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March 3, 2021

Humans, not bats, are the problem

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I have to say that I disagree with a letter last week about the cleverness of humans and the invasion of the bats.

Disregarding computers and sending humans to the moon, the fact is certain humans are spoiling everyone’s nest including their own, with industrial ‘civilisation’, not to mention the sheer brilliance of devising nuclear power and weaponry to blow up everything over and over.

As Vandana Shiva, an ex-nuclear physicist said: it’s a stupid way to boil water!

What we’re going to find out in time, is that we are utterly dependent on the web of life on planet earth, and culling this and that species to suit ourselves, and not looking at the reasons why bats are ‘invading’ our territory, is just plain ecocide.

Maybe if we didn’t poison the land, in what we call ‘modern agriculture’ or ‘landcare’, we wouldn’t have bats in the centre of Mullumbimby.

With our brilliant stewardship of the land ie. chemical agriculture, deforestation, continuous development, mining recklessly, homo sapiens are destroying other species’ habitat at an alarming rate.

Hilary Bain, Wilsons Creek


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