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    Hypothetical question regarding wild plants and trespassing

    Let's say there is a large tract of land near you that has a couple of common species of sundew on it. The land has been sold, and is going to be cleared at some point in the future. Would you trespass onto the site and steal the plants to "save" them, rather than contacting the owner and asking if you could take them?

    Now take the above situation except change the plants to a rarer species, such as Cephalotus. What would you do in this case?
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    I would deff consult the previous and current land owner b4 going on to their property for any reason that would result in digging up their land and ask them if they'd mind letting me remove/save the plants living their b4 they cleared it. If it was something rare and they said no i think i would contact a wildlife preserve or something like that to see if they could get permission from the city/state/owner(s) to safely remove the plants from being cleared with other stuff the owner doesn't want. I don't kno if anything could/would be done to save the plants and as much as it would kill me to watch thriving parts of nature parish to make room for something prob unneeded and already to many of around... But in the end something either work out or don't but its worth putting in the effort to try and do something about the situation.

    Many land owners have not had any issue in the past letting them remove plants they don't want on their land... But thats just with the people I've known who have had to do such a thing be4. At the end of the day you really don't kno how outta gonna go unless you ask and try i guess

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    Go ask the landowner first. They usually don't care about any of the plants.....

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    Ohhh, I'm not in this situation myself.

    I saw a thread on another forum with this as a real-life situation, and I was astonished at the number of people who encouraged the OP to go and steal the plants (a couple of common sundew species), without consulting the landowner or anything. An example: (username of person removed)

    ****** wrote:
    If it's going to get cleared, I'll just dig up all the plants and replace it with some peat.

    Better to do it at night so you won't get caught.
    katya_dog1 wrote:

    Why, why, why would anyone even think about doing it without permission? Better yet, are you seriously advising someone to do so? That is a terrible idea. Just ask. You know what taking plants off of somebody else's property without asking is, even if they don't care?

    Stealing. Not to mention trespassing.

    Chances are, if the land is going to be cleared anyway, they'll likely be fine with it. But, regardless, remember the Golden Rule.

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katya_dog1 View Post
    Ohhh, I'm not in this situation myself.

    I saw a thread on another forum with this as a real-life situation, and I was astonished at the number of people who encouraged the OP to go and steal the plants (a couple of common sundew species), without consulting the landowner or anything. An example: (username of person removed)
    Some people think the "rights" of plants supercede the property rights of people. Or they maybe just want free plants and don't have the right friends. I ran across an even more egregious example in the same vein on an orchid forum I frequent. A user noticed a small garden planted on the campus of the college she attends which contained CP's. This person assumed that whoever planted the garden didn't know what they were doing and felt justified in not only liberating ( her words ) a VFT, but had the gall to brag about it while asking for information on how to care for it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubRosa View Post
    Some people think the "rights" of plants supercede the property rights of people.
    I think that is the fundamental problem.

    I completely agree with you. I'm astounded that there are people who think that plants (non-sentient) have a "right" to live, and that said right allows them to break the law. I bet those people don't complain every time they see a neighbor pull a weed out of a garden bed.

    Ah well. I'm glad that there are people on this forum, at least, who see stealing plants as wrong.
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    Did you just say plants went sentient... Lol... Oh gosh..

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