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19th May 2013, 04:49 PM #680
HIV stands for HUMAN Immunodeficiency virus. You can only get it from humans. SIMIAN Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) is what baboons (the monkeys in the video) and monkeys can get. You can't get HIV from a person scratching or biting you. It takes quite a lot of fluid transfer to transmit HIV. Humans can't get SIV. No one really knows where AIDS comes from but there is a theory that SIV was transmitted to butchers through open wounds and then transmuted into HIV. It wouldn't be able to do that from a scratch or bite.
So, you definitely can't get HIV or AIDS from a baboon ... unless perhaps you chop up hundreds of them with your bare hands.
As to why we don't "take them away from popular spots", the baboons were there first and have as much right to stay there as we do. You'd have to kill them to move them away and though some people do want to do that, so far the conservationists are winning.
19th May 2013, 04:59 PM #681
The boons are awesome to watch, just keep your doors and windows shut!* -Scourge of the Seven Seas-*
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22nd May 2013, 07:51 AM #682
23rd May 2013, 10:42 AM #683My Boards: 1986 Windsurfer Rocket 83, 1992 Windsurfer One Design, 1994 Mistral Explosion, 2012 Fanatic Freewave 85l, 2013 Fanatic Gecko 105l
23rd May 2013, 11:10 AM #684
since I am not a South African citizen probably I don't reserve the right to express my opinion how the SA authorities will handle this issue
but since I am a tourist I will say how I would feel more secure
I definitely disagree to kill the baboons
I don't feel comfortable when the are around me, when they climb on my car looking for joy or food and to this respect I need some distance
here is another interesting link about sharks
23rd May 2013, 11:51 AM #685
Yeah, I'm not that comfortable around them either. Is that enough of a reason though to move them? I think part of our problem as a society is that we don't know how to share our environment with others. We have this idea that we can control the environment exclusively, deciding which other species have access. Worse, we exclude other species not only for our survival but for our comfort.My Boards: 1986 Windsurfer Rocket 83, 1992 Windsurfer One Design, 1994 Mistral Explosion, 2012 Fanatic Freewave 85l, 2013 Fanatic Gecko 105l
23rd May 2013, 12:00 PM #686
yes, it is the right thing to do so, move them somewhere else and let them live there,
you make a mistake here, you think about the animals as they were humans,