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Well, here we go again - Pre-Christmas Family fun party time again.<br><br>
Once again my carnivorous brother stole the limelight!<br><br>
We were watching something on TV to do with cross country motor racing and the discussion went something like this:<br><br>
Him: It's lovely countryside but they have to keep culling the animals.<br>
Me: What animals?<br>
Him: Badgers, rats, mice etc. You see, they over breed and have to be regularly culled. The same with pheasents.<br>
Me: I don't think it's right to cull any animal.<br>
Him: That's ridiculous! of course they have to be culled otherwise the world would be<br>
overrun with these animals. That's why the gentry have to shoot pheasents to cull the species.<br>
Me: So does that mean that since the world is overrun with humans, we have to cull them regularly?<br>
Him: No, no I'm not saying that of course, but as we're the dominate species it's our job to cull animals!<br>
Me: I don't believe we are the dominate species.<br><br>
After this our conversation petered out, as he was a guest in my house, at a party, and I didn't want to create more trouble.<br><br>
Afterwards, my wife told me, she thought we were going to come to blows.<br><br>
Roll on good old Christmas time for lots more fun! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:">
 

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55 views and not 1 reply! Amazing!
 

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Yeah, it happens sometimes!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Edit: just to clarify, I'm referring to the fact that there were 55 views and no replies...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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It could be worse. He could have a twin. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>peacefulveglady</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3058987"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I am sorry but what is culling?</div>
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Culling something basically means to remove it.
 

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Culling means to regularly slaughter certain animals to keep their numbers down.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Cyclone T</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3058972"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
It could be worse. He could have a twin. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"></div>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>TailFin</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3059057"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I dislike the word cull.</div>
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Me too
 

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So, why <i>aren't</i> some humans culled?
 

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I'm just posting because you complained in post #2 of the thread. Not really worth commenting on your not so intriguing story. Could've just posted it in the "gripes" thread.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>KrisMTL</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3061473"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'm just posting because you complained in post #2 of the thread. Not really worth commenting on your not so intriguing story. Could've just posted it in the "gripes" thread.</div>
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Sorry it wasn't up to your high standards
 

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People never cease to amaze me with their callous ways. I remember a conversation I had with one of my coworkers who grew up on a farm. She told me how her brother would bob their dog's tails by placing a tightly would rubber band at the spot where they wanted it to fall off and let it rot. When I expressed shock, she just gave me this puzzled look and said " Well, they have to have their tails bobbed." When I asked why, she couldn't answer. I just don't understand.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>sallyomally</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3062133"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
People never cease to amaze me with their callous ways. I remember a conversation I had with one of my coworkers who grew up on a farm. She told me how her brother would bob their dog's tails by placing a tightly would rubber band at the spot where they wanted it to fall off and let it rot. When I expressed shock, she just gave me this puzzled look and said " Well, they have to have their tails bobbed." When I asked why, she couldn't answer. I just don't understand.</div>
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