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Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Dany12, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thailand ... BRAVO ! very good job ! green peafowl ... everywhere ![​IMG]

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    China .... what are you doing .... you sleep?

    India is trying to exterminate the Blue peacock!

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    They don't care .... they dance!
     
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  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    That's great seeing Greens come back but terrible about the Blues. What's so great about killing large amounts of peafowl? I don't see any of them being used.
     
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    BYC-user-174785 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What in the world? What's the explanation behind those dead Indian Blue Peafowl?
     
  4. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Considered pests in some parts. A flock of peas will destroy farmland quick so they resort to extermination, this includes Greens also. Its unfortunate but sometimes needed as we all know about blues taking city blocks over. Makes me sad to see it but it happens a lot.

    Ps it is great to see so many greens, thank you for the great pics both good and bad.

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  5. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    This may sound bad of me but if they are going to exterminate them they should at least use them for meat. That way they are not completely a waste.
     
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  6. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I absolutely agree but, thats how we see it here, some areas do not value an animals life as we do and some dont even value human life. Look at it this way, many old school farmers consider crows a threat to farm land and they have tried to exterminate them but probably would never eat them. Thats how some view peafowl and other threats to the farm land. When you depend on a way of life everything that threatens to change it is deemed a threat. I'm on your side when it comes to killing for a reason over sport and it is a waste. I hope I did not offend anyone as that is not the intention.

    Gerald Barker
     
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  7. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe Indian authorities believe that if the wild peacock disappears they always can buy peacocks in the weight from Chinese peacock farms.

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    Everybody knows that there is a big difference between Pavo cristatus domesticus .... big and fat and the elegant Pavo cristatus wild .... long neck ... long legs.

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  8. MinxFox

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    What site are the dead India blue peafowl photos from though?

    If I recall correctly, the New Castle Disease was killing India Blue peafowl in India. It was/is becoming quite an issue. Here is a study about that: http://www.academia.edu/6352710/Rapid_Assessment_of_Peafowl_Mortality_Report

    I do agree that peafowl are killed in India and the mentioning of farmers killing them because they are a pest is true. I believe that one way to prevent farmers from killing peafowl is to implement what has been done in situations with predators (such as tigers) killing livestock in which a guard dog is given to the farmer which will scare the pest animal (in this case peafowl) away. Peafowl breeders normally collect shed peacock feathers to sell, but the beautiful pin wheel peacock feather arrangements that you can buy in the streets of India are said to be made from feathers of slain peacocks. So they are probably killed for feathers sometimes too. Of course they are also killed for meat. I read that some poachers who were caught killing peafowl said that they became addicted to the taste of peafowl meat and just had to keep getting more. BUT, the peacock is the national bird of India, and because of that they are also prized by the culture and respected. In looking at these photos, I do not think these men are dancing about these dead peafowl. I think they are wondering what could be the cause of death, and they are concerned. I could be wrong though, but to me it seems like the result of the New Castle Disease outbreak.

    Here is a quote from that article I linked:
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  9. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great info Minx, that gives a different view of possibilities. Thank you.[​IMG]

    Gerald Barker
     
  10. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feb 07, 2016 :http://hindi.pradesh18.com/news/raj...lling-by-hunter-in-tonk-district-1363110.html poisonous seeds

    07-01-2016 : http://www.firstindianews.com/rajasthan/40-peacocks-were-dead-in-sadulpur-churu-78523.html poisonous seeds

    Jan 13, 2015 : http://www.bhaskar.com/news/HAR-OTH-MAT-latest-maham-news-033002-1179592-NOR.html Dogs die after eating birds dead of Avian Influenzafowl ..lol ... lol!

    02 03 2015 : http://www.patrika.com/news/jodhpur/the-death-of-20-birds-including-12-in-shergarh-peacock-1005677/ poisonous seeds

    All year long !

    The Indians don't dance because peacocks are dead but because it is their hobi .... animal protection ... they don't care !

    ...... not only peacocks ! http://news.yahoo.com/thieving-monkey-bound-caged-indias-mumbai-004426213.html

    Today peacock feathers all over the world are bought Wholesale on ebay or on Aliexpress!

    http://hindi.alibaba.com/product-gs...ian-peacock-feather-for-sale-60364691623.html
     
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