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    Imagine you are given personal license to use any and all means to deter/capture/kill poachers.

    What would be your weapon of choice, and why?

    I like large-caliber weapons. I'll take an M107 .50 sniper rifle.

    Overkill?

    Nay, just-enough-kill!
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    A lot of plants wouldn't be in circulation/Tissue Culture now if it weren't for poachers (albeit responsible ones). According to Cites poaching includes taking seed pods just as much as it includes taking a whole field full of plants. The history of botany and ornamental plants is rife with poaching. Doesn't make it right but it's true.

    What really irks me is that it's illegal for me to save a wild orchid from a construction site yet it's perfectly legal for the highway dept to plow it under, guarenteeing the death of it's genes.
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    SirKristoff is a poopiehead Ozzy's Avatar
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    collecting plants does not mean poaching. They are two different things.

    I like my ak-47 for long range or my .45 for up close. But nothing can beat the feeling of taking them out with just my bare hands.

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    That's true Ozzy they are different to us the plant lovers. However if you tried to argue the legality of "collecting VS poaching" after being caught you'd still be up the proverbial creek. Cites and wildlife departments don't fool around.

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    It seems violence is a way to solve problems. So...I guess that means all those thousands of people that are rioting, burning/destroying the Dutch embassy and other buildings, and killing and injuring people over a cartoon have the right idea in mind... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]

    I think I'd take the person and try to educate them about the importance of leaving the plants in the wild and also point out their beauty, elegance and uniquenss so that they could learn to appreciate them. If that didn't work...I'd report them to the police for trespassing and destroying private property.
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    PAK!!! For SHAME!!! When they said weapon, your brain may not be included in the arcenal. tsk tsk tsk.

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    Quote[/b] ]But nothing can beat the feeling of taking them out with just my bare hands.
    AMEN to that, Ozzy!

    Though I think I need some practice with my katana, and by battle axe work is getting rusty.

    For long range I like poison tipped darts & a blow gun.
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    Overkill would be a thermoneculear device.
    Kneecapping poachers with my .45 seems appropriate.

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