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Platypuses! Must be some chance?!

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by Caesar, 7 Oct 2015.

  1. Caesar

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    I know that there have been previous threads stating how hard it is to import a platypus and that it will never happen but I refuse to believe that. There must be some way, what if a billionaire was to do it. Please don't shoot me down:(
     
  2. Gulo gulo

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    Not gonna happen. Save your ducats and move to Australia and visit them at institutions or go out bush for them.
     
  3. jbnbsn99

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    It's not hard. It's impossible. Australia has some of the strictest import/export laws in the world.
     
  4. gerenuk

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    Its quite easy to export platypus from Australia.

    1. Pretend to illegally bring in dogs to Australia.
    2. Once the government finds out, then take back home your platypus disguised as dogs.
    3. Pay whatever fine is required to have brought "dogs" into Australia illegally.

    (This probably won't work if you don't have a high public profile)
     
  5. ZooElephantsMan

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    @gerenuk that is so funny I actually laughed out loud.
     
  6. ZooElephantsMan

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    What if you became an australian politician and changed the laws?
     
  7. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    There's more chance of a politician introducing gun control in your country.

    :p

    Hix
     
  8. Hix

    Hix Wildlife Enthusiast and Lover of Islands Premium Member

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    This won't work as your illegal dogs will probably be euthanased on arrival. You can thank your fellow countryman for the increased intervention!
     
  9. Caesar

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    What if I got it through wildlife traders that my dad knows in Volgograd (I speak and lived in Russia but currently live in America) The black market there is shady but works?
     
  10. DavidBrown

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    So you are proposing to smuggle platypi into America via the Russian black market? This is starting to sound like a bad movie.
     
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  11. Chlidonias

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    so your solution for importing platypus to America is to support animal smugglers and probably be directly responsible for the deaths of any number of individual platypus which die in the idiotic attempt? Clap... clap... clap.

    Seriously, nobody who genuinely cares about wildlife would ever suggest such a notion.
     
  12. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    also, just out of curiousity, why do you say you are in Las Vegas but you are posting from Belarus?
     
  13. TeaLovingDave

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    I just had a GREAT idea for how to promote elephant conservation inspired by the example set by Caesar..... we hire a load of poachers to shoot a whole family herd of African Elephant, sell the ivory on the black market and donate the proceeds to elephant conservation!!!! :D:p;)

    I doubt we'll get any more replies from this user :p incidentally, have you noticed that every single post the user has made thus far refers to animal smuggling or exportation at least once?
     
  14. DDcorvus

    DDcorvus Well-Known Member

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    I would question the age of the poster as well, which e claims is 13.
     
  15. ZooElephantsMan

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    What if I founded a country, whose borders encompassed a river in australia, and it would be surrounded by australia on all sides (kind of like The Gambia in Africa) And then made it legal to export platapi from the country that I founded?
     
  16. LaughingDove

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    Yep, just found a country, piece of cake!
     
  17. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    people found new countries all the time. I think the idea is perfectly sound. In fact if you formed enough little countries all over the world you would have access to any species of animal you want. No more relying on animal smugglers - I hear the black market is "shady".

    The people who create their own 'countries' - CNN.com
     
  18. ZooElephantsMan

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    Wow I was saying it just as a joke
     
  19. Caesar

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    Fine it was a terrible idea and it says I'm posting from Belarus because that's where I made the account over summer break in Belarus but I am now back in America. Just forget this thread :(
     
  20. Caesar

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    I doubt we'll get any more replies from this user :p incidentally, have you noticed that every single post the user has made thus far refers to animal smuggling or exportation at least once?[/QUOTE]

    Yea it's true that my posts are all about animal exportation sorry if it's wrong to you I'll stop now but those are just some really itching questions I've had for a while. :(