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Old 01-30-2012, 02:15 AM
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Thousands of fruit bats could have used Batman’s help last weekend when one or more unidentified assailants unleashed a spray of shotgun and AK-47 shells inside a cave in northern Lebanon. This senseless massacre wiped out at least 5,000 of these highly endangered flying mammals who populated the largest colony in the Middle East. Animal Encounter founder Dr. Mounir Abi-Said told The Daily Star that the bats didn’t die right away and that they probably crawled to shelter.
It's times like these I wish I was capable of stringing people up and giving them a piece of their own medicine. I wonder how the individual(s) responsible for this would react if they were put in front of a firing squad armed with shotguns and assault rifles, shot up within an inch of their lives, and left to slowly bleed out in horrible pain, like they inflicted on these bats.

(Oh hell, I'll just settle for a hidden warehouse, massive sheets of plastic wrap, and a boat capable of getting me to the North Atlantic current).*

Even worse was that: 1) These bats are endangered as it is, losing 5000 bats with the capability of breeding is a major blow to this species' existential future, and 2) it was the largest colony in the Middle East. The people who did this might have just single-handedly thrown a local ecosystem out of whack.

*I kid, of course. (Or possibly not!!)
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:49 AM
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There are times when etiquette and manners must be thrown aside to make way for justice.

This is one of them.

If I had the chance, I would kill the perpetrators of this crime. It wouldn't bring back the bats they killed, but it would stop them from doing this again.
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That's what happens when you have a country populated by idiots stuck in the middle ages
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:27 PM
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I love big bats.

It's bad enough that species go extinct due to the consequences of modern civilizations without all this nonsense.
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This news is sad, very sad only.
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