Another cause for the Greens, deforestation is killing crabs

The Greens are probably the only party in parliament who are actively bucking the deforestation trend and as a consequence protecting ‘forest’ dwelling crabs.

Those ‘forest’ dwelling crabs are at real risk of dying out.

Over the last three million years, the humble parasite Pthirus Pubis, informally known as crabs, has lived quite happily in the short and curlies of the world’s population. Through this time, despite our best efforts to keep them at bay, the relationship between their species and ours became so intertwined that they began to rely on us as their one and only host species.

However, now more than ever they are struggling to survive, as the trends of pubic hair removal sweep the world. 

According to a report from Bloomberg News, a rise in personal waxing procedures means that around 80% of tertiary level students in the US have either none, or very little pubic hair. In Sydney it’s even better, as clinicians are saying that infestations haven’t been reported in women since 2008.

“Pubic grooming has led to a severe depletion of crab louse populations,” entomologist Ian F. Burgess, of the Insect Research & Development Ltd, tells Bloomberg. “Add to that other aspects of body hair depilation, and you can see an environmental disaster in the making for this species.”


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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