Green Taliban worried about native frogs, put them in DOC’s snail fridge

The hippies and Green Taliban are staging a silent protest  crying with howling wails of outrage:

Exploratory mining on Conservation land which is home to the world’s rarest frog needs to stop and any further mining ruled out, the Green Party said today.

Locals are peacefully protesting in the Parakiwai Valley in the Coromandel today where the drilling company Glass Earth, contracted by Newmont Gold, is drilling core samples to test for gold content.

That’s the way Newmont, don’t muck around. We’re tired of these smelly hippies getting in the way of progress and holding the country to ransom, and what better way than to do it at hippie central: the Coromandel. They’re still trotting out the same lines that failed to save the Denniston and its snails:

“The Parakiwai Valley is home to the world’s most endangered frog, the native New Zealand Archey’s frog. Despite living on conservation land, the frog is still threatened by mining,” Green Party mining spokesperson Catherine Delahunty said.

“Conservation land is called that for a reason. The future of this special species of frog is at stake and all efforts should be made to protect it, not undermine its chances.

“The fact that the Archey’s frog isn’t safe on conservation land is a sad indictment on the National Government.”

And where have we heard this argument before:

“The Parakiwai Valley should be given Schedule 4 protection under the Crown Minerals Act, which would prohibit mining in the area,” said Ms Delahunty.

“This valley has biodiversity values which deserve the highest protection.

“I support the protestors opposing mining in the Coromandel. We love this place and will fight to protect it,” Ms Delahunty said. – source: Green Taliban HQ

I honestly don’t see what all the bloody fuss is about. If they’re that concerned about the frogs I think the answer is obvious,  round them all up and while DOC is looking for new habitat for them put them in the snail fridge. What could possibly go wrong?

 

  • AnonWgtn

    Have they already moved some Frogs from Denniston ?
    That was bloody fast – surprised they got there without freezing.

  • johnbronkhorst

    ” It is found only in the Coromandel Peninsula and near Te Kuiti ”
    Wikipeadia….so move the coromandel ones to Te Kuiti?
    Too simple?

    • ThievingBastards

      Too right!

    • Travis Poulson

      I think there’s the tiny matter of the transition process: not killing them, as opposed to keeping them alive.

      • johnbronkhorst

        There’s another transition phase at work here….re mining..as in the transition from having a job to not having one should these idiots win. Others might be, becoming a wealthy country and not….etc etc

        • Travis Poulson

          We’re doing our best to fight them.

  • Bob

    The greens are such a comprehensive bunch of losers, can’t do this can’t do that, bunch of useless can’t spouting cunts!

  • http://keepingstock.blogspot.com/ Keeping Stock

    I know a couple of blokes who contract to Newmont. Let’s just say that they are pretty large dudes, and you would think twice before getting in the way of them going about their lawful business. They do not suffer fools gladly.

  • Greg

    I’m from the Coromandle and have never seen one of these frogs, neither has the other 99 percent of the population I bet. If we round them all up and rehome them somewhere where there will definitely be no mining, will these smelly fucken hippies fuck off and not come back? If they would it would be in our best interests to re home the poxy things.

  • Mr Sackunkrak

    What is it with these people. I’m sure the frogs can look after themselves just fine, thank you very much. We all know what happened the last time the conservationists tried to help out a “rare” critter.

  • GazzW

    So Archey’s frog disappears from the planet? I reckon the sun will still come up in the morning.

    • worksux

      They tasted nice

  • Never in the dark…..

    Couple of things: 1.) How do they know it’s rarest frog? There exists the probability of there being rarer frogs on the planet, some even waiting to be fondled by concerned tree hugger. So they can give up on that bleat.

    2.) What positive impact do they really make in the environment in which they presently ‘survive’? Given that they’re so rare, bugger all, I reckon.

  • Arran Hunt

    According to various websites there are a number of frog’s being claimed as world’s rarest, and Massey University don’t seem to think it is this one http://www.engine.ac.nz/science/rarest-frog-in-the-world-spotted-by-massey-student/

  • AngryTory

    Bugger that. Saute with butter & garlic, & garnish with the snails.

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