Sunday, 16 July 2017

Winter Learning Journey

For this task I had to form an opinion about predators and if killing them is good. I think that killing them off is a good thing because possums carry a disease called bovine Tb, There skin can be used to make clothes and much more. I also think that they should be killed because they feast on endangered birds eggs. They are also destroying our native wildlife. They are also costing farmers $35 million dollars for the damage done by possums


  1. Kia ora Sylis,

    I am really impressed by your blog post. It is very clear that you have taken the time to do your research, to consider the facts and to prepare your response. Nicely done.

    This is a really contentious (sensitive) issue that people do feel very strongly about. Like you, I do worry about the amount of money that the non-native predators cost our farmers and our farming industry every year. Given that we are an agricultural nation, it is worrisome that possums cost us so much each year.

    It will be interesting to see if the push to make New Zealand 'Predator Free' by 2050 is achieved. I suppose that we'll just have to wait and see...

    Keep up the great blogging, Sylis. I know that Nicky will also be really impressed by your thoughtful post.


  2. Hi Sylis. Great blogpost. I agree with you we should get rid of pests like possums because they will only cause harm. Remember to always double check your work before posting it. Keep up the great work.

  3. Hello Sylis, I agree with you one hundred percent. Since they feed on endangered birds they can possibly make them extinct if they continue to eat them. Well done and keep it up.