although it is a hard type of meat that requires long cooking times, goose meat was formerly referred to as "roast beef of the skies". 
7 Australia kills the false sharks
A number of fatal sharks in western Australia asked the government to protect their beach-goers with drum lines that were used to kill large whites that were responsible for most deaths. However, drum lines are non-discriminatory and the program has been controversial as researchers feared that they could harm the region's biodiversity by catching other fish.
The drumlines captured 172 sharks, 68 of which met the criteria for mating. Except for all the sharks, however, they weren't really great whites. 94% were tiger sharks, which had not been responsible for a death in Western Australia since 1930. Still, they were killed.
The eradication caused the Australian Environmental Protection Agency to cancel things and indicated that "scientific uncertainty" about killing was a population of sharks that had nothing to do with the deaths that led to extinction. 
6 Marius the worthless giraffe
Marius the giraffe was the victim of an international breeding program to expand the giraffe population in zoos. The program was so successful that Marius' genetic material was no longer of value to any zoo in the program. If Marius had bred with one of the program's giraffes, it would have resulted in inbreeding among the population. That is why Marius was declared worthless and literally destined for the chopping block.
The decision to kill Marius just because he had no value for a breeding program naturally caused a stir. The zoo had allowed him to be born and lived on his site, but when it was no longer useful, they decided to kill him.
The option to sterilize him came up, but the zoo said he would still take up resources that could be used to support viable genetic breeders. Other zoos offered to admit Marius, but the Copenhagen Zoo only shared its giraffes with zoos that followed certain guidelines in its breeding program. It declined all offers.
So the zoo killed him without using Marius and after he refused to relocate him. An autopsy and division was performed in front of an audience in which children also participated. Thereafter, parts of Marius were kept for research purposes, while others were fed to the zoo's carnivores.
In view of all the outrage, an official said that she did not understand. 
5 Widespread Human Death
When the Chinese Communist government came to power in 1949, diseases spread throughout the country. A vaccination and hygiene campaign started, in which the animal carriers of the diseases were eliminated. It was called The Four Pests Campaign because it focused on killing mosquitoes, flies, rats and sparrows.
Millions of kilograms of flies and mosquitoes and an estimated 1.5 billion rats were removed. In any case, the campaign was a resounding success until people recognized the ecological disaster that caused the eradication of 1 billion sparrows in the country. Sparrows were disease carriers, but also played an important role in the ecosystem. The removal of so many of them left a void in China's food chain that had dire consequences.
China had made the big leap forward, instructing people to stop agricultural work and start producing steel. However, ignoring agricultural production meant that people didn't have enough to eat. Hunger was already widespread at the time of the four-pest campaign, and the removal of sparrows caused insects such as grasshoppers to explode in the population. This devastated what was left of the grain after the government's industrialization campaign. Millions died in the so-called Great Famine of China. 
4 Emus defeats the Australian army
After World War I, Australian soldiers returned to government-subsidized land where they raised wheat and sheep. Unfortunately, it was difficult to build anything on part of the land that was made available to them. This, together with the onset of the Great Depression, made life difficult for inexperienced farmers.
Then there was the emus.
The thousands of Emus residents did not leave when the soldier-farmers took over their land. They stayed and started eating their crops, which further destroyed the livelihood of the fighting peasants. Once protected animals, the emus were reclassified as pests to be eliminated. The government wanted them to be so dead that they paid hunting premiums for every Emu they brought in.
However, emus are resistant birds. Despite the culling, they kept their numbers. The farmers didn't have the resources to kill so many birds, and the Australian government hired the army to start the Great Emu War.
The army hunted them with machine guns, but the emus have so far dispersed, which the soldiers have only managed to kill in a few hundred of thousands. The army kept trying to launch military campaigns against the birds, but in the end the emus won the war.
The army finally simply gave up and gave the farmers the ammunition. With proper care, the farmers (who, as we will remember, were war veterans) managed to kill almost 60,000 in six months. 
3 Sewing of rodent anuses closed
Nutria, also known as coypu, are an invasive rodent species on almost every continent. They are native to South America, but have been distributed by international trading and breeding companies around the world. Eventually some escaped or were released into the wild where they were bred and spread.
A researcher in Korea had the idea of getting the rodents out of the way. He suggested that they capture several nutrients and sew up their anus. This would strain her, he said, which would cause her to eat her babies. He used the same technique once when he worked for a zoo with rat problems. Apparently sewing her anuses had eliminated every single pest.
Despite the obvious success of the technology, animal rights groups have problems with it. They said it was unethical to inflict enough pain on the animal to drive it to cannibalism and that this is abuse. Not surprisingly, the researcher's proposal fell on deaf ears and his plan was never implemented. 
2 Mauritius kills endangered animal, makes things worse
The Mauritian fruit bat is classified as an endangered animal. Since 2015, the government has killed more than half of its population to make life easier for plantation owners. The foxes caused losses to around 10% of the mango and lychee farmers each year, which is why they were culled to contain the losses.
The result was a decrease in the annual return. Ecologists say that the fruit bat is an important pollinator for more than half of the island's flora. When the government started culling, it also quickly found that shooting bats eating fruit on plantations was extremely difficult. The hunters went into the mountains and killed them in their home habitat. However, the fruit bat tends to cling to an area, so killing those in the mountains meant they didn't do anything to fix the loss of plantation fruit. Some conservationists claim that the government simply continues culling to win votes rather than actually fix the problem. Conservationists filed a lawsuit against the government of Mauritius to stop culling. 
1 The Complicated World of Canadian Seal Hunting
Canadian Seal Hunting is an annual and highly controversial event in which tens of thousands of seals are hunted meat, fur, other products and, for example, population control. But many countries around the world have banned seal products imported from Canada. This led to such an extreme drop in demand that, according to anti-hunting activists, hunting profits are now almost twice as high as government spending to monitor them. However, the Canadian government states that hunting has other indirect economic benefits and continues to support culling.
One group that claims not to see these economic benefits is the Inuit. Canada's indigenous people hunt seals as part of their ancient culture and to survive. International bans on seal products liberate the Inuit, but demand has fallen due to the contempt that government-sponsored hunting has brought.
Some now say that an expansion of hunting is necessary to protect the local salmon population because salmon is the prey of the seals. Scientists disagree and claim that the seals are only used as a scapegoat. Regardless, seal hunting is important for the survival of certain Canadian communities. But opponents argue that if the Canadian government stopped subsidizing, the free market would make them extinct as an unsustainable business. 
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