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The March of Civilization

The Philippines and the United States are the only two countries that legalize bounty hunting. On people at least. Today’s post is something less serious but just as fascinating. Though ecology teachers would find this disturbing.

In an effort to make frontier towns habitable, the age-old process of creative destruction takes its cue. Human habitation demands that anything either a threat or obstruction to living standards has to be taken down. Whether poisonous trees or indigenous populations, eventually mutual exclusivity forces the usurper or the defender to die out.

Which is why Greenpeace won’t like this entry on a bounty placed on every snake for 1,000 pesos($23). Sure, Man has the right to exist but at what expense to the environment?

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